Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

About Kia Sorento

The 2017 Kia Sorento midsize SUV packs value, good looks, a load of amenities and one of the best warranties in the business. Fresh off a revamp, this crossover SUV is available in 2-row/5-passenger form or the more versatile 3-row/7-passenger setup. With three engines to choose from and pricing that ranges from around $26,000 for a basic family vehicle to over $45,000 for a leather-lined quasi-luxury SUV, the Sorento fits a wide range of budgets and needs. Kia's midsize SUV is smaller than rivals like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer, making it less roomy but also easier to maneuver and park. The Sorento excels as a jack-of-all-trades, and continues to improve with enhancements such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

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LATEST MODEL
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.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 9.3
  • MPG 21|28
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

Can't believe it's a Kia!

By on Friday, December 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 29,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quiet, comfortable, efficient, ride, value."

Cons: "Very vague feel in eco mode. Odd option bundles."

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

"My mom purchased a brand new Sportage in 2009 and WOW, how far Kia has come. I drive this thing and just can't believe this is a Kia! I have the V6 AWD and it goes beyond expectations. Quiet, excellent ride, comfortable, fast, efficient, I can't say enough good things. I would suggest ANYONE interested, drive all 3 motor and both drive configurations. The base model and base motor feel more economy to me. The V6 AWD has a more premium feel to me. It's quieter, effortless power that's very linear. I let any of my friends that are interested, drive it! Everyone who does, is shocked, it's a Kia."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Wow what a surpise

By on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Features, sunroof, Apple car play,"

Cons: "Gas mileage, gas mileage, gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Im like the rest of you car hunters out there. looking for a decent size car that wont break down or ride like a 1973 station wagon. maybe not a station wagon but you get my drift. When I test drove the Kia Sorento I was VERY surprised. Kia for a very long time has gotten awful rap for cheapness on parts and quality of the material. times are changing. trust me. before leasing this care I test drove the Highlander and the Pilot. and honestly I dont feel like Im missing much when it comes to style, I think Kia has more functionality and style than both other cars mentioned. the seats or comfortable, the ride is just as good and it has more cool features like the big ol panoramic sunroof. Im leasing the car but its been good so far. Im coming from a 2015 BMW X3 and I have to say Im not missing much. Now it doesnt drive like a BMW ( this is a real review) but as far as feature wise and ride wise. its right up there."

2 people out of 2 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!!"

48 people out of 51 found this review helpful

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