2011 Kia Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle Review

Kia Sorento


2011 Kia Sorento sport utility vehicle, which shares its basic design elements with Santa Fe developed by Kia’s corporate parent- Hyundai.

A Visual Tour of 2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Kia Sorento sport utility vehicle is modified with modern styling, powerful engines, and some additional features.

Trim Levels

The 2011 version of Sorento is designed as a 5-passenger SUV, which uses standard truck-type construction. It is available in LX, sporty SX, and up level EX trim levels.

Engine Specs

Both EX and LX trims are designed with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine to develop 175-horsepower. The standard engine on SX and optional on others is a 3.5-liter V6 to churn out 276-horsepower. All Sorentos are developed by using all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive.

Coming to transmissions, the standard engine is paired to a sole 6-speed automatic transmission. For this year, 6-speed manual transmission and base trim level have been discontinued. The maximum towing capacity of engine is 3,500 pounds.

Salient Features

The available safety features of Sorento are ABS, traction control, curtain-side airbags that cover the first two seating rows, and an antiskid system.

Standard on V6 versions and optional on 4-cylinder models is a 3rd-row bench seat, which enhances seating capacity to 7. The trim LX is developed with a convenience package that includes rear obstacle detection, fog lights, and rear-view camera.

The trim EX has leather upholstery, rear-view camera, heated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof.

The trim EX comes with an optional DVD system. Some optional features are heated front seats, rear view-camera, and a navigation system.


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