2013 Kia Sorento Officially Unveiled

2013 Kia Sorento Officially Unveiled

No more spy photos necessary, Kia has officially revealed their facelifted 2013 Sorento to the world. The Korean automaker updated its Sorento for the 2013 model year, changing up the front end, body color accents, and adding 17-inch wheels to the SUV.

The top-of-the-line SX model also gets itself a chrome exhaust tip, LED taillights, and larger 18-inch wheels. Engine choices include a 2.4-liter four-cylinder MPI with 175 hp and 169 lb-ft of torque, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder GDI with 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and a 3.5-liter V6 with 276 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque.

All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is available as an option.

The interior of the 2013 Sorento comes with air conditioning, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel and power windows as standard on the base model. Available options include an UVO infotainment system and a “Convenience Plus” package that includes an eight-way power driver seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and a first aid kit.

On the EX trim model, leather seats are standard along with dual-zone automatic climate control. The top-of-the-line SX model adds heated/cooled front seats, stainless steel pedals, and illuminated door sills.

Pricing details are still unavailable.

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  • Elvelar

    Practically no change since the 2011 models. Since changes are minimal, production costs should be significantly lower and reflected in their SRP; but I doubt that will happen.

  • Mushmule

    Any news on the turbo diesel-hybrid?

  • Sumpguard

    This is a facelift only and the headlines are misleading. The new Sorento (complete with DLR’s) will arrive later in the year.

  • NickG

    Really Kia is slowly refining this great crossover..! Nice job Kia , as they quietly grab market share.!