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By Cars.com Staff
June 22, 2011
The Kia Sorento is a car-based crossover platform with seating for up to seven in three rows. In Kia's lineup, the Sorento sits above the compact Sportage crossover. It competes roughly with smaller crossovers that also offer a third row, like the Dodge Journey, Toyota RAV4 and Mitsubishi Outlander.
Trim levels include the LX, EX and SX. Four-cylinder or V-6 power is available. All-wheel drive is optional.
New for 2012 A more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine joins the Sorento lineup.
Exterior The Sorento's creased lines and Acura-like headlights have a clear resemblance up front to the Forte and Optima sedans. Exterior features include:
Seventeen-inch wheels are standard
Fog lights, rear spoiler and 18-inch alloys are optional
EX models have a new wheel design
The more powerful four-cylinder has dual exhaust tips
Interior Like the Forte, the Sorento's dashboard houses each gauge within a separate portal and places major audio and climate controls on an elevated central dashboard section. The second row folds flat into the floor; so does the optional third row. Interior features include:
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
A CD stereo with USB/iPod compatibility
Available dual-zone automatic climate control
Available 12-speaker Infinity stereo
Available navigation system
Available heated leather seats
Available panoramic moonroof
Under the Hood Mechanical features include:
Standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine makes 175 horsepower and 169 pounds-feet of torque
Newly available 191-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Available 3.5-liter V-6 makes 276 hp and 248 pounds-feet of torque
All-wheel drive is optional.
Kia's all-wheel-drive system offers a lockable center differential to route constant power to both axles, should you need to get out of some heavy snow or mud
Safety Standard safety features include:
Electronic stability system
Six airbags and active front head restraints
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