2014 Kia Sorento

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Kia Sorento highlights

Customer rating


  • Optional V6 offers impressive power
  • Long list of standard features
  • Optional third row adds to versatility
  • Smooth ride and sure-footed handling


  • Base engine's performance is mediocre
  • Poor rear visibility

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 24 highway, 20 combined

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Room for the family and some fun in the 2014 Kia Sorento

The 2014 Kia Sorento gets a number of updates that improve how it drives and keeps all of the appeal that makes it such a versatile family hauler. The optional V6 engine receives a bump in power to 290 horsepower. A revised suspension improves handling and ride quality. Plus, the Sorento is one of the few small SUVs to offer an optional third row, so it can provide more seating than most of its rivals. It also packs a punch when it comes to value and offers a lot of standard features for the money.

All Kia Sorento years

New for 2014

  • The Sorento is available in a new trim called the Limited.
  • Sorento trims have been upgraded with Sunroof(s), Heated Steering Wheel, Blind Spot Monitor, Memory Seat(s), Panoramic Sunroof, Rear Seat Heaters, Rear Sunshade, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, Navigation System, and SiriusXM Trial Available as standard equipment this year.
  • Remote Start and Leatherette & Cloth features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Kia Sorento details

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


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Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/R 38.8"

Head room

F 39.2"/R 39.2"

Front tires


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2014 Kia Sorento

1. Feature-filled trims

The refreshed 2014 Kia Sorento is a bright and bold crossover SUV, and when it comes to that bang-for-your-buck ratio, it's good to know all 2014 Sorento trims are well equipped. The base LX trim includes Bluetooth® connectivity, remote keyless entry, and a second-row armrest as standard—all nice touches that elevate your ownership experience. Spring for the mid-level EX trim and you'll get otherwise deluxe features like leather upholstery, parking sensors, and ambient interior lighting. 

2. Two impressive powertrains

The 2014 Sorento can power both daily duties and spur-of-the-moment adventures, offering two engine options across its four-trim range. The base LX has a 191-hp 2.4L four-cylinder engine, capable of an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined in its standard FWD configuration.

 New for the 2014 model year, all other trims are powered by a 290-hp 3.3L V6 engine, with the addition of FlexSteer driving modes for the SX and SX-L trims.

3. Elegant exterior colors

The Kia Sorento has plenty of style, extending to its exterior colorway options. Sticking to monochrome colors means you can often go further between washes, and the 2014 Sorento has no less than five shades that take you from black to white via some satin-finish silver shades. Seemingly inspired by the muted hues of nature, the 2014 Sorento also comes in an earth-inspired bronze, sea green and blue, and two juicy shades of red. 

4. An optional third-row

Seating five as standard, the 2014 Sorento is also available with an optional third row, boosting capacity to seven. Busy parents can easily bring their kids and friends to activities, while outings with their own friends are a cinch when more seats are available. You can create multiple passenger and cargo configurations with split-fold seating across both rear rows. 

5. Easy to maneuver on errands

A busy family schedule or working day can mean multiple errands to run and busy parking lots to navigate. Driver assistance features make all the difference and the 2014 Sorento EX, SX, and SX-L trims are equipped with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors as standard. A blind-spot monitoring system is also standard on SX models and an available option on the LX.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2014 Kia Sorento is a luxury SUV with a smooth ride. It receives customer praise for having ample room, a great sound system, and being loaded with options. Customers also like the Sorento's style and fuel economy.

RepairPal gave the Kia Sorento an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Sorento 10th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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