2014 Kia Sorento review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 , 07:02:24 byAlina

Filed under KIAAsianTechnologySUVCrossovers/CUVs

Kia Sorento

Kia specialists try to do a good job with the Sorento by offering several improvements. For the 2014 Kia Sorento, the engineers have dedicated a lot of time to improve it to try keeping it at the top of the sales chart. The modifications are actually really hard to see for the simple man.

In the photo gallery you can see what we are talking about. For example, you might be able to see modifications to the front and rear fascias and also a few nips and trucks here and there to improve the outward appearance of the crossover. The most important piece of information we have so far refers to the new platform it uses now. So we know that the bodywork of the Kia Sorento has been reshaped, but what does this mean? To answer this question, an automotive enthusiasts and professional has been asked to drive it for a few miles and tell us the impressions. The man drove it into the desert of Arizona for a few hundred miles.

In terms of styling updates, we have at the front a thinner chrome trim around the familiar grille which has an anodized silver shade or black plastic mesh. The new headlight clusters have LED accents at the top. The fog lights offered as optional are pushed to the lower corners for 2014 and the taillights at the rear feature LED bulbs.

For the exterior we can see a new panoramic sunroof with larger panes of glasses and a single sliding cover. To avoid structural rigidity, the carmaker added additional strut tower bracing in the engine bay, new stiffer front and rear suspension sub frames with larger bushings. The new platform reduces the weight. All the modification combine prove that the platform is really redesigned and they do not just say that.

Offered as standard, under the hood of the Kia Sorento we can find a 2.4-liter gasoline direct-injected 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 191 horsepower and 181 lb. ft. of torque. Another option includes a 3.3-liter gasoline direct-injected V6 engine capable of producing 290 horsepower and 252 lb. ft. of torque. The engineers have offered a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Source: autoblog