Kia Sorento 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Kia Sorento 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Sorento zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Sorento 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2020 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2019 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 91 mph
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 87 mph
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 91 mph
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 87 mph
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 87 mph
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 87 mph

2018 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 87 mph
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 91 mph
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 91 mph
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 91 mph
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 87 mph
2.0T EX 4dr All-wheel Drive,240 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 88 mph
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 87 mph
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 87 mph
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 87 mph
2.0T EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,240 hp

8 sec

16.2 @ 87 mph
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive,185 hp

8.7 sec

16.4 @ 85 mph
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive,185 hp

9.1 sec

16.9 @ 83 mph
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,185 hp

9.1 sec

16.9 @ 83 mph

2017 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp
turbo,

7.1 sec

15.7 @ 91 mph
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp
turbo,

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 90 mph
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp
turbo,

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 90 mph
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp
turbo,

7.4 sec

16 @ 87 mph
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp
turbo,

7.4 sec

16 @ 87 mph
2.0T EX 4dr All-wheel Drive,240 hp
turbo,

7.5 sec

16 @ 88 mph
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp
turbo,

7.5 sec

15.4 @ 89 mph
2.0T EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,240 hp
turbo,

7.8 sec

16.3 @ 84 mph
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp
turbo,

8 sec

16.2 @ 87 mph
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp
turbo,

8.4 sec

16.4 @ 83 mph
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive,185 hp
turbo,

8.7 sec

16.4 @ 85 mph
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive,185 hp
turbo,

9.1 sec

16.9 @ 83 mph
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,185 hp
turbo,

9.1 sec

16.9 @ 83 mph

2016 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7 sec

15.6 @ 91 mph
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.1 sec

15.6 @ 91 mph
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.1 sec

15.6 @ 91 mph
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.1 sec

15.6 @ 91 mph
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 88 mph
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 88 mph
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 88 mph
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive,290 hp

7.5 sec

16 @ 88 mph
2.0T EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,240 hp
turbo,

7.6 sec

15.9 @ 88 mph
2.0T SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive,240 hp

7.6 sec

15.9 @ 88 mph
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive,185 hp

8.2 sec

15.9 @ 85 mph
2.0T EX 4dr All-wheel Drive,240 hp
turbo,

8.4 sec

16 @ 84 mph
2.0T SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive,240 hp
turbo,

8.4 sec

16 @ 84 mph
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive,185 hp

9.1 sec

16.9 @ 83 mph
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive,185 hp

9.1 sec

16.9 @ 83 mph


Kia Sorento 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2019

7.2 - 7.5 sec

15.7 @ 91 - 16 @ 87 mph
2018

7.2 - 9.1 sec

15.7 @ 91 - 16.9 @ 83 mph
2017

7.1 - 9.1 sec

15.4 @ 91 - 16.9 @ 83 mph
2016

7 - 9.1 sec

15.6 @ 91 - 16.9 @ 83 mph
2015

5.7 - 8.3 sec

14.2 @ 100 - 16.2 @ 86 mph
2014

5.7 - 8.3 sec

14.2 @ 100 - 16.2 @ 86 mph
2013

6 - 9.5 sec

14.6 @ 97 - 17 @ 83 mph
2012

6 - 9.6 sec

14.6 @ 97 - 17.1 @ 83 mph
2011

5.8 - 9.6 sec

14.4 @ 98 - 17.1 @ 82 mph
2009

6.6 - 7.4 sec

14.9 @ 92 - 15.5 @ 88 mph
2008

6.6 - 7.5 sec

14.9 @ 92 - 15.6 @ 87 mph
2007

6.5 - 7 sec

14.9 @ 92 - 15.3 @ 90 mph
2006

8.8 - 9.7 sec

16.6 @ 85 - 16.9 @ 80 mph
2005

9.1 - 9.5 sec

16.5 @ 85 - 16.8 @ 80 mph
2004

8.8 - 9.5 sec

16.4 @ 85 - 16.8 @ 81 mph
2003

8.8 - 9 sec

16.4 @ 83 - 16.7 @ 81 mph

The Kia Sorento is one of the most ideal mid-size crossover SUVs for those looking further than the ordinary minivan. The standard powertrain is a 185-horsepower inline-4. For 2019, buyers get a diesel engine while the 240-horsepower turbo-4 and 290-horsepower V6 remain optional.

There are 5- and 7-seater versions available. Optional features include Android Auto, navigation and Apple CarPlay. There are also premium interior fittings that add to the weight of the Sorento. The standard model features a 6-speed-automatic that powers the front wheels. Towing capacity for the all-wheel-drive is up to 5,000 pounds.

The L trim is the rarest amongst the Sorento’s. It features a 2.4-liter inline-4 that makes 178 pound-feet of torque and 185 horsepower. The power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic.

The turbo-4 generates about 260 pound-feet of torque and 240 horsepower. The driving is perky, and the car reaches peak torque at just 1,450 rpm. The 6-speed-automatic delivers well without too much noise.

On paper, the V6 looks good. It makes 252 pound-feet of torque and 290 horsepower. Its peak torque, however, arrives later. It feels like the best version within the line as it launches without drama. The 6-speed-automatic functions pretty well in all versions, including in the V6.

Kia offers buyers three modes: Comfort, Eco, and Sport. Much of what changes in between the modes is the steering and shift points. The throttle doesn’t experience any changes and it shouldn’t. The system is already quite sensitive as it is. 

The Sorento isn’t an off-roading champion. However, the optional all-wheel-drive allows it to perform equally well if not better than most medium-size crossovers. The differential lock balances power 50/50. In addition, a 7.3-inch ground clearance, torque-vectoring functionality, and an all-weather system help the Sorento to brake without fuss.

The driving feel is fluid thanks to a fine-tuned electric steering and an independent suspension. The car is smooth and takes on the road with a lot of confidence and control. The front-wheel-drive turbo-4 can tow up to 3,500 pounds while the all-wheel-drive makes 5,000 pounds.

The current Sorento model first hit the showrooms in 2016. It’s neat and elegant. Its mature chrome and semi-prominent grille allow it to fit right into the crossover market. It carries better looks than what you see in some exaggerated American and Asian utility vehicles. The corners are well-detailed thanks to the LED lighting. 

The interior is an improvement to what we had in the previous model. Items are organized and polished. There are soft-touch finishes in the base model and appealing leather upholstery in the higher models. The Sorento is dashing and functional. The essential controls are placed higher for easy access.

The 2018 Kia Sorento L trim comes with auto on/off headlights and a rearview camera. The LX adds a Cool and Connected package with the AWD variant featuring a third-row. The turbocharged EX comes with power-folding side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, hands-free smart power liftgate, standard auto up/down passenger windows and a 7.0-inch multi-information display. The EX V6 variant adds a novel Advanced Touring Package and automatic emergency braking. The SX trim features an auto-dimming rearview mirror and rain-sensing wipers as standard.

 

Written by William Mutugi



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