Best Bet
(4.2) 137 reviews
MSRP: $6,883$16,195
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21-25
Engine: 175-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Seats: 5-7
2011 Kia Sorento

Our Take on the 2011 Kia Sorento

Our Take

The Kia Sorento moves from a truck-based SUV platform with two rows of seats to a car-based crossover platform with up to three rows. This also marks the first year the Sorento will offer a four-cylinder engine. In Kia's lineup, the Sorento sits between the compact Sportage crossover and the... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cramped second and third rows
  • Lower towing capacity than previous Sorento

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2011
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Car-based construction
  • FWD or AWD
  • Available panoramic moonroof
  • Six-speed manual or automatic

11 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.