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Larger than most compact SUVs but smaller than midsize ones, the 2015 Kia Sorento is a bit of an in-betweener. It comes as a two-row SUV but offers an optional third row, which is a rarity among small SUVs. It also offers a choice between a base four-cylinder engine and a more powerful optional six-cylinder engine. Thanks to its relatively small size, the Sorento can navigate tight spots pretty well, and with the V6 engine, it's fun to drive.
F 41.3"/M 38.8"/R 31.7"
F 39.2"/M 39.2"/R 35.7"
Max towing capacity
The 2015 Kia Sorento offers two versatile engine options. The base inline four-cylinder has 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and can tow an estimated 1,650 lbs, when properly equipped.
Check out the tech on the 2015 Sorento—an impressive UVO infotainment system with voice-command navigation is available on the top three trims, Bluetooth® audio connection is standard across all trims, and the optional parking minder (available on trims with the UVO system) can help you find your car by recording your location. Advanced features like a backup camera, backup warning, and blind-spot detection are available on the top three trims. Plus, a tire pressure monitoring system is standard across the board.
All trims but the base 2015 Sorento come standard with a third-row 50/50 split-bench seat that folds flat. This extra row adds functionality for busy families, business owners, or single friends bringing the crew along on weekend adventures. When the third row is not in use, the cargo space the Sorento offers can accommodate even more gear or road-trip luggage for the whole family.
The top Limited trim of the 2015 Sorento has Nappa leather with heated and ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof with sunshade, power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, and many more luxurious features for a premium ride. The acoustic windshield glass on the top three trims keeps the interior quieter, reducing road noise and providing a pleasant experience for all your passengers.
Buying an SUV often means wanting to tow or go off-road, whether for a weekend camping trip or a mountain vacation where conditions are unpredictable. With the 2015 Sorento's available all-wheel drive on all trims, you can enjoy more confident driving in a variety of conditions.
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4.4 out of 565 customer reviews
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.View RepairPal's full rating of the Kia Sorento
Includes USB/auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth wireless technology, power windows with driver's one-touch auto-up and down, and more.
Adds 3.3L gasoline direct injection V6 engine and 50/50 split-folding third-row seats.
Adds front fog lights, UVO eServices infotainment system, rear-camera display, backup warning system, push-button start with Smart Key, and more.
Adds power-folding side mirrors, Infinity® surround-sound audio with 10 speakers and HD Radio™, ventilated front seats, and more.
Unlocks Nappa leather seat trim, leather and wood-style trim, heated steering wheel and leather gearshift knob, second-row heated seat cushions, and more.
Many factors can affect the reliability of a Kia Sorento, including its driving history, maintenance records, and mileage. However, according to RepairPal® reliability data, which are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles, the Sorento receives a 4/5 (Excellent) rating. Learn more at repairpal.com/reliability.
The 2015 Kia Sorento compares to the Hyundai Santa Fe in size.
Yes, the 2015 Kia Sorento is 6.3 inches longer than the 178.1-inch 2015 Ford Escape.
All-wheel drive is available on all trims of the 2015 Kia Sorento.
Sage Green (EX trim only)
Snow White Pearl
Wave Blue (LX and EX trims)
Beige (LX and EX trims)
Gray (LX, SX, and Limited trims)
The interior of the 2015 Kia Sorento is ready for just about anything. Whether you opt for the five-seat or eight-seat model, getting in and out is easy. In addition, there's ample cargo space for luggage, sports gear, and DIY project materials, with up to 72.5 cubic feet if the second and third rows are folded. On the upper trims, you'll find sunshades, Nappa leather, and more.
The 2015 Kia Sorento can fit up to two car seats in the second row with two lower LATCH anchors and three tether anchors. This includes LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. Note there are no anchors or LATCH connectors on the optional third row.
Thanks to its easy-to-locate top tether anchors and stable seat belt buckle bases, the 2015 Kia Sorento can make it easier to buckle in small children.
The base engine of the 2015 Kia Sorento is a 2.4L inline four-cylinder with 191 hp and 181 lb-ft torque, getting an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined (FWD) or an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined (AWD).
According to EPA estimates, the 2015 Kia Sorento's tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions with FWD and the 2.4L engine are 390 grams per mile. With the same engine and AWD, that number increases to an EPA-estimated 409 grams per mile. When equipped with the 3.3L powerplant, the EPA-estimated tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions are 427 grams per mile with FWD and 449 grams per mile with AWD.