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2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch
2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch

Last week, Hyundai recalled some 5,600 crossovers due a wiring glitch that could cause trouble when the vehicles were towing trailers. Now, Hyundai's sister, Kia, is recalling more than 10,000 vehicles for the very same problem. At Kia, the issue affects 2016 and 2017 models of the Kia Sorento and...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento recalled to fix problem with driver's seats

Kia is recalling the 2016 Sorento crossover to fix a manufacturing flaw associated with its driver's seat. The problem stems from dodgy weld joints on the seatback frame, which could increase the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a crash. This is the second welding-related recall for the...Read More»

2017 Kia Sorento
2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Ford Edge: Compare Cars

Two very popular crossover SUVs on the road today have roots as more rugged off-road machines. Today they're among the most popular vehicles in the family-utility niche—but which one's better for you? The 2017 Kia Sorento and the 2017 Ford Edge are both five-seat, mid-size crossover SUVs. The...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Honda CR-V: Compare Cars

Crossover SUVs come in many sizes, and shoppers don't always compare vehicles with exactly the same attributes. So we weren't too surprised when research showed two of the most-often-compared crossovers on The Car Connection are the Kia Sorento and the Honda CR-V. After all, both are aimed right at...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento recalled for serious suspension problem

Kia is recalling nearly 8,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2016 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a serious suspension problem that could boost the risk of accidents. ALSO SEE: Why buying a car alarm from a dealership...Read More»

2017 Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento rated Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS

The addition of an optional automatic emergency braking system has elevated the Kia Sorento to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest crash test assessment level, Top Safety Pick+. The 2016 Sorento earned top marks in terms of its crashworthiness, but it only qualified for Top Safety...Read More»

2013 Kia Sorento
2011-2013 Kia Sorento Recalled To Fix Rollaway Problem: 377,000 U.S. Vehicles Affected

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 377,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles suffer from a poorly made component that could allow them to roll away. CHECK OUT...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

There’s no market more hotly contested right now than the mid-size crossover segment, and with popular models like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander all recently being new, Kia’s upping its game. For 2016 the Sorento is new, but is it good enough for your family? ALSO...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Recalled For Malfunctioning Gas Pedal

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for 2016 models of the Sorento crossover. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a gas pedal flaw that could prevent them from accelerating. CHECK OUT: The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Earns Top Safety Scores From IIHS

The 2016 Kia Sorento has been run through the full set of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, and it’s emerged with top-tier ‘good’ scores in all respects—including frontal and side impact, roof strength, rear impact (seats and head restraints). The...Read More»

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento: First Drive

Stoic. That’s how I’d sum up our first drive of the 2016 Kia Sorento. It’s not just because this completely redesigned, third-generation Sorento felt mostly unfazed, driving through a Sierra Nevada winter "storm of the decade" that brought 100-mile-an-hour wind gusts and made some...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2011-2013 Kia Sorento Stalling Will Get Factory Fix

Kia has issued a service bulletin to fix Sorento crossovers with a stalling problem. Kia has found that some 2011-2013 Sorento crossovers manufactured during certain dates can, under certain operating conditions, stall when coming to a stop. Typically the engine can be restarted immediately, but it...Read More»

2012 Kia Sorento
NHTSA Upgrades Investigation Into Shattering Kia Sorento Sunroofs

Back in October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into the 2011-2013 Kia Sorento after a string of complaints that the crossover's sunroof imploded. DON'T MISS: Drivers Hate Texters, Love Classic Rock, And Other Findings From Expedia's Road Rage...Read More»

2014 Kia Soul
Hyundai & Kia Cough Up $395 Million To Address Misstated MPGs

In the fall of 2012, Hyundai and Kia were staring down the barrel of some massively bad press. Consumers had complained so long and so loudly about real-world gas mileage compared to the two brands' fuel economy claims, the EPA decided to investigate. The findings landed Hyundai and Kia squarely on...Read More»

2014 Kia Sorento
2014 Kia Sorento Earns NHTSA Five-Star Safety Rating

The redesigned three-row, seven-passenger 2014 Kia Sorento crossover has earned a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA five-star rating is the government’s highest-possible vehicle safety rating. It is determined after severe testing...Read More»

2014 Kia Sorento
2014 Kia Sorento Recalled For Front Axle Fracture Problem

Kia is recalling certain 2014 model year Kia Sorento crossover SUVs for a front axle issue that may result in axle fracture. This is the same issue that led to the recall of 20,300 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport crossover SUVs. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...Read More»

2014 Kia Sorento
2014 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

The Kia Sorento was new just a couple of years ago--but for 2014 it's being re-engineered pretty extensively under the skin. Will the changes just bring it up to date--or is it ready now to tackle the best-selling seven-passenger crossovers? Kia says the Sorento is 80-percent new, but it doesn't...Read More»

2014 Kia Sorento  -  2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Kia Sorento Live Photos: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Take one brief look at the 2014 Kia Sorento, shown for the first time at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and you might just ask what’s so new about it. It’s true the Sorento doesn’t look radically different than the 2013 model. In fact, it looks much the same from the side, and...Read More»

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