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Kia Sorento - The midsize SUV heralded for an impressive combination of luxury and ruggedness.


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The 2011 Kia Sorento.

With a streamlined and attractive look, the new Sorento represents a modern CUV that is just the right size for today's consumer. Completely redesigned for 2011, the all-new Sorento now employs a unibody design with the ability to comfortably fit up to seven passengers, offering more space and ride comfort than the previous-generation model. Prominently displaying the signature tabbed grille and wraparound headlamps soon to be seen on all Kia models, Sorento offers a more aggressive stance and sleeker profile than the previous version.

2011 Kia Sorento Specifications
GENERAL INFO
Body configuration 5-door CUV
Body type Steel unibody
Drivetrain layout Front engine, front drive or full-time AWD
Passenger capacity 5-7

ENGINE 2.4L I4 3.5L V6
Type Four-cylinder, aluminum block and aluminum head Six-cylinder, aluminum block and head
Valve gear DOHC with dual CVVT DOHC
Horsepower (hp @ rpm) 175 @ 6000 276 @ 6300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 169 @ 3750 248 @ 5000
Bore x stroke (mm) 88 x 97 92 x 87
Displacement (cc) 2359 3470
Compression ratio 10.5:1 10.6:1
Fuel tank capacity (gal.) 18.0 18.0
Emission rating 50-sate LEV-II (ULEV)
Tier-2 (Bin 5)
50-sate LEV-II (ULEV)
Tier-2 (Bin 5)
Coolant capacity (qt.) 2.3 4.6
Engine oil capacity (qt.) 4.8 6.3

DRIVETRAIN 2.4L I4 3.5L V6
Transmission Six-speed manual, overdrive Electronically-controlled
Six-speed automatic,
overdrive w/ Sportmatic™
Electronically-controlled Six-speed automatic, overdrive w/ Sportmatic™
Gear ratios :1 M/T           A/T A/T
1st 3.769          4.212 4.651
2nd 1.931          2.637 2.831
3rd 1.696          1.800 1.842
4th 1.276          1.386 1.386
5th 1.027          1.000 1.000
6th 0.897          0.772 0.772
Reverse 3.588          3.385 3.393
Final drive 5.071/3.737          3.913 3.195
Clutch type
Dry type w/ single friction plate Torque converter
Torque converter
4WD System Torque On Demand w/ Lockable Center Diff

SUSPENSION
Front Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Rear Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar

STEERING
Type Hydraulic power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Gear ratio 15.4
Turns, lock-to-lock 3.0
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft.) 35.7

DIMENSIONS (in.)
Exterior:
Overall length
183.9
Overall width
74.2
Overall height

67.3 (w/out roof rack); 68.7 (w/ roof rack);
69.1 (w/ sunroof and roof rack)

Wheelbase
106.3
Track, front/rear
63.7 / 63.8
Overhand, front/rear 36.6 / 40.9
Ground clearance
7.2
Approach angle
28.0 degrees
Departure angle
23.0 degrees
Interior:
Headroom, front/middle/rear
39.2 / 39.2 / 36.7
Shoulder room, front/middle/rear
59.3 / 58.7 / 53.8
Legroom, front/middle/rear
41.3 / 37.6 / 31.3
Hip room, front/middle/rear
56.3 / 55.9 / 44.4
Interior volume (cu. ft.)
142.5 (five seats); 149.4 (seven seats)
Cargo volume (cu. ft.)
9.1 (all rows up)
37.0 (second row down)
72.5 (all rows down)

CURB WEIGHT (lb.)
2.4L I4
3.5L V6
Five Seats
4x2
4x4
4x2
4x4
Six-speed automatic
3605
3737
3704
3704
Weight distribution (front/rear)
59 / 41
58 / 42
60 / 40
61 / 39
Seven Seats
Six-speed automatic
3682
3814
3781
3935
Weight distribution (front/rear)
57 / 43
56 / 44
58 / 42
57 / 43

BRAKES
Type Power-assisted braking system
Front 11.8-inch ventilated discs
Rear 11.9-inch solid discs

TIRES & WHEELS  
Tires P235/65R17 (LX); P235/60R18 (EX)
Wheels 7.0 x 17, alloy (LX); 7.0 x 18, alloy (EX)

TOWING, GVWR (lb.) 2.4L I4 3.5L V6
4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4
Towing Capacity 1650 1650 3500 3500
GVWR 5534 5534 5534 5534

FUEL ECONOMY (mpg) 2.4L I4 3.5L V6
City/Highway
4x2 4x4 4x2 4x4
6-speed M/T 20 / 27 -- -- --
6-speed A/T 21 / 29 21 / 27 20 / 26 19 / 25

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