MODEL REVIEW
Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento at a Glance
Kia Sorento

Are you looking for a quality machine that will live up to your high expectations on family trips? The Kia Sorento is here to make every drive in Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, OH better with trusted performance and appealing features throughout. Now it’s time to start the process of driving your own. 

Our comprehensive review explores what makes the Kia Sorento such a fantastic model for your next chapter on the road. You’ll find all sorts of options to make your model feel like your own with all the tantalizing quality that comes standard with Kia. Our team at Germain Kia of Columbus is ready to help you get behind the wheel of your very own Kia Sorento—let’s get started! 

Which Kia Sorento Matches Your Adventure Personality?
TRIM LEVELS

TRIM LEVELS

8
EXTERIOR COLORS

EXTERIOR COLORS

9
INTERIOR OPTIONS

INTERIOR OPTIONS

6
EPA-EST. FUEL ECONOMY

EPA-EST. FUEL ECONOMY

23 city /31 hwy MPG*
KIA DRIVE WISE TECHNOLOGIES

KIA DRIVE WISE TECHNOLOGIES

Standard
PUSH BUTTON START

PUSH BUTTON START

Standard
14-WAY DRIVER’S SEAT

14-WAY DRIVER’S SEAT

Available
Experience Quality
Explore the categories below to discover more about the features of the Kia Sorento.
PERFORMANCE
Kia Sorento

Above all else, your vehicle needs the ability to take you where you need to go. The Kia Sorento makes it look easy thanks to a variety of different mechanical options. Each one is ready to take you and your crew on a thrilling ride.

Powertrain Options

Whether you anticipate keeping your travel to downtown streets or setting off on new highway excursions, the Kia Sorento has an engine for you. Each motor is fiercely capable and ready for any plans or spontaneous trips you have in mind.

Engine Type
Horsepower
Torque
2.5L 4-cylinder engine  191 HP 181 lb-ft  
Turbocharged 2.5L engine  281 HP 311 lb-ft
1.6L Turbocharged Hybrid  227 HP  258 lb-ft
 
 
 

 

Using Your Power

Quality engineering is about more than just how much energy you have. Implementing it into a smooth and confident drive is what makes the Kia Sorento a dependable model. It comes standard with a dynamic 8-speed automatic transmission, with the option of a dual-clutch system for added versatility.

The standard Drive Mode Select system lets you fine-tune your performance to suit the occasion. You can choose from Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart modes depending on the situation. All-wheel drive models also include an added Snow mode for more traction and grip.

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STYLE
Kia Sorento

Appearances are what make a first impression, and the Kia Sorento offers plenty of ways to stylize your ride. From bold colors to more subtle enhancements, your vehicle can look good and provide added perks as well.

Colors and Trims

When you pull up to your favorite local hotspots, most people will notice your vehicle’s color first. The Kia Sorento lets you make as bold a statement as you desire with a wide range of paint hues. Choose from elegant and eye-catching options such as:

  • Dawning Red
  • Midnight Lake Blue
  • Jungle Green
  • Road Rider Brown
  • Glacial White Pearl
  • Ebony Black

You’ll have plenty of options inside the cabin as well. You can choose from standard Black cloth and available SynTex® and leather seating trim. There are even three shades of leather to choose from: Black, Sage Green, and Olive Brown.

Design Into Features

Along with the standard array of design elements, there are additional features that add more beyond stunning looks. The star-map LED exterior lighting offers a unique appearance that also shines brightly during your nighttime excursions. The available panoramic sunroof lets you flood the cabin with natural light and fresh air for added enjoyment on clear days.

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FEATURES
Kia Sorento

High-tech features are what take a vehicle the extra mile from good to great. Expert designers have made the Kia Sorento into a high-tech ride that will make you eager to plan your next trip. Whether you’re looking for fun or function, this Kia SUV has it all.

For Your Safety

The protection of both drivers and passengers is a primary focus among Kia vehicles. That’s why you’ll have the standard confidence of Kia Drive Wise technologies. This collection of driver-assistive features runs behind the scenes and keeps an eye out for you:

  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Safe Exit Assist
Fun for Everyone

At the center of the dashboard, you’ll find a 12.3-inch touchscreen with available built-in navigation. This is your gateway to all kinds of fun features, such as wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You’ll also have over-the-air system updates to keep your Kia Sorento up to speed with the latest tech enhancements.

If you love your road trip playlist, then the available Bose® Premium Audio System is a must-have. It uses 12 speakers throughout the cabin to turn your ride into a traveling concert venue in stunning quality.

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Kia Sorento vs. The Competitor
Kia Sorento Hyundai Santa Fe

Your vehicle should blend with your sense of taste and style, and that means having plenty of options to choose from. The abundance of trim levels, paint jobs, and interior leather color schemes allows you to personalize your Kia Sorento much more than you can with the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Quick Facts
Sorento
vs
Santa Fe
8 TRIM LEVELS 5
9 COLORS 7
3 LEATHER TRIMS 1
Kia Sorento Toyota Highlander

If you’re planning many road trips with your crew, then the Kia Sorento is the sensible choice. Compared to the Highlander, the Kia Sorento lets you spend more time on the road rather than at the pump, as well as offers more room for passengers to stretch out and provides options for greater power.

Quick Facts
Sorento
vs
Highlander
23 city/31 hwy MPG* EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY 22 city/29 hwy MPG
41.7/29.6 inches LEGROOM (2nd row/3rd row) 38.7/28 inches
281 HP MAX HORSEPOWER 265 HP
Kia Sorento Ford Explorer

The Kia Sorento is thoughtfully designed from the ground up for an all-around satisfying experience. That means it provides a balance of good looks, powerful performance, and other features. Whether you value more personalization and style, greater efficiency, or added safety features, you’ll find what you need in the Sorento compared to the Explorer.

Quick Facts
Sorento
vs
Explorer
9 EXTERIOR COLORS 8
23 city/31 hwy MPG* EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY 22 city/29 hwy MPG
Standard SAFE EXIT ASSIST Not Available
Begin Your Next Journey Today
Kia Sorento

Every drive in the Kia Sorento is made better thanks to its well-thought design at every turn. You can look forward to fun, comfortable, and confident drives in Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, OH thanks to Kia’s commitment to quality. 

Are you ready to see the Kia Sorento in action first-hand? Our team is waiting to guide you to the driver’s seat. Contact us at Germain Kia of Columbus today and schedule your test drive. Your future on the road awaits!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new Sorento for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.

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