Kia

Kia Sorento

Price $23,995 – $40,995
Fuel consumption 6.5 – 10.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 82%(view ratings)
Now that the Borrego is gone, the Sorento has become Kia’s largest SUV. Thanks to its 2011 overhaul, it has joined the category’s top ranks – and now it features improved mechanics too. The small 2.4L 4-cylinder engine is now more efficient with fuel injection. AWD is still offered, as is a powerful 3.5L V6. Both the manual and automatic transmissions have six speeds. It is also very well made.

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Test Drives2021 Kia Sorento: More Attractive, Yet Less Capable
The Sorento has been a staple at Kia since 2002. While it debuted as a body-on-frame SUV, this family mover from Korea has become more and more refined over the years, largely contributing to the brand’s success in Canada. Following the introduction of the fourth-generation 2021 Kia Sorento for the …
Previews2019 Kia Sorento: Five Things to Know
Introduced in 2002, the Kia Sorento is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that’s larger than the Sportage , but smaller than the all-new Telluride . It takes on direct competitors such as the Honda Pilot , Mazda CX-9 and Chevrolet Traverse . Here are five things you need to know …
First Drives2019 Kia Sorento: Refreshed and Ready for Adventure
MUSKOKA, Ontario – Kia has long been perceived by consumers as a brand with a strong value proposition. Over the past few years, Kia has tried to maintain those consumer benefits, while instilling a culture that's equally focused on technology, performance, comfort and design. According to Ted Lancaster, vice-president and …
First DrivesFirst Drive: 2016 Kia Sorento
I’ve never been a big sport utility guy—at least not in terms of the modern day incarnation of the sport utility. (I did once briefly own a Jeep Cherokee XJ, but a rust-ridden floor quickly put an end to that.) It’s not that I don’t see the added versatility that …
Test Drives2016 Kia Sorento: It's Turbo Time
There's no question that Kia understands the people mover market. From the compact Sportage crossover to the exceptional Sedona minivan, the Korean company has proven that focusing on design and features can transcend the function-over-form philosophy that predominates amongst practical vehicles. A similar tale emerges with the 2016 Kia Sorento, …
Blog2016 Kia Sorento: One Model To Straddle Two Categories
Like many Kia models, the Sorento comes in several different configurations, each of which can be equipped with plenty of options to top off the reasonably good standard equipment. There’s also a significant range in price, considering that the most affordable Sorento, the LX, sells for $27,795. That’s $2,503 less …

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RecallsKia Follows Hyundai’s Lead With Engine-related Recall
We suspected Kia would follow the lead of Hyundai , which earlier this week announced a recall on nearly 150,000 vehicles in Canada to update the engine control module. It’s now official: close to 80,000 Kia vehicles in the country will be recalled as part of a similar “Product Improvement …
News2021 Kia Sorento Debuts in North America, Hybrid to Arrive Later
The updated, fourth-generation 2021 Kia Sorento made its North American debut today during a virtual event. Built on the N3 platform, this model is longer (+35 mm in wheelbase) and stiffer than its predecessor. The Sorento, of course, will still slot between the Sportage and Telluride . In Canada, all-wheel …
New ModelsStunning 2021 Kia Sorento Revealed Ahead of Geneva
The Kia Sorento received some pleasant updates and styling revisions for 2019, but now the time has come for the all-new, fourth-generation model to arrive, if only to keep pace with the Santa Fe from parent company Hyundai That’s exactly what we’ll see on March 3 at the Geneva Auto …
Hybrid/Plug-in HybridKia Sorento Hybrid is Confirmed, but Will it Come Here?
Like most automakers, Kia is putting a lot of emphasis on utility vehicles these days. The all-new Telluride three-row midsize SUV and Niro EV compact crossover hit the market last year, while the sub-compact Seltos was unveiled less than two months ago. Now, what will the next-generation Kia Sorento look …

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2018 Kia Sorento - Motoring TV
Kia Canada recently launched its newly refreshed 2018 Sorento. It was at the same time some young film makers and friends of Motoring TV told us they were looking for a new work vehicle. We suggested they become auto journalists for a day and do a review for Motoring TV.
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Motoring TV 2003 Episode 1
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Motoring TV 2003 Episode 7
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Motoring TV 2016 Crossover and Luxury Crossover of the Year
Of all the categories in the 2016 edition of Motoring TV's Car of the Year awards, crossovers and luxury crossovers are experiencing enormous sales growth. With so many new and redesigned entries for 2016, it was tough to choose just three finalists for each category, let alone just one winner …
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Test Drive: 2016 Kia Sorento
Graeme Fletcher takes a closer look at the 2016 Kia Sorento, a sport utility that is once again leading a design renaissance the automaker hopes will continue to attract new customers to the showroom. And, thanks to its abundance of features and clever use of space, the fourth-gen Sorento is …
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Review: 2016 Kia Sorento
The Motoring TV team was in Mont-Tremblant, Que., to drive the third generation Kia Sorento, the company's second-best selling vehicle behind the subcompact Rio. Mont-Tremblant was a fitting location to launch the 2016 version of the automaker's popular sport utility, with active families abound in the ski resort town northwest …