The 2010 Kia Sorento satisfactorily blends city-oriented comfort with off-road capability. The Sorento is Kia’s entrant in the SUV market. It is a mid-size SUV with rugged body on frame construction. The Sorento is available in rear-wheel drive Base, LX and EX trims, or as a four-wheel drive LX or EX trim.
The Kia Sorento includes a choice of two capable V6 engines, an impressive list of standard features, attractive styling and substantial warranty coverage.
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The 2010 Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV offered in two trim levels: LX and EX. The Sorento LX comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air-conditioning, full power accessories, cloth seats and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD/MP3 player.
The more powerful EX tacks on foglamps, heated side mirrors, leather seating, a power driver seat and wood-grain interior accents.
Options are conveniently bundled in two packages. The LX Value Package includes a sunroof, 16-inch alloy wheels and leather upholstery. The EX Luxury Package includes a sunroof, automatic 4WD if so equipped, heated front seats, an in-dash six-CD changer, automatic dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and automatic headlights. Stand-alone options for the EX include 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler.
The Base and LX trims come standard with a 242-hp 3.3-liter V6 engine while the EX models are powered by a 262-hp 3.8-liter V6 engine. A five-speed automatic transmission with manual sequential shifting mode is the only transmission offered.
All 2010 Kia Sorentos, regardless of trim level, feature antilock disc brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, stability control, traction control and driver knee airbags. In government crash testing, the Kia Sorento was awarded the highest possible score of five out of five stars for frontal and side impact protection for all occupants.
The 2010 Kia Sorento proves solid build quality with decent interior materials. The front seats are comfortable and controls are simple. The rear bench is wide enough to accommodate three adults. The versatile 60/40 split rear seats fold flat for about 66 cubic feet of cargo space.