2015 Kia Sorento FWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX

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The 2014 Kia Sorento was already an excellent family crossover, but the 2015 model manages to make it even better. The new car comes with two improved engines, a slicker cabin and more features than ever before. On top of that, the 2015 Kia Sorento is one of the safest family cars around, so it should satisfy any safety-conscious parent out there.

It seems like the 2014 Sorento model wasn't good enough for Kia, which is why the manufacturer has endowed the 2015 Kia Sorento with an all-new set of upgrades. From its engine to its cabin – the popular crossover has improvements in nearly every area. So, if you're looking for a neat family car that's powerful, efficient and safe, then the Sorento is definitely a vehicle worth checking out.

First of off, let's talk about size since the most important aspect of a family car is its ability to fit the whole family (which makes sense, doesn't it?). The crossover is available as either a seven- or five-seat vehicle. The front seats and second-row seats are particularly comfortable, offering plenty of space and adjustability to cater to individuals of all sizes. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said regarding the third-row bench, which can only properly fit in small children. So if you're planning to drive six adults in your crossover, you're better off with cars like Honda Civic, GMC Yukon or Chevy Traverse. The cargo is somewhat cramped, but you can expand it by folding down the third-row seats flat.

The overall design of the interior is slick and sexy, so you won't be repulsed by it looks. In fact, there's nothing better out there for this kind of price, which is always a good thing. You'll find elegant touches like a leather transmission selector boot and a plethora of useful features like an LCD speedometer, hefty panoramic sunroof and retractable second-row window shades. Kia has definitely done its best to make the cabin be as pleasant as possible.

On the outside, things have a received a few changes too. Now there's a selection of anodized silver metal or black mesh grille. The crosshatch lower air intake is also much wider in the 2015 model. Additionally, the 2015 Sorento comes with exterior mirrors that fold in at the push of a button, headlights that come with an LED touch and external door pockets that light up when you approach the car at night. And if that's not enough, the SX Limited variant offers 19-inch wheels, red brake calipers and xenon HID headlights.

In terms of powertrains, the new Kia Sorento offers two of them. The first one is a 2.4-litre four-cylinder that puts out 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. This engine is not bad, offering decent fuel economy and plenty of power. However, Kia also offers 3.3-litre V6, which can generate 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. This is only a touch more expensive than the four-cylinder, while offering more power and about the same amount of fuel efficiency. So, you're wondering which one to pick, go with the V6 – because it makes the four-cylinder seem almost worthless in comparison. That said, both engine are decent when compared to the competition, which makes the Sorento a fairly powerful crossover overall.

If you're safety conscious, which you should be in the case of a family car, then we're happy to let you know that the new Kia Sorento is as safe as it gets. The most notable safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and active front headrests.

No matter how you look at it, the 2015 Kia Sorento is an excellent car that improves on nearly every aspect of the 2014 offering. And since the 2014 Sorento was an excellent car too, there's very little to dislike here. Definitely take it out for a test drive. It will be worth your time.

Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
FWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX$26,995 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX$28,995 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
FWD 4dr V6 Auto LX$29,795 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr V6 Auto LX$31,795 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX Premium$31,995 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr V6 Auto LX w/3rd Row$32,995 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr V6 Auto EX$34,495 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr V6 Auto EX w/Snrf$35,695 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr V6 Auto SX$40,895 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr V6 Auto SX w/3rd Row$42,095 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

July 01, 2014 thru July 31, 2014
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
AWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX$28,995$2,750$0
AWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX Premium$31,995$2,750$0
AWD 4dr V6 Auto EX$34,495$3,500$0
AWD 4dr V6 Auto EX w/Snrf$35,695$3,500$0
AWD 4dr V6 Auto LX$31,795$2,750$0
AWD 4dr V6 Auto LX w/3rd Row$32,995$2,750$0
AWD 4dr V6 Auto SX$40,895$4,000$0
AWD 4dr V6 Auto SX w/3rd Row$42,095$4,000$0
FWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX$26,995$2,750$0
FWD 4dr V6 Auto LX$29,795$2,750$0
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
AWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX$1,750$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
AWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX Premium$1,750$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto EX$2,250$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto EX w/Snrf$2,250$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto LX$1,750$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto LX w/3rd Row$1,750$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto SX$3,000$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto SX w/3rd Row$3,000$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
FWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX$1,750$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
FWD 4dr V6 Auto LX$1,750$00.99%0.99%0.99%0.99%2.59%2.59%N/A
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
AWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX$1,750$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
AWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX Premium$1,750$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto EX$2,250$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto EX w/Snrf$2,250$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto LX$1,750$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto LX w/3rd Row$1,750$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto SX$3,000$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
AWD 4dr V6 Auto SX w/3rd Row$3,000$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
FWD 4dr I4 GDI Auto LX$1,750$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A
FWD 4dr V6 Auto LX$1,750$0N/A1.90%1.90%3.90%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EngineRegular Unleaded I-4
Horsepower @RPM191 @ 6300
Displacement2.4 L/144
Torque @RPM181 @ 4250
Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
Fuel Economy (Hwy)7.1 (Est) L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)10.4 (Est) L/100 km
Body typeSport Utility
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission6-Speed A/T
Power and Performance:

