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 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Very reliable vehicle

This vehicle has met my expectations so far. Gets great gas milage and has a very comfortable ride. Pricing for this vehicle was also in an affordable range.

3.4

New Car, wanted reliability not getting it.

Car has 11,000 miles had for over 1 year and now it is having problems. Makes loud noise like you ran over something, but nothing in the road. First time the engine RPM went to over 4000, like an old manual transmission in the wrong gear. Took to dealer can't fix - No CODE Happened again this time all the light about front end collision system needed checking, Will see what happen when I take back to the dealer this time.

4.7

Would not buy anything but a KIA

Purchased my first KIA Sorento in 2013. I used to be a Toyota person. In 2017 went in for a scheduled oil change and saw a little RED Nero. Too cute to pass up. In 2020 went in for a scheduled oil change on the Nero. Missed my bigger Sorento and my salesperson made me a deal I could not pass up. Never have to do anything on my KIA's other than get oil changes and tire rotations. Never had any service issues.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
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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