Kia Sorento 0-60 times

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2019 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 8-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 8-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 87
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel drive, 8-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 8-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 8-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 8-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87

2018 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 87
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
2.0T EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4004 Weight, 19 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 88
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
2.0T EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3878 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
8 sec, 16.2 @ 87
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3840 Weight, 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
8.7 sec, 16.4 @ 85
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83

2017 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.1 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 90
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 90
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.4 sec, 16 @ 87
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.4 sec, 16 @ 87
2.0T EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4004 Weight, 19 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 88
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 15.4 @ 89
2.0T EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3878 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.8 sec, 16.3 @ 84
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
8 sec, 16.2 @ 87
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
8.4 sec, 16.4 @ 83
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3840 Weight, 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
8.7 sec, 16.4 @ 85
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.2 sec
Zero to 100 mph 19.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.8 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.9 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.7 sec @ 90 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 179 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.80 g
Source: С&D

2016 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7 sec, 15.6 @ 91
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.1 sec, 15.6 @ 91
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.1 sec, 15.6 @ 91
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.1 sec, 15.6 @ 91
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 88
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 88
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 88
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.5 sec, 16 @ 88
2.0T EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3878 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 88
2.0T SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3878 Weight, 6-spd transmission
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 88
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3840 Weight, 6-spd transmission
8.2 sec, 15.9 @ 85
2.0T EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4004 Weight, 6-spd transmission
8.4 sec, 16 @ 84
2.0T SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4004 Weight, 6-spd transmission
8.4 sec, 16 @ 84
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 6-spd transmission
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 6-spd transmission
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph 19.5 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.6 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.9 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.7 sec @ 91 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 174 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.80 g
Source: С&D

2015 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3894 Weight
5.7 sec, 14.2 @ 97
EX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3894 Weight
5.7 sec, 14.2 @ 97
SX V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3894 Weight
5.7 sec, 14.2 @ 97
Limited V6 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3894 Weight
5.7 sec, 14.2 @ 97
LX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3722 Weight
6.3 sec, 14.7 @ 100
EX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3722 Weight
6.3 sec, 14.7 @ 100
SX V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3722 Weight
6.3 sec, 14.7 @ 100
Limited V6 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3722 Weight
6.3 sec, 14.7 @ 100
LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
191 Hp, 181 Lb-Ft., 3766 Weight
7.8 sec, 15.6 @ 86
LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
191 Hp, 181 Lb-Ft., 3594 Weight
8.3 sec, 16.2 @ 89


Kia Sorento 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times, Quarter mile
2019 7.2 - 7.5 sec, 15.7 @ 91 - 16 @ 87 mph
2018 7.2 - 9.1 sec, 15.7 @ 91 - 16.9 @ 83 mph
2017 7.1 - 9.1 sec, 15.4 @ 91 - 16.9 @ 83 mph
2016 7 - 9.1 sec, 15.6 @ 91 - 16.9 @ 83 mph
2015 5.7 - 8.3 sec, 14.2 @ 100 - 16.2 @ 86 mph
2014 5.7 - 8.3 sec, 14.2 @ 100 - 16.2 @ 86 mph
2013 6 - 9.5 sec, 14.6 @ 97 - 17 @ 83 mph
2012 6 - 9.6 sec, 14.6 @ 97 - 17.1 @ 83 mph
2011 5.8 - 9.6 sec, 14.4 @ 98 - 17.1 @ 82 mph
2009 6.6 - 7.4 sec, 14.9 @ 92 - 15.5 @ 88 mph
2008 6.6 - 7.5 sec, 14.9 @ 92 - 15.6 @ 87 mph
2007 6.5 - 7 sec, 14.9 @ 92 - 15.3 @ 90 mph
2006 8.8 - 9.7 sec, 16.6 @ 85 - 16.9 @ 80 mph
2005 9.1 - 9.5 sec, 16.5 @ 85 - 16.8 @ 80 mph
2004 8.8 - 9.5 sec, 16.4 @ 85 - 16.8 @ 81 mph
2003 8.8 - 9 sec, 16.4 @ 83 - 16.7 @ 81 mph

Kia Sorento competitors' 0-60 mph acceleration

Cars with the same 0-60 time

Car0-60 times, quarter mile
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 88
2019 GMC Terrain 7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 89
2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid 7.2 sec, 15.6 @ 92
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 93
2019 Volvo XC90 7.2 sec, 15.5 @ 90

The Kia Sorento is one of the most ideal mid-size crossover SUVs for those looking further than the ordinary minivan. The standard powertrain is a 185-horsepower inline-4. For 2019, buyers get a diesel engine while the 240-horsepower turbo-4 and 290-horsepower V6 remain optional.

There are 5- and 7-seater versions available. Optional features include Android Auto, navigation and Apple CarPlay. There are also premium interior fittings that add to the weight of the Sorento. The standard model features a 6-speed-automatic that powers the front wheels. Towing capacity for the all-wheel-drive is up to 5,000 pounds.

The L trim is the rarest amongst the Sorento’s. It features a 2.4-liter inline-4 that makes 178 pound-feet of torque and 185 horsepower. The power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic.

The turbo-4 generates about 260 pound-feet of torque and 240 horsepower. The driving is perky, and the car reaches peak torque at just 1,450 rpm. The 6-speed-automatic delivers well without too much noise.

On paper, the V6 looks good. It makes 252 pound-feet of torque and 290 horsepower. Its peak torque, however, arrives later. It feels like the best version within the line as it launches without drama. The 6-speed-automatic functions pretty well in all versions, including in the V6.

Kia offers buyers three modes: Comfort, Eco, and Sport. Much of what changes in between the modes is the steering and shift points. The throttle doesn’t experience any changes and it shouldn’t. The system is already quite sensitive as it is. 

The Sorento isn’t an off-roading champion. However, the optional all-wheel-drive allows it to perform equally well if not better than most medium-size crossovers. The differential lock balances power 50/50. In addition, a 7.3-inch ground clearance, torque-vectoring functionality, and an all-weather system help the Sorento to brake without fuss.

The driving feel is fluid thanks to a fine-tuned electric steering and an independent suspension. The car is smooth and takes on the road with a lot of confidence and control. The front-wheel-drive turbo-4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds while the all-wheel-drive makes 5,000 pounds.

The current Sorento model first hit the showrooms in 2016. It’s neat and elegant. Its mature chrome and semi-prominent grille allow it to fit right into the crossover market. It carries better looks than what you see in some exaggerated American and Asian utility vehicles. The corners are well-detailed thanks to the LED lighting. 

The interior is an improvement to what we had in the previous model. Items are organized and polished. There are soft-touch finishes in the base model and appealing leather upholstery in the higher models. The Sorento is dashing and functional. The essential controls are placed higher for easy access.

The 2018 Kia Sorento L trim comes with auto on/off headlights and a rearview camera. The LX adds a Cool and Connected package with the AWD variant featuring a third-row. The turbocharged EX comes with power-folding side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, hands-free smart power liftgate, standard auto up/down passenger windows and a 7.0-inch multi-information display. The EX V6 variant adds a novel Advanced Touring Package and automatic emergency braking. The SX trim features an auto-dimming rearview mirror and rain-sensing wipers as standard.

 

Written by William Mutugi


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