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2004 Kia Sorento Ex Makes Loud Screech/trumpet Type Noise Randomly.
It happens when the car is running or sometimes after you turn it off. Any ideas?
I Have A 2006 Kia Sorento Lx My Radio Lights Up And Functions Work But I Ge...
How To Fix A Demper Or Blend Door Problem Under The Dash.
2011 Kia Sorrento center dash air outputs close when airspeed 3 to 4selected. Works fine on 1-2. I can hear the door slam closed. I wonder if this is a demp door actuator problem or the door has a mec...
What Is Wrong With The A/c Fan
Hope somebody can help me with this problem. The fan is only working on hi and not in the other 3 positions. The total fan/ac/etc unit in the centre of dashboard was replaced without any change, what ...
What Circuit Are The Power Locks On Of A 2006 Kia Sorento?
I have problems with my power locks. I use the FOB to open and close the locks. It works, but the locks will actuate without pressing the FOB. They will cycle "open-close" several times. I also have a...
About the Kia Sorento
Korea is a long way from Italy, but somehow the two names, Kia and Sorento, go together quite well. The Sorento entered the market in 2003 as Kia's compact SUV, available in either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Its sturdy truck platform and low-range gearing has made it a solid performer both on and off roads, and it is one of Kia's best-selling vehicles to date.
It has always been available in either LX or more luxurious EX trims. Until 2007, it was equipped with a somewhat sluggish 3.5-liter, 192-hp V6 engine matched with either a 5-speed manual or automatic. In 2007, it got a much needed boost to a 3.8-liter, 262-hp V6, but only came with a 5-speed automatic with sequential shift. Sitting on 16-inch wheels (or optional 17-inch with a sport package that also adds on a rear spoiler, fog lights, and running boards), the Kia Sorento only offers two rows of seats for up to five people, unlike some competitors of equal size that offer a third row option. The 60/40 seats do flip and fold, expanding cargo space to 66.4 cubic inches.
The LX is nicely equipped with power features, keyless entry, MP3 player and other conveniences, and the EX adds on more upscale items such as leather seats, roof rails, a sunroof, and heated mirrors. The Sorento was always well equipped with airbags, traction control, and stability control, and finally made ABS standard with its 2007 models. In 2007, in addition to the part-time 4WD, a new Torque-on-Demand option for the EX was added, for improved off-road capability. It has been rated number one in customer satisfaction for its four-wheel drive performance according to J.D Powers.
The Sorento offers a lot of features for its relatively low price tag, and now with a new engine, its performance, towing capability, and road handling are much more in line with comparable SUVs. For 2009, the Sorento will likely go through another makeover, transforming into a crossover vehicle.