2015 Kia Sorento: Specs and Details
Kia Motors America confirmed the details and spec of the 2015 Sorento CUV, which is pretty much the same exact car as it was back in 2012 when it got a major makeover. It’s still a good, capable and value for money utility vehicle though, suitable for those who don’t want anything fancy.
The 2015 Kia Sorento comes with a choice of either a 3.3-liter GDI V6 with 290 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque, or a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder with 190 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque; front or four-wheel-drive; and four trims of LX, EX, SX and SX Limited.
The optional 4×4 system the Sorento is blessed with is a Torque On Demand all-wheel drive affair which includes Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) for added stability under certain driving conditions. Standard is a six-speed automatic transmission and electric Flex Steer system with three steering modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport.
Styling-wise, the 2015 Kia Sorento gets a slightly revised front-end with anodized silver metal or black mesh grille, a more aggressive lower fascia, and LED rear lights.
The 2015 Sorento also gets its fair share of new connectivity and technology features including a 7-inch TFT LCD that projects a digital speedometer flanked by easy-to-read analog instruments for the tachometer, fuel level and engine temperature. Navigation can be added, but it costs extra, as does satellite radio. Carry-over options in the 2015 Sorento include a programmable power liftgate, panoramic sunroof with a one-piece, power-operated shade, integrated 2nd row sliding sunshades, available dual ventilated air-cooled front seats, a 115-volt power inverter, and illuminated door handle pockets.
Pricing for the 2015 Kia Sorento is yet to be revealed.