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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
MSRP
$36,790
Invoice
$35,503
Average Price Paid
$38,215
318 listings nationwide

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

2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,411
7 listings nationwide

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2009 Kia Spectra
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,038
36 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
3 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

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...

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

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."
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
75
Cooters 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

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Melissa 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

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Maria 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

2021 Kia Sorento
EX AWD
2009 Kia Spectra
EX
Powertrain 8-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
32 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.7 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
281 hp @ 5,800 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
311 lb-ft @ 1,700 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
10.5:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.48 in x 4 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
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 41.7 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.6 cu ft 12.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,537 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 189 in 177.2 in
Width 74.8 in 68.3 in
Height 66.7 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 110.8 in 102.8 in

Available Options

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
2009 Kia Spectra
EX

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