Kia Sorento 2009

This generation of Kia Sorento has been produced from January, 2009 to December, 2012. We can provide information about 8 modifications of this generation. 2009 Kia Sorento is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (5 versions) and front wheel drive (3 versions).

This Kia is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 2.4 to 3.5 litres and power of from 174 to 276 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.2 litres and power of from 150 to 197 horsepower. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (4 versions), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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Kia Sorento 2009 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 8.5 to 11 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 6.6 to 7.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Kia Sorento 2009 petrol engine version is Kia Sorento 2.4 2WD, consuming 8.5 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Kia Sorento 2009 diesel - Kia Sorento 2.0 CRDi 4WD for 100 kilometers consumes 6.6 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Kia Sorento real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 29 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +36% for petrol engines and +21% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Kia Sorento modification.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 9.6 seconds has Kia Sorento 2.2 version, conversely the tardiest one is Kia Sorento 2.4 reaching this speed only in 11.6 seconds. The maximum top speed is 190 km/h for the 2.2 diesel 4-cylinder 197 hp version (Kia Sorento 2.2) and 4 other versions.

Lenght of Kia Sorento is 469 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Kia Sorento is about 2 cm longer than BMW X5, but 4 cm shorter than Mitsubishi Pajero. Kia Sorento gross weight is 2510 kg, which is about 7 percent lighter than the average for this age and class. Kia Sorento trunk space is 258 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 2053 litres.

This Kia is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 8500 €. Users calculated Kia Sorento 2009 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3200 € cost per year and 0.22 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 58%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 21% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Kia Sorento for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Kia Sorento prices and costs.

Kia Sorento modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
Kia Sorento 2009 2.0 CRDi 4WD

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 150 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Kia Sorento 2009 2.2 4x4 Jan 2009 — Jan 2012

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds
Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.2 Diesel 197 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Kia Sorento 2009 2.2 4x4 Jan 2009 — Jan 2012

Most powerfull diesel version (197 HP)

2.2 Diesel 197 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Kia Sorento 2009 2.4 2WD Jan 2009 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.4 Petrol 174 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (6) Front wheel
Kia Sorento 2009 2.4 4WD Jan 2009 — Jan 2012 2.4 Petrol 174 HP 8.7 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
Kia Sorento 2009 2.4 4x4 Jan 2009 — Jan 2012 2.4 Petrol 174 HP 8.8 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Kia Sorento 2009 3.5 V6 CVVT

Most powerfull petrol version (276 HP)

3.5 Petrol 276 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (6) Front wheel
Kia Sorento 2009 3.5 V6 CVVT 4x4

Most powerfull petrol version (276 HP)

3.5 Petrol 276 HP 11.0 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
Kia Sorento service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Kia Sorento safety

During safety testing Kia Sorento has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Kia Sorento is evaluated with very good rate 87 from 100, children safety: very good mark - 84 from 100, for pedestrian protection Kia Sorento got 44 points from 100.
Kia Sorento safety equipment has been rated as good - 71 percents from 100.

Kia Sorento prices

Kia Sorento 2009 - 2012 crossover price in Latvia is from 4200 € to 13000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Kia Sorento price is average - Kia Sorento is approximately for 21 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2009 - 2012 prices). The reason of Kia Sorento low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Kia Sorento 2012 price 9500 € 10 500 € 13 000 €
Kia Sorento 2011 price 8500 € 9500 € 10 000 €
Kia Sorento 2010 price 8000 € 8500 € 9000 €
Kia Sorento 2009 price 4200 € 4900 € 5500 €

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Kia Sorento reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Kia Sorento reliability is more below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2017 defects were detected in an average of 15.5 percent of Kia Sorento of this generation (on average 7 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 12.7%.

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Kia Sorento 2009 features (options)

Percentage of Kia Sorento with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
85%
Conditioning
69%
Metallic paint
69%
Rain sensor
58%
Adjustable steering wheel
46%
Roof bars (railings)
44%
Cruise control
40%
Rear parking sensors
36%
Leather upholstery
35%
Heated seats
34%
Electrically adjustable seats
25%
Xenon headlights
24%
Tire pressure control
23%
Navigation
17%
Dimming mirrors
12%

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Kia Sorento reviews

Total 7 Kia Sorento owner reviews

Kia Sorento 2010 Diesel 2.4 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:25`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
   female, age 55
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