The Kia Sorento is a rugged beast, no matter how you look at this midsize SUV, and the 2017 model is no exception. While it is a carryover from the 2016 model year, the 2017 model was one of the first Kia models to come with Apple CarPlay, which allows you to sync your iPhone up with the Sorento. 2017 also marks another IIHS Top Safety Pick for the Sorento, which means it is one of the most impact-resistant vehicles in its class two model years running. The 2017 Sorento also comes with up to 73.5 cubic feet for cargo items in back, or around 2,080 liters of space for road trips, moves, or evening shopping trips.
While there are plenty of features to rave about in general, we’ll get more specific about the positives of the various trim options for the Sorento, seven in all (down from eight trims in 2016).
|Trim Level||L & LX||EX||LX V6, EX V6, SX V6 & SXL V6|
|Friendly Kia VIP Price||Starts at $18,825||$24,625||Starts at $22,445|
|MPG (city, highway)||21, 28||20, 27||18, 25|
|Engine Specs||2.4L 4-cyl, 185 HP||2.0L 4-cyl turbocharged, 240 HP||3.3L V6, 290 HP|
|Towing Capacity (lbs.)||2,000||3,500||5,000|
|Curb Weight - FWD (lbs.)||3,704 to 3,832||3,878 to 4,178||3,968 to 4,211|
|Curb Weight - AWD (lbs.)||3,840 to 3,968 (LX only)||4,004 to 4,303||4,101 to 4,343|
The maximum fuel efficiency for the 2017 Kia Sorento, as well as its most lightweight options, come in the L and LX trims, which both average 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway (FWD models). While the L is the base model, it only comes with three exterior color options and the base audio package; the LX jumps up to eight exterior color options and available UVO3 eServices, with streaming audio apps, 8 GB for music storage, and more. You will enjoy a solid 185 horsepower with either trim option.
The EX trim level gets slightly less MPG at 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, but it comes standard with UVO3 eServices, and it also can tow more than the low trim options, with the ability to top out at 3,500 pounds. The HP also jumps up to 240 in the EX trim.
The V6 model options, all four of them (LX V6, EX V6, SX V6 & SXL V6), come with a road-clearing 290 HP and a very-sturdy 5,000-pound towing maximum. You also have the most audio options in these trims, with an available 8-inch touchscreen and a 10-speaker sound system in the SX V6 and SXL V6.
Take your pick: Every trim level of the 2017 Sorento is powerful, versatile and affordable! We carry the Kia Sorento at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area. Call us at 877-544-6706 or come visit us so you can take the Kia Sorento on a test drive. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.