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Kia Sorento

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Base MSRP price range:
$24,900 - $43,100
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Car Type: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Model Summary
The midsized Sorento gets a redesign with more interior space and an upscale cabin design. It's now closer in size to competitors such as the Toyota Highlander. It still offers a third row, but it's larger and easier to access. Cargo space behind the third row has increased appreciably. A 240-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is new, and the 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and the muscular 290-hp, 3.3-liter V6 carry over. All use a six-speed automatic. The cabin is now quieter, and ride comfort has improved markedly. Available safety gear includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as a surround-view monitor.
 
General Model Specs
Body styles
4-door SUV
Drive wheels
Front or AWD
Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Engines available
2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp)
2.4-liter 4 (185 hp)
3.3-liter V6 (266 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
Warranty
Basic: 5/60
Powertrain: 10 year/ 100,000 mile
 
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First Drive - Kia Sorento
Don't confuse the redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento with the outgoing 2015 model. Even as the new version trickles in, Kia dealers are offering screaming deals on leftover 2015s. (Tempting as they may be, do note that 2015 lost its CR recommended ... More
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Reliability History - Kia Sorento (V6)
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Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
 
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Not available
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap Good
IIHS front small overlap Good
IIHS side crash Good
IIHS rear crash Good
IIHS roof crush Good
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
 
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