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With a streamlined and attractive look, the new Sorento represents a modern
CUV that is just the right size for today's consumer. Completely redesigned for
2011, the all-new Sorento now employs a unibody design with the ability to
comfortably fit up to seven passengers, offering more space and ride comfort
than the previous-generation model. Prominently displaying the signature tabbed
grille and wraparound headlamps soon to be seen on all Kia models, Sorento
offers a more aggressive stance and sleeker profile.
Confident and Contemporary Exterior
Based on the KND-4 concept
shown during the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, Sorento offers the same swept-back
lines and dynamic presence as the concept vehicle. With an angled window line,
large flared-back headlamps, prominent fog lamps and rounded nose, the all-new
Sorento clearly belongs to the Kia family and effortlessly conveys strength and
authority. The view from the rear offers the same forceful attitude with a
rounded back and tail lamps set powerfully within the rear lift gate.
Available in base, LX and EX trim levels, the versatile CUV offers tasteful
exterior features on all three including 17-inch alloy wheels with 235/65 R17
tires and wheel moldings, while moving to the LX trim includes standard
body-color heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signal indicators.
All EX trims offer standard 18-inch alloy wheels outfitted with 235/60 R18
tires, automatic headlamps, fog lamps (optional on LX trims) and a rear spoiler.
Optional for LX and EX trims are roof rails for those looking to spend a weekend
away or endeavor in recreational activities, while EX trims offer the options of
18-inch ultra bright mirror-finish wheels or a panoramic sunroof (V6 models
only), a first for any Kia vehicle. With an overall length of 183.9 inches and
overall width of 74.2 inches, the all-new CUV comes in longer, lower and roomier
than the previous-generation Sorento, offering occupants a more spacious and
Sorento offers two engines, both more powerful than the Ford Escape and Honda
CR-V. A 3.5-liter V6 providing best-in-class 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet
of torque and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 175 horsepower and 169
pound-feet of torque both are coupled to a new six-speed automatic transmission,
which together provide ample power and offer improved fuel efficiency.
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