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The Sorento is a convenient size, midway between a small and large SUV, with lots of interior space for people and cargo yet easily maneuverable and simple to access. An optional third-row seat, though tiny, is OK for small children. The ride is a little jiggly, and handling, though responsive and very secure, isn't exactly sporty. Comprehensive infotainment and electronic connectivity features are available and work well. The EX trim brings comfortable leather seats among its long list of features, and while no longer a bargain the Sorento brings a lot for the money.

See Reliability page for the latest 2013 Kia Sorento recalls.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2007. ESC standard from 2007. Head protection air bags standard from 2011.

Road Test

Redesigned for 2011, the Sorento is a capable and pleasant SUV, straddling the small and midsize SUV categories. It's one of the few to offer a third-row seat in this class. The Sorento's V6 delivers smooth and quick performance with decent fuel econ...

Highs

  • Interior room, fuel economy, powertrain, secure handling, controls.

Lows

  • Stiff ride.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (191 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (276 hp)