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  #91  
Old 04-06-2009, 07:33 PM
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i may be chastised for this but its too bland. its okay, the rear is alright and the front has a subaru feel to it. but doesnt jump out and say... BUY ME!
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:00 AM
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My wife and I saw 2 Sorento's driving on I 78 near Harrisburg PA on Sunday. Both were pre-production and only had Kia emblems on the rear, nothing on the hood, or wheels. They also had CA dst tags on them. Extremely dirty and the second one...brown, sounded like a diesel!! I will post pics later!!
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:08 AM
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dare I like it?
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:06 AM
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The tech sheet is good, the 2.2 197ps coupled with a 6speed auto is particularly impressive IMO.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

2010 Kia Sorento

Body & Chassis

Five-door, five or seven seater, with new all-steel unitary construction bodyshell. Depending on market, choice of four transversely-mounted petrol and diesel engines, driving the front or front and rear wheels via a five- or six-speed manual or five- or six-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode (depending on model).

Engines (availability will vary by region and individual markets)

3.5-litre / 277 ps Petrol (USA, Canada, Australia, Middle East & Africa, General Markets)
Name Lambda 2
Type Quad-overhead camshaft, six-cylinder in V, with dual CVVT
Capacity 3.5-litres, (3470 cc)
Max power 277 ps (206 kW) @ 6300 rpm
Max torque 335 Nm (247lbs/ft) @ 5000 rpm

2.7-litre / 165 ps LPG (Korea)
Name Mu LPI (using LPG liquefied petroleum gas)
Type Quad-overhead camshaft, six-cylinder in V, with dual CVVT
Capacity 2.7-litres, (2656 cc)
Max power 165 ps (121 kW) @ 6300 rpm
Max torque 244 Nm (180lbs/ft) @ 4000 rpm

2.4-litre / 174 ps Petrol (Korea, USA, Europe, Canada, Middle East & Africa, General Markets)
Name Theta II
Type DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with dual CVVT
Capacity 2.4-litres, (2349 cc)
Max power 174 ps (129 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max torque 225 Nm (166lbs/ft) @ 3750 rpm

2.2-litre / 197 ps Diesel (Korea, Europe, Middle East & Africa, General Markets)
Name R2.2
Type DOHC, four-cylinder in line, with VGT
Capacity 2.2-litres, (2199 cc)
Max power 197 ps (147 kW) @ 3800 rpm
Max torque 435 Nm (320lbs/ft) @ 1800-to-2500 rpm

Transmissions

Choice of five-speed and six-speed manual and automatic transmissions (depending on model and market).

Drivetrains

Choice of 2WD (front-wheel drive) or 4WD with electronically controlled single ratio (High) system that delivers 100% of torque to front wheels during normal road driving. Manually selected ‘Lock Mode’ splits torque 50/50 between the front and rear axles for enhanced stability during slippery conditions (up to 40 km/h).

Suspension & Damping
Front Fully independent by MacPherson struts, with coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers. Anti-roll stabilizer bar.
Rear Independent by multi-links, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with self-leveling system.

Steering
Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion
Overall ratio 16.5:1
Gearing 3.02 turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle 10.88 meters

Brakes
Power Single 11-inch booster
Front 298 x 28 mm ventilated discs (Korea)
300 x 28 mm ventilated discs (North America)
321 x 28 mm ventilated discs (Europe)
Rear 302 x 11 mm solid discs
ABS 4-Channel anti-lock system with EBD
DBC Downhill brake control maintains 8 km/h speed during descents
HAC Hill-start assist control prevents slip-back on hill starts
ESC Electronic Stability Control

Wheels & Tires (depending on model and market)
Standard Steel 16 in x 5.5J with 235/70 R16 tires
Options Alloy 16 in x 5.5J with 235/70 R16 tires
Alloy 17 in x 6.0J with 235/65 R17 tires
Alloy 18 in x 7.0J with 235/60 R18 tires

DIMENSIONS (mm)

Exterior
Overall length 4685 Overall width 1885*
Overall height 1710 Wheelbase 2700
Front track 1618 Rear track 1620
Front overhang 945 Rear overhang 1040
Ground clearance 184 *excluding door mirrors
Approach angle 25.1 degrees
Departure angle 23.1 degrees

Capacities (all models)
Fuel tank 70 litres
Luggage (SAE) 258 litres (behind 3rd row seats)
1047 litres (behind 2nd row seats)
2052 litres (behind 1st row seats)

Thanks for some useful information finally! :)

That torque comes ridiculously high in the petrol engines, and it's not particularly high figures either. The V6 has figures almost as bad as the Highlander/Klugger.

The interior seems nice but that D Pillar is stupidly large. There goes visibility. Plus it looks like an RX which is a very, very bad thing.

No proper 4WD this time around and looks like it misses out on permanent AWD too, but I guess that's what all the soccer mums want so eh. At least it gets 50/50 lock to get out of the beach ramp after launching the boat. Just as long as its a light boat because otherwise it'll struggle with that lack of torque.

Nothing impressive here unfortunately. And the exterior is as meh as everything else on the market. Very safe. It will sell. Good on them.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:35 AM
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Latest EuroNCAP crash tests: Kia Sorento gets 5 stars!!

Video:Kia Sorento crash
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:25 AM
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Which new car or SUV in the past how many years got anything less? Seriously, all cars seem to get 5 stars yet they feel the need to advertise it in publications, ads, tv etc etc I thought EuroNCAP was planning to add 2 additional stars because every car seem to make it to 5 (minus the really crappy ones or some small city cars)
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:49 PM
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There should be all cars getting 5 stars but some fail to achieve them. As you can see from their latest crash test results, Citroen C3 failed to receive 5 stars and only got 4, which is a disapointment for the brand!

I'd say 90 percent of cars get 5 stars these days.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:28 PM
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Citroen C3? That has been on the market for ages, unless you mean the C3 Picasso which i find it very difficult to believe it scored below 5 - yet still it is a small car
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:14 AM
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I spotted one of these going down the I-5 along with a couple of Forte escorts...






Nothing special, but I ask the images not be embedded elsewhere (linked is ok).
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