2017 Kia Sorento

$25,600 - $45,900
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)
Starting MSRP$26,900$33,300$31,700$28,700$25,600$35,100$29,200$44,100$40,600$38,800$45,900$33,500$31,000
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower185 hp @ 6000 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm240 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm185 hp @ 6000 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm240 hp @ 6000 rpm290 hp @ 6400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover15.8%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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a lotta SUV for the $
We compared several mid sized SUV's by test driving and pricing them out with similar features/packages and the Kia was the best value that we found. We were also very impressed with the ride and the safety features (autonomous braking, lane monitoring, blind spot monitoring and a great back up camera). The basics of the vehicle are great as well - a smooth and surprisingly quiet ride and solid acceleration with the 3.3 V6.
"Made" in USA
Assembled here with US engine and US transmission. Best warranty in the market that I have seen. Rides and handles well. Slightly underpowered accelerating onto highway smoothly with 4 cylinder standard engine. Smallish rear window.
Best SUV for the money
Leased this SUV for 3 years this past week. I choose the snow white pearl with merlot leather interior. I traded 2 other vehicles in for this one as my wife and I didn't need 2 since we are retired. I have leased over 20 vehicles in the past 20 years including BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Lexus. The Sorento is one of the best vehicles I have ever leased. I have the SX with Advanced Technology package which includes Lane Departure Warning, Advanced smart cruise control, Forward Collision Warning Autonomous Emergency Warning and Electronic Parking Brake. I added remote start and Home link rear view mirror. The build quality is exceptional, doors close with a solid thud like the German cars, and interior quality is as good or better than Lexus RX350. Interior noise levels are exceptionally low with no tire hiss being heard in the rain which makes listening to the very good 10 speaker Infinity sound system even better. Heated and ventilated front seats are great along with the heated steering wheel. The 3rd row isn't that roomy but I will probably not use it that much but cargo room behind the second row is very good. If you will use the 3rd row often this may not be your best choice. Reliability isn't known yet since I only have 650 miles on the SUV. I hope this helps anyone looking to purchase an suv.

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.

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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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