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The Sorento offers lots of interior space yet is easily maneuverable and not too bulky in day-to-day driving. An optional third-row seat, though tiny, is OK for small children. Revisions for 2014 brought some attractive interior upgrades and, most importantly, a refined new V6 that averaged 20 mpg in our tests. The ride remains a little jiggly, and handling, though responsive and 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. Reliability of the V6 version is average; the four-cylinder is unknown. The Sorento scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.

See Reliability page for the latest 2014 Kia Sorento recalls.

Safety Equipment

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

Road Test

The well-proportioned 2014-2015 Sorento is sized between small and mid-sized SUVs, with plenty of interior space and easy maneuverability. It's also simple to climb in or out and it offers an optional, though tiny third-row seat to bring seating to s...

Highs

  • Roomy inside but still easy to maneuver
  • Available third-row seat

Lows

  • Ride improved but still stiff
  • Interior trim could be better for the money

Best Version to Get

The EX trim makes the most sense. It gives you leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, push-button start, Bluetooth, backup camera, and a dual-zone automatic climate system. If you want the $1,000 third row, you need to choose the $4,000 Touring package, but its usefulness is limited. When in...

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)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp)