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2013 Kia Sorento Sport Utility

MSRP Range: $23,150 - $33,400 | 18 MPG City - 24 MPG Highway

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2013 Kia Sorento Sport Utility

Benefits of Driving a 2013 Kia Sorento Sport Utility

The 2013 Kia 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. The Sorento is a little more maneuverable than the larger vehicles while offering just as much practical space.

What's new for 2013?

Following a restyling and mechanical upgrade in 2012, the 2013 Kia Sorento receives only selective upgrades to various equipment and packaging. In the Sorento EX, leather seating is now standard, the base LX has an optional UVO voice-activated infotainment system, rearview camera, rear sonar, heated front seats and fog lamps. The LX V6 now comes with standard third-row seating. Planned for later in the model year is a new Convenience Package with 8-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter and a first aid kit.

Model Strengths

  • Just-right size
  • roomy interior
  • utility and cargo-friendliness
  • comfortable ride
  • standard tech features
  • available third-row seat

Model Review

For 2013, the Sorento offers a 4-cylinder engine with Base, LX, SX and EX GDI trims, and is offered in two versions. The standard engine is a 175-horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder, offered on the Base and LX models. A direct-injected 191-horsepower, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine is standard on the LX GDI and EX GDI, and paired only with a 6-speed automatic. The SX's standard (and LX- and EX-optional) 3.5L V6 makes 276 horsepower and brings especially strong acceleration with a smooth, refined character, while the 4-cylinder is quite economical, achieving EPA ratings of up to 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway in all-wheel-drive configuration.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std
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2013 Kia Sorento Sport Utility

2WD 4dr I4 LX

Engine

Engine Type 2.4L Gas I4
Horsepower 175 @ 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 169 @ 3750 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 18.0 gal
Fuel Economy 21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 540 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 7.0 in.
Tires P235/65R17

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.2 in. / 41.3 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.2 in. / 37.6 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 106.3 in.
Curb Weight 3605 lb.
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2WD 4dr I4 LX

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Privacy Glass Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Roof Rack Optional
Running Boards Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard