The 2017 Kia Sorento gives you the ability to engage on exciting weekend adventures, while still being comfortable on weekdays. A supple suspension combines with plenty of standard and optional amenities to keep passengers happy. Potent powertrain options, available all-wheel drive and other designs help drivers tackle whatever stands in their way, from snow-packed streets to rutted dirt roads. Some of the latest technologies are also available on this SUV, addressing safety to connectivity needs, rounding out an impressive offering.
The base engine is a 2.4-liter, 16-valve four-cylinder, putting out 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is also available, elevating peak output to an impressive 240 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. For maximum performance, a 3.3-liter DOHC V-6 puts out up to 290 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. All three engines work with an electronically controlled 6-speed automatic transmission, with an overdrive feature.
All versions of the 2017 Kia Sorento come with front-wheel drive standard. Dynamax all-wheel drive is available as well. It constantly monitors road conditions, shifting power distribution between the axles for maximum handling. A locking central differential is part of the setup, increasing traction at low speeds. Torque vectoring corner control is also included with the system, helping the crossover to hug turns in the road.
With Drive Mode Select, you can change how the 2017 Kia Sorento performs almost instantly. The Normal setting balances performance and fuel economy, while Eco maximizes efficiency. Selecting Sport stiffens the steering feel, quickens throttle response and gear changes for even more exhilarating performance.
When it comes to safety, the 2017 Kia Sorento is a vehicle which will put you at ease. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes come standard, providing excellent stopping capability in any situation. Drivers get additional help from vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist and hill start assist, which are included on each model.
Sometimes accidents aren't something you can avoid, which is why the 2017 Kia Sorento is outfitted with passive safety features designed to keep everyone free of injury in a crash. Dual front, seat-mounted side and side-curtain airbags are all standard. A rollover sensor predicts if the vehicle is about to tip over. Crumple zones in the front and rear absorb impact forces before they can reach the passenger area. Beams embedded in the doors add another layer of protection in side impacts.
Going anywhere in the 2017 Kia Sorento, whether it's to the neighborhood store or another state, is always a pleasant experience. Five seats on two rows come standard, with a third row and two additional seats available on certain models. Drivers can benefit from an available heated steering wheel and a 14-way power-adjustable seat, plus heating and cooling for both front seats. Nappa leather upholstery and other premium materials are included on certain models. With the optional panoramic sunroof, plenty of light and fresh air can be let into the cabin, creating a more open and expansive feeling. YES Essentials cloth upholstery is stain-resistant, anti-static and combats odor buildup. Alternatively, you can get supple Nappa leather upholstery.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.