2015 Kia Sorento

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2015 Kia Sorento
2015 Kia Sorento

Key specs

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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

4 trims

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Notable features

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

2015 Kia Sorento review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Kia Sorento?

The 2015 Kia Sorento is a three-row SUV with seating for five or seven people. It's offered in five trims: LX, LX V6, EX V6, SX V6 and Limited V6. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is optional for all trims. Competitors include the Dodge Journey and Ford Edge.

What's New on the 2015 Kia Sorento?

The Kia Sorento was redesigned in 2014, so changes are minor. For 2015, the Sorento gets a restyled grille, and its four-cylinder engine earns 1 additional mpg on the highway.

How Does the 2015 Kia Sorento Compare to Other Mid-Size SUVs?

Unlike the Honda CR-V or Hyundai Santa Fe, the Sorento doesn't fit the bill of a compact or large SUV. It's somewhere in the middle. The result is gas mileage and interior space that may be acceptable but not always preferable. The Sorento's 2014 redesign introduced plenty of changes and features, but despite Kia's claims, the cabin doesn't feel any more spacious.

What Features in the 2015 Kia Sorento Are Most Important?

The Sorento is powered by a 191-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Drivers desiring more engine power can upgrade to an optional 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6. Available all-wheel drive uses Torque Vectoring Cornering Control, which directs additional power to certain wheels during cornering to aid handling. You can also opt for available driver-adjustable power-steering assistance.

Significant standard features include 17-inch wheels, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, headlights with LED accents, fabric upholstery, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity. Available options include 18- or 19-inch wheels, fog lights, power-folding side mirrors, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, a panoramic moonroof, a programmable power liftgate, third-row seating, UVO multimedia system, Infinity premium stereo, navigation with an 8-inch screen, a heated steering wheel, heated front- and second-row seats and ventilated front seats.

As required in all new vehicles from this year, the 2015 Kia Sorento gets standard front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Front-seat side-impact airbags, first- and second-row side curtain airbags and front-seat active head restraints are also standard. Optional driver assists include a blind spot warning system and a backup camera.

Should I Buy the 2015 Kia Sorento?

With the available V-6 engine, the Kia Sorento delivers refined performance. Ride quality is controlled, although you can expect some road noise, especially with the available 19-inch wheels. There are plenty of luxury features and two- or three-row seating, but with the third row in use, cargo room dwindles considerably. Curtain airbags also don't extend to the third row.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


One of the best vehicles I’ve owned

Car was reliable, got decent mileage for the type of driving we did, was comfortable, quiet. Met all of our needs! This was our 4th Kia!


2015 Kia Sorento oil consumption

Nice car until it ran out of oil. No light or indication until the engine made noise at 118K miles. Warranty to 100k.Will have to replace or rebuild motor. Disappointing


Great Suv

This suv is great and everything I need! It’s fit just for me and my family and drives nice! Thank you for doing business with me!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years or newer/less than 60,000 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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