2019 Kia Sorento L vs SX Limited

2019 Kia Sorento exterior driver side profile with man driving through the snow

The 2019 Kia Sorento has 6 trims, so it can get understandably confusing and frustrating to try and pick out which trim is the right fit for you. Because of this, we’ve decided to take the lowest and highest trim of the Kia Sorento, the L and the SX Limited, and compare them to each other. This way, you’ll be able to see some of the differences between these two trims and will hopefully at the end of this have a better idea of which trim suits you better, or at least you’ll know if a lower or higher trim of the Sorento interests you more.

For this comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the power, technology, safety, and convenience features of both trims. Now, let’s take a look at what differences you’ll be able to see in the 2019 Kia Sorento’s lowest and highest trims!

2019 Kia Sorento L


2019 Kia Sorento SX Limited

185 hp Horsepower 290 hp
22/29 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 19/26 mpg
n/a Blind Spot Collision Warning Standard
7 Passenger Capacity 7

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The 2019 Kia Sorento L and SX Limited have a fair amount of differences. You’ll see a different standard engine in the SX Limited than you will in the L, which gives you more horsepower in the higher trim than it does in the lower.

Of course, having a more powerful engine often means that you won’t get as many miles to the gallon as you would in a less powerful engine. While this isn’t true for some vehicles, it is in the 2019 Kia Sorento, which has 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, for its L trim. This is better than the 19 mpg in the city and 26 highway mpg for the SX Limited trim.

There are driver-assist technologies, such as the Blind Spot Collision Warning, that are standard on the higher trims but not on the lower, so you might want to go with a higher trim if you are looking for these technologies. However, if you are just after a spacious vehicle, then you’ll be able to seat 7 people in both the L and SX Limited.

So, if you want more power and technology, you might want to go with a higher trim in the 2019 Kia Sorento, however, if it is fuel economy and seating capacity, then a lower trim is probably the best.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us here at Moritz Kia. Our team of professionals would love to tell you more about the specs and features of this exciting Kia SUV.