2018 Kia Sorento Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost w/ Holdback
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
Kia Sorento Prices - How Much is a Kia Sorento?
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What's New for the 2018 Kia Sorento?
The Sorento carries over from the 2017 model year with only minor changes. The base model now features a standard rearview camera and automatic headlights. The LX trim can be upgraded with a new Cool and Connected package that comprises two-zone automatic climate control and a 7-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. New standard features for the EX trim include a power liftgate and power-folding outside mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and digital driver information screen. SX and SX Limited Trims also have the new rearview mirror along with automatic windshield wipers.
Trims and Features
In its two-row configuration, the 2018 Kia Sorento offers seating for five. The higher trims can be upgraded with a third row, upping capacity to seven passengers.
The base model of the Sorento, L, features a six-speaker stereo system equipped with satellite radio, USB, and Bluetooth, along with versatile split-folding rear seats. The L trim is not available with a third row. Upgrade to the LX for added passenger space plus the ability to upgrade to all-wheel drive. It also comes with two USB ports that offer rapid charging functionality.
The EX trim is outfitted with leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver's seat, two-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, push-button start with proximity key, fog lights, and a hands-free power liftgate. As for tech, this is the lowest model to receive the upgraded infotainment system described above. It's also the lowest trim to include high-tech driver assistance features: rear parking sensors, blind spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The SX features a standard V6 engine, 8-inch touchscreen, a 10-speaker surround-sound system, and a panoramic sunroof. The highest trim, the SX Limited, is equipped with all the features of lower trims plus upgraded Nappa leather upholstery, climate controlled front seats, and a heated second row and steering wheel. Additional safety tech includes a surround-view camera, lane departure and forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and autonomous emergency braking.
Depending on trim, Sorento drivers can select from three powertrain options. The base model is equipped with a 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine that gets an EPA-estimated 21 city/28 highway miles per gallon, class-leading numbers. If you choose the EX, you'll enjoy a 240-hp turbo-four that gets 20/27 city/highway mpg. The two highest trims come with a V6 that provides the power of 290 horses.
Based on its strong crash test scores, the 2018 Kia Sorento is designated as a Top Safety Pick+, the highest ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It also earned a five-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.
How to Calculate The Dealer Cost of a Kia Sorento
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Kia Sorento invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of all the options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here)
Note: All Kia Sorento MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.