Consumer Reviews Summary
31 of 39 (79%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2014 Kia Sorento Overview
- Lots of updates for the 2014 model year, including a new V-6 engine and a new media system
- Standard seating for up to five passengers; third-row is optional
- New chassis improves steering and ride comfort
Returning for 2014 with plenty of updates both on and under the surface, the Kia Sorento remains a great option for families on the go looking for some flexibility.
The Sorento is larger than most compact, two-row crossovers like the Toyota RAV 4 and the Honda CR-V, but isn’t large and plodding like a full-size crossover either. Seating for five is standard, with an optional 50/50 split third row of seats expanding seating capacity to seven. The Sorento doesn’t have much cargo room with all three rows of seats upright, but fold down the third row and it opens up 36.9 cubic feet of cargo space which is plenty of room for luggage and other cargo.
Exterior updates include a revised grille and new headlight clusters with LED accents on top. The fog lights now sit vertically on either side of the front bumper and the taillight housings are brand new as well. 17-inch wheels come standard, with 18- and 19-inch cogs available.
Under the hood, the 2014 Sorento carries over its four-cylinder engine option but adds a brand new V-6 to the mix. LX and EX models come standard with a 191-horsepower, direct-injected 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Optional on those two trims and standard on the SX and top-of-the-line Limited is the new, 290-horsepower, direct-injected 3.3-liter V-6. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission option. The available all-wheel drive system utilizes torque vectoring, which shifts power to certain wheels during cornering to improve handling and traction.
A slew of newly available features and a redesigned dash highlight the interior changes for the 2014 Sorento. The center console has been redone in order to fit the new, optional 8-inch touch-screen LCD that houses the controls for the available UVO infotainment and navigation systems. Also new for 2014 are a panoramic sunroof, second-row sunshades, cooled front seats, and a driver-selectable steering system which has Comfort, Normal, and Sport modes. Standard features include satellite radio, USB input, Bluetooth connectivity, power windows and locks, and remote keyless entry.
Six airbags come standard on the 2014 Sorento, along with all-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.