2009 Kia Sorento Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,794 - $9,398
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
242-262
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,794 - $9,398
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
242-262
Seats
5

Ranks #16 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Kia Sorento If...

If you're looking for an SUV that's bigger than a Honda CR-V but smaller than a Dodge Durango, the 2009 Kia Sorento might suit you perfectly. Its long list of standard equipment, low base price and comfortable ride make it a good choice for the casual off-road warrior or those who keep their driving strictly on the pavement.

Kia Sorento Models & Trims

LX Base $6,794 - $8,457*
Horsepower: 242 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LX $6,858 - $8,665*
Horsepower: 242 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
EX $7,365 - $9,398*
Horsepower: 262 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.25

32 Reviews

38% 50% 13% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Great value for the price paid.

I have had no major problems with my Kia Sorento. I have had to get the air compressor replaced about 2 years ago. It's the only time I have had something fixed under the hood. Vehicle rides smooth. Basic features with the interior. I am really happy with my vehicle.

- Rick W

2011 FWD Kia Sorento - lightweight mid-size SUV.

The last car I had was a 2003 Ford Taurus. Even though that was a sedan and I currently drive a SUV, the Taurus was much better in inclement weather. My Sorento is FWD, is light weight, handles absolutely terrible on wet and snowy roads and is bad on gas.

- Jake M

Great height and wonderful size for a single mom.

Love this car! It is reliable and safe for a family! Have not had any issues with it and believe it is a great one to purchase! If you keep up with the maintenance and keep the car clean it will last forever! Love the height of the car and the size!

- Melissa P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,794 - $8,457
$6,858 - $8,665

Horsepower

Horsepower
242 hp
242 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.3L DOHC 24
3.3L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.6 in.
42.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 in.
38.3 - 39.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 in.
36.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.5 in.
38 - 39.5 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/70R16
P245/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.7 in.
106.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
180.7 in.
180.7 in.

Width

Width
73.3 in.
73.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4068 .lbs
4068 - 4274 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
242 hp
242 hp

Torque

Torque
228 ft. lbs.
228 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
165 .lbs
165 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 mpg
19 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
16 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
22 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings