Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV

2011 Kia Sorento
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2011 Kia Sorento

Pros

  • Plentiful standard features
  • decent-sized third-row seat
  • sporty handling
  • punchy optional V6
  • long warranty.

Cons

  • Suspension tuning is a bit too firm
  • five-passenger model lacks a sliding second-row seat.

Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV for Sale

Kia Sorento 2011 EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
99,179 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
EX
List$11,409
Est.Loan: $213/mo
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This one is loaded with features like a third row seat, panoramic roof, navigation, backup sensors, back up camera, and much more. For peace of mind, it has been through a 125 point mechanical inspection, comes with a dealer warranty for 90 days/ 4,000 miles, and 5 day/ 250 mile money back guarantee. This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed.*Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
103,034 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
Anmo Cars
5.4 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
124,149 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
List$7,595
Est.Loan: $142/mo
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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
109 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
(3)
Fairfax Kia
15.4 mi away
List$8,591
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
121,102 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
(7)
King Volkswagen
16.8 mi away
List$8,477
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
104,326 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
(2)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$8,950
Est.Loan: $167/mo
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$246 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
* 3TH ROW SEAT * CARFAX CERTIFIED * CLEAN CARFAX * LOCALLY OWNED * RUNS LIKE NEW * Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Kia Sorento 2011 EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
52,235 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
EX
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***LOADED WITH NAVIGATION, LEATHER, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, OVERHEAD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM...............................2011 KIA SORENTO EX AWD V6 7 PASSENGER SUV, BRIGHT SILVER WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, REAR BACK UP CAMERA, DRIVERS POWER SEAT, HEATED SEATS, INFINITY SOUND SYSTEM, BLUETOOTH, SIRIUS, MP3, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, KEYLESS ENTRY, 3RD ROW SEATING, TINTED GLASS, REAR SPOILER, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, CHROME WHEELS, ONLY 52K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 23 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Kia Sorento 2011 EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
67,065 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
EX
List$13,488
Est.Loan: $252/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
131,858 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$6,481
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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$178 Below Market
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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* VA INSPECTION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* BLUETOOTH COMPATIBILITY * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* PASSENGER AIRBAG * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER WINDOWS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER DOOR LOCK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza offers car buyers competitively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. 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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
120,300 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
List$7,195
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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$378 Below Market
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It is a Fixer-Upper: a low-cost car option for those with the ability to perform mechanical repairs themselves
Kia Sorento 2011 EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
110,489 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
EX
(1)
Pure Car Buying
33.2 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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**LIKE NEW CONDITION KIA SORENTO EX//FULLY LOADED WITH ON BOARD COMPUTER PUSH START BACK UP CAMERA PREMIUM BLACK LEATHER SEATS HEATED SEATS XM SIRUS SATELLITE RADIO BLUETOOTH ALLOY WHEELS PREMIUM SOUND ALL POWER OPTIONS AUX INPUT BLUETOOTH AUDIO CAPABILITY AND MUCH MORE. RATES AS LOW AS 2.39 %*//MUST SEE// VA STATE INSPECTED//WE FINANCE APPLY .This Kia Sorento is one that you really need to take out for a test drive to appreciate you can't go wrong with this one. The ash tray is whistle clean because it has been smoke free since it was new. Visit Pure Car Buying online at purecarbuying.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-634-2649 today to schedule your test drive.
Kia Sorento 2011 EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
144,341 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
EX
Malloy Ford
38.4 mi away
List$7,967
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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**Clean Carfax**, ***AWD***, **4X4 4WD**. 27/21 Highway/City MPG 2011 Kia Sorento EX 2.4L I4 DOHC Dual CVVT 6-Speed Automatic with Sportmatic 4WD 4D Sport Utility Spicy Red Clean CARFAX. The Valley's BEST car deals are right here in Winchester!! Contact Malloy Ford Internet Sales at 540-667-4434 or email internetmalloyford@dealer-care.com.
Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
140,146 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
(20)
Hagerstown Kia
40.1 mi away
List$7,388
Est.Loan: $138/mo
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3.5L V6 DOHC, 4WD. Recent Arrival! 2011 Kia Sorento LX 4D Sport Utility 3.5L V6 DOHC 4WD White SandSOLD AS-IS! Here is your chance to save big money on this Pre-Auction vehicle offered by Hagerstown Honda/KIA. **NOT FOR SALE TO MARYLAND RESIDENTS** Call before we send it to Auction @ 800-800-4727. TO RECIEVE THE INTERNET SALE PRICE THIS VEHICLE DESCRIPTION PAGE MUST BE PRINTED AND PRESENTED BEFORE PURCHASE!
Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
51,846 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
Antwerpen Genesis
42.6 mi away
List$9,987
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
118,523 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
List$8,000
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Kia Sorento 2011 EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
94,865 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
EX
Buchanan Kia
46 mi away
List$9,893
Est.Loan: $185/mo
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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
62,672 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Kia Sorento 2011 LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
51,819 miles
Used 2011
Kia Sorento
LX
KB Auto Emporium
47.7 mi away
List$13,997
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Kia Sorento crossover SUV hits almost all the right notes, and it does so with the affordability you'd expect.

