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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Crossover
Production years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

While most of the midsize crossover SUVs looked pretty much the same, the 2017 Kia Sorento had a distinctive exterior design, as well as a good price.

The harmoniously styled SUV kept the buyers’ eyes entertained and it was offered with 5 different trim levels, as well as 3 powertrain options.

Jumping in the top-of-the-range SX Limited and ignoring the KIA badges, the stylish crossover made their occupants feel like they were siting in a premium vehicle. The cabin was fitted with premium Nappa leather - although only two color choices were available, upscale polished metallics and gloss finish trims.

The control layout was simple, with intuitive and easy to use buttons. The Kia’s infotainment system was intuitive too, with everything logically arranged.

Providing a nice combination of manoeuvrability and versatility, the Kia Sorento was available in two configurations: a 2-row setup (the L, the SX Limited and the EX trim levels ) or a three-row layout (EX V6 and the SX trim levels), offering seating for five, respectively 7 passengers.

The least expensive Kia Sorento in the base L trim level was equipped with standard 17-inch alloys, fabric upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity and split-second-row seats.

The upper trim levels added available optional packages such as the Convenience, the Advanced Technology, Premium and the Touring package.

Receiving a 5-star rating at the government crash tests, the Sorento was one of the safest crossovers available on the market at the time, available with many active and passive safety features.

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KIA Sorento 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.0L T-GDI 8AT (240 HP)
  4 diesel engines
  • 2.2L CRDI 6MT AWD (200 HP)
  • 2.2L CRDI 6MT FWD (200 HP)
  • 2.2L CRDI 8AT AWD (200 HP)
  • 2.2L CRDI 8AT FWD (200 HP)
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KIA Sorento 2.0L T-GDI 8AT (240 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L T-GDI 8AT (240 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
176.5 KW @ 6000 RPM
240 HP @ 6000 RPM
237 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 1450-3500 RPM
353 Nm @ 1450-3500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
18.8 gallons (71.2 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/55 R19 101H
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/64.7 in (1,633/1,643 mm)
Wheelbase
109.4 in (2779 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.4 cuFT (606 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Gross Weight Limit
4068 lbs (1845 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Highway
24.5 mpg US (9.6 L/100Km)
Combined
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
194 g/km

KIA Sorento 2.2L CRDI 6MT AWD (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L CRDI 6MT AWD (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2199 cm3
Power
147.1 KW @ 3800 RPM
200 HP @ 3800 RPM
197 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 RPM
441 Nm @ 1750-2750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
18.8 gallons (71.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/64.7 in (1,633/1,643 mm)
Wheelbase
109.4 in (2779 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.4 cuFT (606 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4259 lbs (1932 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
34.1 mpg US (6.9 L/100Km)
Highway
48 mpg US (4.9 L/100Km)
Combined
41.3 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
149 g/km

KIA Sorento 2.2L CRDI 6MT FWD (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L CRDI 6MT FWD (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2199 cm3
Power
147.1 KW @ 3800 RPM
200 HP @ 3800 RPM
197 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 RPM
441 Nm @ 1750-2750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
18.8 gallons (71.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/64.7 in (1,633/1,643 mm)
Wheelbase
109.4 in (2779 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.4 cuFT (606 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4131 lbs (1874 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
Highway
47 mpg US (5 L/100Km)
Combined
42 mpg US (5.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
147 g/km

KIA Sorento 2.2L CRDI 8AT AWD (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L CRDI 8AT AWD (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2199 cm3
Power
147.1 KW @ 3800 RPM
200 HP @ 3800 RPM
197 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 RPM
441 Nm @ 1750-2750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
18.8 gallons (71.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/64.7 in (1,633/1,643 mm)
Wheelbase
109.4 in (2779 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.4 cuFT (606 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4314 lbs (1957 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
Highway
41.3 mpg US (5.7 L/100Km)
Combined
37.9 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
164 g/km

KIA Sorento 2.2L CRDI 8AT FWD (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L CRDI 8AT FWD (200 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2199 cm3
Power
147.1 KW @ 3800 RPM
200 HP @ 3800 RPM
197 BHP @ 3800 RPM
Torque
325 lb-ft @ 1750-2750 RPM
441 Nm @ 1750-2750 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
18.8 gallons (71.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
127 mph (204 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
8-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
189 in (4801 mm)
Width
74.4 in (1890 mm)
Height
66.3 in (1684 mm)
Front/rear Track
64.3/64.7 in (1,633/1,643 mm)
Wheelbase
109.4 in (2779 mm)
Ground Clearance
7.3 in (185 mm)
Cargo Volume
21.4 cuFT (606 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.33
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4200 lbs (1905 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
32.7 mpg US (7.2 L/100Km)
Highway
44.4 mpg US (5.3 L/100Km)
Combined
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
159 g/km
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