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KIA 2015 Sorento LX - V6 or 4

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Seeking any feedback on the 2015 KIA Sorento...especially engine selection and major repair and reliability of both?


Thx...doug

Car Needs: Errands about town / Family transporter / Daily commuter

Primary Driver(s): Senior driver

Need minimum of 5 seats

Will consider new cars only

Maximum price: US $ 25000

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Response from mwcten

6:42 pm June 22, 2014

I would lean towards the 4cyl option. It will get about 10% better milage (if past Sorrentos are an indicator) and repair and maintenance should be slightly lower, although there aren't particular engine concerns with either version. Basically, the power to weight ratio is fairly reasonable for the 4cyl (about 3500 lbs; 190 hp) so unless you feel like you really need an extra 100hp, or if you can only get options you want with the v6 packages, there's not really a compelling reason to get the V6 in my opinion. And of course the up front costs are less for the 4.

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Response from mkaresh

11:13 am June 29, 2014

Either one should be pretty reliable. I'd suggest the same as mwcten, buy the engine that best suits your needs.

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