How powerful is the new 2019 Kia Sorento?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Profile view of black 2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento engines and performance features 

For as much praise Kia models such as the Soul and Niro have garnered over the last couple years, you can’t forget about the success that the Sorento has been able to accomplish. It fits the bill well as Kia’s flagship sport utility vehicle, packed to the brim with enough tech innovation, safety features and interior space to provide you with a comfortable and connected drive. But what about how it takes you on that drive? We want to answer that question today, so come join Concord Kia today in looking at the 2019 Kia Sorento engines and performance features – there’s a lot to cover!  

2019 Kia Sorento available engine options and drivetrain innovations 

Two engines come as options on the 2019 Sorento – base models will be equipped with its 2.4-liter DOHC Inline 4, an engine capable of 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. However, upgrading to LX V6 trims and above puts you in line for the Sorento model’s 3.3-liter DOHC V6, which can produce 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque! 


Front grille and headlights of 2019 Kia Sorento

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In today’s models, however, having power and adrenaline to spare isn’t enough. That’s why the 2019 Sorento offers an available Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive system and 8-speed automatic transmission, both of which can increase the grip and smoothness of ride that you’ll feel. Also available on the 2019 Sorento is Smart Shift & Drive, a technology that can sense oncoming road conditions and help you shift your drive style accordingly.  

2019 Kia Sorento maximum tow rating with V6 engine 

The aforementioned V6 that is available on the Sorento also makes for a great traveling companion if you need to haul a large amount behind you. When properly equipped with a trailer hitch and all-wheel drive, the 2019 Sorento can handle a maximum load of 5,000 pounds, plenty of headway to handle trailers and light campers. It’s just one more way that the 2019 Sorento works hard to provide you with the best driving experience possible!  


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Test drive the 2019 Kia Sorento near Walnut Creek CA 

The all-new 2019 Kia Sorento has finally arrived here at Concord Kia, and we invite you to contact our sales team today if you’re interested in getting behind the wheel for a test drive. We can get you inside with no obligations to buy, but if you’re dead set on signing off today, we’ll help you work out the right plan for your financial needs. We hope to see you soon!

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