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2018 Kia Sorento earns Top Safety Pick Plus

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2018 Kia Sorento earns Top Safety Pick Plus

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The 2018 Kia Sorento has been awarded Top Safety Pick Plus by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Improvements in available headlights means the Kia's status has gone up a group for this model year.

 
As the IIHS added headlight performance to its criteria, the 2017 Kia Sorento only made Top Safety Pick. The new HID projector lights and halogen high beams in the 2018 Sorento now qualifies it for Top Safety Pick Plus.
 
So not only does it look good and perform great, it is also a very safe SUV to drive too!
 
2018 Kia Sorento
The 2018 Kia Sorento is a great looking crossover SUV that continues the trend for do anything vehicles with similar dimensions to a sedan. The more upright shape is resonating very well with families, with crossovers outselling sedans by a fair margin. The Sorento is one of the better crossovers out there right now.
 
The handsome design is one reason. The exterior is now a mature, refined design with curves in all the right places. It has elevated its game a lot over the past couple of versions and is now better looking than the majority of the competition.
 
On the inside, design and material quality have both improved. The new front seats are so much more comfortable than the previous versions while the dashboard and driving position have been ever-so slightly refined. The second and third row seats are practical and work well. The third row folds down to add cargo space for a little extra practicality. The overall impression of the interior of the 2018 Kia Sorento is one of comfort and competence.
 
2018 Kia Sorento engines
There are three engines available for the 2018 Kia Sorento. The base 2.4-litre four cylinder is in the L trim and provides 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. The most popular turbocharged four cylinder version delivers 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A V6 engine is also available and delivers 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. All use a six speed automatic transmission.
 
Power delivery is smooth and the transmission is always on time. All-wheel drive is an option, otherwise the Sorento is front wheel drive. Independent suspension, a solid chassis, well-tuned suspension and nice balance provides a very smooth and comfortable ride.
 
There are four trims available, L, LX, EX and SX. All offer power steering, power accessories, Bluetooth audio and a reversing camera. Higher trims add automatic lighting, panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment, leather, climate control and power liftgate as well as a range of other innovative features.
 
Overall, the 2018 Kia Sorento is a fantastic crossover package at a very competitive price. Visit Kia of Hamilton, 1885 Upper James St, Hamilton ON, L9B 1K8 to see the latest deals.

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