2017 Kia Sorento
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New 2017 Kia Sorento at Century 3 Kia for West Mifflin, PA
Kia's Sorento model has made a mark in the crossover SUV segment in the past few years as a strong competitor. For the 2017 model year, the Sorento improves even more. Changes include trim level adjustments; the EX 2.0T now comes standard with shift paddles. Also new are some available safety features such as adaptive headlights and automatic emergency braking, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Benefits of the 2017 Sorento include an impressive, long warranty and top safety scores. With the 2017 Kia Sorento you get a lot for the money. It is available in five or seven-passenger configurations and there are five trim levels to choose from: L, LX, EX, SX and SX Limited. Read on to learn if this is the right crossover for you.
Under the Sorento's Hood
Power for your 2017 Sorento depends on the trim level. The L and LX come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Move up to the EX 2.0T and you will get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a little extra power: 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The SX and SX Limited come standard with a powerful 3.3-liter V6 that pumps out 290 hp and 252 lb-ft. This engine is optional on LX and EX trims. All Sorento models use a six-speed automatic transmission and are front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional for all models except the base L trim. All models also come with Driver Mode Select, which features Normal, Sport and Eco modes. These alter transmission shift points and steering efforts. Mileage for the 2017 Sorento comes in at 21 city/28 highway for the 2.4-liter engine. The EX 2.0T models gets 20 city/27 highway, and the SV and SX Limited's V6 comes in at 18 city/25 highway. The 2017 Sorento has a towing capacity is 3,500 pounds with front-wheel drive and 5,000 pounds with AWD. Handling for the Sorento is impressive, it soaks up any bumps with ease, and has a very quiet cabin space, particularly with EX trims and above.
Design of Kia Sorento
The Sorento's five trim levels are set up like this: The L model, SX Limited and EX 2.0T are five-passenger only. The EX V6, LX V6, and the SX are seven-passenger only. The LX comes standard with five-passenger seating, but has a third row option. Step inside the 2017 Sorento and you will find soft touch surfaces that look and feel like high quality. The dashboard setup is appealing and easy to use. The touchscreen offers a simple design with large virtual buttons and clear labeling. There is plenty of second row legroom for an adult. The second row seats also slide, recline and fold flat giving you a very flexible cargo/passenger area. The Base L trim comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 40/20/40 split-second-row seats, Bluetooth connectivity, and USB and auxiliary audio inputs. Step up to the LX and you will gain some more standard features such as a sound-reducing windshield, a rearview camera, a 4.3-inch touchscreen interface, and more. The Sorento EX comes standard with 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, and second-row manual side sunshades. The Sorento SX trim level gets you get the Premium and Advanced Touring package equipment, 19-inch wheels, LED running lights and taillights, a 10-way power driver seat and an 8-inch touchscreen interface with a navigation system and a 10-speaker Infinity sound system. The top of the line SX Limited builds on the SX's Advanced Technology package with added chrome-clad 19-inch wheels, LED foglights, upgraded leather upholstery, a leather-and-wood-trimmed steering wheel and heated second-row outboard seats.
Do you have a Kia service center at your dealership?
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Can i get the Sorento with a third row and room for seven passengers?
Yes, some Sorento trim levels come standard with a third row. Give us a call and we can point you to the right models.
Do you have any new vehicle specials going on?
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The Sorento is well worth a look if you are in the market for a crossover. It offers seven-passenger seating, a control panel that is easy to operate, and interior with high quality materials, top crash-test scores, and an incredible value. For safety features all 2017 Kia Sorentos come standard with traction and stability control, front side airbags, and front- and second-row side curtain airbags. All but the base trim come standard with a rearview camera. There are other available technologies you can opt for such as a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and a forward collision mitigation system. Give us a call, or stop by our dealership to learn more or test drive the 2017 Kia Sorento!