2010 kia Sorento – are you selling
Condition report: The car has no spare key, no sunroof or Sat Nav. Some stone chips on the bonnet and a few minor scratches around the drivers and passengers doors. Needs a full detail inside and out.
Odometer shows – 191628 kms, Engine size 4, Auto transmission, seats 7, doors 5, 4X4, Diesel engine.
It was bought in Brisbane QLD 4505
Paid $8,000 cash for the car.
The 2010 range of the Kia Sorento, launched in 2009, has a list of engine, axel and fuel variations that can be confusing to figure out at first glance. If you delve a bit deeper, you’ll see that Kia has already done the work of creating ensembles made for the best performance. The options you’ll find in this range include:
The choice of diesel engine comes with a 2.2 litre turbo-diesel, four cylinder requirement in all-wheel drive with the option for either a 6-speed manual or auto transmission. These cars make 145 kW and 422 Nm for manual, while auto transmissions get 436Nm of torque.
If you’re into petrol engines then you’re looking at the 2.4 litre front-wheel-drive with a required 6-speed automatic transmission (436 Nm torque as well).
While the power of the Sorento beats out several of its rivals in the SUV market, it still doesn’t quiet hit the same mark as the Discovery, Pajero or the Cherokee.
The 2010 range is also the most compact variation from it’s time to the current Sorento models yet it still has the option for third-row seating and is absolutely a spacious, family-style vehicle.
The brand new, drive-away prices in 2009 began at roughly $36,000 and went up to $49,190. Used models that are currently on the market for private sale go for anywhere from $8,000 to $21,000 depending on the engine, kilometres, service history, and overall condition.
These family friendly cars get a 5 star ANCAP safety rating (the highest possible) and it’s emissions and fuel economy have been improved since the time of its predecessors. Current economy is reported at 6.7 per hundred kilometres with a manual transmission, and 7.4 for automatic. The emissions report states emissions of 177g/km, a competitive rating for cars in its class.
If you’re selling another car and looking for a Kia Sorento, make sure to find out what the car was primarily used for. While the first generation Sorento’s were designed for off-roading, second generation models were simplified to accomodate the lives of parents carting kids to and from after-school activities. If the previous owner spent lots of time driving in the bush, overall wear and tear is likely to be a lot heavier. The engines on the Sorento have few reported problems if services have been carried out regularly. Since these particular engines make for a really quiet drive, if you hear any unusual noise then you may have some issues under the bonnet. In general, used Kia Sorento’s are regarded as reliable vehicles.
Selling another Kia model? Check out our buying and selling guide for the Kia Cerato or all our other makes over here.