2020 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Sorento
2020 Kia Sorento 2019 Kia Sorento


2.4L I-4 2.4L I-4


185 185

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 * 22/29 *

2020 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Sorento

Serving Gainesville, FL

At Jenkins Kia of Gainesville, we proudly carry the full line of current Kia vehicles for our customers to check out in person and to choose from. When many of our customers stop by to test drive the Sorento, they often ask about the differences between the 2019 and 2020 model years. While both model years are third-generation versions, the 2020 Sorento proudly displays several improvements that you need to be aware of before you choose your next SUV from our inventory.


Between the 2019 and 2020 model years, the Sorento's trim line decreased from seven trims to five trims. Specifically, the EX and SX Limited have been discontinued for the 2020 model year. For the remaining five trims, the Kia Sorento's performance abilities are comparable to their predecessors. For both model years, the lower trim levels are equipped with a six-speed auto transmission and a 2.4-liter, I-4 gas powertrain. This pairing gives you 185 horsepower. The higher-level trims receive 290 horsepower from a V6, 3.3-liter engine linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Regardless of the trim that you select for the 2019 or 2020 model years, your Sorento will be outfitted with front and rear stabilizers, front coil springs, rear dampers, anti-lock brakes, motor-driven power steering, a Sportmatic shifter, front-wheel drive, and a few other features.


The 2019 Kia Sorento has a confident, collected look from front to rear that you will inevitably fall in love with, and the 2020 Sorento has a few improvements that elevate its appeal. For the new model year, the Sorento's lights and bumpers at the front and rear have been redesigned. All other features remain the same. This includes the modified skid plate at the front of some of the trims, the deep scoops through the side panels, and the bow-shaped grille. Additional exterior features that are available or standard on the Sorento for both years include a power moonroof, privacy glass, heated and power-folding side mirrors, fog lights, a smart liftgate with power functionality, and programmable height, smart welcome, sound-absorbing glass and up to 19-inch wheels.


Across the trims, many desired features and technologies are standard. The equipment that you could have easy access to in your new Sorento includes mounted steering wheel controls, an automatic and multi-zone climate management system, easy access to the third row, engine immobilization, leather material, a wireless phone charger, a push-button ignition, remote keyless entry, smart device integration, a surround-view or rear monitor, SiriusXM tech, a navigation system with voice commands and a few other features.

The Kia Sorento is the midsize crossover SUV that perfectly meets all of your expectations, and our associates at Jenkins Kia of Gainesville are excited about showing off the differences between the 2019 and 2020 model years. Call or email today to schedule your Sorento test drive experience.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.