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: 9.6
  • 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

Great value packed car

By on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Value,safety features,warranty,handling,ride"

Cons: "No daytime running lights or auto lights with wipe"

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

"My wife and I just purchased this Kia Sorento V6 AWD with the SX trim level in a beautiful red. This was a demonstrator with about 2800 miles on it so we got a great discount from the $45,000+ price. We originally were talking with the dealer about a lower EX trim level model but we were able to negotiate for this higher trim level at about the same price as the lower EX trim because it was a demonstrator. This is a fantastic car with the safety and technology packages on it. One of the coolest features is the smart cruise control which maintains the distance from the car in front of you even down to a full stop. The lane keeping alert is also very helpful. The UVo voice activation feature is nice so you don't have to take your eyes off the road to tune the radio or make a call. The ride is very comfortable and quiet even on rough roads and at high Interstate speeds. The leather power seats have multi position adjustments which are quite comfortable and these happen to be heated and cooled. The only nitpick is that there is no daytime running lights feature and the lights don't come on automatically with the wipers. Kia engineers should fix this. Otherwise this car is great. It gets high ratings from Consumer Reports, Kelly Blue Book and J D Power. The Kia warranty is an industry leader. The value Kia puts in this vehicle is tremendous. The features on this car can be had on vehicles twice the price. This is the first NEW car we have had in our 40 year marriage and we are very satisfied with it."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Well done Kia!

By on Friday, February 3, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 18,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Smooth Ride, Very Good Fuel Economy, Comfortable"

Cons: "Roof Rails not included"

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

"After months of searching for a SUV for my family of five, I purchased a 2016 Kia Sorento based on three factors which included seating capacity, fuel economy, and price. My model is a used 2.4 cylinder FWD with 3rd row seating, heated front seats, remote start, and a black exterior. This is my first Kia, in the past I have owned brands which include Chevrolet and Volkswagen, and I can say that I purchased a vehicle which bests both my expectations and overall satisfaction. The 2016 Sorento offers a smooth, yet commanding drive. The 4 cylinder offers sufficient acceleration and has smooth gear changes with a 6 speed transmission. I test drove both 6 and 4 cylinders engines and found the 4 cylinder powerful enough to satisfy my driving around town and on highway roads. Drove two hours one way to pick up this car from a dealer and on our way home, we averaged 28.9 mpg. Eco mode does save fuel while regular Drive Mode works best with enough power to merge with traffic. However, I was surprised when I used Sport Mode as it supplies excellent power and allows the Sorento to accelerate as if it were turbo charged. The vehicles interior has a nice lay out, seats are very comfortable, much better than my previous VWs and the heated seats are the best I have ever encountered. Third row seats work best for children but adults can fit if needed. Inside the cabin, the controls are easy to access and utilize in daily driving. Very quiet inside even at freeway speeds. I truly appreciate Kias accent lighting at night, very pleasing. The exterior of this vehicle is sharp, has smooth transitions, and has great head lights, much better than our previous Chevrolet Equinox. My only complaint is I would have liked to have seen this model year have roof rails like prior years that do not require ordering extensions. So far, this car has been a joy to drive and I look forward to see how it holds up through out the upcoming years. We plan to keep this vehicle for a very long time so we will know what Kia is really made of. I would recommend this vehicle to family, friends, and potential buyers considering a mid size SUV. Well done Kia!"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Whats not to like !

By on Thursday, February 2, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks great, drives great, quiet, & value"

Cons: "Wish i bought the limited !"

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

"My 2003 Honda Pilot was becoming a teenager so it was time to trade, I was very impressed with the Sorento in this 2016 iteration, So much better styling that last years model that i took it for a test, I would never have considered the 2015 based off looks alone, Tried both the SX Turbo & the V6 , but opted the V6 for its seating & towing power. Both impressed with how quiet& how well it rides, Plenty of power , even in ECO mode & feels like real luxury , Very impressed & would highly recommend."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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