The Kia Sorento is a bold and spacious five-door large SUV with three rows of seating for up to seven passengers. With its daring interior and exterior design, Australian suspension tuning for engaging dynamics, and ample cabin storage, this fourth-generation model is a standout choice.
It offers a range of drivelines including diesel, petrol, and hybrid, with front- or all-wheel drive and automatic transmissions. Boasting a five-star ANCAP safety rating and Kia's impressive seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, the Sorento is truly one of the top large SUVs on the market.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The KIA Sorento ranges in price from $47,650* for the S Petrol Auto, and $81,080* for the 1.6 T-GDI PHEV GT-Line Auto AWD
*Pricing excludes stamp duty, other government charges and options. Prices subject to change.
The KIA Sorento was built in Korea
The KIA Sorento has a 5 ANCAP crash safety rating
The KIA Sorento is available in unleaded petrol, diesel and electric fuel types
The KIA Sorento has 5 doors
The KIA Sorento is available with boot spaces between 175 litres - 187 litres
About the Kia Sorento
In size at least, the Kia Sorento is the brand’s flagship SUV and was first introduced in 2003.
Four generations later, the Sorento large seven-seater SUV still attracts a significant audience as one of Australia’s most popular options in the segment.
The Sorento’s success is partly thanks to competitive pricing, exponentially improved quality and value in each successive generation, and a wide choice of variants.
In the current generation the model can be bought with a V6 petrol engine and front-wheel drive, a four-cylinder turbo diesel with all-wheel drive, while a 2022 update introduced a choice of plug-in and mild hybrids (also AWD).
All versions are offered as automatics ranging from a six-speed for the hybrids, the V6 gets an eight speed, while the diesel is equipped with an eight-speed dual-clutch auto.
Kia has never officially confirmed whether its name is a nod to the southern Italian coastal town or the Victorian equivalent, nor has it explained why its name is spelled with only one r not two!