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