2013 Kia Sorento SX 2WD

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Sale Price:
$14,500
Stock #:
4758A
VIN #:
5XYKW4A20DG409629
Mileage:
96,653
Engine:
3.5L V6 Cylinder Engine
Exterior Color:
Titanium Silver
Interior Color:
Black
Body Style
Sport Utility
Transmission:
Automatic
City MPG:
20
Highway MPG:
26
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Clean CARFAX. Bright Silver 2013 Kia Sorento SX FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Sportmatic 3.5L V6 DOHC Dual CVVT ** CLEAN CARFAX **, ** Factory LEATHER Interior **, Navigation System, Panoramic Sunroof.

Recent Arrival! 26/20 Highway/City MPG

Awards:
* 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick
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Reviews:

* If you're looking for a capable and family-friendly crossover SUV that won't break the bank yet still has plenty of features, put the Kia Sorento on your shopping list. Source: KBB.com
* Plentiful standard features; decent size third-row seat, sporty handling; optional fuel-efficient four-cylinder; optional powerful V6; long warranty. Source: Edmunds

Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2013 kia sorento

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
4.2
33 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (52%)
4 Star - (36%)
3 Star - (3%)
2 Star - (6%)
1 Star - (3%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
4.1
COMFORT
4.2
INTERIOR
4.2
RELIABILITY
4.2
VALUE
3

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

Well equipped and just the right size for small families, the 2013 Kia Sorento is an excellent pick for a small or midsize crossover SUV.

What's New

Standard equipment is enhanced for the 2013 Kia Sorento. The EX trim now gets standard leather upholstery, while the Uvo voice-activated electronics interface is available on the base LX trim. Later in the year, the LX can also be had with additional equipment like a power driver seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

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PROS

Plentiful standard features; decent size third-row seat, sporty handling; optional fuel-efficient four-cylinder; optional powerful V6; long warranty.

Introduction

Kia is a brand on the rise in the United States. From its memorable hamster ads to its high-profile sponsorship of the NBA, you don't have to be a car nut to know that this South Korean company is no longer a peddler of anonymous, value-driven cars. And even though its most recent offerings have been getting plenty of attention for their creative, eye-catching styling, it's the comparatively conservative 2013 Kia Sorento crossover SUV that's actually the brand's best-seller.

Quite simply, the Sorento doesn't need anthropomorphic rodents or an L.A. Clipper to get noticed. It all starts with its size. Placed in between compact SUVs like Kia's own Sportage and midsize SUVs like the Toyota Highlander, the Sorento falls in line with vehicles like the deceptively large Honda CR-V. However, the Sorento manages to squeeze in an available third-row seat that can actually fit adults. Despite such a generous amount of passenger and cargo space, this Kia still feels maneuverable and achieves decent fuel economy.

Next up comes a generous helping of available features. Even the base trim includes Bluetooth and satellite radio, while the upper trims can be packed with niceties like a cooled driver seat, a heated steering wheel and a panoramic sunroof. In true Kia tradition, all of this comes at a price that undercuts its rivals. Essentially, the Sorento offers the size and equipment of a more expensive crossover.

Add in a competitive engine lineup and styling that's attractive (if not especially distinct), and you get a family SUV that delivers on most fronts. We certainly suggest checking out the Chevy Equinox, Dodge Journey, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, as each is strong in its own right. However, the 2013 Kia Sorento is one of our favorites and it has nothing to do with its association with hip-hop rodentia.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2013 Kia Sorento is a crossover SUV that fits in between the compact and midsize segments. There are three trim levels: LX, EX and SX. Five-passenger seating is standard on all but the LX V6 and SX, which come with the otherwise optional 50/50 split-folding third-row seat that raises capacity to seven.

The base LX comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, keyless entry, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40 split-folding second-row seat, Bluetooth and a sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. The LX Convenience package adds foglamps, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, an auto-dimming mirror and the Uvo voice-activated electronics interface. On four-cylinder models, this package also includes a more powerful and efficient engine, roof rails and the third-row seat (also available as a stand-alone item). Later in the model year, a new LX Convenience Plus package will add an eight-way power driver seat (with lumbar adjustment), a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a first aid kit.

Stepping up to the EX gets you the upgraded four-cylinder engine, 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, keyless ignition/entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, the eight-way power driver seat, leather upholstery and the LX Convenience package items (minus the auto-dimming mirror).

V6-powered EX models can be equipped with the EX Premium package, which adds the third-row seat, the auto-dimming mirror, a panoramic sunroof, rear air-conditioning, a four-way power passenger seat, the third-row seat, a first aid kit, a rearview camera and a 10-speaker Infinity surround-sound audio system with HD radio. Four-cylinder EX models can be equipped with the EX Premium Plus package, which includes all of the above items plus power-folding mirrors, driver memory functions and a touchscreen navigation system with real-time traffic. The V6 model's EX Limited package includes all of the Premium Plus package's extra items plus a ventilated driver seat.

