Saturday, April 11, 2015

Car Profiles - Kia Sorento

KIA SORENTO

Aiming its sights towards the Grand Santa Fe and Explorer, the Sorento has packed lots of features for its price (which is stratospheric for some). If you can't swallow the P2.3M price, cheaper low end variants are on the pipeline.

The Good: A relaxing vehicle to drive
The Bad: Expensive

Price Range: P2,300,000
Our Rating: ***

Last Update: April 11, 2015

OWNERSHIP DETAILSEX
PriceP2,300,000
Warranty5 Years or 100,000kms
ENGINE SPECS
EngineR 2.2 DOHC 16V I4
Horsepower200hp @ 3,800rpm
Torque441Nm @ 1,750-2,750rpm
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel SystemCommon Rail Direct Injection
Transmission6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity70 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length4,780mm
Width1,890mm
Height1,760mm
Wheelbase2,780mm
Curb Weight1,849kg
Body Style5 Door SUV
Engine/Drive TypeFront Engine/Four Wheel Drive
Seating7
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front SuspensionMcPherson Strut with Stabilizer and Multi-Link
Rear SuspensionHigh Performance Damper with Dual Flow
Front BrakesVentilated Disc
Rear BrakesSolid Disc
Tires235/60 R18
Wheels18 Inch Alloy
SAFETY
Airbags2
Anti-Lock BrakesYes, 4 Sensor and 4 Channel
Traction/Stability ControlNone
Other Safety FeaturesFront and Rear Parking Assist System, Immobilizer
EXTERIOR
Fog LampsFront and Rear
Other Exterior FeaturesPanoramic Sunroof, Daylight Opening Surround Chrome Opening, Side Mirror Signal Repeaters, Projector Headlamps with Light Guide and Escort Function, Mudguards, Roof Rails, Rear Spoiler, Rear Wiper, Rear Defogger, Cornering Lights, Front and Rear Skid Plates, Auto On/Off Headlamps
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel AdjustmentTilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel MaterialLeather
Seating AdjustmentManual
Seating MaterialLeather
Other Interior FeaturesElectroluminiscent Instrument Cluster with Colored 7 Inch TFT LCD Screen Multi-Function with Audible Sound, 40/20/40 Fold Second Row, 50/50 Fold Third Row, Leather, Woodgrain, Satin Chrome, Thermo Plastic Olefin Accents, Ion Plasma Evaporation Process, Power Outlet, Mood Lamp, Drive Mode Select
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power AmenitiesSteering (Motor Driven), Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors with Heat and Fold, Tailgate
Climate ControlAutomatic, Dual. Manual, Rear
Audio System3.8 Inch LCD Display with AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX/USB/Ipod/Bluetooth/Microphone
Speakers6
Steering Wheel ControlsYes, Audio, Cruise Control, and Multi Function
AlarmYes
Keyless EntryYes
RIVALSFord Explorer, Hyundai Grand Santa Fe

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