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Kia Sorento

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Pros and cons of the Kia Sorento

  • Interior is both stylish and quiet
  • User-friendly tech
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Limited space in third row seats
  • Some driver assist tech only on upper models
  • Limited cargo space behind rear seats
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Kia Sorento

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Kia Sorento

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5 - 7
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption10.7 - 14 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.2 - 10.1 L/100km
  • Width1890 mm
  • Length4760 - 4800 mm
  • Trunk space320 - 1099 L
  • Cargo space2066 - 2082 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Kia Sorento

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Kia Sorento 2016 - present is available in 13 trims:

LX Turbo trim features and specs

Available with the LX Turbo trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LX Turbo trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LX Turbo trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the LX Turbo trim:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LX Turbo trim:
2 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:645 - 646 km

LX+ trim features and specs

Available with the LX+ trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LX+ trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LX+ trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Front-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the LX+ trim:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the LX+ trim:
2 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:11.7 - 12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.6 - 9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:649 - 689 km
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:13.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:612 km

LX Premium trim features and specs

Available with the LX Premium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LX Premium trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LX Premium trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the LX Premium trim:
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the LX Premium trim:
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:12.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:634 km

EX Turbo trim features and specs

Available with the EX Turbo trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX Turbo trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX Turbo trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the EX Turbo trim:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX Turbo trim:
2 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:645 - 646 km

LX trim features and specs

Available with the LX trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LX trim:
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the LX trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the LX trim:
  • CD player (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the LX trim:
2.4 L - Gas - 185 hp
City consumption:10.7 - 11.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.2 - 9.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:676 - 740 km
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:13.2 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 - 10.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:580 - 623 km

EX Premium trim features and specs

Available with the EX Premium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX Premium trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX Premium trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the EX Premium trim:
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX Premium trim:
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:12.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:634 km

EX+ trim features and specs

Available with the EX+ trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the EX+ trim:
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the EX+ trim:
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:13.2 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 - 10.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:580 - 623 km

EX trim features and specs

Available with the EX trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX trim:
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the EX trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Emergency call system
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the EX trim:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the EX trim:
2 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 - 9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:649 - 651 km
2.4 L - Gas - 185 hp
City consumption:11.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:696 km
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:12.5 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 - 10.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:580 - 634 km

SX Turbo trim features and specs

Available with the SX Turbo trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SX Turbo trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SX Turbo trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the SX Turbo trim:
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SX Turbo trim:
2 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:645 - 646 km

SX trim features and specs

Available with the SX trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SX trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SX trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the SX trim:
  • CD player (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the SX trim:
2 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 - 9.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:649 km
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:12.5 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 - 10.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:580 - 634 km

SXL trim features and specs

Available with the SXL trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SXL trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SXL trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the SXL trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SXL trim:
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:580 km

SX+ trim features and specs

Available with the SX+ trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SX+ trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
  • Xenon headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SX+ trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the SX+ trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • CD player
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SX+ trim:
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:13.2 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.3 - 10.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:612 - 623 km

SXL Limited trim features and specs

Available with the SXL Limited trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SXL Limited trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the SXL Limited trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the SXL Limited trim:
  • 360 degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Front view camera
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SXL Limited trim:
3.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:12.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:634 km

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Learn about the Kia Sorento

Summary

In many ways, the Kia Sorento sits comfortably in the middle between sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and compact utility vehicles (CUVs). While it’s not as big as a full-fledged SUV, it offers more roominess and comfort than frequently seen in a CUV. Its super-sized warranty makes the Sorento a value-rich vehicle that is versatile and has a luxurious look and feel in spite of its lean price tag. With all-wheel drive, versatile engine options and plenty of space, the Kia Sorento is a car to consider if you want a vehicle that skillfully balances price, agility and exhilaration.

Safety

Having a standard 4X4 or all-wheel drive means that the Sorento is competent in different terrains and seasons. Newer models can be customized with the latest safety standards including:

  • Advanced Smart Cruise Control, which adjusts speed to the flow of traffic
  • Lane Keeping Assist, alerting you when the car drifts from its lane (available from 2016 on the SX Limited trim)
  • Blind Spot Detection System, a radar-based system that alerts the driver when it detects objects outside their field of vision (from 2014)
  • Driver Attention Alert, which warns you when it detects signs of inattention or fatigue (2019)

Older Sorento models around 2009 are equipped with dual front, side and curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and traction and stability control, which helps to keep the car stable in challenging driving conditions.

Interior

While the Kia Sorento is one of the more economical SUV choices, there is little that is basic in the interior. The control panel and touchscreen are well thought out in terms of placement and design, with large accessible knobs and buttons so the driver can make adjustments and keep their eyes on the road. Hard plastic and wood trims can be customized, and leather trim is an option. Aside from changes to the infotainment console, the interior is similar between generations.

Technology

 Since 2010, Kia’s voice-activated media system UVO controls the vehicle’s infotainment options. Other available tech features are: 

  • Remote services to start or stop, door lock/unlock, or Find My Car options
  • Automatic Collision notification, which sends out an emergency call in the event of an accident, and roadside assistance and emergency assistance, available at the touch of a button 24/7
  • Car health and maintenance monitoring
  • Voice-activated location-based services  

Apple and Android smartphone integration are available from 2017 onward, and in addition to Bluetooth, cabled connections are also present. Some driver-assist technology is only available on more expensive trim packages or models. The earliest Sorentos have a stereo with an in-dash CD player and eight-speaker sound system.

Space

Feeling more like a wagon than a truck, the Sorento offers passengers in the first two rows plenty of leg and headroom, though legroom in the rear seats can feel a little tight for taller passengers. While it does offer third-row seating, the limited space means that it’s reserved for kids. Some drivers find that cargo space is limited, especially when compared to its peers. When the third-row seat is occupied, expect less than 10 sq. ft. of cargo space in the hold. 

Comfort

The Kia Sorrento is fairly responsive, with customizable all-wheel drive that allows the driver to choose where the power is allocated in conditions where more traction is required. Its suspension is more softly sprung than its peers, which means that potholes are less of a problem. Some drivers have found the Sorento to be noisy on the highway.

Frequently asked questions about the Kia Sorento

Older Kia Sorrentos seat five to seven passengers, depending on the year and trim package chosen. However, on 2019 vehicles, seating for seven is standard.

Early versions of the Sorento offered four-wheel drive in some trim packages, while some models from 2008 onward offered full-time all-wheel drive.

The Kia Sorento is built in several facilities around the world, including the United States, South Korea and Malaysia. Manufacturing in the USA didn't begin until 2009.

A CD player is standard with most model years and trim packages of the Kia Sorrento. Newer models also support digital media.

The LX is a base trim, while the EX package can include features like an eight-speed automatic transmission, a sunroof, heated front bucket seats and leather steering wheel.