2006 Kia Sorento Trims

The 2006 Kia Sorento LX is the rear-wheel drive version of the base model SUV offered by the Korean automaker. It comes equipped with a 3.5-liter, 192-hp DOHC V6, choice of standard 5-... Read More

The 2006 Kia Sorento LX is the rear-wheel drive version of the base model SUV offered by the Korean automaker. It comes equipped with a 3.5-liter, 192-hp DOHC V6, choice of standard 5-speed automatic or optional 5-speed manual, a double wishbone suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bars. There are two rows of seats, with the back row folding down to expand the cargo area to 66 cubic feet. Standard safety features include dual front airbags and side impact bags for each row, 16-inch wheels and all-season tires, child locks, automatic headlights, and skid plates. ABS brakes and foglights are extra.

The 2006 Sorento LX is well equipped with full power features, wheel-mounted cruise control, heated mirrors, CD player, front power outlet, and intermittent front and rear wipers. The liftgate opens independently of the rear window and the cargo area offers tie-downs and a cargo cover. A tow hook is included and a trailer hitch optional for up to 3500 pounds of towing. A roof rack is also standard. Other options include leather trim and remote start. Owners say the gas mileage could be better, along with the brakes, but they love the smooth ride, tight turning ratio, and the interior cargo space.

Powertrain: 3.5L 192 hp V6 Engine, RWD, 5-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 17
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights
Convenience Features Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.67 · Driven Wheels: rear wheel drive
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Headlights: auto delay off
Locks Power door locks remote,
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize matching
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks
Wheels Rim type: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Average Price:$8,097
The 2006 Kia Sorento LX 4WD features part-time four-wheel drive and low-range gearing, meaning it can be taken off-road with confidence. It adds a limited slip rear differential and ce... Read More

The 2006 Kia Sorento LX 4WD features part-time four-wheel drive and low-range gearing, meaning it can be taken off-road with confidence. It adds a limited slip rear differential and center locking differential to the already present front independent suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars. 16-inch wheels and all-season tires help with rough weather conditions. Dual front airbags and side impact bags for both rows of seats are standard.

Apart from the 4WD, the 2006 Sorento LX 4WD is identical to its rear-wheel drive counterpart, with a 192-hp, 3.5 V6 engine and choice of 5-speed automatic or 5-speed manual. It offers full power features, intermittent front and rear wipers, cargo tie-downs and a cargo cover, wheel-mounted cruise control, a CD player, automatic headlights, tow hooks, heated mirrors, and several storage consoles. A trailer hitch can be added, as can running boards, ABS brakes, leather trim, rear spoiler, and a roof rack. Rear seats split-fold for 66 cubic feet of cargo space. Mileage is a low 15/20 mpg, which is no surprise for an SUV. This is the biggest gripe for owners, but they love the interior space, high safety ratings, and the turning radius.

Adds to LX:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4WD
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Reading lights
Convenience Features Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Manual adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.67 · Center differential · Driven Wheels: four wheel drive · Limited slip differential: rear · Locking differential: center
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Headlights: auto delay off
Locks Power door locks remote,
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: cloth
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize matching
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks
Wheels Rim type: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Average Price:$7,576
The more luxurious version of Kia's mid-size SUV is the 2006 Kia Sorento EX. The rear-wheel drive SUV is passenger-friendly as it only comes with two rows of seats, which fold down for... Read More

The more luxurious version of Kia's mid-size SUV is the 2006 Kia Sorento EX. The rear-wheel drive SUV is passenger-friendly as it only comes with two rows of seats, which fold down for up to 66 cubic feet of cargo space. A roof rack is also standard for extra storage options. Equipped with an independent front suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars, the 2006 Sorento EX is solid and sturdy, and its 192-hp, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 can tow up to 3500 pounds. A 5-speed automatic is the only transmission available.

The 2006 Sorento EX adds onto the base model with a power driver's seat, external temperature display, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, wood and leather trim, a power liftgate, and a sunroof. Additional safety features to the dual front and all-row side impact airbags are an auto-dimming rearview mirror and fog lights. ABS brakes are optional. Running boards can be added for easier access. Other options include heated leather seats, a CD changer, automatic climate control, a rear spoiler, and remote start. Gas mileage is the biggest complaint of 2006 Sorento EX owners, but they say the power and performance is top-notch and they say it's a great value for all that you get.

Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Cassette · In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear, front · Reading lights · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, cargo net · Universal remote transmitter
Doors Liftgate window: power retracting · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.67 · Driven Wheels: rear wheel drive
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack · Sunroof: power glass
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: velour
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize matching
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Average Price:$8,569
Part-time 4WD is standard on the 2006 Kia Sorento EX 4WD, but there is also available Torque-on-Demand which apportions torque to the wheels that need it most. Skid plates, low-range g... Read More

Part-time 4WD is standard on the 2006 Kia Sorento EX 4WD, but there is also available Torque-on-Demand which apportions torque to the wheels that need it most. Skid plates, low-range gearing, and a limited slip differential let you take this mid-size SUV off-roading, and with a 66 cubic foot cargo space and roof rack, you can store plenty of gear. There are two rows of seats, and a front and overhead storage compartment, and the rear seats split-fold 60/40. Dual front airbags and side impact bags earn the 2006 Sorento EX 4WD four and five-star crash ratings.

Like its rear-wheel counterpart, the EX 4WD adds onto the base with wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, an 8-way power driver's seat (passenger seat optional), fog lights, automatic headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, and a sunroof. Leather and wood trim jazz up the interior, and intermittent front and rear wipers are a nice convenience. The rear window opens separately from the hatch. Various packages add on heated leather seats, a trailer hitch, rear spoiler, running boards, ABS brakes, and remote start. Drivers mention that the 2006 Sorento EX 4WD has stable handling, and like its safety record, interior comfort, and overall power. Fuel economy, at 15/20, is unimpressive.

Adds to LX:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4WD
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Side curtain airbags: front and rear
Audio System Cassette · In-Dash CD: single disc · Radio: AM/FM
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear, front · Reading lights · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo cover · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Overhead console: with storage · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, cargo net · Universal remote transmitter
Doors Liftgate window: power retracting · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Height adjustable · Power adjustments
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.67 · Center differential · Driven Wheels: four wheel drive · Limited slip differential: rear · Locking differential: center
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: adjustable
In Car Entertainment Antenna
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Locks Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated · Inside rearview mirror: auto-dimming
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding · Folding: split folding · Rear heat: vents · Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack · Sunroof: power glass
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Passenger Seating: 5 · Upholstery: velour
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody · Size: fullsize matching
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · H Speed Rated Tires · P Tires
Towing and Hauling Tow hooks
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent