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2014 Kia Sorento SX FWD

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In short: A smart, value-oriented crossover.

2014 Kia Sorento SX FWD Review

While its exterior is relatively similar to that of its predecessor, the all-new Kia Sorento brings with it big changes for the 2014 model year, including a new chassis, a voice-activated navigation system with sharp graphics and a 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V6. Engineered with the reduction of unwanted noise and vibrations in mind, the crossover can be further modified through the available FlexSteer function, which allows drivers to choose between Comfort, Normal and Sport modes. Our Remington red SX-trim tester with black leather interior came fully loaded with advanced amenities like Kia’s UVO infotainment system powered by Microsoft, a rear camera and a blind spot detection system. The cargo area is augmented generously with the hard-to-access third-row seats folded down.

Warranty/Service: 5-year/60,000-mile limited new car warranty; 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance

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QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $35,000 / As Tested: $36,898

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 7-passenger, 4-door crossover

Engine: 3.3-liter V6
Horsepower: 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: 252 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic with manual mode

Curb weight: 3,722 lbs
Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 184.6 / 74.2 / 67.5 in
Turning circle: 35.8 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: independent MacPherson strut front; independent multi-link rear

Traction: electronic stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: n/a
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 18 mpg
EPA Highway: 25 mpg
Combined MPG: n/a

Seating Capacity: 7
Safety: dual-stage front airbags; front side airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags


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Make: Kia, Vehicle Type: Crossover

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