Kia Sorento

2015 Kia Sorento

Pros: Generous levels of standard equipment; well-designed infotainment features; quiet cabin; comfortable ride

Cons: Cramped, hard-to-access 3rd-row seats; pricey option packages drive up prices in a hurry; 4-cylinder engine strains to provide adequate performance

CG Says: After a significant freshening for 2014, the Kia Sorento sees only a few changes of note for 2015. The front-grille detailing is revised, the latest version of Kia’s UVO infotainment system has been added, and Kia says the four-cylinder engine has been updated to provide better fuel economy. Sorento rides and handles well, aided by tidy-for-the-class exterior dimensions. A strong warranty, many available upscale features, polished road manners, and good all-around utility add to its appeal. The cramped, hard-to-reach 3rd-row seat still disappoints, but you can say the same for most like-equipped rivals. The Sorento merits serious consideration if you’re looking for a capable, high-value midsize crossover.

The Facts
Class Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Kia
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2WD LX: $24,100
AWD LX: $25,900
2WD LX V6: $26,500
AWD LX V6: $28,300
2WD EX: $31,500
AWD EX: $33,300
2WD SX: $36,500
AWD SX: $38,300
2WD SX-L: $39,900
AWD SX-L: $41,700

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
191
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-27

Optional Engine
3.3-liter V6
Horsepower
290
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

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2015 Kia Sorento