Safety Features by Model

EX $5,362 - $6,785

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/EBD
  • Dual advanced front airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • 3-point seat belts at all positions-inc: front force limiters & pretensioners
  • Front active headrests
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Side impact door beams
  • Fuel cut-off system

LX $6,401 - $7,724

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/EBD
  • Dual advanced front airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • 3-point seat belts at all positions-inc: front force limiters & pretensioners
  • Front active headrests
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Side impact door beams
  • Fuel cut-off system

Base $20,695

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/EBD
  • Dual advanced front airbags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • 3-point seat belts at all positions-inc: front force limiters & pretensioners
  • Front active headrests
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Side impact door beams
  • Fuel cut-off system

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2008 Kia Sorento LX 4-door 4wd

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2008 Kia Sorento LX 4-door 4wd

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Warranty

Basic Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

120 months / 100,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / 100,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

12 months/12,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

10 years/100,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

164-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

$50

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Exterior Lighting , Service Brakes, Hydraulic Apr 1, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 1, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V114000
Summary:
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and causing the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
Consequence:
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
Air Bags > Frontal > Sensor/control Module Sep 6, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 6, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V473000
Summary:
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 SORENTO PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2006 THROUGH NOVEMBER 27, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY BE TURNED OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG IS DESIGNED TO BE TURNED OFF IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING WHEN CHILDREN AND SMALL ADULTS ARE SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THERE IS A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEAT OR THE SEAT IS NOT OCCUPIED. THE VEHICLE'S OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS), WHICH CLASSIFIES THE OCCUPANT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, MAY MISCLASSIFY AN ADULT PASSENGER AS A CHILD OR CHILD SEAT AND IMPROPERLY TURN OFF THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. WHEN THE AIR BAG IS DEACTIVATED THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE ON THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL.
Consequence:
THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG IS TURNED OFF WHEN THE OCS MISCLASSIFIES AN ADULT PASSENGER. WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF, THE FRONT PASSENGER WILL NOT HAVE THE PROTECTION OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAGS IN SOME FRONTAL COLLISIONS, THUS INCREASING THE RISK OF OCCUPANT INJURY.
Remedy:
KIA WILL UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN THE SORENTO OCS CONTROL MODULE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL REMEDY IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNDER SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC076. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-333-4542.