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Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2016 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 30 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2016 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 65 20.435
2016 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 10 30 30 30 65 20.4  
  Averages flat med light 10 30 30 30 65 20.4
With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2016 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2016 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 30 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 percent).

In addition the average 2016 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2014 23.0 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 70 23.000
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 70 23.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 70 23.0
With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Kia Sorento has been averaging 23.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (50 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2014 20.0 MPG Highway Percentage 35 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 0 55 10 35 70 20.000
2014 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.3L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat v.lt light 0 55 10 35 70 20.0  
  Averages flat v.lt light 0 55 10 35 70 20.0
With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2014 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 20.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2014 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (35 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2014 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with an ultra-light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2013 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 54 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med hvy 10 20 30 40 37 14.700
  hills med hvy 10 15 25 50 75 20.000
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 70 19.746
  flat light none 0 0 36 64 60 19.563
2013 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 5 9 33 54 61 18.5  
  Averages flat med light 5 9 33 54 61 18.5
With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 25.0 MPG Highway Percentage 100 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 65 25.000
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 65 25.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 0 0 0 100 65 25.0
With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Kia Sorento has been averaging 25.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 100 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (0 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 33 0 67 68 18.600
  flat light none 50 50 0 0 N/A 16.000
  hills med hvy 1 1 50 48 75 22.500
2012 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 17 28 17 38 72 19.0  
  Averages flat med light 17 28 17 38 72 19.0
With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2012 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 38 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (28 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and in the suburbs (17 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2012 21.0 MPG Highway Percentage 27 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr SUV 191-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 80 20 0 N/A 19.000
  flat light none 22 33 22 22 60 17.000
  flat med none 10 20 10 60 75 27.000
2012 4dr SUV 191-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 11 44 17 27 68 21.0  
  Averages flat med none 11 44 17 27 68 21.0
With the 191-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (27 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 29.0 MPG Highway Percentage 39 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 28 33 39 50 29.000
2011 4dr SUV turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 0 28 33 39 50 29.0  
  Averages flat med light 0 28 33 39 50 29.0
With the turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Kia Sorento has been averaging 29.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 50 miles per hour (about 39 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (33 percent), in the city (28 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 22.4 MPG Highway Percentage 55 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med light 5 10 5 80 70 25.600
  flat med hvy 5 10 5 80 75 25.600
  flat med light 10 70 20 0 N/A 19.000
  flat med light 14 14 29 43 70 21.600
  flat light hvy 0 0 50 50 70 21.811
  flat med hvy 10 1 0 89 60 27.448
  flat light hvy 5 0 5 90 60 22.183
  flat light hvy 5 0 5 90 60 21.875
  flat light hvy 30 0 30 40 60 21.010
  flat light hvy 30 0 50 20 60 18.976
  flat light hvy 30 0 30 40 60 20.350
  flat light light 20 0 60 20 60 17.872
  flat light hvy 30 0 50 20 60 18.856
  flat light hvy 5 0 5 90 60 29.600
  flat light hvy 15 0 35 50 60 22.536
  hills light light 10 10 0 80 70 26.800
  flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 24.830
  flat light hvy 15 0 35 50 60 19.570
  flat med none 0 80 0 20 70 20.200
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 13 10 22 55 64 22.4  
  Averages flat light hvy 13 10 22 55 64 22.4
With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 22.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in heavy traffic (13 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 21.1 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 0 0 0 100 75 25.000
  mtns med none 0 0 0 100 75 22.900
  flat med none 10 80 0 10 62 17.000
  flat med none 10 5 60 25 65 20.000
  flat med light 40 20 15 25 70 22.840
  flat med hvy 10 25 40 25 75 16.903
  flat med none 20 10 30 40 65 23.000
  flat med hvy 10 15 25 50 75 22.121
  flat med hvy 10 33 24 33 75 18.000
  flat med none 0 5 0 95 65 23.117
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 11 19 19 50 70 21.1  
  Averages flat med light 11 19 19 50 70 21.1
With the 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 21.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (19 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 24.6 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 0 20 50 30 70 23.000
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 70 20.500
  flat light none 0 10 40 50 60 23.000
  hills v.lt hvy 0 0 70 30 70 25.650
  flat v.lt light 0 10 40 50 70 23.115
  hills v.lt hvy 0 20 60 20 70 24.624
  flat v.lt none 0 25 0 75 65 24.000
  flat v.lt hvy 0 0 20 80 70 28.161
  flat v.lt hvy 5 5 40 50 70 26.196
  flat light hvy 10 20 30 40 60 25.000
  flat v.lt none 0 0 60 40 70 25.000
  flat light light 0 0 1 99 60 30.143
  flat v.lt light 0 0 80 20 65 25.000
  flat light light 0 0 10 90 70 29.355
  flat light none 0 0 1 99 70 26.379
  flat v.lt light 0 0 0 100 70 29.000
  flat v.lt light 0 0 80 20 40 26.000
  flat light light 0 0 75 25 75 21.500
  flat light none 0 75 0 25 65 21.000
  flat light none 0 75 0 25 65 26.000
  flat light none 0 75 0 25 65 19.000
  flat light light 1 1 1 97 60 20.800
  flat v.lt hvy 0 10 20 70 70 23.425
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 1 17 29 53 66 24.6  
  Averages flat light light 1 17 29 53 66 24.6
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Kia Sorento has been averaging 24.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (1 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 21.9 MPG Highway Percentage 32 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.000
  flat v.lt hvy 10 10 40 40 65 23.500
  flat light none 10 10 60 20 60 17.200
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 56 25.500
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 62 26.600
  flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.000
  flat light none 0 75 25 0 N/A 23.000
  flat light hvy 1 3 4 91 60 26.300
  flat light none 5 30 55 10 60 22.000
  flat light none 0 20 60 20 60 19.000
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 3 17 48 32 60 21.9  
  Averages flat light none 3 17 48 32 60 21.9
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 21.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (32 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2011 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 52 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat light none 0 70 20 10 74 22.400
  flat lead light 0 19 6 75 70 26.500
  flat med none 5 15 10 70 70 22.222
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 35 12 52 71 23.7  
  Averages flat med none 2 35 12 52 71 23.7
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (35 percent), in the suburbs (12 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2009 22.5 MPG Highway Percentage 70 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 10 15 70 37 22.500
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 10 15 70 37 22.5  
  Averages flat light none 5 10 15 70 37 22.5
With the turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2009 Kia Sorento has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2008 20.4 MPG Highway Percentage 36 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 5 50 15 30 43 18.100
  hills light none 10 20 30 40 62 23.100
  flat med hvy 5 80 15 0 N/A 16.700
  flat med none 5 85 10 0 N/A 16.100
  hills med none 0 0 20 80 43 23.300
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 43 25.000
  flat med light 5 65 20 10 37 18.100
  flat med light 40 30 20 10 68 19.600
  flat light light 0 5 35 60 37 23.800
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 8 37 19 36 48 20.4  
  Averages flat med none 8 37 19 36 48 20.4
With the turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2008 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 20.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 37 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 48 miles per hour (36 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (8 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2008 19.0 MPG Highway Percentage 60 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
flat light none 0 10 30 60 60 19.000
2008 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
flat light none 0 10 30 60 60 19.0  
  Averages flat light none 0 10 30 60 60 19.0
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive w/low range, 2008 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 19.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 23.7 MPG Highway Percentage 50 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 10 5 25 60 62 24.800
  flat light light 5 1 54 40 43 22.500
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 8 3 40 50 53 23.7  
  Averages flat light light 8 3 40 50 53 23.7
With the turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2007 Kia Sorento has been averaging 23.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 53 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (40 percent), in heavy traffic (8 percent), and in the city (3 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 14.8 MPG Highway Percentage 29 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 6 12 57 25 65 13.813
  hills med light 6 12 57 25 65 12.981
  hills med light 6 12 57 25 65 13.820
  hills med light 6 12 47 35 65 14.144
  hills med light 0 0 65 35 65 15.586
  hills med light 6 12 37 45 65 17.844
  hills med light 6 12 57 25 65 14.388
  hills med light 6 12 47 35 65 14.359
  hills med light 6 12 57 25 65 15.012
  hills med none 7 12 57 24 65 14.135
  hills med none 5 5 70 20 65 13.630
  hills med light 6 12 37 45 65 18.323
  hills med none 20 5 55 20 65 15.500
  hills med light 20 5 60 15 65 13.800
  hills med none 4 0 46 50 65 16.363
  hills med light 6 12 57 25 65 13.264
  hills med light 6 12 47 35 65 15.576
  hills med light 6 12 57 25 65 14.537
  hills med light 6 12 57 25 65 14.923
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 7 10 54 29 65 14.8  
  Averages hills med light 7 10 54 29 65 14.8
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive w/low range, 2007 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 14.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (29 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2007 19.3 MPG Highway Percentage 59 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 0 35 20 45 70 20.262
  flat light light 0 12 3 85 70 18.998
  flat med light 15 30 30 25 60 17.356
  hills light light 0 5 10 85 70 14.498
  flat light light 0 0 23 77 75 21.900
  flat light none 30 20 20 30 60 20.200
  flat light none 0 35 20 45 70 21.051
  flat med none 0 5 5 90 75 21.058
  flat light none 0 35 20 45 70 18.700
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 5 20 17 59 69 19.3  
  Averages flat light none 5 20 17 59 69 19.3
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2007 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 19.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 69 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 18.5 MPG Highway Percentage 10 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med light 10 0 60 30 37 22.800
  flat med hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 17.300
  flat med hvy 36 61 3 0 N/A 15.300
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med hvy 15 54 21 10 37 18.5  
  Averages flat med hvy 15 54 21 10 37 18.5
With the turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2005 Kia Sorento has been averaging 18.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 54 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (21 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 37 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 24.4 MPG Highway Percentage 75 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med hvy 5 10 10 75 40 25.000
  flat med light 5 10 10 75 43 23.900
  flat light light 5 10 10 75 37 24.200
2005 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 5 10 10 75 40 24.4  
  Averages flat med light 5 10 10 75 40 24.4
With the turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2005 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 40 miles per hour (about 75 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (10 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 19.2 MPG Highway Percentage 61 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 1 1 34 64 65 21.192
  flat light none 1 1 34 64 65 20.537
  flat light none 1 1 34 64 65 19.337
  flat light none 5 5 30 60 60 20.743
  flat light none 5 5 30 60 60 20.012
  flat light light 1 5 0 94 68 18.800
  flat v.lt hvy 9 36 14 41 62 17.700
  flat light none 2 8 50 40 70 14.706
  flat light none 5 5 30 60 60 20.280
  flat light none 1 1 34 64 65 18.859
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 3 7 29 61 64 19.2  
  Averages flat light none 3 7 29 61 64 19.2
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2005 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 19.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (29 percent), in the city (7 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2005 17.0 MPG Highway Percentage 15 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 5 65 15 15 60 17.000
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 5 65 15 15 60 17.0  
  Averages flat med none 5 65 15 15 60 17.0
With the 192-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2005 Kia Sorento has been averaging 17.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 65 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (15 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (15 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 21.7 MPG Highway Percentage 40 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 30 20 10 40 43 21.700
2004 4dr SUV turbocharged 138hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med light 30 20 10 40 43 21.7  
  Averages flat med light 30 20 10 40 43 21.7
With the turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2004 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 21.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 43 miles per hour (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (30 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in the suburbs (10 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 12.8 MPG Highway Percentage 58 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 12.813
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 12.8  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 12.8
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive w/low range, 2004 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 12.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (42 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 15.2 MPG Highway Percentage 38 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 2 68 5 25 62 14.600
  flat light none 5 80 5 10 62 12.500
  hills v.lt none 0 0 5 95 70 20.128
  flat light none 5 80 5 10 62 11.400
  flat light light 2 68 5 25 62 12.700
  flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 75 16.500
  flat light none 2 18 5 75 62 18.400
  flat med none 0 50 0 50 75 15.000
  flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 15.842
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light none 2 52 9 38 66 15.2  
  Averages flat light none 2 52 9 38 66 15.2
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2004 Kia Sorento has been averaging 15.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 52 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (38 percent), in the suburbs (9 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2004 16.4 MPG Highway Percentage 64 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 0 50 20 30 65 16.038
  mtns med none 0 2 0 98 85 16.807
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills med none 0 26 10 64 75 16.4  
  Averages hills med none 0 26 10 64 75 16.4
With the 192-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 5-speed manual transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2004 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 16.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (26 percent), in the suburbs (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 16.2 MPG Highway Percentage 25 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light light 25 25 25 25 62 16.900
  hills med light 25 25 25 25 60 15.500
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
hills med light 25 25 25 25 61 16.2  
  Averages hills med light 25 25 25 25 61 16.2
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive w/low range, 2003 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 16.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 25 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (25 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 17.4 MPG Highway Percentage 53 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
hills light light 2 5 5 88 70 20.500
  flat light light 5 5 70 20 65 15.545
  flat light none 0 15 25 60 65 15.556
  hills light light 2 5 5 88 60 19.500
  flat light hvy 8 8 50 33 65 17.000
  flat light none 22 23 23 31 60 16.000
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 7 10 30 53 64 17.4  
  Averages flat light light 7 10 30 53 64 17.4
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2003 Kia Sorento has been averaging 17.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (7 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Kia Sorento Kia Sorento 2003 21.2 MPG Highway Percentage 45 percent
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 5 25 25 45 70 18.935
  flat light light 5 25 25 45 60 23.397
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic RWD
flat light light 5 25 25 45 65 21.2  
  Averages flat light light 5 25 25 45 65 21.2
With the 192-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive, 2003 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 21.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (25 percent), in the suburbs (25 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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2003 Kia Sorento Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
15MPG - not good
 

Kia Sorento Gas Mileage (MPG)

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