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Kia Sorento Specs

Engine 2359 cc
Power 170 hp
Transmission Type Automatic
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seating Capacity 7 Seats
Central Locking Yes

Sorento Pros & Cons

By Abhishek Katariya on Okt 21, 2020
Things We Like in Sorento

Descent set of safety features

Ample boot space

Elegant looks

Things We Dont Like in Sorento

Fuel guzzler

 

Recent Updates of Sorento

The Sorento SUV is one of the most liked cars in the brand’s lineup and seeing its popularity Kia recently revealed its updated version. Called the Sorento Plug-in Hybrid, it is the most powerful and efficient version to ever come out of the brand’s production line. This new and improved model is powered by the same tried and tested 1.6-litre turbo GDI mill that now turned for the hybrid model. On its own, the mill makes a maximum power of 180 PS and a peak torque of 265 Nm. The electric motor paired with the power plant develops 91 PS and 304 Nm of torque. The combined output comes down to 264 PS and 350 Nm. The power is sent to the wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission that can deploy the full power (both from the mill and motor)in parallel. The new model retains the original seven-seat configuration and doesn’t compromise on the boot space. On the safety front, it features Kia’s Advanced Driver Assistance System as standard. As for now, the 2021 Sorento is on sale in Europe and the U.S., with Malaysian market waiting for its fair share of updates. 

Kia Sorento Price

The Sorento is priced between RM 169,888 and RM 183,888 .

Kia Sorento Variants

There are 2 variants available of Sorento: 2.2D SX and 2.4 EX.

Kia Sorento Power-trains

The Sorento is powered by a 2359cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 170 hp of power and 225 Nm of torque and 2199cc 4-cylinder Diesel engine produces 197 hp of power and 442 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 6-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Kia Sorento Features

The feature list of Sorento includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Automatic Climate Control, Air Quality Control, Heater, Rear A/C Vents, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Heated Seats - Front, On Board Computer, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Automatic Headlamps, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Rear Seat Center Arm Rest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Seat Lumbar Support, Bottle Holder, Trunk Light, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Central Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Integrated 2DIN Audio.

Kia Sorento Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer, Electric Adjustable Seats and Driving Experience Control Eco.

Kia Sorento Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Wiper, Rear Window Wiper, Alloy Wheels, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna and Roof Rail.

Kia Sorento Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning and Traction Control.

Kia Sorento Competitors

The Sorento Competitors are: Kia Grand Carnival, Toyota Fortuner, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-30.

Kia Sorento 2021 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Kia Sorento 2.2D SX RM 183,888 *
OTR Price
2199 cc, 197 hp, Automatic, Diesel
Kia Sorento 2.4 EX RM 169,888 *
OTR Price
2359 cc, 170 hp, Automatic, Petrol

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Kia Sorento Colors

Sorento is available in 8 different colors - Aurora Black Pearl, Clear White, Gravity Blue, Metal Stream, Platinum Graphite, Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl and Rich Espresso.

Kia Sorento Review

By Abhishek Katariya on Okt 21, 2020
  • Sorento Overview
  • Kia Sorento Interior & Features
  • Sorento Exterior
  • Kia Sorento Ride & Handling
  • Sorento Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Kia Sorento Braking & Safety
  • Sorento Verdict

Sorento Overview

Kia has a strong presence in the Malaysia auto market and with such a solid lineup, the brand seemed to have figured out what the market demands. The Sorento is one such benchmark, it follows Kia's legacy and is sure a head-turner. The SUV is offered in two trim options - 2.4 EX and 2.2D SX. The former retails for RM 169,888, while the latter is RM 10,000 dearer, at RM 179,888. Kia offers the Sorento with five exterior body colours - Snow White Pearl, Rich Espresso, Aurora Black Pearl, Silky Silver, and Platinum Graphite. As for the interior, black leather upholstery comes standard. The two variants, however, run on a different set of wheels, the EX gets 18-inch alloy while the SX runs on 19-inch alloy units.  

Kia Sorento Interior & Features

The Sorento cabin is the true blend of quality and fine fit-and-finish. The dashboard layout is driver-oriented with all controls arranged ergonomically. The trip computer with a 7-inch TFT LCD supervision cluster gives a wide range display of driving parameters to the driver and the electronic chromic mirror minimizes the glare caused by traffic at the rear. The Nappa tailored black leather upholstery brings a luxurious feel to the car. Taking care of everyone’s comfort is the active head restrain with 8-way power-adjustable seats. The sliding center armrest ensures sufficient comfort to the driver as well as the co-passengers. Also, on-board is the dual-zone full auto air conditioning with cluster ionizer that offers personalized temperature zones. The air vents in 2nd- and 3rd- row offers ample cooling. On the connectivity front is a 4.3-inch TFT LCD touch screen that is compatible with Radio/CD/MP3 player. USB and AUX connectivity allows you to play your favorite songs by connecting iPod or other external devices. A 12V socket equipped in the console area enables phone charging. 

As mentioned, the SUV offers a long wheelbase of 2700 mm, which calls for generous legroom of 1049 mm at the front and 955 mm at the rear. The Kia Sorento accommodates a decent boot space of 258 litres. Fold the 3rd-row and you can increase the boot space to 1047 litres.

 

Sorento Exterior

Being an SUV, the Sorento showcases a lengthy profile that reflects in its dimensions as well. The car measures 4684 mm in length, 1885mm in width, and 1709 mm in height. The ground clearance of 183 mm is sufficient to encounter off-road tracks. The wheelbase of the SUV reads 2700 mm, assuring enough space for passengers. 

As for its design language, the Sorento looks sporty but in a sophisticated manner. At the front, it gets a honeycomb radiator grille with a mat black finish, it enables the vehicle to transport ample air to the engine bay. LED daytime running light and fog lamps offer clear vision even in the deepest darkness. The latter comes with a static bending feature that enables one to explore the corner areas during turning. Electrically adjustable ORVM is integrated with LED repeater lamps. The door handles are finished in chrome and come with pocket lights, which enables one to locate them even in dark. The diamond-cut alloys are machine finished and adds equally to the glamour. At the rear the LED rear combination lamps that add to the car’s sporty appeal. The roof rails come in handy for adventure lovers as it enables easy transport of outdoor equipment. Further, the all-glass panoramic sunroof gives a luxurious touch to the SUV. Also, the spoilers and air diffusers at the rear add to the car’s aerodynamic factor by cutting the drag force created by the resistive flow of air.

Kia Sorento Ride & Handling

The combination of McPherson Strut suspension at the front and multi-link suspension with gas shock absorbers at the rear provides a stable and comfortable ride throughout. On the braking front, the SUV comprises of ventilated disc type at the front and solid disc type at the rear. The ABS/EBD system offers an equal amount of braking pressure on all four wheels and prevents the locking of the wheels. Also present is the flex steer system that allows the driver to choose between three driving modes- Comfort, Normal, and Sport.

Sorento Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Sorento is available in two trim options - EX and SX. The former is powered by a 2.4-litre DOHC D-CVVT 16V petrol engine that churns out a maximum power of 172 hp at 6,000 rpm and boosts a peak torque of 225 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The power is sent to the ground via a 6-speed automatic transmission. The SX variant, on the other hand, runs on a 2.2-litre TCI HLA 16V diesel mill that makes 200 PS at 3,800 rpm and 442 Nm from 1750-2750 rpm. This powerplant is turned with 8-speed automatic transmission. Kia claims the Sorento to touch 100 kmph mark in just 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 190 kmph. With a combined mileage of 11.9 kmpl, the SUV is economic enough for long runs.

Kia Sorento Braking & Safety

Kia has packed the Sorento with a strong safety shield that comprises of several active and passive safety features. The SUV is enabled with six airbags (dual front, side, and curtain) that offers ample safety during fatal incidents. The rear parking assist system alerts the driver while parking in tight spots. The Vehicle Stability Management system avails the driver with a couple of decent stability controls that prevent the vehicle from skidding. Electronic stability control (ESC) manages the coordination between engine torque and brake, thus reducing the risk of skidding on sharp turns. Also part of the list is an Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Traction Control System (TCS), and Hill Assist Control (HAC).

Sorento Verdict

The Kia Sorento SUV packs the goods of an ideal car. It has got the looks to impress, a cabin that’s super comfy and inviting, a strong safety kit, and lastly, it offers seamless performance both on and off-road.

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