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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
MSRP
$26,290
Invoice
$25,278
Average Price Paid
$25,334
3,623 listings nationwide

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2009 Kia Spectra
EX
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L FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,386
43 listings nationwide

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2009 Kia Spectra
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$4,302
77 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

If I said you could get a stylish, even luxurious, midsize SUV made in America that offers a class-leading warranty and roadside assistance program, supplies plenty of room for a famil...

2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Eric Tallberg Review:

The 2009 Kia Spectra offers few frills but decent performance and grea...

The Good: The gas-saving 2009 Kia Spectra delivers basic comfort, steady perform...

The Bad: Iffy safety ratings, mediocre resale value and a noisy engine keep the...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 10
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
40
writes:
Nice, but not as roomy in backseat as sante fe
writes:
The KIA Sorento is a well made SUV, roomy, comfortable and excellent 3 seat configuration. Leg room is good fr...
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium worse.
"Fit, form and function. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium worse.
"First of all I liked the V6 over the 4 cyl. Second, I like the dash, front windshield is bigger, able to see better. The dash controls were easier to operate. Larger cargo space and a more comfortable ride."
writes:
Nice family vehicle overall. Good V6.
Power Ranked 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL S-AWC AWD worse.
"V6 engine"
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL S-AWC AWD better.
"Overal stuling"
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
65
2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Love My Spectra — A great car for the money. I have been driving her for awhile and she is a super car. She is very in...

Primary Use: Family transportation

55
2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

Over All Not A Bad Car. — It has a good get up and go but the seats could be built to be more comfortable. The braking is good...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

45
2009 Kia Spectra EXReview:

A Great Car For Getting Along Especially Traveling — its a fine car just not fast enough for me, its appearance is great though very close to cute then f...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.8 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
185 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
133 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.81 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 4 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44.1 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 11.3 cu ft 12.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,525 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 189 in 177.2 in
Width 74.4 in 68.3 in
Height 66.3 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 109.4 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2019 Kia Sorento
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ebony Black
  • Everlasting Grey
  • Snow White Pearl
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Titanium Silver
2009 Kia Spectra
EX

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