vehicle overview

It seems like just yesterday that Kia was fielding quirky offerings like, well, the previous-generation Sorento, a traditional body-on-frame SUV that never really caught on in America. But this company learns quickly. The all-new 2011 Kia Sorento boasts the carlike unibody construction (and the subsequent carlike ride) that Americans crave, and it's got most of the other bases covered, too. Perhaps most impressively, it starts at around $20,000, pitting it squarely against perennial compact-crossover all-stars like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

The Sorento's most obvious advantage over these models is its near-midsize dimensions. Longer than both rivals, the Sorento capitalizes with an optional third-row seat that's actually inhabitable by adults for short trips; the 2011 Toyota RAV4's third row, conversely, is strictly for kids, and the 2011 Honda CR-V doesn't even offer one. The Sorento also features a choice of four- and six-cylinder engines, just like the Toyota, while the Honda is four-cylinder only.

The base four-cylinder, however, is merely adequate, which isn't surprising given that its 175 horses are tasked with moving more than 3,600 pounds of crossover. It's punchy enough around town, but sounds somewhat strained at higher rpm, and it's not as good on gas as the thriftiest fours in this segment. Another mild demerit goes to the second-row seat, which doesn't slide fore and aft like those of the Sorento's main competitors.

Overall, though, the Sorento is a highly impressive effort. Whereas past Kias have tended to be purchased primarily because of value, the Sorento is a legitimate contender that just happens to have an affordable price. In addition to the aforementioned Honda and Toyota, we'd recommend the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, 2011 Mazda CX-7 and 2011 Subaru Forester, as well as Kia's smaller Sportage. But we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the 2011 Kia Sorento. It's a rolling exhibit of how far this automaker has come in recent years.

Trim levels & features

The 2011 Kia Sorento is a crossover SUV offered in four trim levels: base, LX, EX and the sporty SX. A third-row 50/50-split-folding seat with room for two is optional on the LX and four-cylinder EX, and standard on the EX V6 and SX.

The base model comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping multifunction steering wheel, a trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity and a CD/MP3 audio system with satellite radio and a USB audio jack.

Moving up to the LX nets a six-speed automatic transmission, body-color heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signals, a second-row armrest with cupholder, as well as the option of adding the Convenience package, which includes foglamps, roof rails, rear parking sensors, heated front seats and a back-up camera with a rearview-mirror-mounted display.

The EX starts with the LX's equipment and adds 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control (with rear air-conditioning on V6 models) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The SX spices things up with more aggressive exterior styling details, a sport-tuned suspension, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, unique metallic interior trim, a rearview camera and a 10-speaker Infinity sound system.

