Kia Sorento AWD Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Kia Sorento AWD Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 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
2020 2020 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2020 2020 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2019 2019 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Kia Sorento SUV FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Kia Sorento SUV AWD 5 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 4

Fuel Efficiency

Kia has manufactured models of Sorento AWD for 6 years. They average 21.1 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Sorento AWD above average at 23 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Sorento AWD to be $1,700 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 $1,250 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Sorento AWD consumes about 14 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 AWD emits 389 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,835,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 278 trees would offset these emissions. The Sorento AWD does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Kia Sorento AWD 23 26 21
2019 Kia Sorento AWD 23 26 21
2018 Kia Sorento AWD 22 25 19
2017 Kia Sorento AWD 22 25 21
2016 Kia Sorento AWD 21 25 19
2015 Kia Sorento AWD 21 25 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Kia Sorento AWD has 15 different model options on record with the EPA since 2015. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 20 24 18
2020 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 26 21
2019 Automatic (S8), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 21 24 19
2019 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 23 26 21
2018 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 19 23 17
2018 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 21
2018 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 19
2017 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 19 23 17
2017 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 25 19
2017 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 21
2016 Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.3 L 19 23 17
2016 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 21
2016 Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 25 19
2015 Automatic 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.3 L 20 23 18
2015 Automatic 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 25 19