2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Kia Sorento - Road Test Specs

2011 Kia Sorento SUV

(3.5L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleEX V6
Base MSRP$24,000 (est.)
Options on test vehicleNone.


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.5 liters
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.6
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)273 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)247 @ 5,000
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I = 4.651; II = 2.831; III = 1.842; IV = 1.386; V = 1.000; VI = 0.772; R = 3.393; Final Drive = 3.195


Suspension, frontIndependent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, multilink, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional hydraulic-assist power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.4:1
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP235/60R18
Tire size, rearP235/60R18
Wheel size18-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontDisc
Brakes, rearDisc

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 city/27 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,935
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61/39
Length (in.)184.4
Width (in.)74.2
Height (in.)69.1
Wheelbase (in.)106.3
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)37.6
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)Not Available
Headroom, front (in.)39.2
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)Not Available
Shoulder room, front (in.)59.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.7
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)Not Available
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)9.1
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)73


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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