2020 Kia Sorento

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$26,990

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2020 Kia Sorento
2020 Kia Sorento

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Seating comfort
  • UVO multimedia system
  • Quiet cabin
  • Cargo room
  • Wireless phone charging available

The bad:

  • Steering feel
  • Performance in Eco mode
  • Sport mode harshness
  • Few standard active safety features

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • L

    $26,990

  • LX

    $28,090

  • S

    $33,190

  • EX

    $35,490

  • SX

    $40,090

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Kia Sorento trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Three-row mid-size SUV
  • Seats seven
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2020 Kia Sorento review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Kia Sorento?

The Kia Sorento is a mid-size SUV that seats seven in three rows. It’s powered by a standard 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission or a 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 that pairs with an eight-speed automatic. Front- and all-wheel-drive models are offered with either engine, and competitors include the Dodge Journey and Mitsubishi Outlander

What’s New on the 2020 Kia Sorento?

Kia has shuffled the Sorento’s trim level lineup, but there are otherwise no significant changes this year. 

What Features in the 2020 Kia Sorento Are Most Important?

Standard exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, and heated side mirrors with LED turn signals. Inside, a 40/20/40-split second row and a 50/50-split third row enhance the Sorento’s versatility, and cloth upholstery is standard while leather is optional. A standard 7-inch multimedia display includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. An 8-inch screen with navigation is available. 

Available active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, a driver attention warning and a 360-degree camera system. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Kia Sorento?

The Sorento is a comfortable and quiet mid-size SUV, and its standard third-row seat increases its passenger-carrying capability. It’s not the most engaging to drive, however, and many of its active safety features aren’t standard. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

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3.7

KIa Company terrible to deal with!!!

Kia themselves are terrible to deal with. This car really is a good car. Only a few problems, but they are large ones. I had an engine replaced with took 8 months to be cleared by Kia the oil alone cost me hundreds of dollars till they approved it. I had ball joints changed at 48000 miles, 64000 miles for the second and both at 112000 miles. Must cars are still running on the originals. They would not help me at all with the cost of this. The steering rack needed replaced at the same time. $1800 dollars. When was the last time you needed one of those replaced? I got and file number through an email when called I was not home I returned that call and waited 40 minutes to speak to someone and then in a few minutes she just said it was not under warranty. This company does not guarantee satisfaction. My dealership has they were great to deal with.

5.0

I love Garvey KIA and my new KIA Soul

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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