Sorento 'all-in' on third-row seating

Sorento ‘all-in’ on third-row seating

Yes, here at Barnett Kia we have 2019 Kia Sorentos in stock. That’s good, because the auto world is saying very nice things about it. Things like…

For four consecutive years, Kia has earned the Number One spot among non-premium makers in J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study (fewest quality problems in the first 100 days of ownership), with Kia Sorento midsize crossover taking home highest honors in Power’s 2018 Predicted Quality ratings.

And, since there’s nothing more mainstream these days than three-row crossovers, Kia goes fully three-row with the updated 2019 Sorento.? This year, every Sorento built—from the fanciest down to the most basic—now includes a third row!

The 2019 Sorento also gets a mild facelift, a pair of upgraded transmissions and the addition of new safety and driver-assist features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto join the infotainment roster as standard gear.

Even the most basic L trim now includes such standard features as automatic headlights, keyless entry, rearview camera, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, Bluetooth, a 7” touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a USB port and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio and a CD player. 

The top-of-the-line SX Limited (SXL) comes equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control; nappa leather seats; LED headlights with automatic high beams; LED fog lights and taillights; push-button start; a panoramic sunroof with power sunshade; and an excellent Harman Kardon audio system.

In all trims, Sorento’s cabin is finished in soft-touch materials. Its cabin is quiet and refined, fit-and-finish is very good and there are plenty of casual storage opportunities. There’s a new steering wheel, a new shifter knob, and a revised instrument cluster with improved graphics. 

A large touchscreen provides access to Sorento’s well-stocked infotainment system. Big icons and a simple menu structure create a fuss-free experience. Kia provides button-and-knob HVAC and audio controls so there’s no wandering through a maze of menus to accomplish simple tasks.

The new Sorento is maneuverable in traffic and crowded parking lots, and folding the seats yields a 73 cu.-ft cargo hold. The ride-and-handling package is all about comfort. Its chassis is forgiving and the softly sprung, fully independent suspension easily absorbs all but the sharpest impacts. 

L and LX trims are powered by a 185-hp 2.4L 4-cyl. engine which is paired with a 6-spd automatic transmission that’s been updated this year for improved efficiency. 

A 290-hp 3.3L V-6 is optional on the LX and standard on EX, SX and SX Limited trims. It’s mated to an 8-spd automatic geared to deliver smooth shifts and more seamless interaction with the engine. Equipped with the V6 and AWD, Sorento can tow up to 5,000 lbs.

With its attractive price point, comfortable accommodations and generous features set, Sorento hits a sweet spot in the midsize three-row segment. 

Right now, you can save up to $7,500 on select all-wheel drive 2018 Kia Sorento models*. Or choose 0% APR for up to 72 months on many new Kia models**, and there’s an additional $500 off ALL new Kia SUVs.*** We have lots more to offer this month, and you’ll find it all here.

And remember, every new vehicle purchased comes with Barnett’s exclusive—and FREE—MILLION MILE Warranty. Ask your sales associate for all the details on that, too. Come see us soon at Barnett Kia on Highway 61 in White Bear Lake!

Offers end 10/31/18. While supplies last. On approved credit. See dealer for details.*MSRP $39,950. ** On select new models. Up to 72 months from Kia Motors Finance (KMF) on approved credit with $13.33 per $1,000 financed for well-qualified buyers. ***Available on Sorento, Soul, Sportage, and NIRO. Must finance with KMF.
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