Used Kia Sorento Buying Guide
Used Kia Sorento Buying Guide
New 2018 Kia Sorento LXLease for $149/mo. for 24 months*
J.D. Power: 2017 “Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality, 2 out of 3 Years in a Row”View Disclaimer
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The Kia Sorento received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles reflecting higher quality among midsize SUVs in the J.D. Power 2015 and 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Studies. 2017 study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.
The used Kia Sorento is prime real estate for drivers who crave speed and rich, family-friendly comfort in a budget-friendly package. Let’s face it–that’s just about everyone. Before you head to your local dealership for a great deal, check out our used buying guide. We’ll help you understand how these mid-size crossovers have changed over the years.
Third Generation, 2016-Current
Second Generation, 2011-2015
What Drivers Love about the Used Kia Sorento
These mid-size crossovers are family-friendly, with generous head and leg room in both rows. With the optional third-row, you can expand passenger space to accommodate your growing family. The Sorento also appeals with its car-like performance and fuel economy. Around town, this crossover gives you the sharp handling you need to maneuver around sharp corners and parking garages without a second thought.
What to Look for in Your Used Kia Sorento
If you’re looking for a few extra inches of elbow room, shop the third generation, which is larger than its predecessors. As you browse second-generation Sorentos, you’ll find a variety of powertrains. The earliest base engine – a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower – isn’t as impressive as its replacement. If you can, skip this engine in favor of the direct-injected version of the same engine, which generates 191 horses, or any of the engine V6 upgrades from this era. You’ll enjoy greater refinement and enough heft to tote a cabin full of passengers and cargo with ease.
Used Kia Sorento Buyers Beware
The first-generation Kia Sorento was a mid-size SUV of a different color, so to speak. Instead of a unibody design, it featured body-on-frame architecture, which enhanced its rugged capabilities but also made it feel more truck-like around turns. If you’re shopping for a used Kia Sorento with car-like handling and impressive maneuverability in a tight spot, stick to the second and third generations.