Safety Features by Model

Base $8,334 - $9,927

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic brake force distribution w/brake assist
  • Hill assist control
  • Downhill brake control
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Front seat-mounted air bags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts in all positions w/front pretensioners
  • Height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • Front active headrests
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Energy-absorbing steering column

LX $11,509 - $13,172

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic brake force distribution w/brake assist
  • Hill assist control
  • Downhill brake control
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Front seat-mounted air bags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts in all positions w/front pretensioners
  • Height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • Front active headrests
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Energy-absorbing steering column

EX $10,630 - $12,445

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic brake force distribution w/brake assist
  • Hill assist control
  • Downhill brake control
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Front seat-mounted air bags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Sonar back-up warning system
  • 3-point seat belts in all positions w/front pretensioners
  • Height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • Front active headrests
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Energy-absorbing steering column

SX $10,908 - $12,753

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Electronic brake force distribution w/brake assist
  • Hill assist control
  • Downhill brake control
  • Electronic stability control w/traction control
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Dual advanced front airbags -inc: passenger occupancy sensor
  • Front seat-mounted air bags
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts in all positions w/front pretensioners
  • Height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • Front active headrests
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Energy-absorbing steering column

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2011 Kia Sorento EX 4-door 4wd

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2011 Kia Sorento EX 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

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2011 Kia Sorento EX 4-door 4wd

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

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

Equipment Sep 30, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 30, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11E041000
Summary:
CURT MANUFACTURING IS RECALLING CERTAIN TOW PACKAGE WIRING HARNESSES, PART NUMBER 56024, THAT CONNECT TOW VEHICLE LIGHTING CIRCUITS TO TRAILER LIGHTING CIRCUITS SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2011 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ AND KIA SORENTO VEHICLES. THE UNITS ARE NOT WATER-TIGHT AND MOISTURE CAN SEEP INTO THE CONVERTER MODULE AND DEFEAT THE MODULE'S INTERNAL CIRCUIT PROTECTION.
Consequence:
WITHOUT THE CIRCUIT PROTECTION, THE MODULE CAN OVERHEAT POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
CURT MANUFACTURING WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TOW PACKAGE WIRING HARNESS. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CURT MANUFACTURING AT 1-715 831-8713.
Electrical System > Wiring Aug 31, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 31, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V388000
Summary:
HYUNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 SOUL AND MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 THROUGH JULY 30, 2010. A LIMITED NUMBER OF WIRING HARNESSES SUPPLIED BY JCI AND USED FOR THE LIGHTING IN THE KIA SOUL VEHICLES ADVANCED LIGHTING SPEAKERS, LOCATED IN THE FRONT DOOR TRIM PANELS, AND THE KIA SORENTO VEHICLES INTERIOR ACCENT ILLUMINATION, LOCATED IN THE FRONT AND REAR DOOR TRIM PANELS, MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY SOLDERED.
Consequence:
WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE ILLUMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT MAY OCCUR THAT CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WIRING HARNESSES FOR THE LIGHTS IN THE KIA SOUL VEHICLES ADVANCED LIGHTING SPEAKERS, AND THE WIRING HARNESS FOR THE KIA SORENTO VEHICLES INTERIOR ACCENT ILLUMINATION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.
Power Train Apr 25, 2011
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 25, 2011
NHTSA Campaign:
11V258000
Summary:
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO 2WD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND 2.4L ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM THE START OF PRODUCTION THROUGH MAY 22, 2010. THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT MAY SUFFER FROM NOISE AND EXCESSIVE WEAR DUE TO A MISALIGNMENT OF THE INTERMEDIATE SHAFT WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR. CONTINUING TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE IN THIS CONDITION LEADS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WHIRRING/WHINING NOISE AND CAN EVENTUALLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
Consequence:
DAMAGE TO THE TRANSMISSION MAY CAUSE LOSS OF MOTIVE POWER, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE OUTPUT GEAR AND INTERMEDIATE SHAFT FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
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.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Foundation Components > Disc > Caliper Nov 24, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 24, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V599000
Summary:
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SORENTO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 14, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2010. SOME OF THE REAR BRAKE CALIPERS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY MACHINED.
Consequence:
AS A RESULT, BRAKE FLUID WILL LEAK, FOLLOWED BY ILLUMINATION OF THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT INDICATING THE BRAKE FLUID LEVEL IS LOW AND SHOULD BE CHECKED, THEN A SOFT OR SPONGY BRAKE PEDAL FEEL, AND IF NOT SERVICED, REDUCED BRAKING POWER WHICH COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR CALIPERS AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.
Power Train Oct 6, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 6, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V626000
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured October 19, 2009, to January 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, if excessive force is applied to the gear shift lever, the brake-shift interlock mechanism may chip or crack allowing the transmission being able to be shifted out of "Park" without the brakes being depressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection."
Consequence:
Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll, which may result in a crash.
Remedy:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake-shift interlock mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC124.