Impressive SUV Performance Options from the 2017 Kia Sorento

2017 Kia Sorento showroom

Impressive performance might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear of a practically designed crossover SUV with an MSRP from just $25,600, but that’s exactly what you’ll get with the 2017 Kia Sorento: performance. With three different powertrains, a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, and sophisticated driving dynamics thanks to selectable drive modes and available Dynamax™ all-wheel drive, the Sorento sets itself apart.

Ready to see it for yourself? Read on to get the latest on this crossover, and make the trip from Lowell, MA to Commonwealth Kia.

Powertrain Performance Options

The 2017 Kia Sorento is available with three different engines, each matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. All models except the base trim are offered with Dynamax™ all-wheel drive. Here’s how the numbers stack up:

  • Base Engine – The 2.4L four-cylinder base engine makes a sure-footed 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque while getting up to an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway and 21 mpg city.

  • 2.0T Turbo Engine – Want more power without compromising on fuel economy? Consider the turbocharged 2.0L inline-four, which makes 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque while still getting up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city.

  • 3.3L V6 Engine – For those who refuse to compromise, there’s a 3.3L V6 that pumps out an impressive 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, which is enough for it to beat out the Ford Edge in a side-by-side comparison while also towing up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Sophisticated and Capable SUV Driving Dynamics

The 2017 Kia Sorento is ready to handle a variety of terrain and driving characteristics thanks to premium performance features like:

  • Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive – This advanced AWD system constantly sends torque between the front and rear axles and is able to communicate with the vehicle’s electronic system to read and respond to the terrain and driving manners.

  • Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) – Working alongside the Dynamax™ AWD system, TVC is able to send precise torque delivery to the wheels it needs to go to in order to deliver tight, precision turning.

  • Drive Mode Select – Set up your performance based on your mood with different settings for NORMAL, ECO, and SPORT.

Enjoy More Performance for Your Money in the 2017 Kia Sorento

When you’re ready to step on the gas and take the 2017 Kia Sorento out for a spin, make the trip to Commonwealth Kia. You can find us just a short jaunt from Haverhill, MA at 2 Commonwealth Dr. in Lawrence, MA. Come in for a test drive any day of the week, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales team at (978) 685-3400 if you should have any questions or concerns.