Kia Sorento 2018
Carsguide Contributing journalist Peter Anderson had this to say at the time: The Sorento is a dead-set bargain for all the gear you get and takes the comfort and practicality route followed by the Toyota Kluger. Where it diverges from the Toyota is in adding a better ownership experience, with the surety of a long warranty, and by stacking the car with gear and safety equipment.You can read the full review here.
This is what Peter Anderson liked most about this particular version of the Kia Sorento: Terrific warranty, Good ride and handling, Packed with equipment
The 2018 Kia Sorento carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Kia Sorento is also known as the Naza Sorento (Malaysia) and the Pyeonghwa Ppeokkuggi 2405 (North Korea) in markets outside Australia.
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Kia Sorento 2018 Price and Specs
|Kia Sorento Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|AO Edition||SUV||2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$32,900||$43,120|
|AO Edition||SUV||3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$31,200||$40,810|
|AO Edition (4X2)||SUV||3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO||$31,400||$41,140|
|AO Edition (4X4)||SUV||2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO||$33,300||$43,560|
Kia Sorento 2018 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Sorento 2018 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Toyota Kluger and Kia Sorento: Which is the best family seven seater?
That's not easy to answer without knowing your situation in more detail, but if shopping new, I'd recommend the Sorento.
It's a fresher overall design with more smart thinking behind it, and a four-year longer factory warranty.
It offers the option of diesel if you prefer, but I'd be choosing the petrol for overall performance and refinement, with still decent real-world fuel efficiency. The petrol V6 Sorento is only available in two-wheel drive though.
Good luck, and keep us posted with your journey,Show more
Toyota Kluger: What SUV would have less cabin noise?
So many things affect road noise, which makes it difficult to fix. There’s the road surface itself, the tyres, and the noise insulation in the vehicle. The Honda CR-V might well be quieter, but could still be noisy on the roads you drive on. If the road noise is the thing that is making you switch vehicles, then it might be worth talking to a tyre dealer about a tyre that might be quieter than the ones on your Kluger. If you want to go down that road, you could try a Mazda CX-5 or CX-7, a Kia Sorento or Sportage, Toyota RAV4.Show more
Kia Sorento 2018: petrol or diesel long term?
There are a lot of factors that contribute to the decision, and many of them are variable. Things that can affect the outcome are the type of driving you do, and the price of diesel compared to petrol. Currently the price of diesel is comparable to the price of petrol, but sometimes diesel can be much more expensive than regular 91-octane petrol. On the basis of what you have told us about your driving I would estimate you would save $800-$900 per year on the cost of fuel if you drove a diesel, but the price of a diesel Sorento is around $2500 more than the price of a petrol engined model, remembering that the diesel is only available with all-wheel drive and the petrol only comes with front-wheel drive. With the fuel savings you would cover the different in purchase price in 2-3 years, leaving with an annual fuel cost saving thereafter. The DPF is really only a problem if you have to have it manually regenerate because your driving doesn't allow it to do it automatically. All things considered the diesel is probably the best way to go for you.Show more
Kia Sorento 2018: How to change the oil?
The easiest way is to take it to a mechanic and have them do it. Changing oil can be risky, to your health and wallet, if you get it wrong.Show more