Cross over to the unexpected.Presenting the 2013 Kia Sorento. It’s a
world-class crossover that delivers a smooth ride and nimble handling,
matched by an expansive interior with spacious seating. It has the latest
technological advances, including Bluetooth® wireless technology,2 an
available voice-command navigation system* and UVO3* — an available
in-vehicle infotainment system that lets you manage your music conveniently
and enjoy hands-free use of your phone.2 Like all Kia models, the Sorento
comes with an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile warranty program.4
ROOM FOR ALL
PEACE OF MIND
BUILT IN THE USA†
For maximum performance, the
Remarkable spaciousness is
The Sorento features a full range
SX models have their own
The Sorento is the first vehicle
Sorento is available with a 276-hp 3.5L
just the beginning. Split-folding
of advanced active and passive
striking styling. Unique exterior
to be built at Kia Motors Manu-
V6 engine that delivers 248 lb.-ft.
second-row seats and available
safety systems. These include six
design includes stainless-steel
facturing Georgia — a $1.1 billion
torque. That V6 performance helps
split-folding third-row seats*
airbags, front active headrests, a
front and rear accent plates,
plant capable of producing
produce an outstanding 3,500 lbs.
combine to provide roominess
Traction Control System (TCS) and
body-color bumpers and a
360,000 vehicles per year for
Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
the North American market.
†Assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally-sourced parts. 1, 2, 3, 4, * See Features and Specifications pages for availability and endnotes. *Not all optional features are available on all trims.
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If all you see is a spacious cabin, look closer. The expansive interior of the Sorento
has remarkable head- and legroom, and with available split-folding third-row seats,
there’s room for up to seven passengers. You’ll also appreciate the Sorento for its fine
craftsmanship and available features. These include an eight-way power adjustable
driver’s seat with lumbar support,* memory driver’s seat and mirrors,* a ventilated
driver’s seat,* four-way power front passenger’s seat* and an ionized air-filtration system*
that provides purified air. EX and SX models have standard leather-trimmed seats.
*See Features page for availability. Not all optional features are available on all trims. EX V6 WITH LIMITED PACKAGE SHOWN.
Room for extras — like plenty of sunshine. As a crossover, the Sorento
is the definition of versatility. With comfortable seating and intelligently
designed storage spaces, it’s perfect for running errands around town.
When you’re lucky enough to get away for the weekend, the Sorento
has the flexibility to answer the call. Its second-row seats have a 60/40
split-folding design to accommodate extra passengers, cargo or both,
while available third-row seats are 50/50 split-folding. Both the second-
row and available third-row seats quickly and conveniently fold down
to provide a remarkable 72.5 cubic feet of cargo space. A dramatically
designed, tilt-and-slide panoramic sunroof* that’s available extends along
the length of the roof and allows the interior to be filled with sunshine.
SECOND & THIRD ROWS
A spacious compartment hidden
Along with dual cup holders,
The available third-row seats
The split-folding design of both the
beneath the cargo floor helps you
the center console features a
fold down for increased cargo
second- and available third-row seats
manage cargo-area clutter. An
large bin that keeps personal
area, or split-fold to carry an
gives the versatility to carry longer
available removable tray* keeps
items close at hand. The lid
extra passenger and cargo.5
items as well as passengers.5
any loose items neatly organized.
serves as a comfortable armrest.
5, * See Features and Specifications pages for availability and endnotes. *Not all optional features are available on all trims EX V6 WITH LIMITED PACKAGE SHOWN.
Proof that technology is your friend.The Sorento has advanced tech-
nology designed to provide convenient operation and enhance your
audio entertainment. Available features include a back-up warning
system,6 SiriusXM Traffic7* for advance notice about traffic jams, a
Smart Key* that lets you unlock the door and start the engine with
the key in your pocket, and a premium Infinity®8 audio system.* The
Sorento also lets you enjoy streaming audio when using a Bluetooth®2
wireless technology-enabled device.
HEATED FRONT SEATS
The available heated driver’s
The available ventilated driver’s
and front passenger’s seats
seat features perforations
help take the chill off a cold
that allow air to circulate. For
morning. Heating occurs
optimum comfort, choose from
even before the engine has
multiple air-flow settings.
completely warmed up.
BACK-UP WARNING SYSTEM
HIGH-TECH SEAT FABRIC
The available Smart Key remote
An available sonar sensor
A door-mounted switch or remote
Cloth seating features YES
is very convenient. Even with it
system is concealed in the rear
fob lets you conveniently control
Essentials®9 fabric, an ad-
tucked in a pocket or purse, you
bumper. It activates a distinct
the available power-folding side
vanced material designed for
can start or stop the engine at
audible warning when it detects
mirrors. They tuck in close to the
comfort and durability. The
the push of a button or lock and
certain objects behind your vehicle
vehicle’s body for easy parking in
fabric resists stains, minimizes
unlock doors from the outside.
that you might not be able to see.6
your garage or in tight spaces.
static shock and reduces odors.
SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO
HEATED STEERING WHEEL*
DRIVER’S SEAT MEMORY*
Get over 130 channels, including
The SX offers an available heated
Conveniently operate the audio
Available voice-command naviga-
Available memory with pre-sets
commercial-free music, plus the
steering wheel with leather and
system and your Bluetooth®2 wireless
tion includes a vivid color touch
lets two drivers lock in their per-
best sports, news, talk, comedy
wood-style trim that keeps your
technology-enabled devices with
screen and real-time highway
sonal settings for the driver’s seat
hands warm on cold mornings.
conditions from SiriusXM Traffic.7
and the outside rear-view mirrors.
2, 6, 7, 8, 9, * See Features and Specifications pages for availability and endnotes. *Not all optional features are available on all trims. SX WITH PREMIUM PACKAGE & BLACK DOVE INTERIOR OPTION SHOWN.
Kia UVO3 Powered by Microsoft.®10 It offers everything you could ask for. Technology keeps giving
us new ways to be entertained, stay in touch and be kept informed. Getting to enjoy this, however,
used to be complicated, especially while driving. UVO, short for “your voice,” is an available
in-vehicle infotainment system that operates with the convenience of verbal commands. Kia
and Microsoft10 have teamed up to provide this voice-activated system. Developed on Windows®10
Embedded Automotive platform, it lets you manage all of your music conveniently and enjoy
hands-free use of your phone.2 UVO has an intuitive touch screen and Microsoft10 advanced voice-
activation technology that actually recognizes your own speech pattern and voice inflection.
COLOR TOUCH SCREEN
UVO’s vivid 4.3‑inch color LCD
touch screen delivers direct
access to radio stations, music
on your MP3 player or USB
media drive, your phonebook
from a compatible cell phone2
and vehicle information.
ADVANCED VOICE CONTROL
Microsoft10 speech technology
can learn multiple users’
speaking patterns, and it
responds quickly to long
phrases. Even with Sorento’s
options, finding a song is
as easy as saying its title.
EASY FEATURE UPDATES
With its flexible Windows® 10
Embedded Automotive plat-
form, the UVO system allows
you to update its features
and services conveniently.
“play alt-rock from jukebox”
2, 3, 6, 10, 11 See Specifications page for endnotes. Actual component appearance may vary. †Simulated screen.
“SiriusXM channel 22”
Use your voice
“add to favorites”
UVO’s in-dash digital storage
is large enough to hold up
to 700 megabytes of your
favorite music. The system
lets you load your tunes into
personal MyMusic folders
and sort them by either title
HD RADIO™ TECHNOLOGY
UVO offers available HD
RadioTM Technology11 — the
digital evolution of AM and FM
radio. It includes new features
like crystal-clear sound, new
local FM channels, on-screen
information and much more —
all 100% subscription free.
Whenever you shift into reverse,
an image from an integrated
rear camera is displayed on
the UVO screen. It lets you see
things behind your vehicle that
you might not see by looking
over your shoulder.6
Driving force. Thanks to its unibody design, the new Sorento rewards you with
an exceptionally smooth and quiet ride matched by precise handling on curvy
roads. A 6-speed automatic transmission provides smooth, seamless shifting
and its Sportmatic® design allows you to choose between automatic shifting
and, for a sportier driving experience, clutch-free manual shifting. To suit your
individual driving needs, Sorento is available with three technologically
advanced engines: a standard 2.4L 4 cylinder, an available 2.4L Gasoline
Direct Injection (GDI) 4 cylinder,* and an available 3.5L V6.
12, * See Features and Specifications pages for availability and endnotes. *Not all optional features are available on all trims. SX SHOWN.
POWER ON DEMAND
Sorento comes with a standard
175-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine*
and is available with a 191-hp 2.4L
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
4-cylinder engine. Both engines
provide strong acceleration
whenever you need it.
IMPRESSIVE V6 PERFORMANCE
Sorento’s available 276-hp 3.5L
V6 engine offers the benefits of
additional horsepower and torque.
PUTTING TECHNOLOGY TO WORK
All three engines have advanced
technology, including double
overhead cams with four valves per
cylinder and Continuously Variable
Valve Timing (CVVT). CVVT auto-
matically adjusts valve timing for
increased performance at all rpm.
PLENTY OF POWER FOR TOWING
For towing a boat or trailer, the V6
engine provides an outstanding
3,500 lbs. towing capacity.12
All models are available with either
front-wheel or all-wheel drive
with locking center differential.
The AWD system uses electronic
sensors to monitor road conditions
and then distributes power to the
appropriate wheels. The result is
sure-footed performance, even as
road conditions change.
