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2020 Kia Sorento pricing and specs

Kia’s largest SUV has seating for seven, but will be replaced soon. Pricing kicks off at $43,490 before on-road costs.

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William Stopford
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The 2020 Kia Sorento range starts at $43,490 before on-road costs for the Si V6, topping out at $59,490 before on-road costs for the GT-Line diesel. Kia regularly offers drive-away deals, however.

This is the third generation of Kia’s large SUV, first introduced in Australia in 2003 as a rugged, ladder-frame SUV before evolving to today’s car-based rival for the Hyundai Santa Fe and Mazda CX-9.

A new generation has already been revealed, and will arrive later this year.

Pricing

  • 2020 Kia Sorento Si V6: $43,490 ($44,490 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento Si diesel: $45,990 ($47,490 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento Sport V6: $46,990 ($46,990 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento Sport diesel: $48,990 ($50,490 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento SLi V6: $47,490 ($49,990 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento SLi diesel: $50,990 ($53,490 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento Black Edition V6: $48,490 ($48,990 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento Black Edition diesel: $51,990 ($52,490 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento GT-Line V6: $55,990 ($58,490 drive-away)
  • 2020 Kia Sorento GT-Line diesel: $59,490 ($61,990 drive-away)

Prices exclude on-road costs unless otherwise stated

Engines

The 2020 Kia Sorento range comes with a choice of two engines, both available across all five trim levels.

All front-wheel drive Sorento models use a 3.5-litre petrol V6 producing 206kW and 336Nm while all-wheel drive is available only with a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 147kW and 441Nm.

All variants use an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel Economy

The 2020 Kia Sorento, when equipped with the standard 3.5-litre V6, consumes 10L/100km on the combined cycle. It needs only 91RON regular unleaded fuel and can run on E10.

The optional 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four uses 7.2L/100km on the combined cycle.

Dimensions

The 2020 Kia Sorento measures 4800mm long, 1690mm tall (including the roof rails) and 1890mm wide.

The Sorento’s total luggage space is 142L with three rows of seating in place. With the third row folded, cargo volume increases to 605L and further increases to 1662L with the second row folded.

Safety

When the Kia Sorento was tested by ANCAP in 2017, it received a rating of five stars.

That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 15.62 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.

All 2020 Kia Sorento models come standard with autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning.

They also come standard with lane-keeping assist, anti-lock brakes and front and front-side airbags. The first two rows feature curtain airbags.

Only the range-topping Sorento GT-Line features blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Standard Equipment

The 2020 Kia Sorento range comes in five trim levels.

The base Sorento Si comes with the following standard features:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite navigation
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Reversing camera
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Six-speaker sound system

The Sorento Sport adds the following features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather seats
  • DAB digital radio

The Sorento SLi adds the following features:

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat with two-way lumbar support
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster display
  • Alloy pedals

The Sorento Black Edition drops the SLi’s power driver’s seat and tailgate and nicer instrument display screen and sound system but adds the following features:

  • 19-inch gloss black alloy wheels
  • Gloss black grille, roof rails and skid plates
  • LED front fog lights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED interior lights

The Sorento GT-Line deletes the black trim of the Black Edition but adds the following features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster display
  • Power tailgate
  • LED headlights
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • 360-degree camera
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat with four-way lumbar support and thigh extender
  • Eight-way power passenger’s seat
  • Paddle shifters
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated front and outboard second-row seats

Servicing

All 2020 Kia Sorento models require servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

Kia offers seven years of capped-price servicing in addition to its seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. Kia Sorento models with the V6 have an average cost per service of $440 while diesel Sorentos have an average service cost of $497.