Looking for a used SUV† It’s a tough time for any kind of car shopping, and used SUVs have been hit especially hard. That’s because automakers can’t meet the demand for new vehicles due to supply chain disruptions, causing a shortage of used SUVs and cars. However, if you can find a used SUV, the 2019 Kia Sorento may be your best bet. US News ranks it as one of the top 3 used SUVs you can buy. With comfort, style and affordability, it’s no surprise that it’s number one.
The 2019 Kia Sorento is the #1 used SUV you can buy
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US News ranks the 2019 Kia Sorento as the best used SUV money can buy. Well, one of the best. There are actually three SUVs that share the number one spot, including the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. Still, the 2019 Sorento stands out as a great SUV that has a lot to offer someone who wants a used SUV that still makes a fist. Right now the going cost for the 2019 Sorento is between about $23,500 – $37,700. Here are some of the reasons why the 2019 Kia Sorento is arguably the best-used SUV out there.
The 2019 Sorento wins a slew of awards from US News — six, in fact. It was the 2019 winner of the best 3-row SUV for the money. The Sorento was also the #1 used midsize SUVs $25,000 and up, the #1 2019 Affordable Crossover SUVs, #1 2019 Affordable Midsize SUVs, #1 Used 3-row SUVs $25,000 to $30K, and #1 2019 Affordable SUVs with 3 rows. It also took home the #2 Used Crossover SUVs from $25K and up.
The Sorento 2019 has an easy-to-use infotainment system
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One of the things US News loves about the 2019 Kia Sorento is its easy-to-use infotainment system. It has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a USB port and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2019 Sorento also has Bluetooth, a rear-view camera and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
In addition, the 2019 Kia Sorento is comfortable. The base L model has cloth seats and manually adjustable front seats. It seats five passengers, which is enough for many families (if you need more space, consider the Sorento’s bigger sibling, the Kia Telluride). Upgrade to the LX and you get a power driver’s seat, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Is the 2019 Sorentos a good car?
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If safety is a priority, the 2019 Kia Sorento is a great car. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it a Top Safety Pick+ award, its highest honor. It has all the good crash ratings of the IIHS. It also has five-star crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in every category except for rollover. The rollover ratings for the 2019 Kia Sorento are four stars for both the 2WD and 4WD models, a common rating for SUVs.
In terms of reliability, the 2019 Kia Sorento has not fared quite as well as its safety. It scores a 3/5 of Customer Reports for reliability. Minor engine issues and electrical system issues are the biggest issues with the 2019 Kia Sorento. If you’re willing to take the risk that your SUV may or may not run into these issues, the 2019 Kia Sorento could be a great SUV.
Overall, the 2019 Kia Sorento is truly one of the best used SUVs money can buy. With its excellent safety ratings, ultimate comfort and updated technology, it doesn’t quite get any better than the Sorento 2019.
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