Kia Sorento 2018 Philippines: More elegant, more quality

Aug 08, 2020

Kia Sorento 2018 is considered one of the most beautiful mid-size SUVs in the segment. It combines all the features of a crossover-SUV model without focusing too much on a certain feature.


1. Kia Sorento 2018 Philippines: Introduction

Over 2 years since 2016 with many innovations in both design and technology, Kia Sorento 2018 has brought a lot of surprises to the user. In addition to the overall beautiful and modern design, the Sorento also features a durable engine and, above all, impressive safety systems, making this model increasingly popular in the Philippines.

Kia Sorento 2018 Philippines

Kia Sorento 2018 in the Philippines

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2. Why should people buy the Kia Sorento 2018?

The strength of Sorento 2018 cannot be ignored:

  • Young, sporty exterior
  • Spacious interior compartment with quality materials
  • Integrating many modern assistive technologies
  • Above-average fuel economy with four-cylinder engines
  • Quiet, comfortable ride

Kia Sorento 2018 Philippines

3. Kia Sorento 2018 Philippines: Price & Variants available

Kia Sorento 2018 Price in the Philippines
 Model SRP
2018 Kia Sorento 2.2 EX ₱1,895,000

4. What’s missing from the features?

As is, this is a good option; but there are some add-ons that could make it better. Besides the outstanding advantages, the Kia Sorento 2018 also has a few small cons as follows:

  • Cramped third row
  • Subpar cargo space for the class

Kia Sorento 2018 Philippines

5. Kia Sorento 2018 Philippines: Highlights


2018 Kia Sorento is favored by its strong and strong appearance. The modern equipment of the exterior such as headlights, wheel shape also contributes to the modernity and sportiness of this model.

Kia Sorento 2018 Exterior

Kia Sorento 2018​ Philippines: Dimensions
Wheelbase 109.4 in
Length 187.4 in
Width 74.4 in
Height 66.3 in
Ground clearance 7.3 in
Curb weight 3704 lbs



2018 Kia Sorento car gives users a variety of engine choices according to different versions. The Kia Sorento L version uses a 2.4-liter I4 engine that produces 185 horsepower and uses 241 Nm of torque. Comes with this engine type are the front-drive system with 8-speed automatic transmission.

The 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is rated higher by experts for maximum power of 240 horsepower and maximum torque of 353 Nm at 1,450 rpm. This engine works well when equipped with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. Besides the V6 engine produces 290 horsepower and the maximum torque of 342 Nm makes it feel more powerful, but the maximum torque is reached later.

Kia Sorento 2018​ Philippines: Engine & Performance
Displacement 2.2L
Horsepower 197 hp
Torque 436 Nm
Transmission Automatic
Drive train Front-Wheel Drive - FWD
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 pounds
Fuel Gasoline

Kia Sorento 2018 Engine

Depending on the type of terrain, the car gives the user a choice of driving modes such as Sport, Comfort, and Eco to help adjust the power steering and the speed of the transmission.

Kia Sorento 2018 has a good fuel economy thanks to its efficient 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines. In addition, Sorento uses I4 type engine and front drive system that is rated by experts as capable of saving fuel only 9.8 liters / 100km when traveling on combined roads.

Safety features

2018 Kia Sorento is considered to be a safe crossover and is the best choice for families. Compared to the old-generation Kia Sorento, the 2018 Sorento does not have many changes in the safety system. All versions have rearview cameras and a variety of modern safety equipment such as adaptive cruise control; warn before a collision; emergency braking mode; screen for blind spots, etc.

Kia Sorento 2018 Interior

Kia Sorento 2018: Safety Features
  • Driver/Passengers airbags
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Cruise control
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors

Comfort features

The interior of the 2018 Kia Sorento is sleek and neatly arranged, which is the missing element in the old version. Leather material is the most preferred in the car cabin. The control buttons are designed quite skillfully and subtly. Overall, the biggest plus point of the Sorento 2018 is the large and easy-to-use screen. All operations on it are very quick, plus colors and graphics help the driver to access information quickly and accurately.
Kia Sorento has a sleek and attractive interior.

Kia Sorento 2018 Interior

The biggest minus point inside the Sorento 2018 interior is that the second-row design is not spacious and does not come with seat cushions.

Kia Sorento 2018: Comfort Features
  • Automatic Dual Zone
  • Auto-Off Headlights
  • Cruise Control
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Bluetooth
  • Power Door Locks
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Keyless Entry
  • Interior Cargo Shade (Optional)

Kia Sorento 2018 Interior

2018 Kia 7-seater is equipped with many basic features such as AM / FM / XM / CD audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and audio.


Reviewing the Kia Sorento 2018, experts do not hesitate to comment that it is the vehicle with the best design in the mid-sized SUV segment. The 2018 version has been meticulously cared for by the car manufacturer. The grille at the front of the car is designed to protrude a bit, with chrome-plated details that are both delicate and attractive.

Kia Sorento 2018: Exterior
Headlights Halogen
Headlights Control Dusk Sensor
Fog lights Front/rear
Auto wiper Yes
Running Boards  Optional

Kia Sorento 2018 Enterior

The 2018 Kia Sorento has the best design in the segment.

The rear of the 2018 version is designed not much different from the old Kia Sorento 2016 - 2017. However, consumers are very satisfied with the smart rear trunk of the Sorento 2018. The rear trunk has the function to automatically open when the user comes near and has a smart key (key fob).

6. Final recommendations: A good choice for money

With an attractive price, nice design and modern equipment, Kia Sorento 2018 is a more elegant option for those who are not satisfied with the 7-seater car models quite pitiful in the same segment as Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest or Nissan X-Trail.