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2017 Kia
Sorento SUV

Starting at: $25,600

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  • 2017 Kia Sorento 2.4L L SUV

    • Dealership Price:$26,630

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    Engine:
    2.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    6 speed automatic,
    MPG Range:
    21.0/28.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Titanium Silver,
    Interior Color:
    Satin Black,
    Stock #:
    K170904
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  • 2017 Kia Sorento 2.4L LX SUV

    • Dealership Price:$31,530

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    Engine:
    2.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    6 speed automatic,
    MPG Range:
    21.0/25.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Sparkling Silver,
    Stock #:
    AK170829
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  • 2017 Kia Sorento 2.4L LX SUV

    • Dealership Price:$31,625

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    Engine:
    2.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    6 speed automatic,
    MPG Range:
    21.0/25.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Maroon,
    Stock #:
    AK170678
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  • 2017 Kia Sorento 2.4L LX SUV

    • MSRP:Please Call

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    Engine:
    2.4L I-4 cyl,
    Transmission:
    6 speed automatic,
    MPG Range:
    21.0/25.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Bk,
    Stock #:
    AK170187
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  • 2017 Kia Sorento 3.3L EX SUV

    • Dealership Price:$36,150

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    Engine:
    3.3L V-6 cyl,
    Transmission:
    6 speed automatic,
    MPG Range:
    18.0/25.0,
    Exterior Color:
    Sparkling Silver,
    Stock #:
    AK170822
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Specifications

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
2.4L L 2017 Kia Sorento SUV 2.4L L Search New $25,600   185-hp 2.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  21 / 28  
2.4L LX
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$26,900   185-hp 2.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  21 / 28  
2.4L LX
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$28,700   185-hp 2.4L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  21 / 25  
3.3L LX
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$29,200   290-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 25  
3.3L LX
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$31,000   290-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 25  
2.0T EX
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$31,700   240-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  20 / 27  
3.3L EX
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$33,300   290-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 25  
2.0T EX
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$33,500   240-hp 2.0L 4-cyl  6-spd auto  19 / 25  
3.3L EX
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$35,100   290-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 25  
3.3L SX
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$38,800   290-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 25  
3.3L SX
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$40,600   290-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 23  
3.3L SXL
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$44,100   290-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  18 / 25  
3.3L SXL
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$45,900   290-hp 3.3L 6-cyl  6-spd auto  17 / 23  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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On the dyno the V6 is the most powerful engine, with 290 horsepower, but the new 240-horsepower turbocharged four feels perkier, probably because it has more torque, with 260 pound-feet versus the V6’s 252 pound-feet. The V6 does feel quicker in jackrabbit starts, and there’s some turbo lag with the 2.0T engine.

The 6-speed automatic transmission used by all three engines operates more abruptly with the V6, while the four-cylinders shifted more smoothly, if not all that precisely.

There’s a Sport mode, but it’s not particularly sporty. Sport, Comfort, and Eco modes adjust the Sorento’s transmission shift points and steering boost, but don’t affect the throttle response, which is quite sensitive.

The steering is good, with decent tracking on center. The feel of the brakes is also good, while the suspension provides a composed ride.

Sensors in the available all-wheel-drive system monitor the steering degree, yaw, and other forces not having to do with wheel slippage. It’s a sophisticated system that electronically determines in milliseconds which wheel or wheels get the power. There’s also available torque-vectoring that talks to the all-wheel drive when the road is slippery.

Walk Around

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Korean carmakers are known for their ability to copy competitors, to steal the best ideas and designs, and the Sorento styling reflects that skill. It looks neat and elegant, in its family crossover tapestry. Its change is evolutionary, with familiar soft proportions.

Good aerodynamics belie the overall slight bluntness. The front and rear show maturity in the details, with character coming from the detailed grille, LED running lights, and narrow headlamps with prominent air intakes punctuated by foglamps.

Interior Overview

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The Sorento cabin has the feel of a luxury car, thanks to its refinement. The body structure, new for 2016, doubled the amount of high-strength steel, and you can hear it in the solid thunk of the closing of the doors, as well as the quiet ride.

The front seats are especially good. Kia cabin engineers have proudly stated they copied the seats of a Volvo. The seats leave your prosaic Toyota and Honda SUVs behind, and venture into the comfort zone of Jeep Grand Cherokee, BMW X5 and VW Touareg. In Sorento SX models, there’s extendable thigh support for tall drivers, and available height and tilt adjustment for the passenger.

The second-row seats are, we shall say, less than optimum. They’re low, short, firm, and not contoured: a basic bench. The Nissan Murano and Toyota Highlander back seats are far better. However there’s storage under the rear seats, and at least the bench allows the seatback neatly flip forward for access to the third row. Which is surprisingly good, considering that it’s a few inches shorter than the Highlander’s, and even more inches shorter than in the Ford Explorer or Dodge Durango. The Sorento’s third row works for short rides if you’re under six feet.

On the Sorento SX Limited the third row is power folding, by a button inside the liftgate. There’s also an available remote liftgate release that works with the key in your pocket or purse. But the storage space behind the third row is relatively small, maybe enough for three grocery bags.

The Sorento dashboard is attractive and functional, and wraps around between the front doors. It’s fairly low, making the gauges and instruments seem high, which means they’re easy to read and easy to reach. There is ample soft-touch trim, although it could be a bit more daring, and the quality of the interior materials is good. The climate, audio, and navigation controls have their own tidy control pods.

The panoramic moonroof that comes on SX models (optional on EX) is nice but brings down the headroom over the second row too much. If you have tall teens, you may not want it.

Summary

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The Kia Sorento is a fine and versatile family crossover, with stylish looks and a refined cabin. It was all new for 2016. The price goes up with the good stuff, like seven-passenger seating, all-wheel drive, and the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it’s still a major contender in its class.

Sam Moses contributed to this report, with driving impressions by The Car Connection staff.

Model Lineup

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The 2017 Kia Sorento is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Sorento L ($25,400) and Sorento LX ($26,700) come with cloth upholstery and the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

Sorento EX ($31,500) trim upgrades with leather seat trim and features the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

Sorento LX V6 ($28,990), Sorento EX V6 ($33,100), and Sorento SX V6 ($38,600) feature the 3.3-liter V6 engine. Sorento SX Limited V6 ($43,900) upgrades with premium Nappa leather seat trim.

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