The Sorento SX comes only with the V6 and adds to the standard EX equipment special styling cues, different 18-inch wheels, LED taillamps, rear air-conditioning, the four-way power passenger seat, the third-row seat, a rearview camera, a two-tone interior color scheme and an Infinity audio system. The SX Premium package essentially adds a heated steering wheel and everything from the EX's options that aren't included as standard.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2013 Kia Sorento LX comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower and 169 pound-feet of torque. Every Sorento comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is an option. In Edmunds performance testing, this base LX engine with front-wheel drive went from zero to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds, which is slow for the class. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and 20/26/22 with all-wheel drive.

Optional on the LX and standard on the EX is a direct-injected version of the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. Though we haven't tested this engine, its acceleration should be better. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 21/30/24 with front-drive and 21/27/23  with all-wheel drive.

Standard on the SX and optional on the others is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. In Edmunds performance testing, an EX V6 went from zero to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds, which is better than average. Fuel economy rates 20/26/22 and 18/24/20 for front- and all-wheel-drive models, respectively.

Safety

The 2013 Kia Sorento comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, front active head restraints, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags that cover only the first and second rows. In Edmunds brake testing, the Sorento came to a stop from 60 mph in 131 feet, which is a bit longer than average.

In government crash testing, the Sorento received four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Sorento the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength crash tests.

Interior Design and Special Features

The Sorento's cabin doesn't have the visual flair of its more recently redesigned Kia siblings, but it's attractive enough and benefits from the brand's usual array of audio and climate controls that are intuitive with a substantial feel. Dashboard plastics are hard to the touch, but look good and are certainly on par for the class. Kia's Uvo system also works very well. Based on the same technology as Ford's Sync system, it allows drivers to control various functions with voice commands, including their MP3 players and cell phones.

The front seats provide plenty of comfort for long trips and offer the type of commanding view of the road that crossover buyers want. The second-row seat accommodates two with ease and three in a pinch. It doesn't slide fore or aft without the optional third-row seat, making the standard Sorento less versatile than the Equinox or RAV4. But the third-row seat does feature 50/50-split-folding seatbacks and enough room for adults, which is unique to a vehicle of its size. With the rear seats folded, the Sorento can carry up to 72.5 cubic feet of cargo, about as much as a RAV4 or CR-V.

Driving Impressions

The 2013 Kia Sorento's base 2.4-liter engine feels punchy enough around town and with light loads, but struggles a bit with extra passengers and cargo. The extra power generated from the available direct-injected four-cylinder helps, and we suspect the majority of buyers will be happy with this midlevel choice. Buyers who regularly ferry passengers and cargo are better served by the strong and smooth 3.5-liter V6.

At highway speeds, the Sorento's cabin remains impressively isolated from both road and wind noise. We're also impressed with the Sorento's handling ability and its direct response to steering inputs; this is one of the more enjoyable small family crossovers to drive. The ride quality is a little firmer than some other models in this class, but it should still suit most folks just fine.

Factory Installed Options

  • BLACK, SEAT TRIM

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Floor Mats
  • Fog Lamps
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Outlet
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Sound System
  • Satellite Radio

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • 3rd Row Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Leather Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Value Added Features

  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • 18" x 7.0" 10-spoke mirror finish alloy wheels
  • 2nd row bench seat
  • 3-point seat belts in all positions w/front pretensioners
  • 3.5L DOHC dual CVVT 24-valve V6 engine
  • 3rd row 50/50 split-folding seat
  • 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sportmatic
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/lumbar
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: auxiliary input jack, USB port
  • Auto headlamps
  • Bluetooth hands-free link
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Downhill brake control
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • EcoMinder indicator
  • Electronic brake force distribution w/brake assist
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Fixed rear wiper
  • Fog lamps

 

  • Front active headrests
  • Front seat-mounted airbags
  • Front wheel drive
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Front/rear pwr outlets
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Front/rear stainless steel skid plates
  • Front/rear SX style body colored bumpers
  • Front/rear/3rd row carpeted floor mats
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • Hill assist control
  • Hydraulic pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension
  • Infinity surround sound audio -inc: (10) speakers
  • Interior accent illumination
  • Leather shift knob
  • Leather-wrapped tilt & telescopic steering wheel -inc: audio, cruise, Bluetooth controls
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • P235/60R18 tires
  • Privacy glass

 

  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch auto up/down
  • Rear center armrest w/cup holder
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Rear LED tail lamps
  • Rear map pockets
  • Rear spoiler
  • Rear window defroster
  • Side impact door beams
  • Sonar back-up warning system
  • Stainless sill plate
  • Stainless steel greenhouse trim molding
  • Stitched meter housing cover
  • SX meter cluster face
  • SX style chrome tail pipe
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Trip computer
  • UVO hands-free entertainment system -inc: rear camera display
  • Variable intermittent front windshield wipers