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Kia Sorento 2018

The 2018 Kia Sorento range of configurations is currently priced from $26,995. Our most recent review of the 2018 Kia Sorento resulted in a score of 7.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

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.

Kia Sorento 2018 Price and Specs

The Kia Sorento 2018 is currently available from $26,995 for the Sorento Si (4x2) up to $51,888 for the Sorento GT-Line (4X4).

Pricing guides

$39,990
Based on 187 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$26,995
Highest Price
$51,888
Kia Sorento Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GT-Line (4X4) SUV 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $39,999 $51,888
Si (4x2) SUV 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $26,995 $37,500
Si (4x4) SUV 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $30,974 $39,900
SLi (4x2) SUV 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $35,990 $41,990
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Kia Sorento 2018 Towing capacity

The Kia Sorento has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Kia Sorento Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
SI (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
SI (4X2) Fleet SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
AO Edition (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
AO Edition SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 2000kg
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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, 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • How to change the oil of a Kia Sorento?

    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.

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Kia Sorento 2018 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2018 Kia Sorento are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1890mm x 1690mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Kia Sorento 2018 Dimensions  include 1685mm height, 1890mm width, 4800mm length.
Kia Sorento Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
SI (4X2) SUV 1690x1890x4800 mm 185 mm
SI (4X2) Fleet SUV 1690x1890x4800 mm 185 mm
AO Edition (4X2) SUV 1685x1890x4800 mm 185 mm
AO Edition SUV 1685x1890x4800 mm 185 mm
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Kia Sorento 2018 Boot Space

The Kia Sorento has a boot space size of 142 VDA.
Kia Sorento 2018 Boot space

Kia Sorento 2018 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2018 Kia Sorento is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Kia Sorento currently offers fuel consumption from 7.2 to 10L/100km. The Kia Sorento is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and ULP.

Kia Sorento Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
AO Edition SUV 2.2L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 7.2L/100km
AO Edition SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 10L/100km
AO Edition (4X2) SUV 3.5L,ULP,8 SP AUTO 10L/100km
AO Edition (4X4) SUV 2.2L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 7.2L/100km
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Kia Sorento 2018 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2018 Kia Sorento will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Kia Sorento vary from 17x7 inches to 19x7.5 inches.

Kia Sorento Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
SI (4X2) SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
SI (4X2) Fleet SUV 235x65 R17 17x7 inches 235x65 R17 17x7 inches
AO Edition SUV 235x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
AO Edition (4X2) SUV 235x60 R18 18x7.5 inches 235x60 R18 18x7.5 inches
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