2011 Kia Sorento Sport Utility
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Kia Sorento Sport Utility
The new Sorento is sized between more compact crossover models like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 and mid-size models such as the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander. Altogether, it's a little more maneuverable than the larger vehicles while offering just as much practical space.
What's new for 2011?
After an absence for the 2010 model year, the Sorento returns for 2011 as a refined, more carlike crossover utility vehicle, powered by 4-cylinder and V6 engines, with either front- or all-wheel drive. The new model is about three inches longer than the former model, with most of the added length going to passenger space. Technology and entertainment features are upgraded substantially, and 3-row seating is optional.
- Just-right size
- roomy interior
- utility and cargo-friendliness
- comfortable ride
- standard tech features
- available third-row seat
If you want the more powerful V6 in the Sorento, you'll need to step up to the top-of-the-line EX trim. Otherwise, the 4-cylinder engine is offered with Base, LX, and EX trims. Standard equipment on all Sorento models is extensive, and includes a trip computer, power windows, locks and mirrors, air conditioning, a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface and a sound system that includes an MP3-compatible CD player, USB and aux inputs and Sirius satellite radio. Base models are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, while LX models step up to a 6-speed automatic in addition to body-color heated mirrors with integrated turn signals for a more upscale appearance. Automatic one-touch up/down windows, a rear center armrest are also included. Top EX models include push-button start, smart keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, upgraded upholstery, fog lamps, heated mirrors, automatic headlamps and larger 18-inch alloy wheels.