The SX's additional features (excluding the exterior styling elements) are available on the EX trim as part of the Premium and Limited option packages. An optional panoramic sunroof and voice-activated navigation with real-time traffic and mood lighting are bundled into those packages as well (you can also get them on the SX). A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is available on EX V6 models without the sunroof.

2011 Highlights

The 2011 Kia Sorento has been fully redesigned. Major changes include a switch to carlike unibody construction, more powerful engines and a new third-row seat.

Performance & mpg

All Sorento trim levels come standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 175 horsepower and 169 pound-feet of torque. The base model has a six-speed manual transmission, while the others come with a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard across the board, while LX and EX models are eligible for all-wheel drive. The AWD system comes with a locking center differential to improve low-speed traction in icy or off-road situations.

In our performance testing, the four-cylinder brought a Sorento EX from zero to 60 mph in a leisurely 9.9 seconds -- one of the slower times in the class. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with the front-wheel-drive automatic. It is 21/27/23 with AWD.

Optional is a 3.5-liter V6 rated at 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque; it comes only with the six-speed automatic and gets the Sorento from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 7.4 seconds, which is one of the quicker times in the class. Fuel economy stands at 20/26/22 with front-wheel drive and 19/25/21 with AWD.

Safety

The 2011 Kia Sorento comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start assist, hill descent control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front active head restraints. In Edmunds brake testing, both four- and six-cylinder Sorentos came to a stop from 60 mph in 120 feet, which is very good for this class.

In the government's new, more strenuous crash testing for 2011, the Sorento earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and four stars for overall side crash protection. The Sorento earned a top score of "Good" for its performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength crash tests.

Driving

As with the RAV4, the 2011 Kia Sorento is a tale of two engines. The base 2.4-liter four feels punchy enough around town and with light loads, but it struggles a bit with extra passengers and cargo. The 3.5-liter V6, on the other hand, is strong and smooth, and its fuel economy deficit isn't huge; too bad it's only available on the top-of-the-line EX.

At highway speeds, the Sorento's cabin remains impressively isolated from both road and wind noise. We're also fond of the Sorento's handling ability, as this crossover responds directly to steering inputs. This is indeed one of the more enjoyable small family crossovers to drive. The ride quality should be OK for most folks, but we've found that it gets overly harsh when the Sorento is driven over potholes and similarly broken pavement.

Interior

The Sorento's interior is class-competitive in both design and materials, with a look that is restrained but sophisticated. Dashboard plastics are hard to the touch but look good. The audio and climate controls (whether manual or automatic) are intuitive and have a substantial feel, as does the rest of the switchgear.

The front seats are comfortable on long trips and provide the commanding view of the road that crossover buyers love. The inviting second-row seat accommodates two with ease and three in a pinch. It doesn't slide fore and aft without the optional third-row seat (standard on EX V6), meaning the Sorento's not quite as versatile as the Equinox, CR-V or RAV4. And speaking of that third-row seat, it features 50/50-split-folding seatbacks and enough room for even taller-than-average adults, provided the trip is brief. With the rear seats folded, the Sorento can carry up to 72.5 cubic feet of cargo -- about as much as a RAV4 or CR-V.


