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The Kia Sorento Is the Perfect SUV for Shelby Families

Out of the various SUVs available in Shelby, Forest City, and Kings Mountain, NC, areas, the Kia Sorento easily stands out from the crowd with its style. This model is affordable and available in a total of seven configurations when you factor in the trim levels and engines, meaning that you are guaranteed to find a version that matches your needs and budget.

The Sorento is value-oriented and can be configured to seat five passengers or seven depending on the size of your family. In either case, you will get the ability to fold the split rear seats to maximize passenger room or cargo space at a moment’s notice. Those who like to bring additional items with them will appreciate the ability to tow as much as 5,000 pounds with ease, making it great for bringing your family’s boat to a nearby lake. Of course, the Sorento also offers the latest technology with available features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and navigation. For the driver who needs an SUV that is capable of towing, offers top-notch technology, and has plenty of options, the Kia Sorento is an ideal option.

Learn About The 2019 Kia Sorento

Five distinct trim levels are offered with the 2019 Kia Sorento: L, LX, EX, SX, and SX Limited. The base L offers Apple CarPlay, a USB port, satellite radio, Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen, a CD player, 17-inch wheels, a rearview camera, Bluetooth®*, and automatic headlights. The LX receives a noise-reducing windshield, additional USB ports, rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, dual-zone automatic climate control, and roof rails. The EX gains rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking, air-conditioning controls, keyless ignition and proximity entry, a power liftgate, forward collision warning, 18-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, and a power-adjustable front passenger seat. The SX trim comes with LED running lights, driver seat memory settings, 19-inch wheels, a wireless phone charger, and more. The top trim – the SX Limited – provides LED fog lights, chrome-clad wheels, black brake calipers, and heated outboard second-row seats.

The History of the Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento first became available in 2003 as an alternative for drivers who loved the Sportage SUV’s versatility but wanted more room. It offered off-road capabilities and budget-friendly pricing that made it quickly grow popular. The trim levels expanded for the 2004 model year with the sportier LX trim. In 2005, the former 4-speed automatic transmission became a 5-speed one, and alloy wheels became standard in 2006. The V6 engine received more power for 2007 along with safety enhancements. The new base 242-horsepower 3.3-liter V6 arrived for the 2008 model year, adding a bit more power and performance. The 2011 Kia Sorento offered a significant redesign, including the newly available third row of seats, more power, and numerous enhancements inside and out. The Uvo interface arrived for the 2012 model year and the automaker has continued to make minor adjustments since then.

Reasons to Shop at Renaldo Kia

If you are in the market for a spacious SUV that provides many top-end interior features while still remaining easy on the budget, the Kia Sorento should be on your list to check out. When it comes time to buy your Kia Sorento, visit Renaldo Kia. Our friendly Shelby, North Carolina, staff can answer any questions you have about this vehicle, the various trims and configurations it has, and the features that are available.

Thanks to our extensive selection of new, certified pre-owned, and used models, you will have dozens of Sorento models to choose from. We can help the process stay streamlined by offering financing right here at the dealership. For added convenience, our service center can provide for any of your maintenance needs. Visit us today to take the Sorento for a test drive.

*Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Kia is under license. A compatible Bluetooth®-enabled phone must first be paired. Phone performance depends on software, coverage and carrier.

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