New Kia 2018 KIA Sorento SX | SUV INFO | Winston Salem NC for Sale in Greensboro, NC

2018 KIA Sorento SX | SUV INFO | Winston Salem NC

2018 KIA Sorento SX | SUV INFO | Winston Salem NC
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2018 KIA Sorento SX – OVERVIEW

Starting off as a regular midsize SUV in 2002, the Kia Sorento really began to garner attention when it evolved into a crossover, thus appealing to people who appreciate or favor vehicles that have the interior space of sports utility vehicles and the fuel efficiency of sedans. The Sorento also won people over with its remarkable styling and extensive warranty coverage. With no changes from the previous year, the 2018 model year comes along during the latter half of the nameplate’s third generation of production. The 2018 KIA Sorento SX represents the next-to-the-top-level trim; as a result, it comes close to maximizing what this crossover has to offer.

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Exterior – 2018 Kia Sorento

Sticking with the sleek, sporty profile the nameplate had adopted in the second production cycle, the 2018 KIA Sorento SX-just like the previous third-generation models-is longer than ever, and it is lower for better handling. At the front is a dark-chrome grille flanked by halogen projector-beam headlights and fog lights. The headlights come with auto light control to automatically turn them on and off according to the amount of outdoor light, and a row of individual jewel-type LEDs shimmer above them to add an extra layer of style to the front fascia. On the front doors are power heated side mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators, which can have positioning preference programmed with the aforementioned memory system. Also, you can program the side mirrors to tilt down while you reverse, thereby giving you a better view of what surrounds your vehicle. On top of the vehicle is a panoramic sunroof with a power sunshade, and at the back is a smart power liftgate to open it by simply standing behind the SUV with the smart key.

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Interior – 2018 Kia Sorento near Winston Salem

The 2018 Sorento SX is a seven-passenger vehicle, thanks to its standard three leather-trimmed rows of seats. Passenger volume is measured at 154.2 cubic feet, while cargo space is measured at 11.3 cubic feet. However, if you fold down the second and third rows-40/20/40 split folding and auto-sliding on the former and 50/50 split folding on the latter-you can expand the cargo space to 73 cubic feet. Front seating, which has heating and ventilating abilities, includes a 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with a power driver seat cushion extender, 4-way power lumbar support, and a memory system for two preset position. Infotainment on the Sorento SX combines elements such as HD Radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone-based control, Infinity 10-speaker surround-sound audio, Bluetooth connectivity, dual charging-only USB ports, an audio jack and a USB port for connecting mobile devices, and 8-inch color touchscreen voice-command navigation.

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Mechanical/Powertrain – Sorento specs near Winston Salem

This 2018 KIA Sorento model is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which produces 290 horsepower at 6,400 RPM and 252 lb-ft of torque at 5,300 RPM. Tied to the engine is an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission, which has a Sportmatic shifter to simulate manual gear shifting. Although a front-engine front-wheel-drive layout is standard, you can opt for the Dynamax All-Wheel Drive system for enhanced traction and vehicle control. Four-wheel disc brakes keep stopping distances short, and ABS prevents wheel lock-up during abrupt stops. A MacPherson strut front suspension and an independent multi-link rear suspension-fortified with stabilizer bars and further strengthened with coil springs and dual-flow dampers-absorb road turbulence. And rack-mounted motor-driven power steering provides efficient and accurate turning and cornering.

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Safety – 2018 Kia Sorento

For cushioning and restraint in the event of a collision, the 2018 KIA Sorento SUV has dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and first- and second-row roof-mounted side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include electronic vehicle stability control, a rearview camera with a rear parking assist system, hill-start assist control, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and traction control. For security, the smart key system and push-button engine ignition is accompanied by engine immobilization ability.

For a higher level of comfort than what the 2018 KIA Sorento SX provides, there’s the SX Limited. Additions and enhancements on the SX Limited include:

  • Premium Nappa leather-seat trim
  • First-row ventilating ability and second-row heating capability
  • Steering-wheel heating capability
  • Surround-view camera (in place of the rearview camera)
  • Smart cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning system
  • HID projector-beam headlights with auto-leveling ability
  • LED fog lights
  • Dynamic bending light technology

For a 2018 KIA Sorento SX near Winston Salem NC, or need a Winston Salem area KIA dealer, come see us at Battleground KIA. Serving Winston Salem North Carolina with the 2018 KIA Sorento SX near Winston Salem NC, we have a sterling reputation for excellent customer service, as evidenced by aggregated reviews on Google, DealerRater.com, Edmunds.com, and Cars.com. Thus, Battleground KIA is the ideal dealership to come to for a Winston Salem area KIA dealer or for serving Winston Salem North Carolina. Call Battleground KIA today to set up an appointment and test-drive the 2018 EX model, and meet with one of our Winston Salem area KIA dealer sales specialists, who are experienced in serving Winston Salem North Carolina and will be more than happy and willing to attend to your needs regarding the 2018 KIA Sorento SX near Winston Salem NC.


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