2011 Kia Sorento  -  $21,990


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,990
Base Invoice: $21,275
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr I4 Base
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 20 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 2WD 4dr I4 Base
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC dual CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

Pros

Just-right size; roomy interior; utility and cargo-friendliness; comfortable ride; standard tech features; available third-row seat


Model News

After an absence for the 2010 model year, the Sorento returns for 2011 as a refined, more carlike crossover utility vehicle, powered by 4-cylinder and V6 engines, with either front- or all-wheel drive. The new model is about three inches longer than the former model, with most of the added length going to passenger space. Technology and entertainment features are upgraded substantially, and 3-row seating is optional.

Also of note is that the Sorento is Kia's first U.S.-built vehicle, made in an all-new plant in West Point, Georgia.


Model Highlights

If you want the more powerful V6 in the Sorento, you'll need to step up to the top-of-the-line EX trim. Otherwise, the 4-cylinder engine is offered with Base, LX, and EX trims. Standard equipment on all Sorento models is extensive, and includes a trip computer, power windows, locks and mirrors, air conditioning, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface and a sound system that includes an MP3-compatible CD player, USB and aux inputs and Sirius satellite radio. Base models are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, while LX models step up to a 6-speed automatic in addition to body-color heated mirrors with integrated turn signals for a more upscale appearance. Automatic one-touch up/down windows, a rear center armrest are also included. Top EX models include push-button start, smart keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, upgraded upholstery, fog lamps, heated mirrors, automatic headlamps and larger 18-inch alloy wheels.

Options on the Base model are very limited, but options on the LX include a third-row seat, plus a Convenience Package that includes heated front seats, a backup system, fog lamps and roof rails. Some of the best options are reserved for the EX. Among the exclusives are a Premium Package, with a panoramic sunroof and leather seats; a rear DVD entertainment system and a Limited Package that brings chrome wheels plus a navigation system, real-time traffic information, accent interior lighting and a 550-watt Infinity surround-sound system.

Both engines in the Sorento are new for 2011. A 175-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is the base offering, and the 6-speed automatic that's available through most of the line is an all-new design. The optional V6 makes 276 horsepower and brings especially strong acceleration with a smooth, refined character, while the 4-cylinder is quite economical, achieving EPA ratings of up to 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway.

All-wheel drive is available with LX or EX trims, regardless of the engine. Kia's all-wheel drive system can send up to 50 percent of power to the rear wheels when needed and comes with a locking center differential that can help provide better traction in harsh weather conditions--deep snow, for example, or to traverse a muddy back road.

First and second-row seating in the Sorento is ample for full-size adults, and the optional third-row has enough space for children though it does reduce cargo room. Second and third-row seats both fold forward to allow 72.5 cubic feet of cargo space in all.

The new Sorento has the suspension configuration of a typical sedan, with MacPherson struts in front and an independent multi-link setup in back, so it rides quite well. Kia hasn't completely forgotten about weekend hauling and towing needs--the Sorento can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Safety features on the 2011 Sorento now include seat-mounted side airbags, side-curtain bags and front active headrests on all models, along with electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, plus Hill Start Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control, which uses the vehicle's transmission to help moderate speed on slippery grades.


Value Writeup

The new Sorento is sized between more compact crossover models like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 and mid-size models such as the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Altogether, it's a little more maneuverable than the larger vehicles while offering just as much practical space.

The Sorento offers more passenger space and more cargo space as the previous Sorento, while its modern engine lineup is both more powerful and more fuel-efficient. Kia says that the 276-horsepower output for the V6 is the best in its class, and EPA figures for the 4-cylinder Sorento are among the best for competing vehicles.

