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Kia Sorento 2017-2018 #4476821
08/01/17 05:51 PM
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FFFEMT Offline OP
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Any recommendations on either the 2.4 4cylinder or the 3.3 V6?
Thanks.

Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4476830
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Originally Posted By: FFFEMT
Any recommendations on either the 2.4 4cylinder or the 3.3 V6?
Thanks.


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.

Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4476905
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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
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4476925
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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.

Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4476940
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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
2015 KIA RIO SX
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
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Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4476956
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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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Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4476984
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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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Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4477001
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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.

Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4477028
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FFFEMT Offline OP
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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.

Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4477040
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2.4L 4 cylinder is a good engine, but probably underpowered in a larger vehicle.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 88k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4477045
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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.

Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4477064
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Originally Posted By: FFFEMT
Any recommendations on either the 2.4 4cylinder or the 3.3 V6?
Thanks.


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

Re: Kia Sorento 2017-2018 [Re: FFFEMT] #4477094
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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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