Kia Sorento Models and Sorento History

In 2003, Kia introduced the brand new Sorento SUV as the bigger alternative to their smaller Sportage SUV. It was designed to compete with other SUVs while also touting off-road capabilities at a budget price tag. The 2004 Sorento introduced the LX sports trim, which offered a number of sportier featured including alloy wheels and various interior and exterior upgrades. In 2005, Kia offered blacked-out headlights for the LX trim and replaced updated the four-speed automatic transmission to a five-speed one. In 2006, Kia made alloy wheels the standard feature across all trims. The 2007 Sorento offered a beefier V6 engine, and featured new interior and exterior improvements as well as various safety enhancements. In 2008, Kia offered a faster 3.3-liter, 242 horsepower V6 engine for the base and LX trims. The 2009 Sorento remained unchanged from the previous model year. In 2011, Kia redesigned the Sorento; it was now offered with a third-row, various interior and exterior improvements and a more powerful engine. Minor upgrades were made to the 2012 model year, with the most notable being Kia's "Uvo" voice-activated control interface. In 2013, a few minor updates to trim levels were made. The 2014 model year saw upgrades to the engine, and various interior and exterior upgrades made.


New and Used Sorento Prices, Kia Sorento Model Years and History

Kia’s versatile Sorento come with impressive standard features, and has plenty of room for optional upgrades to appease all buyers.
Kia’s Sorento SUV fully delivers on features, amenities and an industry-leading warranty and quality as well as customer satisfaction rating.
A midsized SUV with a long warranty, plenty of options and a reliable history is offered in the 2016 Kia Sorento.
Powered by two gasoline direct-injected engines, the 2015 Kia Sorento is presented with reworked styling and improved technology.
A versatile mid-size crossover, the 2014 Kia Sorento is available with premium features; heated seats, push-button start, navigation system, and rear camera display.
Largely unchanged for 2013, the Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover SUV available with two different engines.
A mid-size crossover SUV, the 2012 Kia Sorento offers impressive fuel economy, improved quality, and upgraded optional extras.
Kia’s completely redesigned crossover utility, the 2011 Kia Sorento offers fresh looks inside and out, new features and options, improved quality, and fuel economy.
Affordable and SUV don't often go hand-in-hand yet the 2009 Kia Sorento, a five-seat midsize SUV, comes along and provides a wonderful exception to the rule.
The 2008 Kia Sorento is a mid-size SUV that is featuring a new 3.3L V6 for the two lower trims which is good for 242 hp and 22 mpg on the highway.
A mid-size SUV available with 2WD or 4WD, the 2007 Kia Sorento has been refreshed for the new year and is powered by a 262 hp 3.8L V6.
A mid-size SUV with seating for five passengers, this 2006 Kia Sorento is affordably priced yet well-equipped and is available with 4WD.
A compact SUV with seating for five passengers, the 2005 Kia Sorento is powered by a 262 hp V6 and available with 2WD or 4WD.
A compact SUV, the 2004 Kia Sorento seats up to five passengers and is offered with a choice between 2WD or 4WD and an automatic or manual transmission.
The 2003 Kia Sorento is a totally-new mid-size SUV that seats up to five passengers and comes standard with heated front seats and keyless entry.