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2019 Kia Sorento Trims: L vs. LX vs. EX vs. SX

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Now that you have decided the family-friendly and adventure-ready 2019 Kia Sorento is your next new SUV, the next step is to select which trim level is right for your daily driving needs. The following page created by the team at Hawkinson Kia in Matteson, IL highlights the key differences between the L, LX, EX, and SX trim levels to help you make the right choice. Continue reading to learn which 2019 Sorento model is right for you, or contact our Kia dealership directly with any questions at (708) 251-4298.

Power and Handling

What kind of driving do you plan to do with your new 2019 Kia Sorento? Whether it’s commuting to work, running errands, or weekend excursions, you’ll need the proper power and handling features. Continue reading to learn which new Kia Sorento SUV has the engine and equipment you’ll need for a successful trip every time.

Engine Options

The 2019 Kia Sorento comes with two available engine options. For efficient daily driving, consider the 2.4L I4 GDI engine, which gets up to 29 MPG highway. For even more power, the 3.3L V6 option provides 290 HP. Complete engine specs and trim availability can be found in the table below.

Engine

2.4L I4 GDI

3.3L V6 GDI

Horsepower

185 HP

290 HP

Torque

178 lb.-ft.

252 lb.-ft.

MPG city/highway

22/29

19/24

Trim Availability

L, LX, SX

LX, EX

A Kia Sorento towing a camper

Towing Capacity

Do you have a small boat, camper, or trailer you plan to haul with your 2019 Sorento? For optimum towing capacity, you’ll want the 3.3L V6 engine, which can tow up to 5,000 lbs. Towing specs for both engines can be found in the table below:

Engine

2.4L I4 GDI

3.3L V6 GDI

Max. Towing

2,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Trim Availability

L, LX, SX

LX, EX

Features

There are a number of performance features available with the 2019 Kia Sorento that have been designed to improve power and handling. Key performance features include:

Dynamax™ AWD

The all-wheel-drive system available with the 2019 Kia Sorento is designed to constantly monitor driving conditions and automatically add torque to the wheels with the most traction for increased control.

Locking Center Differential

The locking center differential locks the left and right wheels together so that the two tires spin at the same speed by transferring the same amount of torque. This feature is included with all-wheel-drive and is especially useful in snowy or muddy terrain and can prevent your Sorento from becoming stuck.

Torque Vectoring Corner Control

This advanced system ensures all four wheels are receiving the optimum amount of power for speed and road conditions.

Exterior Features

The Kia Sorento is an attractive and modern SUV providing the exterior design you need to make a statement on the road. Each trim level adds unique features suited to your exact needs from an acoustic windshield to power heated exterior mirrors. Learn which 2019 Kia Sorento trim level has the exterior features you want most in the following table.

2019 Kia Sorento Trims

Exterior Features

L

  • Alloy wheels
  • Body color bumpers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Power adjustable rearview mirrors
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • 17-in. wheels

LX

L features plus:

  • Acoustic sound-reducing windshield
  • Projection headlights with LED positioning lights

EX

LX features plus:

  • 18-in. wheels
  • Projection fog lights
  • LED taillights

SX

EX features plus:

  • Panoramic sunroof with power sunshade
  • 19-in. wheels
  • LED amber positioning lights
  • Stainless rear bumper step

The interior of the 2019 Kia Sorento

Interior Comfort

Your new 2019 Kia Sorento should provide the comfort you need to look forward to each drive. If you prefer the basic comforts, the L and LX trims are excellent options, however for premium materials, the EX and SX provide leather seating and heated front seats. Key interior features for each 2019 Sorento trim include:

2019 Kia Sorento Trims

Interior Features

L

  • YES Essentials® cloth seat trim
  • 7-passenger seating
  • 40/20/40 second-row sliding seat with remote cargo release
  • 50/50 third-row seating
  • Day/night rearview mirror

LX

L features plus:

  • Front seatback pockets
  • Power windows

EX

LX features plus:

  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • 8-way power adjustable passenger seat
  • Heated front seats

SX

EX features plus:

  • 14-way power driver’s seat with memory
  • LED map lighting
  • Carpet floor mats
  • Smart power liftgate

Tech Features

Are you a tech-savvy driver? If so, you’ll want to be sure your 2019 Kia Sorento is equipped with the latest technology features available. The L, LX, and EX all offer identical tech features, but the SX trim includes a larger touchscreen, a premium audio system, and wireless charging. Key tech features for all trims include:

2019 Kia Sorento Trims

Technology Features

L, LX, EX

  • UVO play
  • 7-in. touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth®

SX

EX features plus:

  • UVO eServices with premium navigation
  • Harman Kardon® 12-speaker audio system
  • 8-in. touchscreen
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Push-button start

Safety Features

Safety is important for families like yours, which is why regardless of which 2019 Kia Sorento trim level you choose, you’ll have peace of mind knowing all your passengers are safe. The table below details the safety features available with the L, LX, EX, and SX trims.

Safety feature on the Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento Trims

Safety Features

L

  • Rearview camera
  • Cruise control

LX

L features plus:

  • Blind spot warning with lane change assist
  • Rear cross traffic collision warning

EX

LX features plus:

  • Smart cruise control with Stop and Go®
  • Parking distance warning – reverse
  • Forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection
  • Forward collision warning
  • Driver attention warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning

SX

EX features plus:

  • Parking distance warning – forward
  • Around view monitor

2019 Kia Sorento Lease Deals

Do you want to take home the 2019 Kia Sorento for a price you’ll be pleased with? Consider a 2019 Sorento lease deal from Hawkinson Kia in Matteson, IL. Our lease deals are designed to help you save on your family’s next new SUV, so browse our current offers now before they expire. View our new inventory of the 2019 Sorento to find the model you want to schedule for a viewing, and then contact our dealership at (708) 251-4298 to schedule your appointment.

A 2019 Kia Sorento driving through the snow