2003 Kia Sorento Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $20,590
9 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.67
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $20,590 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.5L 192 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$20,590
Invoice$18,895

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.5L 192 hp V6
Power 192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 217 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.6 in
Back Legroom36.1 in
Wheelbase106.7 in
Length179.8 in
Width73.3 in
Height68.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume31.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,202 lbs
Maximum Payload1,202 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Brand new for 2003 is the Kia Sorento LX, the base trim of the rear-wheel drive, mid-sized SUV. Though it has only two rows, that leaves more legroom for front and rear passengers. Se... Read More
Brand new for 2003 is the Kia Sorento LX, the base trim of the rear-wheel drive, mid-sized SUV. Though it has only two rows, that leaves more legroom for front and rear passengers. Seats split-fold 60/40 to expand the 31 cubic foot trunk to 66 cubic feet, and there are six cupholders, a front power outlet, and front and overhead storage compartments to accommodate every family's needs. The 2003 Sorento LX is powered by a 192-hp, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 and a 4-speed automatic, with a fully independent suspension.
Sitting on 16-inch wheels, the 2003 Sorento LX comes with six airbags -- dual front and side impact for both rows. Air conditioning, full power features, cruise control, heated mirrors, and a CD player are standard. There is a wiper for the rear window, which opens separately from the liftgate. Gas mileage sits around 15/20 mpg, and towing capacity is around 3500 pounds. A roof rack is not standard, but is available as an option, as are ABS brakes. Drivers say the ride feels safe and solid, there's a lot of interior space, and the 10-year warranty, combined with the low price tag make the 2003 Sorento LX a good value. They are unhappy about the gas mileage and early brake wear.
Original MSRP: $22,495
13 national listings
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.67 · Limited slip differential: rear · Transfer Case: electronic hi-lo gear selection
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $22,495 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.5L 192 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$22,495
Invoice$20,655

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

3.5L 192 hp V6
Power 192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 217 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.6 in
Back Legroom36.1 in
Wheelbase106.7 in
Length179.8 in
Width73.3 in
Height68.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume31.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,213 lbs
Maximum Payload1,213 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Kia's new SUV, the 2003 Kia Sorento LX 4WD is unique in that it is one of the few SUVs that you can actually take off-road, with its limited slip rear differential, low-range gearing, s... Read More
Kia's new SUV, the 2003 Kia Sorento LX 4WD is unique in that it is one of the few SUVs that you can actually take off-road, with its limited slip rear differential, low-range gearing, skid plates, and 16-inch wheels with all-season tires. It handles well in bad weather and on rough roads. Power comes in the form of a 192-hp, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine and 4-speed automatic. The 2003 Sorento LX 4WD earns four-star crash ratings thanks to dual front airbags and side impact bags for both rows of seats.
Yes, there are only two rows of seats, which means more room for passengers' legs. Rear seats do split-fold for up to 66 cubic feet of cargo space, and a roof rack can be added for more options. Standard features include power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, tachometer, heated mirrors, a rear window wiper, and a CD player. ABS brakes are an option, as are alloy wheels on the 2003 Sorento LX 4WD.
Original MSRP: $23,540
18 national listings
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 4.67
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $23,540 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.5L 192 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$23,540
Invoice$21,235

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.5L 192 hp V6
Power 192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 217 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.6 in
Back Legroom36.1 in
Wheelbase106.7 in
Length179.8 in
Width74.2 in
Height71.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume31.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,202 lbs
Maximum Payload1,202 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Kia's brand new SUV offering, the 2003 Kia Sorento EX is the more high-end trim, carrying more standard features and conveniences than the base model. The rear-wheel drive SUV seats fo... Read More
Kia's brand new SUV offering, the 2003 Kia Sorento EX is the more high-end trim, carrying more standard features and conveniences than the base model. The rear-wheel drive SUV seats four or five in two rows of seats, which split-fold to expand the 31 cubic foot cargo area to 66 cubic feet. A roof rack is standard, and the rear liftgate opens independently of the rear window. A 192-hp, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 powers the 2003 Sorento EX, matched to a 4-speed automatic. A nice feature are the six airbags -- dual front and side and rear side impact. Other safety features include auto-dimming rearivew mirror, foglights, and skid plates. ABS brakes are optional.
Full power features, including an 8-way driver's seat comes on the 2003 Sorento EX. Other equipment includes cruise control, wheel-mounted audio controls for the CD player, leather trim, remote entry, a remote garage opener, a security system, heated mirrors, and a sunroof. A trailer hitch can be added to tow up to 3500 pounds, and other options include a rear spoiler, heated leather seats, a CD changer, and automatic headlights. Drivers of the 2003 Sorento EX like its smooth ride, roomy interior, low price point for all you get, and upscale style. The 15/20 mpg is disappointing, and there are problems with early brake wear and noisy acceleration.
Original MSRP: $25,340
29 national listings
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time · Axle ratio: 4.67 · Limited slip differential: rear · Transfer Case: electronic hi-lo gear selection
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $25,340 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.5L 192 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$25,340
Invoice$22,900

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoCassette Player

Engine

3.5L 192 hp V6
Power 192 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 217 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume21 gal
Front Legroom42.6 in
Back Legroom36.1 in
Wheelbase106.7 in
Length179.8 in
Width74.2 in
Height71.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume31.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,213 lbs
Maximum Payload1,213 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity3,500 lbs
Low-range gearing, a limited slip rear differential, four-wheel independent suspension, an skid plates help make the 2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD a true off-roading vehicle, and the 16-inch ... Read More
Low-range gearing, a limited slip rear differential, four-wheel independent suspension, an skid plates help make the 2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD a true off-roading vehicle, and the 16-inch wheels and all-season tires make the Sorento a tough and affordable SUV competitor in poor weather conditions. The new 4WD Kia SUV comes standard with part-time four-wheel drive that the driver activates, but a Torque-On-Demand, which automatically apportions power where needed, is optional. A 3.5-liter, 192-hp V6 and 4-speed auto tran is the standard powertrain.
The 2003 Sorento EX 4WD is otherwise like the rear-wheel drive EX in terms of features -- power locks, windows, and heated mirrors, an 8-way driver's seat, cruise control, sunroof, wheel-mounted audio controls, a CD player, rear window wiper, fog lights, remote entry, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. Dual front and four side impact airbags earn four-star crash ratings. A roof rack is standard in addition to the 66-cubic foot cargo area, thanks to split-folding rear seats. Options include heated leather seats, 4-wheel ABS brakes, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, and a trailer hitch. The 2003 Sorento EX 4WD gets rated highly by owners for its roomy versatility, its comfort on long rides, easy maneuverability, and stylish looks. Poor gas mileage, a somewhat rough ride, and inadequate brakes are the major complaints.
EX Luxury 4WD
Adds to LX:
No additional major features.