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.


Increase Horsepower

The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your Kia Sorento engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2021 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
191 Hp, 181 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3794 Weight, 24 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 8-spd transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
191 Hp, 181 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3935 Weight, 23 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 8-spd transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
191 Hp, 181 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3794 Weight, 24 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 8-spd transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
S 4dr All-wheel Drive
191 Hp, 181 Lb-Ft., N/A, 3935 Weight, 23 City / 25 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 8-spd transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
281 Hp, 311 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3999 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 8-spd auto-shift man transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
281 Hp, 311 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 4120 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 8-spd auto-shift man transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
281 Hp, 311 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3999 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 8-spd auto-shift man transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
281 Hp, 311 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 4120 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 8-spd auto-shift man transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
SX Prestige 4dr Front-wheel Drive
281 Hp, 311 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 3999 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, front-wheel, 8-spd auto-shift man transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
SX Prestige X-Line 4dr All-wheel Drive
281 Hp, 311 Lb-Ft., intercooled turbo, 4120 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 4-wheel disc, all-wheel, 8-spd auto-shift man transmission
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0

2020 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3810 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3810 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3953 Weight, 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
3.3L S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
3.3L S 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 24 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 24 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 24 Hwy mpg
9.9 sec, 17.2 @ 0

2019 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3810 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3810 Weight, 22 City / 29 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3953 Weight, 21 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 87
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, N/A mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0
3.3L S 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, N/A mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0
3.3L EX Sport 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, N/A mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0
3.3L EX Sport 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, N/A mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 87
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 87
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 87
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4211 Weight, 19 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4343 Weight, 19 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 0

2018 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 87
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
2.0T EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4004 Weight, 19 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 88
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 87
2.0T EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3878 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
8 sec, 16.2 @ 87
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3840 Weight, 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.7 sec, 16.4 @ 85
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83

Car And Driver Results

2017 Kia Sorento 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
3.3L SX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.1 sec, 15.7 @ 91
3.3L EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 90
3.3L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 90
3.3L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 16 @ 87
3.3L EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 16 @ 87
2.0T EX 4dr All-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 4004 Weight, 19 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 88
3.3L SX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.4 @ 89
2.0T EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
240 Hp, 260 Lb-Ft., 3878 Weight, 20 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.8 sec, 16.3 @ 84
3.3L SXL 4dr All-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 4101 Weight, 17 City / 23 Hwy mpg
8 sec, 16.2 @ 87
3.3L SXL 4dr Front-wheel Drive
290 Hp, 252 Lb-Ft., 3968 Weight, 18 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.4 sec, 16.4 @ 83
2.4L LX 4dr All-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3840 Weight, 21 City / 25 Hwy mpg
8.7 sec, 16.4 @ 85
2.4L L 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83
2.4L LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
185 Hp, 178 Lb-Ft., 3704 Weight, 21 City / 28 Hwy mpg
9.1 sec, 16.9 @ 83

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.2 sec
Zero to 100 mph 19.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.8 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.9 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.7 sec @ 90 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 179 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.80 g
Source: С&D


Kia Sorento 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

9.9 sec

17.2 @ 0 mph
2020

9.9 sec

17.2 @ 0 mph
2019

7.2 sec

15.7 @ 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



Kia Sorento specs