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#4476821 - 08/01/17 06:51 PM Kia Sorento 2017-2018
FFFEMT Offline

Registered: 11/25/15
Posts: 25
Loc: AZ
Any recommendations on either the 2.4 4cylinder or the 3.3 V6?

#4476830 - 08/01/17 06:56 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
CKN Offline

Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3680
Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By: FFFEMT
Any recommendations on either the 2.4 4cylinder or the 3.3 V6?

I just purchased a Hyundai Santa Fe (seven passenger) and find the 3.3 has adequate power for the size vehicle.

You will have the anti "Direct Injection" people sounding off shortly.

#4476905 - 08/01/17 08:11 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
Rolla07 Offline

Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4732
Id go with the 6 but i dont know much about the 4. Is it the same as the Hyundai 2.4? If so id stick with the 6.
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
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#4476925 - 08/01/17 08:31 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
walterjay Offline

Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 234
Loc: Maryland
I had a 2015 Sorento with the 3.3 Would not want anything smaller. I have heard complaints about the under powered 4. This is a pretty heavy car. And also, I highly recommend the AWD version over front wheel only as it is much more driveable.

#4476940 - 08/01/17 08:45 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
Danno Offline

Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 1987
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
I have a 2016 V6 Sorento AWD SX.I recommend the V6 and a higher level trim. The V6 has more than adequate power, the 4 would struggle imo in some situations. The higher trim have more sound proofing and makes a better vehicle over all. Highly recommend the Sorento.
2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
2013 Sonata 2.4L RIP in write-off crash

#4476956 - 08/01/17 09:08 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
FordBroncoVWJeta Offline

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 765
Loc: KS
The problem with the V6 (If its similar to the one my mother owned 2011 Sorento), is that the one bank of the spark plugs were in the firewall region. Only way to do it is if you take off the intake or exhaust manifold (I forgot which it was.)
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#4476984 - 08/01/17 09:53 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
Dorian Offline

Registered: 12/07/15
Posts: 300
Loc: Ohio
My coworker had this car for a few months and loved it. Her sister and mom were driving to Florida and rear ended someone while on the highway. The other car was stopped and she switched lanes and drilled it. Of course the car was totaled, but they walked away with bruises from the seatbelts. She says she will never own any other brand of car ever again.
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#4477001 - 08/01/17 10:10 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41758
Loc: New Jersey
We had a 4 cyl Santa Fe as a re two for a while, and did a good amount of mileage on it. I really can't complain about its power.

#4477028 - 08/01/17 10:54 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
FFFEMT Offline

Registered: 11/25/15
Posts: 25
Loc: AZ
Thanks for all of the replies. Lot of freeway driving- 75 to 80 mph, and lots of mountain driving here in Arizona. If I do pull the plug, I think the 3.3 V6 will be the way to go.

#4477040 - 08/01/17 10:59 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
Nick1994 Offline

Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
2.4L 4 cylinder is a good engine, but probably underpowered in a larger vehicle.
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 79k PU 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 228k M1 AFE 0w30 & Wix
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 146k M1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra

#4477045 - 08/01/17 11:09 PM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
ediamiam Offline

Registered: 06/01/04
Posts: 672
Loc: Northern California
I have the older 2.4 engine in 2012 rated at 192 hp. The newer stuff is rated at 185 hp and less torque. I would minimally get the 2.0 turbo at 240 hp in the newer model year.

#4477064 - 08/02/17 12:08 AM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
boom10ful Offline

Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 128
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: FFFEMT
Any recommendations on either the 2.4 4cylinder or the 3.3 V6?

I'd go with the 3.3L. The Kia my parents have gets close to 300HP.

#4477094 - 08/02/17 04:37 AM Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT]
knerml Offline

Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 479
Loc: NE Ohio
I have a Sorento with a 2.4L.

The engine is very reliable and easy to maintain.

Did spark plugs yesturday and it only took 10 minutes.

More than adequate power for everyday driving.

However, a under powered for mountain driving.
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