Kia Sorento 2006

This generation of Kia Sorento has been produced from January, 2006 to December, 2009. We can provide information about 5 modifications of this generation. 2006 Kia Sorento is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (4 versions) and classical rear wheel drive (1 version).

This Kia is available with two petrol engines with displacement from 3.3 to 3.8 litres and power of from 241 to 262 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.5 litres and power of 170 HP. 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 (1 version), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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Kia Sorento 2006 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is approximately 12.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 7.9 to 8.6 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Kia Sorento 2006 petrol engine version is Kia Sorento 3.8i V6, consuming 12.4 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Kia Sorento 2006 diesel - Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi VGT for 100 kilometers consumes 7.9 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Kia Sorento real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 25 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy. For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Kia Sorento modification.

Kia Sorento 2006 CO2 emissions are from 209 to 228 grams per kilometer. Kia Sorento version with the lowest CO2 emissions is Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi VGT, which produces 209 grams of CO2 per one kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 9.2 seconds has Kia Sorento 3.3 V6 version, conversely the tardiest one is Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi VGT reaching this speed only in 12.3 seconds. The maximum top speed is 190 km/h for the 3.3 petrol 241 hp version (Kia Sorento 3.3 V6).

Lenght of Kia Sorento is 459 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Kia Sorento is about 2 cm longer than Honda CR-V, but 2 cm shorter than Jeep Grand Cherokee. Kia Sorento gross weight is from 2400 to 2560 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class.

This Kia is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4000 €. Users calculated Kia Sorento 2006 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2600 € cost per year and 0.25 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 58%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 23% 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 2006 2.5 CRDi VGT 4x4 Sep 2006 — Jan 2009

Most fuel efficient diesel version
Only version with manual transmission

2.5 Diesel 170 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (5) All wheel
Kia Sorento 2006 2.5 CRDi VGT 4x4 Sep 2006 — Jan 2009 2.5 Diesel 170 HP 8.6 l/100km Automatic (5) All wheel
Kia Sorento 2006 3.3 V6 4x4 Sep 2006 — Jan 2009

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds

3.3 Petrol 241 HP - Automatic (5) All wheel
Kia Sorento 2006 3.8i V6

Most powerfull petrol version (262 HP)

3.8 Petrol 262 HP 12.4 l/100km Automatic (5) Rear wheel
Kia Sorento 2006 3.8i V6 4x4

Most powerfull petrol version (262 HP)

3.8 Petrol 262 HP 12.4 l/100km Automatic (5) 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 90 from 100, children safety: very good mark - 83 from 100, for pedestrian protection Kia Sorento got 67 points from 100.
Kia Sorento safety equipment has been rated as good - 71 percents from 100.

Kia Sorento prices

Kia Sorento 2006 - 2009 crossover price in Latvia is from 2900 € to 5500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Kia Sorento price is very low - Kia Sorento is approximately for 43 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2006 - 2009 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 2009 price 3800 € 4500 € 5500 €
Kia Sorento 2008 price 3000 € 4000 € 5000 €
Kia Sorento 2006 price 2900 € 3600 € 4500 €

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Kia Sorento reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Kia Sorento reliability is very low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2017 defects were detected in an average of 28.5 percent of Kia Sorento of this generation (on average 10 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21%.

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Kia Sorento 2006 features (options)

Percentage of Kia Sorento with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
80%
Conditioning
74%
Metallic paint
59%
Roof bars (railings)
47%
Adjustable steering wheel
47%
Cruise control
37%
Heated seats
34%
Rear parking sensors
33%
Leather upholstery
31%
Rain sensor
30%
Electrically adjustable seats
22%
Auxiliary heating
13%
Navigation
13%

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Kia Sorento reviews

Total 7 Kia Sorento owner reviews

Kia Sorento 2007 Diesel 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:20`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9
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