2014 Kia Sorento Review

OVERALL RATING 3.7 of 5.0
  • Performance
    3.6 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.5 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.7 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.0 of 5.0
CarSession
05 May 2014
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The 2014 Sorento is the latest offering from Korean automobile manufacturer, Kia. Kia is known for producing economical vehicles and the new Sorento is no different. It is classed as a crossover utility vehicle. The design of the interior and exterior is innovative and looks great. The 2014 Kia Sorento most definitely lives up to the expectations. Moreover, the crossover is amazingly economical and affordable. If there’s something the company guarantees, its topnotch quality and reliability. Let’s look at the 2014 Kia Sorento in detail:

Engine Specifications

The 2014 Kia Sorento is available in two engine variants altogether. One variant is aimed at providing performance and fuel economy, while the other compromises a tad bit on gas mileage. The first one is the inline 4-cylinder. This engine has a capacity of 2.4 liters. This engine is aimed at providing a smooth drive and spectacular gas mileage. If you are looking for something a bit more edgy, you can opt for the second version. This engine is a more aggressive V-type engine with 6 cylinders. The capacity of this engine is 3.3 liters. Without a doubt this engine will provide you with a better performance than the 2.4-liter variant.

Performance

The 2.4-liter engine may be aimed at providing better gas mileage, but it doesn’t fall back on performance. This engine is rated at producing an impressive 191 horses and 181 pounds per feet of torque. The direct injection system gives it an enhanced performance.  The 3.3-liter engine is bound to be impressive as it is made for the sole purpose of performance.

This engine is rated at producing a whooping 290 ponies and 252 pounds of torque. This rating is amazing for a crossover utility vehicle like the 2014 Kia Sorento. This engine is also equipped with a direct injection system for optimum performance. The 2.4-liter engine is capable of giving you 19 miles to a gallon in the city, whereas on the highway you can get as much as 24 miles to a gallon.

Surprisingly the 3.3-liter variant is not far behind in terms of gas mileage. Within the city, you can get as much as 18 miles to a gallon, which is pretty impressive. On the highway, this massive engine will prove to be just as fuel-efficient as the 2.4-liter variant.

Transmission Options

Across all variants of the 2014 Kia Sorento, the transmission system is uniform. Each crossover is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. This transmission also includes a sportmatic option. The drivetrain offers two variants you can choose from. You can either go for the all-wheel drive variant or you can opt for a simpler front-wheel drive.

Interior and Exterior Design

One of the best aspects of the 2014 Kia Sorento is that the company has not left out anything. Even though the crossover is available at an economical price, the interior provides the elegance of a topnotch luxury vehicle. The interior is simple which gives it an enhanced charm. The exterior design is without a doubt spectacular. The large grille gives it an aggressive look while the rear lights provide an elegant contrast. All in all, it is a great vehicle to own.

So, if you are in the market for a crossover utility vehicle, the 2014 KIA Sorento is among the best options available to you.