PRECISE, SPORTY HANDLING
A MacPherson-strut front-suspension
system and independent rear sus-
pension deliver precise handling.
All models feature Kia’s Dual Flow
Damper (DFD) shocks, which
provide a smoother ride.
We’ve got you covered — from ESC to TCS.The Sorento features advanced
active safety systems designed to help give you peace of mind every time you
drive.† Each one is engineered to help you maintain control, even in harsh road
conditions and in some emergency situations. These safety systems are designed
to function automatically, leaving you free to focus on safe driving.
1 See Specifications page for endnote. †No system, no matter how advanced, can prevent all accidents. Always drive safely at a reasonable speed. EX V6 WITH PREMIUM PACKAGE SHOWN.
2012 Top Safety Pick
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety1
For the 2013 Sorento
BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM
If BAS detects emergency
ESC monitors your
When TCS senses wheel
braking, based on how
To help maintain more
To help keep you from rolling
When descending a steep
vehicle’s response during
spin during acceleration,
quickly you step on the
consistent braking as
backward when starting off on
slope, the DBC system
emergency maneuvers. It
it uses engine power and
brake pedal, it instantly
vehicle loads and weight
a steep hill, HAC automatically
automatically maintains a
then controls the engine
brake force to transfer
applies full braking force,
distribution change, EBD
holds the brake pressure for
steady 5 mph without the
and brakes to help keep
power to the wheels that
which helps shorten your
adjusts the front-to-rear
two seconds after you take
need for you to step on the
your Sorento on course.
have the most traction.
overall stopping distance.
balance of brake pressure.
your foot off the brake pedal.
accelerator or brake pedals.
Prepare for the unexpected. Sorento’s safety systems are designed to help
minimize injury when a traffic accident is unavoidable. The front seats
feature active headrests and seat-belt pretensioners. Dual front airbags,
front-seat-mounted side airbags and side curtain airbags for both front and
second-row seating positions are managed by an advanced sensor system
that can even respond in certain rollover situations.13 Sorento wraps all of
this — and you — in a protective, high-strength steel-reinforced body.
AIRBAG & SEAT-BELT
This advanced system
monitors the severity of
an impact, the presence
of a front passenger and
seat-belt use, and then
controls airbag inflation
If the airbag sensors
All doors are reinforced with
The standardized LATCH
detect an impending
In the event of certain
steel beams to help absorb
This system includes air-
(Lower Anchors and Tethers
rollover, the system can
rear collisions, the active
impact energy and deflect
pressure sensors located
for Children) system makes
deploy the side airbags,
headrests move forward,
side-impact force. Both
at each wheel. If a tire
it easier to securely install
side curtain airbags and
helping to reduce the
the A and B pillars are also
reaches a specified low
a compatible child seat in
likelihood of injury.
reinforced to help strengthen
air pressure, a warning
any of the three second-row
the body of the vehicle.
light will alert you.14
13, 14 See Specifications page for endnotes. EX V6 WITH LIMITED PACKAGE SHOWN.
A passion for excellence. For decades, Kia Motors has focused on building vehicles that reflect a
commitment to quality, durability and product innovation. Today, we offer models to suit most
every driving need. The value found in every Kia vehicle has been widely recognized, and Kia
COMMITMENT TO AMERICA
PRIDE OF QUALITY
Kia Motors has invested over $1.1 billion in its manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia.
Kia Motors designs and
In 2010, Kia Motors sold its
See our award-winning
Utilizing the latest manufacturing processes and state-of-the-art robotics, the plant is
develops vehicles and rigor-
3 millionth vehicle in the
website to check out
capable of producing 360,000 vehicles a year. The Sorento crossover and Optima
ously puts them to the test at
U.S.A., and it took less time
midsize sedans are currently being built at this plant.† In addition to producing high-
high-tech facilities and prov-
to reach that milestone
packages, accessories and
quality vehicles, more than 3,000 new jobs were created at the facility plus 7,500
ing grounds worldwide. The
than Toyota.16 In fact, Kia has
more. Experience 360° views,
additional jobs in the surrounding area. It’s all part of Kia Motors’ commitment to
result is a full line of vehicles
recently outsold Lexus, Subaru,
or find which of our 700-plus
America — a commitment that is sure to grow and strengthen in the years ahead.
with world-class quality.
Volkswagen and Mazda.17
retailers is nearest to you.
†Kia Sorento and certain Optima GDI models assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally-sourced parts. 4, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 See Specifications page for endnotes.
INDUSTRY-LEADING WARRANTY PROGRAM
At Kia Motors America, we believe peace of mind should come standard with every vehicle
we make. That’s why we back every model with an industry-leading warranty program.4
20 Kia Design Center, a division of Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI).
21 HomeLink® is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Inc.
Turning circle, curb-to-curb
22 Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, and your vehicle condition. Figures updated as of November 2012.
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