2014 Kia Sorento Review & Comparison For Houston, Texas Shoppers

Joe Myers Kia Previews the New Sorento

Kia's got a lot to be excited about this year. With several new or all-new models equipped with stronger, more fuel efficient engines, new interior and exterior styling and amenities, and the same affordable pricing customers have come to know and love, it's bound to be a banner year for the South Korean automaker. One of the most anticipated models, the 2014 Kia Sorento, returns after undergoing a complete redesign, with over 80 percent of the 2014 Sorento's parts being either all-new or significantly redesigned. With a more refined exterior, overhauled 3.3-liter V6 engine and the first of Kia's line to feature the revamped UVO voice-activated infotainment and telematics system, the new Sorento is without a doubt a top contender in its segment, even when considering other compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V or Hyundai Santa Fe.


The 2014 Kia Sorento is available in Huston in LX, EX, SX and SX-L trim levels. This affordable five-passenger crossover SUV has dropped the previous year's underpowered four-cylinder in favor of a stronger 2.4-liter engine that delivers 191 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. While this is a welcome improvement over the 2013 Sorento's entry-level engine, what's most impressive is the redesigned 3.3-liter V6 with 290 horses and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. With all of that power under the hood, Kia Sorento owners in Houston will find that a low seven-second time is the norm when going from naught to sixty miles per hour - quite fast for its segment. Front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard, but shoppers can opt for all-wheel drive for a few dollars more.


In our 2014 Kia Sorento review we found the cabin to be comfortable and extremely well-equipped, no matter the trim level. Standard and optional features include: full power accessories, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats, heated/ventilated front seats, a rearview camera, a split-fold rear seat, the UVO voice-activated infotainment system, a 10-speaker Infinity audio system and much more. Continue reading our 2014 Kia Sorento review below or contact Joe Myers Kia with any additional questions on this superb crossover SUV.

Bullet List of Sorento Specs & Features

We're more than confident that the Sorento is the perfect fit for you. That's why we urge you to compare Kia's latest model next to the 2014 Toyota RAV4, Honda Pilot and the Chevrolet Equinox. If the Sorento's low price and modern features don't persuade you that it's the ideal vehicle for your needs, we're sure its splendid looks will seal the deal. Many drivers in Houston choose it because it's a truly amazing value; compare its price to the aforestated list of vehicles to see for yourself. Find out more details in our bullet list under this paragraph!

  • 2014 Kia Sorento MPG: 20 city / 26 highway
  • 2014 Kia Sorento 0-60 MPH in 6.1 seconds
  • 2014 Kia Sorento Colors: Dark Cherry, Tuscan Olive, Bright Silver, etc...
  • 2014 Kia Sorento Cargo Space: 9.1 cubic feet
  • 2014 Kia Sorento Doors: 4-door
  • 2014 Kia Sorento MSRP: $24,100
  • 2014 Kia Sorento Body Style(s): SUV
  • 2014 Kia Sorento Seats: 7 passengers

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Now that you've read the 2014 Kia Sorento review above, please contact Joe Myers Kia for a test drive. Our reviews are created by well-versed automotive writers - it's just another resource we provide as a reputable Houston area Kia retailer. Everything perspective car buyers need to make smart decisions is right here, including info regarding powertrain options and other specs. Each section is filled with invaluable facts and specs - all at your fingertips. Discover all about our entire lineup of award-winning automobiles! If the Sorento isn't the right pick for you, we've got many other Kia reviews and car comparisons. Visit our research directory to view them now!


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