Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, though the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be an excellent bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you get for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Kia Sorento. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2020 Kia Sorento is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for a time, you may get the 2020 Kia Sorento with a four-cylinder engine or even a more powerful V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 Kia Sorento Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Kia Sorento is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Kia Sorento also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Kia Sorento with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Kia Sorento provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you choose one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from along the way.
The 2020 Kia Sorento is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re trying to find something with much more class and space than a small sedan, the 2020 Kia Sorento might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Kia Sorento is the base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Kia Sorento Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features located on the upper trim levels can be put into the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Kia Sorento stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is easy to fold down to fit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Kia Sorento features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount an automobile seat, with obvious and easily accessible lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so that the front seat do not need to be scooted all the way forward.