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05 Kia Sorento
I have a 05 kia sorento and i think my gauge is a little messed up....when i fill it up it will read past full and itll stay there for bout 100miles then itll drop...ive just never seen a gas gaug...
Sparkplug / Wires Replacment?
replacing spark plugs @75k miles, also wires, only has 3 because of the direct coil on the other 3 cylinders.. do i need to replace the spark plug tubes that have the coils, or are they usually ok to...
04 Sotento Water Leak
I drove my car this morning to work about 15 minutes. When i stopped i could smell like a coolant smell and my car was smoking and water was all over but i did not overheat, in fact my temp remain...
2004 Kia Sorento Will Not Start
Car was in front end collision turned on immediately after sounded like crap and shut down seen the fan was getting chewed. Car sat for almost 3 months today i pulled all the extra metal off the ...
Kia Sorento 2006 Ac Blows On Low
So my Kia Sorento 2006 has an AC malfunction. When I turn on my car and turn the fan up, there is no increase in how much it blows out. I put my hand up to it, and I can slightly feel air coming ou...
Kia Sorento Overview
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.