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Kia Sorento Sport 2018 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
7.4
The Kia Sorento is a large seven-seat SUV and the sport grade sits above the entry-level Si, listing at $44,990 for the petrol version and $48,490 for the diesel.

The Kia Sorento is a large seven-seat SUV and the sport grade sits above the entry-level Si, listing at $44,990 for the petrol version and $48,490 for the diesel. 

Standard features include leather seats, an eight-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo with digital radio, sat nav, a reversing camera, dual-zone climate control, auto headlights with LED DRLs, roof rails, a rear spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels.

The previous 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine has now been replaced by 3.5-litre V6, producing a healthy 206kW and 336Nm, while the 2.2-litre diesel makes 147kW and 441Nm. The six-speed automatic transmission in the old car has now been replaced by an eight-speed auto.

Petrol Sorentos are front-wheel drive and diesel Sorentos are all-wheel drives.

Despite the petrol V6 being a bigger engine than before, fuel usage has only increased by 0.1L/100km for 10.0L/100km under combined driving conditions. The diesel is more frugal, with Kia saying you should see 7.6L/100km.

Scoring a maximum five-star ANCAP rating, advanced safety kit includes AEB, lane keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control.

Three top tether mounts and two ISOFIX points can be found in the second row only.

Pricing Guides

$49,721
Based on 538 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$31,990
Highest Price
$65,490

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
AO EDITION 2.2L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $39,991 – 47,990 2018 KIA SORENTO 2018 AO EDITION Pricing and Specs
GT-LINE (4x2) GSL 3.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $48,985 – 61,096 2018 KIA SORENTO 2018 GT-LINE (4x2) GSL Pricing and Specs
GT-LINE (4x4) 2.2L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $46,999 – 65,490 2018 KIA SORENTO 2018 GT-LINE (4x4) Pricing and Specs
Si (4x2) 3.5L, ULP, 8 SP AUTO $31,990 – 44,477 2018 KIA SORENTO 2018 Si (4x2) Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7.4
Richard Berry
Senior Journalist

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