2017 Kia Sorento
- Controls are easy to operate
- Cabin is well-made and attractive
- Second-row seats are versatile and comfortable
- Strong value proposition
- Most seven-passenger competitors offer more interior space.
- Turbo engine isn't as punchy or efficient as expected
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Features & Specs
|LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)||EX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)||EX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)||LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)||L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)||EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)||LX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)||Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)||SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)||SX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)||Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)||EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)||LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)|
|Transmission||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Horsepower||185 hp @ 6000 rpm||290 hp @ 6400 rpm||240 hp @ 6000 rpm||185 hp @ 6000 rpm||185 hp @ 6000 rpm||290 hp @ 6400 rpm||290 hp @ 6400 rpm||290 hp @ 6400 rpm||290 hp @ 6400 rpm||290 hp @ 6400 rpm||290 hp @ 6400 rpm||240 hp @ 6000 rpm||290 hp @ 6400 rpm|
2017 Kia Sorento video
MARK TAKAHASHI: I'm Edmunds editor Mark Takahashi. And here's an Expert Rundown of the 2017 Kia Sorento. There's a lot to like about the 2017 Kia Sorento, even among other mid-size SUVs. It's hard to beat the value proposition for a long list of features, reasonable pricing, and the industry's longest warranty. As a family hauler, its top safety scores should be a strong draw for shoppers. The Sorento is available as either a two or a three-row SUV, with the last row being suitable for smaller passengers only. There's not a lot of cargo space behind the third row. But overall, you get more capacity than the average two-row SUV. The second row seats are comfortable and score points for their ability to slide and recline. They also fold flat using remote levers in the cargo area. The Sorento's interior is well-made and attractive, making it look and feel more expensive than it is. The bottom line is the Kia Sorento is worth your attention. Whether it's the two or three-row model, it competes well against the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport as well as the Ford Edge, even the Toyota Highlander, which is one of our favorites. Also, keep an eye out for the forthcoming Volkswagen Atlas.
2017 Kia Sorento Expert Rundown Review
Looking for a great crossover SUV that gets you a lot for your money? The 2017 Kia Sorento might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
2017 Kia Sorento Overview
The 2017 Kia Sorento is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A), LX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A), SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A), SX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A), EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Kia Sorento?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Kia Sorento and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Sorento 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Sorento.
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