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2013 Kia Sorento

At a Glance

Pricing $23,150 - $36,600
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I4, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 18-21 (city), 24-30 (highway)

In 2011, the Kia Sorento switched to a unibody chassis and a front-wheel-drive biased driveline allowing Kia to market the Sorento as a crossover. The Sorento which offers both 5-passenger and 7-passenger seating options is on the smaller end of the segment for 7-passenger vehicles. For example, the Sorento is about 4 inches shorter than a Toyota Highlander and over a foot shorter than a Ford Explorer. This places the Sorento at a disadvantage for three-row legroom and cargo volume. The base engine in the Sorento is a 2.4l four-cylinder. A more powerful V6 engine is available on all trim levels. Like other Kia models, the Sorento represents a good value including desirable features for a lower price than many competitive vehicles. An all-wheel-drive Sorento V6 with leather seating lists for under $34,000.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Sorento LX 2.4l I4 (175-bhp) A6 FWD 21/29/25 40 $23,150
Sorento LX (GDI) 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 FWD 21/30/25 42 $23,150
Sorento LX (GDI) 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 AWD 20/26/23 42 $25,350
Sorento LX Third Row 2.4l I4 (175-bhp) A6 FWD 21/29/25 40 $23,950
Sorento LX (GDI) Third Row 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 AWD 20/26/23 42 $26,150
Sorento LX (GDI) Convenience 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 FWD 21/30/25 42 $25,150
Sorento LX (GDI) Convenience 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 AWD 20/26/23 42 $26,950
Sorento LX V6 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 FWD 20/26/23 51 $25,700
Sorento LX V6 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 47 $27,400
Sorento LX V6 Convenience 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 FWD 20/26/23 51 $27,200
Sorento LX V6 Convenience 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 47 $28,900
Sorento EX 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 FWD 21/30/25 45 $26,950
Sorento EX 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 AWD 20/26/23 45 $28,650
Sorento EX Premium Plus 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 FWD 21/30/25 45 $30,150
Sorento EX Premium Plus 2.4l I4 (191-bhp) A6 AWD 20/26/23 45 $31,850
Sorento EX V6 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 FWD 20/26/23 51 $27,950
Sorento EX V6 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 47 $29,650
Sorento EX V6 Premium 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 FWD 20/26/23 51 $31,350
Sorento EX V6 Premium 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 47 $33,050
Sorento EX V6 Limited 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 FWD 20/26/23 51 $33,350
Sorento EX V6 Limited 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 47 $35,050
Sorento SX 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 FWD 20/26/23 51 $31,700
Sorento SX 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 47 $33,400
Sorento SX Premium 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 FWD 20/26/23 51 $34,900
Sorento SX Premium 3.5l V6 (276-bhp) A6 AWD 18/24/21 47 $36,600