2017 Kia Sorento
Halfway through the 2016 model-year and auto manufacturers have started showing off new models like the 2017 Kia Sorento. About a year ago the 2016 Kia Sedona came out, and the 2017 looks very similar -- at first glance. The 2017 Sorento stays true to the high-value that Kia has been recognized for, but it’s also evolved in refinement and comfort that makes it easy to separate from its predecessor. This model comes in seven trims, so we’ve explored the middle trim, the 2017 Kia Sorento EX.
Right out of the gate, the Sorento EX is turbocharged by a 2.0-liter I-4 engine, which can generate up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an electronic 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, which means fewer emissions and better fuel efficiency. Drivers can expect a fuel economy of 20 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.
The 2017 Sorento seats up to five passengers, and the second row of seats can be folded down for extra cargo room--or drivers can make use of the under-rear cargo floor storage compartment.
The front seat is a 10-way adjustable power seat, making it easy to situate drivers of nearly any height or size. On cold days, the heated front seats will come in handy, and on sunny days the rear window sunshades will keep passengers protected from the sun. Much of today’s modern technology can also be found in the 2017 Sorento EX, such as wireless Bluetooth connect entertainment systems, UVO eServices with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and more.
Keyless entry is becoming the norm these days, and the Sorento EX is quick to keep up with the times. It also has LED turn signal indicators, solar control glass (used to reduce interior heat buildup) on the front windows and windshield, and privacy glass in the rear. The SUV rides on 18” alloy wheels and comes with all-weather set of tires, and in case of a flat, a temporary spare is included.
Safety is no shy feature for the 2017 Kia Sorento. Both the Sorento’s from the 2016 and 2015 model year were IIHS Top Safety Picks. The EX series comes standard with rear-camera display, a rear parking assist system, 4-wheel disc brakes, electronic stability and traction control, nearly every safety feature you can think of or want in today’s automobile.
Price and Warranty
The 2017 Kia Sorento EX starts at an MSRP of $31,500 without additional options, and there are many. The Sorento is covered by a 5-year or 60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.