Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

About Kia Sorento

The 2018 Kia Sorento offers loads of amenities, an upper-crust-appearing interior, sharp looks, and one of the best warranties in the business. Available in 2-row and 3-row configurations, able to seat five and seven passengers respectively, the 2018 Sorento offers different configurations for different needs. Three engines, all-wheel drive, and prices that range from mid-$20,000 to more than $45,000 mean there's a Sorento for just about any need and budget. The 2018 Kia Sorento is smaller than its primary rivals, such as the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer. That means the third row is smaller, and there isn't as much cargo space. On the other hand, it's easier to maneuver and park.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2018?
2018 Kia Sorento

For 2018 the Kia Sorento gets a handful of updates. For example, the hands-free power liftgate is now standard on EX models, as are power-folding side mirrors. A Cool and Connected package adds dual-zone climate control and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to LX models.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 9.1
  • MPG 21|28
2017 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2017?
2017 Kia Sorento

The 2017 Sorento is still fresh from last year's all-new model. This year's updates include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay phone integration and available autonomous emergency braking. The sporty EX 2.0 turbo model gains steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

2016 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2016?
2016 Kia Sorento

The 2016 Kia Sorento is an all-new design this year. In addition to new styling inside and out, this midsize crossover SUV is a little bigger in all dimensions, offers a plethora of new high-tech options, and offers a choice of three different engines.

2015 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2015?
2015 Kia Sorento

Changes to the Kia Sorento SUV for 2015 are mild and include minor alterations to the grille and front end, the addition of a navigation option without having to upgrade to UVO and the Infinity sound system, and a more fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine.

2014 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2014?
2014 Kia Sorento

Kia says more than 80 percent of the parts in the 2014 Sorento are either all-new or redesigned. The net result is an SUV that looks a little different but feels significantly more refined, and offers an impressive set of convenience and infotainment technologies, including the new UVO eServices system.

2013 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2013?
2013 Kia Sorento

For 2013 the Sorento receives a new Kia badge up front, leather seating becomes standard for the mid-tier EX trim, and the 3rd-row seats are now standard on LX V6 models and optional on EX V6 and SX trims.

2012 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2012?
2012 Kia Sorento

The 2012 Kia Sorento SUV adds an optional gasoline direct-injection (GDI) 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine to the lineup earning top marks for horsepower and fuel economy. Also new this year is the addition of YES essentials fabric that provides anti-bacterial, anti-soil and anti-static properties. Last year's base-model Sorento and manual transmission are dropped for 2012.

2011 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2011?
2011 Kia Sorento

A comprehensive ground-up remake moves this bigger, better and decidedly more capable 2011 Kia Sorento into the most desirable part of an increasingly popular market segment.

2009 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2009?
2009 Kia Sorento

No major changes on the Kia Sorento for 2009.

2008 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2008?
2008 Kia Sorento

The Sorento LX receives a new 3.3-liter V6 engine good for 242 horsepower and 228 pound-feet of torque. A 3.8-liter V6 remains standard on the EX trim level.

2007 Kia Sorento
What's new for 2007?
2007 Kia Sorento

The Sorento has a new, all-aluminum V6 engine good for 262 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The Sorento's interior receives revised gauge faces and center console, new wood trim appliques, active headrests and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

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Consumer Reviews

Excellant SUV- Move Over Toyota, Honda and Nissan

By on Friday, May 12, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Price, value, QUALITY"

Cons: "none found to date"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Purchased my 2017 Sorento SXL V one month ago and have driven about 1500 miles so far. Im impressed. As a 2 time previous Toyota Highlander owner (the last being a 2015 Highlander Limited), this Sorrento is every bit the vehicle the Highlander is. I cant speak for the Honda Pilot, but Ive researched the SUV in this class and these are the big 3 in my opinion, I owned a 2008 Highlander Limited before the 2015 and in my opinion, the 08 was better made, detailed than 2015. I have found no shortcoming in this Sorento thus far. Im getting Avg 26.5 on the highway thus far and most of my driving this vehicle has been a highway. Very quiet, and responsive. All the features are impressive.If I had to describe this vehicle in 1 word Id say QUALITY, This is not a cheap vehicle, in fact, I paid as much as a comparable top of the line Highlander.But in the KIA you have a 5 year/60,000 bumper to bumper warranty (almost twice that of its competitors) Again Id emphasis when you think of this Sorento, dont think cheaper, think value and again QUALITY. Get any preconceived notions of the brand KIA out of your mind. Its a top competitor now."

39 people out of 42 found this review helpful

Regrettable Decision

By on Sunday, July 2, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,850

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Transmission problems that dont seem to be able to be repaired. Long wait for service and parts. May have to try Lemon Law to get another new car. If the transmission wouldnt go into limp mode and stay in 4th gear all the time, this would most likely be a great car."

12 people out of 13 found this review helpful

I luv my Kia Sorento!

By on Friday, August 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great value for the price."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I took notice when they remodeled the Kia Optima. The more I kept thinking about it I decided to treat myself to an SUV instead of another car. I'm so glad I did. I was hooked on the Sorento after a test drive. It's roomy, especially the cargo area, comfortable and a very quiet ride. The Sorento is excellent on gas to be an SUV and it doesn't require a lot of maintenance. You take are of it like you're supposed to and it will be smooth sailing. The style is perfect for me inside and out (I chose the dark cherry color). My controls are within reach and easily accessible. The Bluetooth is a great feature to have when you're on the road. I like sitting up high so you can see the road better. I'm MORE than satisfied with my Sorento!!"

67 people out of 74 found this review helpful

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