About Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors since 2002. It was a mid-size SUV from 2003 to 2010 but has been a mid-size crossover SUV since 2010. The first Kia Sorento was introduced in 2002 to replace the Kia Borrego in North American market. As a SUV with popularity, Kia Sorento has won "Top Safety Pick" award from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States and "Excellent" overall score from American magazine Consumer Reports as well as many other awards from other countries. Until now, Kia Sorento has been produced through three generations.
The redesigned second generation Kia Sorento (2009-2014) was launched in South Korea in 2009 as a 2010 model. It is Kia's first model to be manufactured in the United States. Sorento was offered in three trim levels: the LX, EX and top of the line SX. A refreshed Kia Sorento got introduced at 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show. It was powered by engines ranging from 2.4 L inline 4-cylinder petrol engine to 3.5 L V6 petrol engine, and engines were attached to 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions as well as 5-speed and 6-speed automatic transmissions. On August 28, 2014, Kia Motors unveiled the third generation Kia Sorento (2014-present), which also was introduced at 2014 Paris Motor Show. It now is available in L, LX, EX, SX, Limited (SX Limited) trim levels in the United States. 3.3 L V6, 2.4 L and 2.0 L Turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engines mated to transmissions carried over from previous generation are Sorento's available powertrains.
Kia Sorento Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Actually, Kia Sorento is an exceptional vehicle in a whole, though due to different driving conditions and driving habits, owners still encounter some common problems on Kia Sorento:
First, catastrophic engine failure and engine blown. Kia Sorento drivers have told that specific symptoms of engine failure include engine overheating, performance suffers as reduction in power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. Sometimes, they can even hear squealing noises coming from the engine and see dirty exhaust. In order not to shorten your Kia Sorento's lifespan and not waste money on oil, you might as well inspect the water pump, oxygen sensor, coolant reservoir, oil filter, drive belt, water pump gasket and air filter just in case.
Second, braking and suspension failures. According to Kia Sorento owners, braking failure is often caused by broken brake pad set. However, as suspension failure shows as vehicle titling to one side, clunking noises and excessive vibration from the front, uneven tire wear and bouncing or bottoming out while driving, you are advised to get your Sorento coil springs and Sorento ball joint checked thoroughly.
At the same time, besides above mentioned auto parts, if you want to enjoy a happy driving journey, you have a lot to keep an eye on in your Kia Sorento. Antenna could deliver latest news, music even live games, wiper blade and wiper arm could clean off debris on the windshield and offer better driving visibility, they are both important and vulnerable and deserve routine maintenance.
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