Kia Sorento 4WD Information

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Kia Sorento 4WD Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 3 recalls, 4 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 302 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2014 2014 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2011 2011 Kia Sorento SUV 4WD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2011 2011 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 4 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 3 4
2009 2009 Kia Sorento 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2008 2008 Kia Sorento 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2007 2007 Kia Sorento 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2006 2006 Kia Sorento 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 3
2005 2005 Kia Sorento 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2004 2004 Kia Sorento 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2003 2003 Kia Sorento 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 3

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Sorento 4WD for 11 years. They average 18.4 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2014 Sorento 4WD above average at 21 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2014 Sorento 4WD to be $1,850 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $2,000 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Sorento 4WD consumes about 16 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Sorento 4WD emits 423 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 6,345,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 302 trees would offset these emissions. The Sorento 4WD does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2014 Kia Sorento 4WD 21 24 19
2013 Kia Sorento 4WD 22 26 20
2012 Kia Sorento 4WD 22 26 20
2011 Kia Sorento 4WD 23 26 21
2009 Kia Sorento 4WD 17 20 15
2008 Kia Sorento 4WD 17 20 15
2007 Kia Sorento 4WD 17 20 15
2006 Kia Sorento 4WD 15 18 13
2005 Kia Sorento 4WD 15 18 13
2004 Kia Sorento 4WD 15 18 14
2003 Kia Sorento 4WD 15 17 13

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Sorento 4WD has 23 different model options on record with the EPA since 2003. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2014 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 20 23 18
2014 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 19
2013 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 20 24 18
2013 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 26 21
2013 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 26 20
2012 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 20 24 18
2012 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 26 21
2012 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 26 20
2011 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 20 24 18
2011 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 26 21
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 17 22 15
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 17 20 15
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 17 22 15
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 17 20 15
2007 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 17 22 15
2007 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.8 L 17 20 15
2006 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 16 18 14
2006 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 15 18 13
2005 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 16 18 14
2005 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 15 18 13
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 15 18 14
2004 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 15 18 14
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 15 17 13