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.
There's ambition behind the 2017 Kia Sorento. Redesigned for the 2016 model year, it makes its way into this new year with some significant refinements. That includes improved smartphone integration, a few choice safety tweaks and some trim variations. Previous generation Sorentos may have been compact crossovers at a keen price, but this latest Sorento has ascended up into mid-size mainstream where the competition is stiff and the options list must be comparable.
One advantage the Sorento brings into the fray is that it can be tailored to any customer. There are three different engines available: a base non-turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four and a thumping 3.3-liter V6. Those powerplants all come mated to a six-speed automatic transmission churning either the front wheels or all four of them.
Particularly when equipped with the V6, the Sorento is a refined and sophisticated everyday driving companion. And it's versatile too, with a choice of two or three rows of seating. Save the rearmost seat for the toddlers, however.
With its multiple personalities, the Sorento can be considered an alternative to virtually any crossover, from basic compacts to three-row behemoths fitted out like the Sultan of Brunei's personal 747. Well, minus the gold-plated lavatories and on-board dining room(s).
Fuel consumption naturally varies according to powertrain choice. The best fuel economy numbers come with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive that specs out at 24 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway). The lowest ratings are generated by the Sorentos with the big 3.3-liter V6 under their hoods and all-wheel drive. Those come in at a thirsty 19 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway). The turbocharged four-cylinder models have numbers closer the naturally aspirated four then the six.
With its wide range of talents, even wider range of options, and overall versatility, the Sorento attracts, no surprise, a wide range of buyers. It's one of Kia's best-selling vehicles and the largest crossover the company makes. It's also the first vehicle Kia produced (and continues to produce) at its assembly plant in West Point, Georgia.
Cutting through the blizzard of Sorento possibilities takes some solid research, and seeking out some good advice is always a good idea. And you've already taken a good first step by starting your buying journey here at Edmunds.com.
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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