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2001 Kia Sephia
LS
No Data Available
2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
MSRP
$36,790
Invoice
$35,503
Average Price Paid
$38,215
314 listings nationwide

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2001 Kia Sephia
LS
No Data Available
2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2001 Kia Sephia
LS
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,940
2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,299
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2001 Kia Sephia
LS

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye...Just like that catchy tune Kia now uses in its TV ads, the Kia Sephia hung around for a long time, generating almost the same amount of an...

2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
Matt Smith Preview:

The fourth generation of Kia’s three-row crossover lands with more power, more room, and improved efficiency, boasting a possible 37 combined mpg. Built on an all-new platform, the 202...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2001 Kia Sephia
LS
45
Mohamad 2001 Kia Sephia LSReview:

I Like — no good acceleration but it is good after all and cargo capacity is low handling is good up to 140 ...

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Mahmoud 2001 Kia Sephia LSReview:

It's Really Good ! — I like the engine of my car and its sound too :)...i also like the suspension system &the handling....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

45
Stephan 2001 Kia Sephia LSReview:

Ok But Certainly Not The Best — Not a bad vehicle to own....OK to drive....economical enough....enough space...has all the creature ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
10
Marla writes:
Amazing value, checks off all the boxes. Best designed SUV Ive driven. Was leaning towards the Mazda CX-5, but...
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL FWD better.
"They recline and fold down with touch of a button instead of a pull. Has 2nd row A/C + USB & electrical."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL FWD better.
"Since doesnt have a third row, holds more cargo. Also, under the floor cover theres divided storage bins that can be removed if needed. Sorento doesnt have that."
Family Car Ranked 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL FWD worse.
"Sorento offers a third row seat. Santa Fe doesnt. "
Value Ranked 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL FWD better.
"Really depends on what your priorities and needs are. For me, Santa Fe offers best configuration and combo of options. Also Hyundai offers with purchase 3 years standard maintenance. KIA doesnt. "
Would Buy Ranked 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL FWD better.
"Dont need a third row. Like having the additional storage and cargo space. Interior layout is more appealing. Like how gear shift is electronic, which means debris wont collect on sides of handle and space is freed up underneath to hold purse or charge laptop. Complimentary 3 yr maintenance is welcome benefit."
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Adennis300 writes:
Nice vehicle but for the same price lacking several features as on its sister vehicle, the 2022 Hyundai Santa ...
Handling Ranked 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD better.
"It is pretty similar given they are built on the same platform."
Front Seats Ranked 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD better.
"Memory seats were so important to us with two adult drivers. "
Back Seats Ranked 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD better.
"The second row has heated seats."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD better.
"Unlike the Sorento, the Santa Fe does not have a third row, providing for greater cargo capacity."
Family Car Ranked 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD better.
"Nappa leather seating, remote parking ability from the key fob, three year coverage on routine maintenance, dealer availability of the vehicle."
Value Ranked 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD better.
"Memory seats, heated second row seats, rain sensing wipers, heads-up display, Homelink is standard. Seating for five versus seating for six in the Xline."
Would Buy Ranked 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD better.
"I canceled my factory order for the Kia Xline once I discovered this sister vehicle with greater luxury features for the same MSRP."

Specs

2001 Kia Sephia
LS
2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
22 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13 gal 17.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
125 hp @ 6,000 RPM
125 hp @ 6,000 RPM
281 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
108 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
108 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
311 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10.5:1
Displacement
1,800 cc
1,800 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.11 in x 3.6 in
3.11 in x 3.6 in
3.48 in x 4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 6 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 41.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 10.4 cu ft 12.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,537 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 174.4 in 189 in
Width 66.9 in 74.8 in
Height 55.5 in 66.7 in
Wheelbase 100.8 in 110.8 in

Available Options

2001 Kia Sephia
LS
2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aruba Green
  • Crystal Beige
  • Ebony Black
  • Everlasting Silver
  • Glacial White Pearl
  • Gravity Grey
  • Passion Red Tintcoat
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Sparkling Silver

Option Packages

  • Ex AWD X-Line Package
  • Panoramic Sunroof Package
  • Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Side Step Bars

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