2018 Kia Sorento SX vs. SXL

Since its creation the Kia Sorento has remained a must-see crossover SUV on the market. In fact, it’s the Sorento’s style, functionality and dynamic driving experience that make it such a rewarding vehicle to drive. Choose from two- or three-row configurations and three engine options. The Sorento is perfect for car shoppers in search of a crossover SUV that’s not too big or too small and has all the luxurious details inside the cabin. If premium features are on the top of your wish list, then you’re in luck. The SX and SXL (or SX Limited) are the highest trims available and equip the Sorento with a variety of entertainment and convenience features. Whether you’re looking for an exquisite sound system or a stunning panoramic sunroof, these trims have it all. With that said, which do you choose? Here are some of the many differences between the 2018 Kia Sorento SX vs. SXL.


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2018 Kia Sorento SX


2018 Kia Sorento SXL

Standard Panoramic sunroof Standard
N/A Chrome-clad wheels Standard
N/A Heated second-row seats Standard
Available  Advanced Technology Package Standard

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Unlike the lower trims, the SX and SXL are standard with only one engine. Both trims are also only available with seven seats. At the heart of the SX and SXL models is a 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 is paired with six-speed automatic transmission. With that said, the most significant difference between the SX and SXL are the features available. Both the SX and SXL are standard with most of the features from the previous trims and add a variety of technologies. Standard features on the SX include upgraded exterior trim, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, an 8-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, a 10-speaker Infinity sound system, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto and much more. An Advanced Technology package is optional and adds xenon headlights, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, LED interior lighting and a 110-volt household style outlet. Moving up to the SXL carries over all the features from the SX, including the Advanced Technology package. Additional features include chrome-clad wheels, upgraded leather upholstery, heated second-row seats, a wood-trim steering wheel and much more. Which 2018 Kia Sorento model is right for you? We invite you to take a closer look at all the features for yourself with a test drive at Moritz Kia today.


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