2009 Kia Sorento

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

180.7” x 68.1”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Value
  • Offroad capability
  • Seat comfort
  • Impressive standard safety features
  • Towing capacity

The bad:

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

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX


  • EX


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Our 2009 Kia Sorento trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.3
  • Reliability 4.1
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Most recent consumer reviews


Good car , but...

Maybe I got the wrong one off the shelf. My biggest challenge was the pedal that suddenly fails to respond which as you can imagine would be a disaster if you were on a busy highway attempting to overtake another vehicle and suddenly losing speed. It was a recurrent problem and I eventually got rid of the car as soon as I was able. Otherwise, it is a beautiful drive.


Most reliable car I have owned

This car has met all of our needs. Tons of power when you need it. 4x4, roomy and well designed. Very easy to maintain and sure to last. Great family car that is safe and reliable!


You get a lot for your money

If buying this vehicle used you are getting a lot for your money. When comapare with other name brands. This SUV will give you similar if not better quality and features while spending a lot less.

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Based on the 2009 Kia Sorento base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Nhtsa rollover rating
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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