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2011 Kia Sorento
redwinejl,03/28/2015
Bought new Aug. 2011. I have 117000 miles with no mechanical problems. I am retired and put many miles on this car going from home to our kid home almost weekly. I did have an alternator replaced on recall, but that is it. I had 60000 mile dealer service performed as well as regular oil changes( I have always used full synethic), and maintain proper tire service. When I bought this car, I would have never thought of buying a Kia, as I did not think they were quality cars, but after owning this one for 4 and 1/2 years, Kia is a quality product and a car company that seems to be doing things right. I think this SUV will continue to serve me well for several more years.
Great for the Price!
Jeff Pottberg,10/19/2015
Started with a lease of the 2011 Sorento AWD. Was looking for a safe AWD for my daughter to use in college in New England. This model is great in snow and has a very tight turning radius. Didn't get many options as I was looking for a base model under $25K. I ended up buying out the lease and still like to drive it. Just came back from a 3,000 mile road trip with it and even though I have back problems. I found it comfortable to drive for long periods of time.
Unreliable KIA Sorento
subalulf,03/11/2014
Our Kia Sorento (EX V6) had to have the transmission replaced at 15,000 miles (not the recalled version). The electrical panels replaced at 25k miles. Mysterious popping noise in axel went un-repaired because they couldn't figure out the issue. Interior component broke prior to 36k. It was supposed to be covered under warranty but local dealer network refused to repair. Claiming it was "broken" and not a factory defect. We did not "break" the part but customers have little recourse if the dealer network performs the evaluation (and damaged the part further during evaluation). In general, Kia corporate and the Kia dealers appear unreliable and unresponsive to multiple mechanical flaws.
What can I say about the 2011 KIA Sorento SX..."WOW!"
heyofficer,03/19/2011
My Husband and I were looking for a new SUV, and were sick of seeing all the "cookie cutter" and common Honda Pilots, Toyota Highlanders, RAV4's and CRV's that it seemed were everywhere. Boring and tired looking, and their owners were looking equally boring and tired! So we shopped and shopped. Test drove and researched. Then after all the info was collected, we bought a new 2011 KIA Sorento SX in February. I drive it daily, and my husband and I have been on some longish trips to Las Vegas, too. We sold our Mazda, but this new KIA actually beats the rest when compared feature to feature, overall quality, looks and reliability. KIA's 100,000 warranty is icing on the cake!
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
276 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
276 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat3 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover17.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Kia's meteoric rise to genuine respectability over the past few years has been something to behold. While GM and Chrysler were going bankrupt, this Korean upstart was busy transforming its value-centric reputation by churning out a series of all-around impressive cars. First came the likable Rondo family vehicle, and then the funky Soul hatchback, and more recently the jaw-droppingly competitive Forte economy sedan. Now Kia has turned its attention to its venerable family SUV, and at this point no one should be surprised to hear that the 2011 Kia Sorento is one of the best affordable crossovers on the planet.

Ostensibly a follow-up to Kia's outgoing body-on-frame SUV of the same name, the new Sorento is really an entirely different product, from its carlike unibody construction to its on-road-biased available all-wheel drive (the old Sorento had off-road-ready 4WD with low-range gearing). It competes in the affordable crossover segment, which has been dominated for years by two models: the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4. Kia has clearly studied these icons closely, because the Sorento shares some of their most notable virtues. To wit, the Sorento's elegantly simple dashboard layout is a nod to the CR-V, and the Sorento's strong V6, third-row seat (standard on EX V6) and ample dimensions are all pages out of the RAV4's playbook.

Indeed, our initial impressions of the Sorento leave us struggling to come up with things that need improvement. There are no obvious foibles here, none of the beginner's mistakes that we'd expect from a company that only started selling cars in the U.S. in 1994. The base four-cylinder engine isn't as impressive as the rest of the vehicle, but even so, its underwhelming performance likely won't be a deal-breaker for those on a tighter budget. Kia is really making moves these days; the 2011 Kia Sorento is just the latest example.

Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV Overview

The Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV is offered in the following styles: LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M), SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and SX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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Save up to $378 on one of 32 Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,995 as of09/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV LX is priced between $5,995 and$13,997 with odometer readings between 109 and161261 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV EX is priced between $7,967 and$13,995 with odometer readings between 52235 and144341 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV Base is priced between $8,842 and$9,900 with odometer readings between 49171 and88320 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Kia Sorento SUV SX is priced between $11,460 and$11,460 with odometer readings between 115125 and115125 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2011 Kia Sorento?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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