2018 Kia Sorento Trim Levels: L vs. EX vs. LX V6 vs. SXL V6, Naples and Estero FL

The 2018 Kia Sorento is yet another smash hit in a long line of impactful, powerful and versatile Kia SUVs. Not only does it reach 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway in its base trim, which is exceptional for a midsize SUV, it also can hold up to 73.5 cubic feet of cargo in back and has room for up to seven passengers. These are but a few of the 2018 Sorento's benefits: Now we will go on a trim-by-trim level and see some of the different benefits of each trim, so you can find the one that is best for you!

The most affordable trims and the ones with the best fuel economy are the L and LX trims of the 2018 Sorento, which get a combined 24 mpg and also have a potent 185 horsepower.

The mid-point of the base L trim's fuel economy and the top-line power of the four V6 trims of the 2018 Sorento is the EX trim, with a jump up to 240 horsepower and still keeping the fuel-efficiency solid at 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. But the EX is also notable for all the new safety features it gets in 2018.

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Trim Level(s)

LX V6, EX V6 & SX V6 SXL V6
21, 28 20, 27 MPG (city, hwy) 18, 25 18, 25
185 240


290 290
5 for L, 5 or 7 for LX 5 Seats 7 7
No for L, opt. for LX Optional Advanced Smart Cruise Control Optional Standard
No for L, opt. for LX Optional Lane Departure Warning System Optional Standard
No No Surround-View Monitor No Standard
2,000 3,500 Towing Capacity (lbs.) 5,000 5,000

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Not only does the EX trim have a nice amount of towing power at 3,500 pounds and rock-solid fuel economy, it also comes with new standard features that were previously only optional like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection System.

If you would like to move up to the heavyweight trims, then the LX V6, EX V6, SX V6 and SXL V6 all come with the ability to go off-road in AWD versions, expanded towing power to a maximum of 5,000 pounds, and a jump to 290 horsepower for added performance and giddyap no matter whether you're changing lanes on the highway, or need an extra push to get up a slope in the woods.

Another edge the V6 trims come with, and the SXL V6 in particular is a wider palette of driver-assist features. Many of them, like Lane Departure Warning System or Advanced Smart Cruise Control are optional for other trims, but come fully standard in the SXL V6, for maximum safety and tech-savviness. But no matter what you're looking for in your SUV – power, fuel economy, towing power, or tech – we have a vehicle for you at a low price with the Kia Sorento, in stock at Airport Kia, located at 3325 Westview Drive in Naples, FL. We also serve the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas, as well as Bonita Springs and Marco Island. For more information please call us at (877) 747-2059 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.

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