2017 Kia Sorento in Evansville, IN
The 2017 Kia Sorento is known for its spacious interior and comfortable ride, great for long trips with the family or for the everyday commute. This model comes with the latest high-tech gadgets as well, including driver assist technologies that earned the Sorento a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. The Sorento also comes with available all-wheel drive, helping you to navigate in tough terrain and harsh weather. Get the new Kia Sorento today.
The 2017 Kia Sorento comes with optional all-wheel drive in seven trims: L (2WD only), LX, LX V6, EX, EX V6, SX V6, and SX Limited V6.
Performance and Efficiency
There are three engine options on the Sorento: the 2.4-liter four cylinder, the 3.3-liter V6, and the turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder. The 2.4-liter four cylinder is the standard power plant, generating up to 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets up to 21/28/24 (city/hwy/combined) mpg* when properly equipped. The 3.3-liter V6 gets up to 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, with up to 18/25/20 mpg.* Meanwhile, the turbocharged engine gets 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, with up to 20/27/23 mpg.*
Each of these is paired with an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and the Sportmatic Sports Shifter system. You can also opt for all-wheel drive on every trim except the standard L level.
The Sorento is a bold SUV that has some refined styling for the 2017 model year. Standard exterior features include body-colored heated mirrors with integrated turn signals (LED), solar control glass and privacy glass, and projector beam headlights. You’ll also find a rear spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as regular intermittent wipers, positioning lights, and a locking fuel-filler door.
Upgrade to the LX for sound-absorbing glass and low-profile roof rails, while the LX V6 gets auto light control and a shark fin antenna. The EX has a number of unique features, including a black front grille, illuminated door handles, fog lights, bumper accents, and 18-ich alloy wheels.
The SX V6 has a long list of exterior upgrades from the standard trim, including a dark metallic grille, power-folding mirrors, and Smart Welcome Lighting. You’ll also find reverse tilt-down mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, and smart power liftgate. Jewel-type LED lighting adds sophistication, while stainless-steel bumper accents keep your car protected. Finally, the SX V6 has body-colored wheel arches and door moldings, as well as 19-inch alloy wheels. The SX Limited has HID lighting with Dynamic Light Bending, LED fog lights, and chrome trim.
The standard Sorento has several notable features, including steering-wheel mounted controls, 12-volt outlets, power windows and locks, air conditioning, and a center console. You’ll also find plenty of cup holders, accent illumination, and illuminated vanity mirrors. The interior also has second-row 40/20/40 split-folding seats with adjustable headrests, and cloth seats with YES Essentials® fabric treatment. Naturally, you’ll also find under-seat cargo storage, sunglasses holders, and a tilt and telescoping steering column.
Upgrade to the LX for seatback pockets, while the LX V6 has sliding and auto-folding second-row seating and 50/50 split-folding third-row seating. The EX comes with a range of unique configurations, including steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters (exclusive to this trim), a push button start system, dual-zone climate control, and an auto-dimming mirrors. You’ll also find leather seating, an adjustable driver’s seat, heated seating in the front, and leather and wood trim. The EX V6 gets third-row air condition with controls.
The SX V6 and SX Limited come with tons of interior upgrades. The SX V6 has 110-volt power outlets, one-touch power windows, LED lighting, and adjustable seating with memory. This trim also gets leather and Black Deco trim, aluminum trim, and stainless-steel liftgate The Limited gets auto-dimming mirrors, premium Nappa leather, and ventilated seating. Heated second-row seat is also available, as well as heated steering, stainless-steel pedals, and leather and real-wood trim.
Radio and Technology
The Sorento is truly intelligent as well. This model comes standard with an AM/FM/CD/MP3 system, Bluetooth wireless, USB/AUX, and Drive Mode Select. You also get Remote Keyless Entry and an EcoMinder fuel-efficiency indicator.
The LX trim gets a 4.3-inch color touchscreen audio display, rear-camera display, and USB 2.1 ports. EX trims get UVO eServices with smartphone connectivity, while the EX V6 has Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and a Supervision Meter Cluster with a seven-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) color LCD display.
Meanwhile, the SX V6 has tons of innovative features, including the UVO eServices with Navigation, an 8-inch color touchscreen, Sirius SM Traffic, HD Radio, Rear Park Assist, Infinity surround sound (with Clari-Fi) and ten speakers, and rack-mounted motor-driven power steering. The SX Limited has a Surround View Monitor (SVM), Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), and the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold.
The Sorento is made with safety in mind as well. There are a range of safety systems, including the standard airbag system, seat belts, traction control, LATCH seating, and child-safety locks. You’ll also find a rollover sensor, ABS, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist, and Tire Pressure Monitoring. This model is also manufactured with safety engineering, including side-impact door beams, crumple zones, and more.
The 2017 Kia Sorento isn’t your average SUV. This model is sportier than ever thanks to a revamped exterior, and available all-wheel drive is perfect for tackling off-road trails. The interior is spacious, with three rows of seating so you always have room for family and friends. This model also comes with the latest safety in mind, keeping you better protected. Few models compare to the new Kia Sorento.
*EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition. These estimates reflect EPA’s revised coefficients beginning with some 2017 models.