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2WD 4-Door Heat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,652 $22,245
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $23,320 $23,995
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $25,372 $26,245
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $26,302 $27,245
4WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $27,040 $27,995
4WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $27,970 $28,995
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2WD 4-Door I4 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Base 20 27 $20,480 $21,195
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 21 29 $22,025 $22,795
AWD 4-Door I4 LX 21 27 $23,665 $24,495
2WD 4-Door I4 EX 21 29 $23,885 $25,195
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 20 26 $24,730 $25,595
AWD 4-Door I4 EX 21 27 $25,495 $26,895
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 19 25 $26,370 $27,295
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 20 26 $26,155 $27,595
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 19 25 $27,770 $29,295
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 20 26 $30,420 $32,395
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 19 25 $32,015 $34,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,652
$20,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Kia Sorento takes a right turn in its transition from off-roader to all-weather wagon: It’s sized right, timed right, and packaged right.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 59.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 142.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 183.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.5 67.3
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 63.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 72.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.3 37.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.5 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Hydraulic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50R20 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3976 3763
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 2.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.70
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.93
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.90
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.77
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Kia Sorento
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" arms Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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