The Sorento's strong warranty--ten years or 100,000 miles for powertrain and five years or 60,000 miles basic warranty, and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance--also help make this a strong choice for families.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
360.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
486.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 3750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59

Total Cooling System Capacity
2.3 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
142.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.3 in

Front Hip Room
56.3 in

Second Head Room
39.2 in

Second Leg Room
37.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Second Hip Room
55.9 in

Wheelbase
106.3 in

Length, Overall
183.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.2 in

Height, Overall
67.3 in

Track Width, Front
63.7 in

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.5 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
72.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
37.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3763 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1650 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
165 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P235/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.7 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
11.9 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 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
10V388000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 31, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
35185

Summary
HYUNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SOUL AND MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 THROUGH JULY 30, 2010. A LIMITED NUMBER OF WIRING HARNESSES SUPPLIED BY JCI AND USED FOR THE LIGHTING IN THE KIA SOUL VEHICLES ADVANCED LIGHTING SPEAKERS, LOCATED IN THE FRONT DOOR TRIM PANELS, AND THE KIA SORENTO VEHICLES INTERIOR ACCENT ILLUMINATION, LOCATED IN THE FRONT AND REAR DOOR TRIM PANELS, MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY SOLDERED.

Consequence
WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MAY OCCUR THAT CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIRING HARNESSES FOR THE LIGHTS IN THE KIA SOUL VEHICLES ADVANCED LIGHTING SPEAKERS, AND THE WIRING HARNESS FOR THE KIA SORENTO VEHICLES INTERIOR ACCENT ILLUMINATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.

KIA'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC083. 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
10V599000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 24, 2010

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected
7697

Summary
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2010. SOME OF THE REAR BRAKE CALIPERS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY MACHINED.

Consequence
AS A RESULT, BRAKE FLUID WILL LEAK, FOLLOWED BY ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT INDICATING THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL IS LOW AND SHOULD BE CHECKED, THEN A SOFT OR SPONGY BRAKE PEDAL FEEL, AND IF NOT SERVICED, REDUCED BRAKING POWER WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR CALIPERS AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.

KIA'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC087. 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
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
15V626000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 06, 2015

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
377,062

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured October 19, 2009, to January 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, if excessive force is applied to the gear shift lever, the brake-shift interlock mechanism may chip or crack allowing the transmission being able to be shifted out of "Park" without the brakes being depressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection."

Consequence
Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll, which may result in a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake-shift interlock mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC124.

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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V258000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 25, 2011

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
12,690

Summary
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO 2WD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND 2.4L ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION THROUGH MAY 22, 2010. THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT MAY SUFFER FROM NOISE AND EXCESSIVE WEAR DUE TO A MISALIGNMENT OF THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR. CONTINUING TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION LEADS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WHIRRING/WHINING NOISE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.

Consequence
DAMAGE TO THE TRANSMISSION MAY CAUSE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR AND INTERMEDIATE SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.

KIA SAFETY RECALL NO. SC089. 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.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
17.5%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.4L DOHC dual CVVT 16-valve I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

17" x 7.0" painted alloy wheels

P235/65R17 tires

Pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent front windshield wipers

Fixed rear wiper

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: auxiliary input jack, USB port

SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: (3) months free subscription

Bluetooth hands-free link

Tricot cloth front bucket seats

Tilt & telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio, cruise, Bluetooth controls

Trip computer

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto down

Pwr door locks

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Front/rear pwr outlets

Rear map pockets

Dual visor vanity mirrors

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

Electronic brake force distribution w/brake assist

Hill assist control

Downhill brake control

Electronic stability control w/traction control

Side impact door beams

Front/rear crumple zones

Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor

Front seat-mounted air bags

Full-length side curtain airbags

3-point seat belts in all positions w/front 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

 
BRIGHT SILVER
$0

 
EBONY BLACK
$0

 
PACIFIC BLUE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, SEAT TRIM
$0

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

 
BLACK REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR
$65

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$50

 
1ST/2ND ROW CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$115

 
1ST/2ND ROW ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$115

 
AUTO-DIMMING REARVIEW MIRROR W/HOMELINK
$350

 
CARGO MAT
$75

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
CARGO COVER
$125

 
CARGO TRAY
$75

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$75

 
SIDE STEPS
$495


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