2009 Kia Sorento  -  $22,295


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,295
Base Invoice: $21,280
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr LX Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: 2WD 4dr LX Base
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic
Engine: 3.3L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Roominess of a mid-size SUV with a small-SUV price; choice of two V6 engines; off-road capability; stellar warranty; 5-star crash ratings in all four NHTSA categories


Model Highlights

There are 2 trim levels of the Sorento: the LX, with a 242-hp 3.3L V6; and the EX, with the 262-hp 3.8L V6. Both versions come with 5-speed automatic Sportmatic shifting with low range, but the EX Luxury edition has an available Borg-Warner Torque-On-Demand option. Both models are available as front-wheel or 4-wheel drive.

One simple change for 2009 that makes a difference in the Sorento's usability is a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The interior is quite roomy for a small SUV, though there is no third-row seating. The Sorento also comes with dual front airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver's knee airbag and active front headrests. Not surprisingly, then, it earned 5-star ratings in front driver, front passenger, side driver, and side rear crash tests, plus a 4-star rating for the 4-wheel driver rollover test.

The LX comes with plenty of standard features, like a CD/MP3 stereo with 10 speakers, storage under the floor of the rear cargo space, 8-way adjustable driver's seat, electronic stability control, traction control, and tire-pressure monitoring. The Sport Package, available only on the LX, adds fog lights, rear spoiler, 17" tires and alloy wheels, upgraded interior trim, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The EX has all the features of the LX, plus a power sunroof, remote keyless entry, audio controls in the steering wheel, cargo net, 2-tone body side cladding and bumpers and woodgrain accents in the interior. Rather than going sporty, the EX has a Luxury Package available, which adds heated front seats, dual-zone temperature control, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, chrome exterior door handles, and Torque-On-Demand full-time four-wheel drive.

In LX trim, the 3.3L V6 can tow 3,500 pounds; the EX, with its 3.8L V6, can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Without a boat behind it, the EPA estimates the LX front-wheel drive at 16 city, 22 highway, and the EX slightly lower at 15 city, 21 highway. The 4-wheel drive option doesn't affect the mileage much, with the LX estimated at 15 city, 22 highway and the EX getting 15 city, 20 highway.


Model News

Not much is new in the Kia Sorento for 2009. It received a design overhaul in 2007, and a second, larger engine was added for 2008. Both the 3.3L and 3.8L V6 powerplants are available in 2009 models. This year, there were slight changes made to the front and rear styling, and a few updates to the interior, including 60/40 fold-flat split rear seats for more cargo carrying options.


Value Writeup

With a starting price in the low $20s and the Kia 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, the Sorento is a very good value for a small SUV. In all trim levels, it has body-on-frame construction, low-range gearing, and high ground clearance, which all add up to an off-road ready vehicle -- plus it has a decent towing capacity of 3500 or 5000 pounds, depending on the engine selected. The fuel economy is decent, returning a highway rating of 22 mpg.


Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
337.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
464.20 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.3L/204

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
242 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
228 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic

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

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.6 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
137.5 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
4068 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1653 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
165 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16

Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.70

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

Roadside Assistance Note
24-hour roadside assistance

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11E041000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2011

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,398

Summary
CURT MANUFACTURING IS RECALLING CERTAIN TOW PACKAGE WIRING HARNESSES, PART NUMBER 56024, THAT CONNECT TOW VEHICLE LIGHTING CIRCUITS TO TRAILER LIGHTING CIRCUITS SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2011 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ AND KIA SORENTO VEHICLES. THE UNITS ARE NOT WATER-TIGHT AND MOISTURE CAN SEEP INTO THE CONVERTER MODULE AND DEFEAT THE MODULE'S INTERNAL CIRCUIT PROTECTION.

Consequence
WITHOUT THE CIRCUIT PROTECTION, THE MODULE CAN OVERHEAT POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

CURT MANUFACTURING WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TOW PACKAGE WIRING HARNESS. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CURT MANUFACTURING AT 1-715 831-8713.

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).

3.3L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic

Rear wheel drive

Battery saver

Trailering hitch wiring harness connector

Front/rear tow hooks

Front-end fuel tank skid plates

Double wishbone front suspension w/coil springs

5-link rear suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes

16" 5-spoke alloy wheels

P245/70R16 tires

Body-color bumpers

Chrome rear garnish w/body-colored trim

Dual bar insert w/chrome surround grille

Auto-off projector headlamps

Black pwr mirrors

Privacy glass

Solar glass windshield

2-speed variable intermittent front windshield wipers

Rear window intermittent wiper/washer

Rear liftgate w/flip-open glass

Body-colored door handles

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

Double raschel cloth front bucket seats w/8-way manual driver seat, driver adjustable lumbar support

60/40 split flat-folding rear seat w/removable headrests & fold-down armrests

Center console w/armrest & dual storage

Driver footrest

Tilt steering wheel

LCD odometer w/(2) trip meters

Low fuel warning indicator

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto-down

Pwr door locks w/two-turn entry

Air conditioning

Rear heating ducts

Rear window defogger

Dual front/rear cup holders

Dual compartment locking glove box

Felt lined slide-out storage drawer

(4) pwr outlets

Color-keyed door handles

Pull-down felt lined coin holder

Overhead sunglass storage -inc: garage door opener pocket

Dual slide-out sunvisors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors

Lighting -inc: dome w/fade-out, map, courtesy, cargo

Rear garment hooks

Rear quarter panel storage bin

Under rear cargo floor storage compartments

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

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Side impact door beams

Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor

Full-length side curtain airbags

Driver knee airbag

3-point seat belts at all positions w/front force limiters & pretensioners

Height-adjustable front seatbelts

Front active headrests

Rear child safety door locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system

Energy-absorbing steering column

Dual-note horn

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SILVER
$0

 
ALPINE GRAY
$0

 
MIDNITE BLUE
$0

 
GRAPHITE FROST
$0

 
SPICY RED
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
WHITE
$0

 
SAND BEIGE
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

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

 
FRONT/REAR CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$115

 
CARGO TRAY
$110

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$110

 
REMOTE START
$360

 
SIDE STEP BARS
$445

 
TOW HITCH
$340

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$45

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