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2017 Kia Sorento

2017 Kia Sorento

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$12,540 — $26,664 USED
SUV
5-7 Seats
19-24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Seating comfort
  • UVO Multimedia system
  • Cargo room and underfloor storage spaces
  • Bold styling
  • Wide array of available convenience features
  • Quiet cabin

The Bad

  • Steering feel
  • Eco mode
  • Turbo lag with turbocharged 2.0-liter
  • Sport mode very harsh
2017 Kia Sorento exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 Kia Sorento
  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Seating for five or seven occupants
  • Optional cargo bins in five-occupant models
  • Optional Around View Monitor

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2017 Kia Sorento Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

We spent a week outside Baltimore with "MotorWeek" to determine the best three-row SUV for 2016. Watch the video to find out how they did.

Vehicle Overview

What is it: The Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV that seats five or seven people and is powered by a choice of two four-cylinder engines or a V-6. It competes with other SUVs such as the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Last year, Kia updated the Sorento with new interior styling, a new four-cylinder engine and enlarged the vehicle.

New for 2017There are two new option packages – Advanced Touring and Advance Technology – and both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are expected to be added to the vehicles later in the model year.

Significant Standard Features

  • Heated side mirrors
  • 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity
  • USB connectivity
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • High-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Two grades of interior leather
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot detection
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Two extra USB ports
  • UVO multimedia system
  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6

Vehicle Overview

What is it: The Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV that seats five or seven people and is powered by a choice of two four-cylinder engines or a V-6. It competes with other SUVs such as the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Last year, Kia updated the Sorento with new interior styling, a new four-cylinder engine and enlarged the vehicle. 

New for 2017There are two new option packages – Advanced Touring and Advance Technology – and both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are expected to be added to the vehicles later in the model year.

Significant Standard Features

  • Heated side mirrors
  • 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • 2,000-pound towing capacity
  • USB connectivity
  • 17-inch wheels
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • High-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Two grades of interior leather
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot detection
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Two extra USB ports
  • UVO multimedia system
  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
465 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

LOVE OUR KIA SORENTO

by Andyimp from Edgewater, Fl. on July 11, 2020

This is our third Sorento and we absolutely love the SUV. Performance is super and the six cylinder has plenty of power and not bad on gas. Read full review

(5.0)

Lease Return used car

by hutchww73 from Milliken on June 13, 2020

I would never have considered the SX trim level as a new car, but as a Lease Return used car, it fit into my budget and I drove the car home. I have only had the car for three weeks, but I am very ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Kia Sorento currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Kia

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    120 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

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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.*

Third-row access

B

Infant seat

A

Booster

(third row)

B

Booster

(second row)

B

Latch or Latch system

B

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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.

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