Because the 4-cylinder engine isn't markedly cheaper or more efficient than the V6, and because the V6's 290 horsepower is a lot to feed through only the front wheels, we recommend the 2015 Kia Sorento with its new V6 engine and all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive system features a locking center differential for especially difficult conditions and incorporates a new Torque Vectoring Cornering Control system that further enhances drivability. All Sorento configurations offer the same 6-speed, manually-selectable automatic transmission.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Interiors and Special Features:

Interior highlights from the well-equipped 2015 Kia Sorento models we've driven include small touches, such as a leather transmission selector boot, and unexpected features, including an LCD speedometer, retractable 2nd-row window shades and a huge panoramic sunroof. Combined with a next-gen level of refinement for Kia, you'll have a hard time finding a nicer interior for the money. The Sorento definitely gives up some passenger and cargo room to just about every other 3-row SUV worth considering, but a rear seat that slides, reclines and folds down in 40/20/40 sections adds valuable flexibility. The optional third row is best reserved for little ones.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

Look for such standard safety features as 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and active front headrests to return in the 2015 Sorento lineup. Also look for daytime running lights and a remote antitheft alarm to be retained on all trims, with front fog/driving lights expected to return aboard the EX and higher versions. Additionally, look for the EX and above trims to boast a post-collision safety system and UVO emergency assistance and alerts, while the Limited should additionally offer standard auto-leveling high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights. Blind-spot monitoring is, by the way, again expected to be optional across the lineup.

Originally appeared on Car Gurus.


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft) 72.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft) 72.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft) N/A

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110


G/km Of CO2 Emissions N/A
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A


Displacement 2.4 L/144
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 191 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4250

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 68.3
Length, Overall (in) 184.4
Liftover Height (in) N/A
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) N/A
Rear Door Opening Width (in) N/A
Track Width, Front (in) 64
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.9
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.2

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 65.9

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft) 107.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.9
Second Leg Room (in) 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.7


Cruising Range - City (mi) 1489.65
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 2182.02
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 10.4 (Est)
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 7.1 (Est)


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A


Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link


Front Tire Size P235/65TR17
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR17
Spare Tire Size Compact


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1649
Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) 1649
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 247
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1649


Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.83
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Trans Type 6


EnerGuide Estimate City (UK-MPG) 27.17
EnerGuide Estimate Hwy (UK-MPG) 39.79
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3754
Curb Weight (lbs) N/A
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) N/A
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) N/A
Total Option Weight (lbs) 0.00


Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact


Engine: 2.4L GDI I4 DOHC
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
3.648 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 2,180 kgs (4,806 lbs)
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sportmatic Sequential Shift Control
Front-Wheel Drive
54-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
110 Amp Alternator
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
65.9 L Fuel Tank
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control


Wheels: 17" Alloy
Tires: P235/65R17
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Coloured Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Body-Coloured Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Chrome Door Handles
Body-Coloured Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Wiper Park
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Splash Guards
Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Roof Rack Rails Only
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Front Fog Lamps


Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3 -inc: Sirius XM satellite, AUX and USB input ports, Bluetooth wireless technology and 6 speakers
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
Wireless Streaming
Integrated Roof Antenna


Heated Front Bucket Seats
Cloth Front Seats
6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
40-20-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows, Fixed 3rd Row Windows and w/Manual Sun Blinds
5 Person Seating Capacity
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Manual Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
Front Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and Audio Media Storage
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Trip Computer
Analog Display
Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest and Rear Centre Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Engine Immobilizer
3 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration


Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Rear Parking Sensors
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners