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Kia Sorento Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Kia Sorento's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Kia Sorento Gas Mileage

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 20.0
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 fuel economy 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.
 
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
hills med hvy 10 15 25 50 75 20.0
  flat med hvy 10 20 30 40 37 14.7
  flat light none 0 0 40 60 70 19.7
  flat light none 0 0 36 64 60 19.6
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, the 2013 Kia Sorento 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.
 
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 18.6
  hills med hvy 1 1 50 48 75 22.5
  flat light none 50 50 0 0 N/A 16.0
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.
 
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 25.0
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 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Kia Sorento fuel economy 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.
 
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 light none 22 33 22 22 60 17.0
  flat med none 10 20 10 60 75 27.0
  flat med none 0 80 20 0 N/A 19.0
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, the 2012 Kia Sorento 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.
 
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 29.0
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, 2011 Kia Sorento gas mileage 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.
 
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 hvy 10 33 24 33 75 18.0
  flat med hvy 10 15 25 50 75 22.1
  flat med none 20 10 30 40 65 23.0
  flat med none 10 5 60 25 65 20.0
  mtns med none 0 0 0 100 75 22.9
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 10 13 28 50 71 21.2  
  Averages flat med light 10 13 28 50 71 21.2
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 21.2 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 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (10 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.
 
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
flat light hvy 30 0 30 40 60 21.0
  flat light hvy 5 0 5 90 60 22.2
  flat light hvy 30 0 30 40 60 20.3
  flat light hvy 5 0 5 90 60 29.6
  flat light light 20 0 60 20 60 17.9
2011 4dr SUV 276-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light hvy 18 0 26 56 60 22.2  
  Averages flat light hvy 18 0 26 56 60 22.2
With the 276-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Kia Sorento has been averaging 22.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (0 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.
 
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 50 0 50 70 20.5
  flat v.lt none 0 25 0 75 65 24.0
  flat light light 1 1 1 97 60 20.8
  hills v.lt hvy 0 0 70 30 70 25.6
  flat light hvy 10 20 30 40 60 25.0
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 2 19 20 58 65 23.2  
  Averages flat light light 2 19 20 58 65 23.2
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 23.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
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 18.0
  flat light light 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.0
  flat v.lt hvy 10 10 40 40 65 23.5
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 56 25.5
  flat light none 0 10 20 70 62 26.6
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 2 6 56 36 61 22.3  
  Averages flat light light 2 6 56 36 61 22.3
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 61 miles per hour (36 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 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.
 
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 med none 5 15 10 70 70 23.0
  flat light none 0 70 20 10 74 22.4
  flat lead light 0 19 6 75 70 26.5
2011 4dr SUV 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed manual FWD
flat med none 2 35 12 52 71 24.0  
  Averages flat med none 2 35 12 52 71 24.0
With the 175-horsepower 2.4L I4 engine, 6-speed manual transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2011 Kia Sorento has been averaging 24.0 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.
 
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 22.5
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, 2009 Kia Sorento gas mileage 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.
 
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
hills light none 10 20 30 40 62 23.1
  flat med light 40 30 20 10 68 19.6
  hills med none 0 0 20 80 43 23.3
  flat med light 5 65 20 10 37 18.1
  flat med light 0 0 5 95 43 25.0
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 11 23 19 47 51 21.8  
  Averages flat med none 11 23 19 47 51 21.8
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 fuel economy has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 51 miles per hour (about 47 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (23 percent), in the suburbs (19 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 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.
 
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 19.0
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, the 2008 Kia Sorento 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.
 
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 light 5 1 54 40 43 22.5
  flat light none 10 5 25 60 62 24.8
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, 2007 Kia Sorento gas mileage 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.
 
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 none 20 5 55 20 65 15.5
  hills med none 4 0 46 50 65 16.4
  hills med light 20 5 60 15 65 13.8
  hills med none 5 5 70 20 65 13.7
  hills med none 7 12 57 24 65 14.1
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range
hills med none 11 5 58 26 65 14.7  
  Averages hills med none 11 5 58 26 65 14.7
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive w/low range, 2007 Kia Sorento fuel economy has been averaging 14.7 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (26 percent), in heavy traffic (11 percent), and in the city (5 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 none 30 20 20 30 60 20.2
  flat light light 0 0 23 77 75 21.9
  flat med light 15 30 30 25 60 17.4
  flat med none 0 5 5 90 75 21.1
2007 4dr SUV 262-horsepower 3.8L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat med none 11 14 20 56 68 20.2  
  Averages flat med none 11 14 20 56 68 20.2
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2007 Kia Sorento has been averaging 20.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 56 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (14 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
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 22.8
  flat med hvy 36 61 3 0 N/A 16.8
  flat med hvy 0 100 0 0 N/A 17.3
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 19.0  
  Averages flat med hvy 15 54 21 10 37 19.0
With the turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2005 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 19.0 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.
 
