2017 Kia Sorento is the fourth generation SUV of Sorento lineup that has always been a regular in North American market. First launched in 2002, Sorento was a perfect example of a SUV that was traditional in look and feels. This line of cars can be defined as big brother of Kia Sportage.
This 2017 edition of the Kia Sorento was unveiled at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show with many pointing out the increase in length and width that also increased cargo space. Kia has its own share of niche markets like North America and Philippines where it can gain some leverage. Find out more.
2017 Kia Sorento Specs
2017 Kia Sorento offers three drivetrains. There is 3.3-liter V6 gasoline MPI engine that produces 270 horsepower at 6400 rpm, 2.4-liter gasoline MPI DOHC16V engine, and 2.2-liter CRDI 16 valve diesel engine that produces 200 horsepower at 3800 rpm.
As mentioned earlier, the 2017 Kia Sorento car is definitely bigger and wider and continues to maintain the “tiger nose” grille. It also sports trapezoid shaped fog lights whereas the headlights continue to stay closer to the grille. Rear has become streamlined and more angular.
Power tailgate is also another addition that makes the SUV pretty on par with its competitors. Alloy wheels measuring 18 or 19 inches in diameter also make this coupe a rather refined version of its predecessors.
As per Kia, the 2017 Kia Sportage uses 53% high strength steel on the front and rear sides that increases overall safety to several notches.
More safety features that have been added are: Rear cross traffic alert, Blind spot detection, Auto cruise control, Adaptive front light system, Hill Assist control, Six air bags, and Vehicle stability management.
The 2017 Kia Sorento provides 7 inch TFT-LCD supervision cluster and 4.3 inches TFT –LCD touchscreen audio. Depending on the trim level, one can opt for either five or seven seat model. The infotainment has got what they call Integrated Memory System.
For passenger comfort heated ventilated seat has been inducted in some trim levels. A second row seat lever increases the cargo space by folding the second row seats. Customers looking for more luxurious ride can opt for trim levels that offer panorama sunroof, four-way headrest.
All speculations about the music system having Bose speakers have been put aside by makers as it is now confirmed that a 630 watt Infinity stereo system with twelve speakers with 11 amplifiers has been added to music.
2017 Kia Sorento Price
This 2017 Kia Sorento may have matured and evolved when compared to its predecessors, but there are still a few detractors that may not make it a hot property. For starters, many buyers may not get what they would look for in the Sorento base model.
Besides, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V have far better specs and theprice tag for its base model than Sorento. At the moment, 2017 Kia Sorento base model is believed to be priced around $24000.