Kia Sorento

2009 Kia Sorento

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  • (4.1) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,330$11,470
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17-19
  • Engine: 262-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2009 Kia Sorento

Our Take on the 2009 Kia Sorento

Kia's Sorento is the automaker's midsize SUV offering. The Sorento is available with two different V-6 engines and three different drivetrains in two trim levels, LX and EX. The Sorento competes with the Ford Explorer, Chevrolet TrailBlazer and Jeep Grand Cherokee. There are no signific... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Unproven reliability
  • No third-row seat
  • Not as roomy as some competitors

Notable Features

  • Two V-6 engines available
  • Two available 4WD systems
  • Body-on-frame construction
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system

2009 Kia Sorento Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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by bg from Denver, CO on January 31, 2010

We originally had our heart set on a Hyundai Santa Fe, which this vehicle was going to replace. We actually comparison-shopped the Kia to Chevy, Ford, Honda, Toyota and Hyundai. The Kia has the upclas... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2009 Kia Sorento trim comparison will help you decide.

2009 Kia Sorento Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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