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 light light 5 10 10 75 37 24.2
  flat med hvy 5 10 10 75 40 25.0
  flat med light 5 10 10 75 43 23.9
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 fuel economy 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.
 
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 v.lt hvy 9 36 14 41 62 17.7
  flat light none 2 8 50 40 70 14.7
  flat light light 1 5 0 94 68 18.8
  flat light none 5 5 30 60 60 20.0
  flat light none 1 1 34 64 65 19.3
2005 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 4 11 26 60 65 18.1  
  Averages flat light light 4 11 26 60 65 18.1
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, the 2005 Kia Sorento has been averaging 18.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Kia Sorentos in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 60 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Kia Sorento in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
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 17.0
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, 2005 Kia Sorento gas mileage 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.
 
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 21.7
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 fuel economy 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.
 
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 18.0
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic AWD w/low range
flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 18.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 42 0 58 60 18.0
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive w/low range, the 2004 Kia Sorento has been averaging 18.0 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.
 
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 5 80 5 10 62 11.4
  hills v.lt none 0 0 5 95 70 20.1
  flat light none 5 80 5 10 62 12.5
  flat med light 0 50 50 0 N/A 15.8
  flat med hvy 0 50 0 50 75 16.5
2004 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 2 52 13 33 67 15.3  
  Averages flat light light 2 52 13 33 67 15.3
With the 262-horsepower 3.8L V6 engine, 5-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive, part-time w/low range, 2004 Kia Sorento gas mileage has been averaging 15.3 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 67 miles per hour (33 percent), in the suburbs (13 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 on only some of the time.
 
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
mtns med none 0 2 0 98 85 16.8
  flat med none 0 50 20 30 65 16.0
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 fuel economy 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.
 
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 16.9
  hills med light 25 25 25 25 60 15.5
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, the 2003 Kia Sorento 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.
 
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
flat light light 5 5 70 20 65 15.5
  hills light light 2 5 5 88 70 20.5
  flat light none 0 15 25 60 65 15.6
  hills light light 2 5 5 88 60 19.5
  flat light none 22 23 23 31 60 16.0
2003 4dr SUV 192-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
flat light light 6 11 26 57 64 17.4  
  Averages flat light light 6 11 26 57 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, 2003 Kia Sorento gas mileage 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 57 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 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.
 
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 18.9
  flat light light 5 25 25 45 60 23.4
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 fuel economy 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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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Kia Sorento MPG

Kia Sorento Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2013 0 I average about 22-25 miles/gallon, but only if I use a fuel addative every 5,000 miles. If not I get at best about 21miles/gallon.
2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.3L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Average fuel economy at 22.5 MPG is lower than expected but still not bad.
2011 4dr SUV 276-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Always want more MPG but it is at least 25% better than my 2006 Ford Explorer. After 15K miles of highway, city and occasionally pulling a 5'x10' trailer, I'm averaging exactly 20.9 MPG.
2011 4dr SUV 175-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp manual FWD For a rather large crossover the fuel economy is absolutely amazing, check it out, it speaks for itself, and in the frist month we are getting exactly the rated efficiency, very pleased.
2011 4dr SUV 175-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD I average 22 mpg in mosty city driving. Not bad for its size and weight.
2011 4dr SUV 175-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 30% better than my previous vehicle
2007 4dr SUV 262-hp 3.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range For a bulky and powerful SUV, it achieves a greater gas mileage than expected.
Kia Sorento Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.3L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD I expected the fuel economy to be somewhat better than 22.5 MPG.
2012 4dr SUV 290-hp 3.3L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD Horrible fuel especially in stop and go traffic. I drive approximately 30 miles per day and within a week the take is nearly empty.
2011 4dr SUV 175-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD About 20 to 25% less than EPA estimates
2011 4dr SUV 175-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD The window sticker said it would get 29 mpg on the highway. I did a 500 mile trip and averaged 25 mpg. On my last 5 vehicles I averaged 2 to 3 mpg more than the window sticker when on the highway. Something is wrong with this picture.
2011 4dr SUV 175-hp 2.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD my commute is very short and I am averaging 16mpg despite the 'eco'light being on, which sucks
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 168hp 2.5L I4 Diesel 5-sp shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range Not been brave enough to calculate fuel economy yet, but my Audi A6 1.9tdi used to return 33mpg whilst towing. I doubt the Sorento will get near that even solo!
2005 4dr SUV 262-hp 3.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range Not great but we knew that going in. I try to drive as economically as possible and can usually squeeze 18-19 mpg in mixed driving (70%/30% split between highway and local).
2005 4dr SUV 262-hp 3.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range Getting 14-15 MPG out of a V6. Wish it were closer to 20 MPG.
2005 4dr SUV 192-hp 3.5L V6 4-sp automatic RWD Put simply "It sucks"
2003 4dr SUV 262-hp 3.8L V6 5-sp shiftable automatic AWD w/low range 15MPG - not good