2011 Kia Sorento

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

2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test
Safe Set: Nine Late-Model Used Vehicles With The Lowest Fatality Rate

The chances of dying in a car crash, if you’re behind the wheel of a newer vehicle, have dropped dramatically over the past several years. In just three years, studying a corresponding four-year window of late-model used vehicles, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
Recall: Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento Transmission

A new recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) affects two crossover vehicles from South Korea, both of which are manufactured in the U.S. The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2011 Kia Sorento--mechanically related, though they're sold under different brands and...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
2011 Kia Sorento, 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalled For Driveshaft Issue

Some Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento crossover utility vehicles are being recalled for an issue that could lead to early failure of their automatic transmissions. About 6,169 Santa Fe models, made from October 15, 2009 through March 5, 2010 and all with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, are...Read More»

2012 Mazda MAZDA5
Third Row Seats: The 6 Smallest, Easiest-Parking Vehicles With Them

If you require seating for six or seven, you'll probably need a third row. But at the moment that you realize you need more than five seating positions, your entire range of vehicle possibilities becomes much more limited. Getting a third row often involves settling for a much larger vehicle that's...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
Sorento, Mustang, G37, Elantra Among CR's Top Picks For 2011

Kia has muscled past GM and Toyota to earn itself a spot on Consumer Reports' Top Picks list for 2011. The 2011 Kia Sorento is this year's top pick in the Family SUV category and takes that spot from the Chevrolet Traverse; in previous years that spot had also been held by the Toyota Highlander and...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
2011 Kia Sorento Recalled For Potential Brake Issue

Kia is recalling nearly 7,700 vehicles, all 2011 Kia Sorento models, for a potential issue with the rear brakes. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), based on a notice from Kia, rear brake calipers that might not have been properly machined. The affected vehicles...Read More»

Screencap from Motor Trend's Facebook page
Another Facebook Launch, Another Nail In The Coffin Of Corporate Websites

There's been a spate of Facebook launches in recent months -- the most notable being Ford's unveiling of the 2011 Explorer. Now, there's another Facebook reveal a-brewing, and it's due to drop next Monday at 8pm ET: Motor Trend's 2011 Sport/Utility of the Year. If you're a fan of Motor Trend's...Read More»

bmw voice command 2009 011
Why Don't In-Car Voice Controls Work Better?

If you have one of the newer smartphones, like an iPhone or anything running Android, chances are you have an app (or several) that takes advantage of voice-recognition capabilities. These new apps, for the most part, are amazingly good, getting quite accurate results even when whispering, or...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
Today at High Gear Media: 2011 Dodge Durango, Sorento SX and Civic

Dodge calls its 2011 Durango a "performance SUV." Does that mean an SRT8 suffix is a-comin'? [MotorAuthority] We've driven the 2011 Kia Sorento SX--the one with the turbo--and it's a big step up. If you're short. It's an SUV, after all. [MotorAuthority] Meanwhile, Kia's recalling the Sorento and...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Grand Cherokee A Top Safety Pick; Crosstour 'Disappointing'

Depending on which utility vehicle you choose, you might be getting vastly different degrees of roof protection in the event of a rollover. That's the surprising result of that a new round of tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) serves to highlight. First, the good news: In...Read More»

Screencap from an ad for the 2011 Kia Sorento
A Great Ad For Good Friday: Kia's New Clip For The 2011 Sorento

The problem with most car commercials is that they try to do too much. They have narrators rattling off features, bullet points touting even more features, the requisite "Do not attempt. Professional driver on a closed course" pasted at the bottom of the screen, and catchy-but-distracting indie...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2010 New York Auto Show: 2011 Kia Sorento SX

Kia's Sorento crossover--while a clean and attractive design--doesn't exactly deliver the aggressive image some buyers are looking for, or at least it didn't until now. Shown this morning at the 2010 New York Auto Show, the 2011 Kia Sorento SX puts a new face on the CUV. Flared headlamps...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Video: Kia Sued Over Song Used In Creepy Super Bowl Ad

Louis Vuitton isn't the only company up in arms about recent Super Bowl ads. Drive-In Music Company is in a tizzy, too, hurling lawsuits at Kia Motor Company, CBS, the NFL, and anyone else within arm's reach. At issue: the backing track used in Kia's Super Bowl commercial for the 2010 Kia Sorento...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Superbowl Ads: Kia Spot Stars 2011 Sorento & Nickelodeon's 'Muno'

Kia had a bang-up year in 2009: sales grew a whopping 9.8%, while most other automakers were floundering in the red. Now, Kia is hoping to capitalize on that forward momentum with its first ever Superbowl ad, featuring "Muno" from Nickelodeon's Yo Gabba Gabba TV show on a cross-country road trip in...Read More»

Kia UVO - 2011 Kia Sorento
Kia UVO: In-Car Twitter, Facebook…And 180-MPH TV Viewing

If the first full week of 2010 is any indication, this is looking to be the year when the competition really heats up over in-car connectivity features. With Ford's recent announcement regarding its new iPhone-like MyFord Touch system, including USB-based in-car Wi-fi and an accelerated...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
Microsoft-Powered 'Your Voice' To Debut On 2011 Kia Sorento

Kia is no longer taking second stage with respect to in-car technology. This week it's showing a new voice-control system for communication and audio that sounds every bit as full-featured as industry-leading systems such as Ford's Sync. At the time of its launch a few years ago, Ford was the only...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
First U.S.-Built Kia Rolls Off The Line In Georgia

Kia’s first US-built vehicle, a 2011 Sorento SUV, has rolled off the production line at the automaker’s newly built plant in Georgia. The all-white SUV is the first of an expected 300,000 vehicles to be built at the plant annually, and is set to go on sale in January. As for the actual...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze and pre-production 2011 Chevrolet Volt
Cruze At L.A. Auto Show, Sonata Gets Direct-Injection Power: Today’s Car News

While General Motors’ financial strife may be putting many of its development plans on the back burner for now, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is right on track. While the stylish four-door isn’t set to go on sale until late next year, GM has confirmed today that it will be making its U.S...Read More»

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