According to the EPA rating, the Kia Sorento Hybrid with 1.6 litre engine has a mileage of 39 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on highway and 37 mpg combined. It consumes 2.7 gallons per 100 miles. The Kia Sorento FWD with 2.5 litre engine and S8 automatic transmission has gas mileage of 24 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on highway and 26 mpg combined. It consumes 3.8 gallons fuel per 100 miles. Similarly, Kia Sorento FWD with 2.5 litre engine and AM-S8 automatic transmission has fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on highway and 25 mpg combined. It consumes 4 gallons per 100 miles. In the AWD variants, Kia Sorento with 2.5 litre and S8 automatic transmission has gas mileage of 23 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on highway and 24 mpg combined. It consumes 4.2 gallons per 100 miles. Similarly, Kia Sorento AWD with 2.5 litre engine and AM-S8 automatic transmission has fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on highway and 24 mpg combined. It consumes 4.2 gallons per 100 miles. The fuel tank capacity of all models is 17.7 gallons and runs on regular unleaded fuel.
If we talk about the competitive vehicle of Kia Sorento, Toyota Highlander, Nissan Pathfinder and Subaru Ascent seem to give pretty good competition. The Toyota Highlander has a mileage of 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on highway and 24 mpg combined and consumes 4.2 gals/100 miles. It has a 17.9 gallons fuel tank capacity. The Nissan Pathfinder has a mileage of 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on highway and 22 mpg combined. It consumes 4.5 gallons per 100 miles and has a fuel tank capacity of 19.5 gallons. The last vehicle is the Subaru Ascent has a mileage of 21 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on highway and 23 mpg combined. It consumes 4.3 gallons per 100 miles. It has a fuel tank capacity of 19.3 gallons. Looking at these data, the Kia Sorento seems to be a better choice.
The Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by South Korean manufacturer Kia. The Sorento model has been produced since 2002. It is a 5 door SUV. The Kia Sorento has 6 trim levels.The L, LX, S V6, EX, SX and SX prestige X-line. All the trims have almost similar interior space, standard four cylinder and trunk capacity but have different features whereas the S V6 trim has a volume 6 engine. It has safety features like 4 wheel ABS, engine immobilizer, child seat anchors and stability control. If we talk about comfort and convenience, it has cruise control, rear view camera, electric power steering and turn signal in mirrors.
The cost price of the Kia Sorento as of May 2021 in the USA is $31,890 for S trim, $29,390 for LX, $34,990 for EX, $37,990 for SX and $40,590 for SX Prestige X-Line. The price of Kia Sorento in the UK starts from £38,845 as of May 2021.
Specifications of Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover SUV with a capacity of 7 passengers. It has a third row seating for 2 people.The Base trim lacks some comfort in comparison with other trims. The LX trim has 2.5 litre engine with 4 cylinders,continuous variable valve timing, 191hp @6100, 181 lb-ft torque and 8 speed automatic transmission. The EX trim has solar control glass, outside mirrors, UVO link remote connectivity etc. The EX, SX and SX Prestige has a turbocharged 2.5 litre engine with 4 cylinders, continuously variable valve timing, 281 hp @5800, 311 lb-ft torque and 8 speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
Without taking any time, let’s see a clear table view of the information needed.
Fuel Economy (Regular Gasoline)
|Kia Sorento Hybrid
|39 mpg||35 mpg||37 mpg|
|Kia Sorento FWD AM-S8 automatic(2.5L)||22 mpg||29 mpg||25 mpg|
|Kia Sorento FWD S8 automatic(2.5 L)
|24 mpg||29 mpg||26 mpg|
|Kia Sorento AWD S8 automatic
|23 mpg||25 mpg||24 mpg|
|Kia Sportage AWD AM-S8 automatic,turbo
|21 mpg||28 mpg||24 mpg|
|Body||Mid-size crossover SUV|
|Cargo capacity,All seats in place||12.6 cu.ft|
|Gross Weight||5357 lbs|
|Curb weight||3794 lbs|
|Heating and cooling||AC|
|Drive Type||Front wheel drive
All wheel drive
|Horsepower||227 hp (combined with 59 hp electric motor) @6400 rpm (1.6L)
191 [email protected] rpm(2.5 L, DOHC 16 valve)
281 hp (2.5L turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16 valve)
|Torque||258 lb-ft @5200 rpm (1.6L)
181 lb-ft @4000 rpm(2.5 L, DOHC 16 valve)
311 lb-ft (2.5 L turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16 valve)
|Fuel tank capacity||17.7 gallons|
|Transmission||8 speed automatic
|Turning radius||37.9 ft|
|Ground clearance||6.9 inches|
|Max.towing capacity||2000 lbs|
Looking at these specifications, The Kia Sorento has everything you wish for. It has inline 4 and volume 6 cylinders. It has S8 automatic transmission as well as AM-S8 automatic transmission. It has 7 seating capacity. It has an amazing 3 row seating interior as well as mind blowing exterior with various choice colors.It has 6 trims and front wheel plus all wheel drivetrain. The price starts at $29,390 in the USA and £38,845 in the UK which is pretty reasonable plus it has a basic warranty of 5 years. So getting a Kia Sorento wouldn’t be a bad choice. Make a decision and enjoy a good drive.
This review on Kia Sorento mpg, fuel economy or gas mileage along with specifications, features and rivals was submitted by Richa D. on May 2021.