2007 Kia Sorento  -  $20,695


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,695
Base Invoice: $19,750
Destination Charge: $700
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr LX Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 17 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 2WD 4dr LX Base
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic
Engine: 3.8L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Lots of features; low price; plenty of power; great warranty.


Model Highlights

The Kia Sorento's big news for 2007 is a larger 3.8L V6. Power increases from 192 horsepower to an enthusiastic 262, and fuel mileage is improved as well. Select the 4x2 and the EPA says the Sorento will get 17/23 mpg city/highway. The Sorento 4x4 is expected to return 17/22 mpg.

The five-speed automatic with Sportmatic shifting selects fourth gear when you shift to manual mode at highway speeds, making passing easier. A five-speed manual transmission is also available.

The amount of equipment that comes standard makes the Sorento seems luxurious compared to some of its four-cylinder competitors. We've grown to expect power windows, door locks, and mirrors, but the Sorento also has anti-lock brakes and heated outside mirrors.

Road warriors will enjoy having four 12-volt power outlets. The eight-way adjustable driver's seat used manual controls, and was very comfortable once we dialed in our preferences. Overhead the console housed map lights, a garage door opener pocket, and a sunglasses holder, just like the up-market SUVs. The 41.4 cubic feet of cargo space could be supplemented by folding down the 60/40 split rear seat to yield a spacious 66.4 cubic feet of storage. Safety equipment includes not only front air bags, but also front and rear side curtain bags.

The LX adds a roof rack, cruise control, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, and a rear cargo cover. It is available with either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, as is the EX.

The $1,200 Sport Package seems to be a real bargain: useful side step bars are added, as is handsome metallic interior trim, an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with ten speakers and a cassette player, blacked out headlights, a spoiler, a leather shift knob, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Step up to the EX and you get alloy wheels, fog lamps, a power driver's seat, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, a trip computer, and an electrochromic rearview mirror. If you add the EX Luxury package the Delphi stereo gets 280-watts of power, a six-disc in-dash CD changer, automatic climate control and headlights, and heated leather seats.

In order to lure buyers into their showroom, Kia continues to offer one of the longest warranties in the business. The limited powertrain warranty is for ten years or 100,000 miles, five years or 60,000 miles are the terms of the basic warranty, and five years of 24-hour roadside assistance are included with each vehicle.


Model News

The Kia Sorento gets a makeover for 2007, with the big news lying under the hood. Thanks to a new 3.8L V6, output jumps from 192 horsepower to 262. The front end and interior have been revised, and towing capacity increases from 3,500 to 5,000 pounds. There are also new 16- and 17-inch wheels to go along with a retuned suspension.


Value Writeup

The 2007 Kia Sorento competes in a very crowded neighborhood. The "cute-utes" include established players such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota's RAV4, the Ford Escape, the Subaru Forester, and the Hyundai Santa Fe. While most of vehicles in this segment have four-cylinder engines, the Sorento brings a hefty 3.8L V6 to the party. This modern motor has four valves per cylinder and double overhead cams. It makes a very healthy 262-hoprsepower and 260-lb-ft of torque. Not only has the power increased over 2006, but fuel economy has also improved.


Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
358.70 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
485.30 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.8L/231

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
105.8 ft³

Front Head Room
39.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.9 in

Front Hip Room
55.3 in

Second Head Room
39.5 in

Second Leg Room
36.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.4 in

Second Hip Room
58.0 in

Wheelbase
106.7 in

Length, Overall
180.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.3 in

Height, Overall
68.1 in

Track Width, Front
62.2 in

Track Width, Rear
62.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.2 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
31.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4083 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
5-link

Front Tire Size
P245/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.68

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
5

Basic Miles/km
60,000

Drivetrain Years
10

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V130000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 15, 2009

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
139844

Summary
HYUNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING 139,844 MY 2006-2007- SEDONA, SPORTAGE, SORENTO AND MY RONDO AND AMANTI VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE VEHICLE MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS. AS A RESULT, THE STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION CAUSING ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS TO EXIST: THE BRAKE LIGHTS MAY NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. ON SOME OCCASIONS, WHEN THE VEHICLE IS STARTED, THE SHIFTER CANNOT BE MOVED FROM THE PARK (P) POSITION. IF THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC), THE ESC LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE INDICATING "ESC OFF." IF THE VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH CRUISE CONTROL, DEPRESSING THE BRAKE MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM.

Consequence
THE MALFUNCTION OF THE STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH TO ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS CONDITION MIGHT EXIST. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY/JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.

HYUNDAI-KIA RECALL NO. SC077. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V114000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 01, 2013

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING , SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected
623,658

Summary
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.

Consequence
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.8L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Rear wheel drive

Battery saver

Trailer hitch wiring harness connector

Front & rear towing hooks

Front & fuel tank skid plates

Double wishbone front suspension

5-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P245/70R16 tires

Full-size spare tire & wheel

16" directional 5-spoke alloy wheels

Engine speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/EBD

Body color bumpers

Chrome surround grille w/dual bar insert

Auto-off projector headlamps

Black pwr heated mirrors

Rear doors/rear window privacy glass

2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window intermittent wiper/washer

Body-color door handles

Rear liftgate w/flip-open glass

Cloth front bucket seats w/8-way manual driver seat, driver lumbar control

60/40 split flat-folding rear seat-inc: folding armrest, removable headrests

Center console w/armrest & dual storage

Color keyed scuff plates

Tilt steering wheel

Dash-mounted illuminated ignition switch

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/1-touch auto-down driver window

Pwr door locks w/2-turn entry system

Rear heater ducts

Rear window defogger

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (10) speakers, separate amplifier

Metal grain interior trim

(2) front/(2) rear center console cup holders, rear door bottle holders

Locking glove box w/upper map pocket

Slide-out storage drawer

Pull-down coin holder bin

Under seat storage bin

12V pwr outlets-inc: (2) front, (1) rear, (1) cargo area

Overhead console-inc: sunglass storage, map lights, garage door opener pocket

Slide-out sunvisors w/dual covered illuminated vanity mirrors

(4) assist grips

Rear roof mounted garment hooks

Dome lights w/fade-out feature

In-door safety, courtesy lights

Rear quarter panel storage bin

Under rear cargo storage compartments

(4) floor-mounted cargo tie-down cargo net hooks

City 17/hwy 23 (3.8L engine/5-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/EBD

Dual advanced front airbags

Full-length side curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

3-point seat belts at all positions-inc: front force limiters & pretensioners

Height-adjustable front seat belt anchors

Front active headrests

Rear child safety door locks

Rear child seat anchors (LATCH system)

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Energy-absorbing steering column

Fuel cut-off system

Dual horn

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
AIR CONDITIONING
$1,000

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$995

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
FRONT/REAR CARPETED FLOORMATS
$85

 
CARGO TRAY
$90

 
ALL WEATHER FLOORMATS
$75

 
REMOTE START
$360

 
SIDE STEP BARS
$445

 
TOW HITCH
$340

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