2015 Kia Sorento

Change Year or Vehicle
$10,836–$24,468 Inventory Prices
SAVE
Key Specs
Our Take
Overview
Photos
Reviews
Safety & Recalls
Warranty & CPO
Compare
Back to top

Key Specs

of the 2015 Kia Sorento. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Ride quality
  • V-6 engine refinement
  • Many available luxury features

The Bad

  • Rear visibility
  • Cargo room with third row
  • Curtain airbags don't cover optional third row

Notable Features of the 2015 Kia Sorento

  • Seats five or seven
  • Four-cylinder or direct-injection V-6 engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Six-speed automatic standard

2015 Kia Sorento Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Kia Sorento is a car-based crossover with seating for up to seven people in three rows. Four-cylinder or V-6 power is available, as is front- or all-wheel drive. The Sorento competes with models like the Dodge Journey and Ford Edge.

New for 2015
Following significant updates last year, the Sorento sees only minor changes like revised grille detailing. Estimated highway gas mileage for the four-cylinder engine has improved by 1 mpg, according to Kia.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.


Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Headlights with LED accents
  • Available fog lights
  • Available power-folding side mirrors
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Available programmable power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Fabric upholstery; leather available
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available UVO multimedia system
  • Available Infinity premium stereo
  • Available navigation system with 8-inch screen
  • Available third-row seating
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • 191-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Available all-wheel-drive system uses Torque Vectoring Cornering Control, which directs additional power to ...
Vehicle Overview

The Kia Sorento is a car-based crossover with seating for up to seven people in three rows. Four-cylinder or V-6 power is available, as is front- or all-wheel drive. The Sorento competes with models like the Dodge Journey and Ford Edge.

New for 2015
Following significant updates last year, the Sorento sees only minor changes like revised grille detailing. Estimated highway gas mileage for the four-cylinder engine has improved by 1 mpg, according to Kia.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.


Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Headlights with LED accents
  • Available fog lights
  • Available power-folding side mirrors
  • Available xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available panoramic sunroof
  • Available programmable power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Fabric upholstery; leather available
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Available UVO multimedia system
  • Available Infinity premium stereo
  • Available navigation system with 8-inch screen
  • Available third-row seating
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats
  • Available heated steering wheel

Under the Hood

  • 191-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Available all-wheel-drive system uses Torque Vectoring Cornering Control, which directs additional power to certain wheels during cornering to aid handling
  • Available driver-selectable power-steering assistance

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for first and second rows
  • Front-seat active head restraints
  • Available blind spot warning system 
  • Available backup camera

 


Latest 2015 Sorento Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Just what I was looking for

by Becks on August 12, 2018

I was looking for an SUV type vehicle. What I really love about this vehicle is the amount of space it has. The back of it has a big back area with storage below the flooring. It has Eco fuel usage, ... Read full review

(5.0)

Reliable and good on gas

by Joenvero from Houston tx on August 11, 2018

This car meets all my needs and expectations, it?s roomy and spacious and I can see clearly , it?s very comfortable and very good on gas Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Kia Sorento currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Kia Sorento LX

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
acceptable
Lower leg/foot
poor
Overall evaluation
poor
Retraints and dummy kinematics
marginal
Structure and safety cage
poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Kia

Program Benefits

164-point inspection, Carfax vehicle history report, 10-year/unlimited mileage 24-hour roadside assistance including trip-interruption services and lockout assistance

  • Limited Warranty

    10 years / 100,000 miles

    10-year/100,000 mile powertrain limited warranty; towing/rental/travel breakdown benefits; eligible for additional comprehensive mechanical failure. Comprehensive: 12 months/12,000 miles from date of purchase.
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 164 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

Change Year or Vehicle

0 / 0 0 Photos
0 / 0

Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sorento received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker