Kia Sorento

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Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento 2022 is a 7 Seater Crossover available between a price range of RM 169,888 - RM 183,888 in the Malaysia. It is available in 8 colors, 2 variants, 2 engine, and 1 transmissions option: Automatic in the Malaysia. The Sorento dimensions is 4800 mm L x 1890 mm W x 1690 mm H. Over 13 users have reviewed Sorento on basis of Features, Mileage, seating comfort, and engine performance. Sorento top competitors are Fortuner, CR-V, XV and CX-30.

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Kia Sorento Specs

Transmission Type
Diesel Automatic
Petrol Automatic
Seating Capacity
Diesel 7 Seats
Petrol 7 Seats
Engine Displacement
Diesel 2199 cc
Petrol 2359 cc
Diesel 197 hp
Petrol 170 hp

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Sorento Pros & Cons

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Things we like in Sorento

Descent set of safety features

Ample boot space

Elegant looks

Things we don't like in Sorento

Fuel guzzler


Recent Updates of Sorento

The plug-in hybrid version of the new Kia Sorento released last year in the global market. Kia Sorento is available in a choice of 2.2-litre diesel and 2.4-litre petrol engine options. The car outputs 200PS/441 Nm and 172PS/224 Nm respectively. All variants get a standard 6-speed conventional automatic transmission unit. Common features include fog lamps with cornering function, multi-information display, leather upholstery, 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment unit with a 6-speaker audio system, roof rack, powered tailgate, powered front seats, 19-inch wheels, reverse control, cruise control, hill-start assist, multifunction steering wheel, and keyless entry with push-button start-stop. The price of Kia Sorento starts at RM 169,888.

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, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, On Board Computer, 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: Toyota Fortuner, Honda CR-V, Subaru XV, Mazda CX-30 and Hyundai Ioniq 5.

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Abhishek Katariya says

Abhishek Katariya

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.  

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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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  • An amazing SUV

    I was not very sure of buying the Kia SUV but when I saw the car at the showroom and then took the test drive, I was really impressed by it and...

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    Usama Feb 18, 2022 for Kia Sorento
  • Low maintenance and value for money

    I have been driving the Kia Sorento for some time now and I have been loving the driving experience and overall delivery of the car. It is, in my...

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    Budiharto Feb 15, 2022 for Kia Sorento
  • Practical, utilitarian and stylish

    The Kia Sorento is one of the finest SUVs you can buy in the segment of the Malaysian market. The car is very popular in Malaysia and I totally...

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    Lalan Dec 06, 2021 for Kia Sorento
  • The ideal SUV

    In reality, I was on the lookout for a good-quality mid-size SUV when I came across the Kia Sorento. My dream appeared to have come true because I...

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    Zayana Oct 01, 2021 for Kia Sorento
  • My perfect SUV!

    This time I don’t tend to buy small or large cars. In fact, I was looking for a good-quality mid-size SUV and finally stumbled upon the Kia...

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    adam Jul 08, 2021 for Kia Sorento
  • An SUV that has it all

    Recently my cousins have shifted in with me, which results in increasing my family count to six. Hence, it was becoming a little uncomfortable to...

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    Istiqla May 21, 2021 for Kia Sorento
  • A powerful and luxurious SUV

    I am driving the Kia Sorento for almost a year and I can say that the car has exceeded all my expectations. The diesel variant which I bought comes...

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    Istiqlal Mar 30, 2021 for Kia Sorento
  • Perfect for hill climbing and off-road journeys

    With nine trim variants, the Kia Sorento model has a rugged and masculine exterior that makes it perfect for both on-roads and off-roads travel....

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    Tenuk Dec 15, 2020 for Kia Sorento
  • A seven seater mid-sized SUV car with luxurious interior

    I was neither inclined to buy a small or big sized car this time. But was looking for a decent quality medium SUV. Finally I came across Kia Sorento...

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    Anthony Sep 19, 2020 for Kia Sorento
  • Good sorrento with Diesel engine!

    1. 7 seater, spacious at 3rd row with air-con available without engine start (short period to prevent low battery) 2. Really quiet and fuel saving....

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    David Wong Feb 19, 2020 for Kia Sorento (2016-2018)
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