Kia Sorento

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Base MSRP price range:
$24,900 - $43,100
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Ratings Category: Midsized sport-utility vehicles
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CR Model Summary
The midsized Sorento received a 2016 redesign that has resulted in a vastly improved SUV. It straddles a wide price range, making it an alternative to both small SUVs and midsize three-row SUVs. A 240-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is new, and the 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and the smooth and quiet 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. Handling is responsive and secure. 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
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 (290 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
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 2015 model. Even as the new version is on sale, Kia dealers are offering screaming deals on leftover 2015s. (Tempting as they may be, do note that 2015 lost its CR recommended status due... More
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Reliability History - Kia Sorento (V6)
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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