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Prospective buyers should consider several vehicle specifications before buying a Used KiaSorento. This car was first launched in 2002 by Kia Motors as a mid size crossover SUV. The first generation Sorento had a Hyundai manufactured 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 engine that was capable of producing 192 hp at 5,500 rpm and 217 lbs-feet torque at 3,000 rpm. LX models had 2 transmission options, namely a 5 speed manual transmission and a 4 or 5-speed automatic transmission. The standard 5-speed automatic transmission systems were fitted only in the EX models. Other features included an automatic four-wheel drive system, anti lock disc brakes, stability control system, dual front airbags and dual side-curtain airbags. The vehicles also featured 4-wheel disc brakes and a 21.1 gallon fuel tank. Optional features included a roof rack, leather wrapped steering wheel, 17-inch wheels and a remote keyless entry system. The models were also fitted with a battery saving device which ensured that the headlights were switched off when the key was removed from the ignition. The chassis of the Sorento was based on a ladder frame design used to build trucks. This lent rigidity to the Sorento’s frame. The car was offered in both part time and full time four-wheel drive systems depending on the trim selected. Both systems included low range gearing. The Sorento was upgraded several times and the 3.5 liter Sigma engine was replaced by a 3.8 liter Lambda engine that resulted in an increased power of 262hp and towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The 5 speed Sportmatic tip-tronic automatic transmission is now standard in all trims. The Sorento isn’t very fuel efficient and has unimpressive brakes. Prospective buyers should consider these factors when making a used car purchase. To find a good quality used vehicle, research local or online car dealerships. Alternatively, check out CarsDirect’s comprehensive listing of the Used Kia Sorento for sale.Show More »
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