Test Drive 2017 KIA Sorento near Denver Colorado

 

Vehicle Overview

Since its introduction in 2002, the Kia Sorento has appealed to customers who appreciate a midsize crossover SUV that does well in every major aspect. For the 2017 model year-one of the entries of the nameplate's third production cycle-Kia makes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available, so that you can control infotainment functions with your smartphone. Also, there are new safety features, which include adaptive headlights and automatic emergency braking. The number of trims, however, remain the same; they consist of the L, LX, LX V6, EX, EX V6, SX, and SLX V6.

Interior - Schedule Your 2017 Kia Sorento Test Drive

InteriorGoing with the "V6" version of the 2017 Sorento gets you a three-row vehicle that seats up to seven people. Otherwise, it is a two-row, five-seater vehicle. However, if you choose the regular LX, you can add the third row. The second and third rows are foldable, which is great for maximizing cargo space: at 73.5 cubic feet. The Sorento becomes significantly more luxurious when you go to at least the middle tier of its list of trims. The EX has leather-appointed seats, front-seat heating capability, and a driver's seat with 10-way power adjustability and power lumbar support. The SX ups the ante with 14-way power adjustability and memory system for the driver's seat, while the SXL V6 tops all trims with second-row heating capability, front-seat cooling capability, and premium Nappa leather covering seats. For comfort and convenience, the 2017 Sorento starts off with features such as cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, remote keyless entry, controls mounted on the steering wheel, and a six-speaker stereo system with SiriusXM satellite radio subscription. On the LX, infotainment is upgraded with a rearview camera and a 4.3-inch color touchscreen. The EX replaces the 4.3-inch display with a 7-inch one; adds voice recognition (via UVO eServices) and the aforementioned Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps; and also provides dual-zone automatic climate control, smart key function, and push-button engine start. At the SX trim level (i.e., SX and SXL V6), Kia replaces the six-speaker audio system with the 10-speaker Infinity surround sound system with HD Radio. Some trims get exclusive features; the EX has paddle shifters for simulating manual gear shifting, the EX V6 has a 7-inch LCD supervision meter cluster and third-row air conditioning, and the SXL V6 has a remote garage-door opener.

Exterior - Kia Sorento Dealership Test Drives
Exterior

Consisting of a steel unibody for maximum sturdiness and stability, the 2017 Sorento maintains the strength of a larger SUV while retaining its sports-influenced profile. At the front are a pair of projector beam headlights, which are upgraded to auto-leveling high-intensity discharge (HID) lights on the SXL V6. Starting from the EX, Kia adds a pair of fog lights for more penetrating illumination; on the SXL V6, halogen bulbs are swapped with longer-lasting LEDs. Heated exterior mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators-upgraded with power folding and reverse tilt-down ability on the SX and SXL V6-flank the front side doors. On top of the vehicle are roof rails with the LX and higher, with chrome finish (instead of silver) and added panoramic sunroof on the SX models. The rear of the Sorento has a spoiler for better aerodynamics. For the addition of a smart power liftgate-which enables you to open the trunk when you stand behind the vehicle with the smart key-go with the SX or SXL V6.

Mechanical / Powertrain - Sorento Information
Powertrain

The base-level engine on the 2017 Sorento is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder that has an output of 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. There is the option of getting a 3.3-liter V6 with 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque on the LX, EX, and SX trim levels (thus the "V6" designation). Each engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which has Sportmatic technology to enable a manual gear shifting feel. If you go with the LX trim or higher, you can choose the aforementioned Dynamax All-Wheel Drive system for enhanced traction. The Sorento's suspension consists of a MacPherson strut design at the front and a multi-link design at the back. Motor-driven power steering (MDPS) is featured on the Sorento for sharp and precise cornering-with the SX receiving upgraded, rack-mounted MDPS for even better handling.

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Safety

For protection in the event of a car crash, the 2017 Sorento comes with dual front impact, dual side impact, and dual front and rear side curtain airbags. Also on the crossover SUV are electronic vehicle stability, traction control, hill start assist, and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Get to at least the EX to add a rear parking assist system or the EX V6 for additional blind spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert. The SXL V6 is the only Sorento trim that has smart cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking, and 360-degree view camera (in place of the regular rearview camera).

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