The Sorento sports a stylish, streamlined look, departing from the boxy look that so many SUVs still seem bound by. A matte black front grille comes standard, with gloss black on the EX, and dark metallic on the SX. The front grille is laden with chrome but isn't chunky. Automatic halogen headlights along with LED positioning lights come standard, while fog lights and LED taillights are available on the upper trims. The crossover rides on 17-inch alloys, with 19-inch sport wheels available from the S up. The top-tier SX also gets chrome and stainless steel lower bumper accents, along with body-color cladding along the wheel arches and a stainless steel rear bumper protector. A panoramic sunroof is installed on the top two trims.
Sporting relatively standard dimensions for a midsize SUV, the Kia Sorento stands 189 inches long with a 109.4-inch wheelbase. It's quite tall at 66.3 inches, 66.5 inches with roof rails, but doesn't stand as wide as some of the chunkier crossovers with its width of 74.4 inches. A ground clearance of 7.3 inches gives the Sorento adequate all-weather capabilities but doesn't make it a great off-roader. The lightest model has a curb weight of 3,810 lbs while the all-wheel-drive SX caps out at 4,343 lbs.
|Kia Sorento Trims||L||LX||LX V6||S V6||EX V6||SX V6|
|Max Width||74.4 in.||74.4 in.||74.4 in.||74.4 in.||74.4 in.||74.4 in.|
|Length||189 in.||189 in.||189 in.||189 in.||189 in.||189 in.|
|Height||66.3 in.||66.3 in.||66.3 in.||66.3 in.||66.5 in.||66.5 in.|
|Wheelbase||109.4 in.||109.4 in.||109.4 in.||109.4 in.||109.4 in.||109.4 in.|
|Kia Sorento Trims||Curb Weight|
|LX||3,810 - 3,953 lbs.|
|LX V6||3,968 - 4,101 lbs.|
|S V6||3,968 - 4,101 lbs.|
|EX V6||3,968 - 4,101 lbs.|
|SX V6||3,968 - 4,101 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 7"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 7"|
A palette of nine colors is available to the Sorento, although only four neutral hues are available to the base L trim. Sparkling Silver, Everlasting Silver, Snow White Pearl, and Ebony Black comprise the standard selection. Additional colors are made available from the LX up, including a splash of color in the form of Passion Red, Sangria, and Imperial Blue, along with Dragon Brown and Gravity Gray. Sparkling Silver also falls away in the top-spec SX.