3 Noteworthy facts about the Kia Sorento

When it comes to looking at high-quality crossover SUVs, Kia's Sorento will be among the top choices for this year. Despite its own claim to fame, some people deride the Sorento for being underpowered, especially when compared to its award-winning sibling, the Kia Telluride.

While the Telluride is indeed the more premium of the two models, the Sorento still has a few tricks up its sleeve. This means that even if you do have the cash to spend, picking the larger and more powerful SUV is not always the best choice for the money.

Here are three things about the Kia Sorento 2020 that you need to know before heading to your dealership today:

The Kia Sorento 2020 has always been hailed for its user-friendliness. Old-timers and traditionalists will feel at home with the dashboard's plethora of physical buttons for people who like doing things manually. However, younger and more technologically adept drivers will love its UVO interface embedded on a 7-inch centre screen.

That being said, Kia does an excellent job of fusing manual and digital controls by making the digital controls intuitive and easy-to-use. While older drivers will probably feel most at home with the physical controls, they won't find the UVO interface confusing at all!

Drivers looking for an economical option won't feel short-changed with the four-cylinder model. With its 185 horses and 178 lb-ft of torque, you won't have any trouble getting five family members around on this powerful machine.

This model's only drawback is the lowered max towing rate, which is pegged at 2000 lbs. However, if you are somebody who frequently lugs heavy cargo around, you can go up to the V6 model, which can tow up to 5000 lbs! Additionally, the V6 model has 290 horses and 252 lb-ft of torque, giving you more headroom during trips where you have to lug around heavy luggage in addition to your seven passengers (including you).

Depending on when you're reading this, the release of the Kia Sorento 2021 might just be around the corner. Kia Motors previewed the model on February 17 of this year and was supposed to release them to consumers in the Spring. However, the release had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

Kia has announced that they will release the fourth generation of the Kia Sorento in November in Canada. Most notable improvements in the 2021 model include a revamped skin with more angles and bulges, improved infotainment controls, an Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS), more torque, but with a reduced tow rating.

However, if you don't want to wait, the current 2020 is still no slouch. The Kia Sorento 2020 comes with the perks of having been released before the Telluride became the line's flagship, such as having a max tow rate of 5000 lbs as compared to the 2021's still impressive rate of 3,500 lbs.

By all means, the Kia Sorento 2020 is a more-than-capable vehicle that will get you and up to six of your family members wherever you need to be. If you're a fan of its classic curves and have a use for that massive towing capacity, then it's a better choice than its 2021 version-so get your very own Sorento today!

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