2014 KIA Sorento LX Review: The smart thing to do with maintaining a strong vehicle line is to regularly revisit the design and adapt it to fit the demands of modernity. That’s exactly what’s been done for the 2014 Kia Sorento LX, except most of the changes can’t be seen from a quick glance. Instead, Kia decided to go inwards, opting for a more powerful, more fuel-efficient engine that’s available in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Kia increase the stiffness of the unibody structure by 18%. Other improvements and adjustments include a thinner chrome trim, redesigned headlight clusters, LED taillights, and available lower fog lights.
New Platform, New Ride
The biggest change to the 2014 Kia Sorento LX is its new engine, but Kia has also added new aesthetics on the outside. The trademark tiger-nose grille is still present, but it’s now finished in either anodized silver or black plastic mesh, surrounded by a now thinner chrome trim. Chrome makes another appearance on the door handles, complementing the futuristic-looking LED bar-style front headlights. Anchoring the rear is the new taillight LED light-bar technology and improved tailgate design that stand sturdy on 17-inch alloy wheels.
Once inside, sharp eyes will notice there’s 30mm more legroom in the second row and 9mm in the third. With increased legroom, your passengers will experience even more comfort, especially on longer trips. Drivers and passengers alike will find themselves quite impressed with the tech features bundled inside: an optional 7″ LCD centre gauge; a digital gauge that displays temperature, directions, mileage, fuel consumption and music choices. The 2014 Kia Sorento LX offers an available 10-speaker Infinity sound system upgrade. In terms of seating comfort, all seats are lined with refined black cloth or you can upgrade to available black leather, plus the front ones heated for an extra little touch.
Double the Fun
Drivers of the 2014 Kia Sorento LX now have two engine options to choose from, with each coming in either front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. The standard Sportmatic automatic transmission allows drivers to rock the road at their own pace. No matter how you customize your Sorento LX to suit your driving preferences, the 2014 Kia Sorento LX offers a superior combination of performance and fuel efficiency.
2014 Kia Sorento LX Engines
|2.4L GDI Inline 4-cylinder, DOHC 4-valve CVVT 6-speed automatic||191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque|
|3.3L GDI V6, DOHC 4-valve CVVT 6-speed automatic||290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque|
2014 Kia Sorento LX Fuel Economy
|Fuel Economy-L/100km (MPG)||City||Highway|
|2.4L GDI Inline 4-cylinder, DOHC 4-valve CVVT 6-speed automatic (FWD)||Up to: 10.4 (27)||Up to: 7.1 (40)|
|2.4L GDI Inline 4-cylinder, DOHC 4-valve CVVT 6-speed automatic (AWD)||Up to: 10.9 (26)||Up to: 7.8 (36)|
|3.3L GDI V6, DOHC 4-valve CVVT 6-speed automatic (FWD)||Up to: 11.4 (25)||Up to: 8.0 (35)|
|3.3L GDI V6, DOHC 4-valve CVVT 6-speed automatic (AWD)||Up to: 11.9 (24)||Up to: 8.4 (34)|
Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.
Kia Sorento Awards
The new 2014 Kia Sorento LX has been awarded for its improvements.
- AJAC 2014 Best New SUV/CUV ($35,000 – $60,000)
2014 Kia Sorento LX Safety Features
Kia has designed the 2014 Kia Sorento LX around how much fun it is to drive, without skimping on any of the safety features. The standard features are all there and present, like multiple airbags (dual advanced front, dual front seat-mounted side, dual side-curtain), anti-whiplash headrests in the front, doors that unlock in a collision, and automatic headlights. Kia has also gone a step above the industry standard and outfitted the Sorento LX with more technologically advanced features: rollover protection, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Assist Control, antilock brakes, a rearview camera, and a back-up warning system. All in a day’s work.
2014 New Kia Sorento Warranty
- Basic: 60 months/100,00 km
- Powertrain: 60 months/100,000 km
- Roadside assistance: 60 months/100,000 km
Some conditions may apply. See Kia West for full details in the Vancouver area, BC, Canada. Not all warranty details are covered in this 2014 KIA Sorento LX Review. For additional information and Extended Kia Warranty options, please contact Kia West in Coquitlam.
2014 Kia Sorento LX for sale in Coquitlam, Metro Vancouver, BC
Although the biggest change can’t be seen unless drivers lift the hood of the 2014 Kia Sorento LX, they’ll notice the difference right away as the engine responds more powerfully without compromising fuel economy. The new adjustments will also be appreciated, such as high-tech features that offer intense entertainment, increased leg room in the second and third rows of seats, and more.
Kia West, located at 688 Lougheed Hwy in Coquitlam, Vancouver area, BC, is your local Greater Vancouver Kia dealer. Come see us today and test drive the 2014 Kia Sorento LX or one of our other great new or used Kia vehicles.
Disclaimer: Pricing is subject to change without notice, actual price may vary? installed options may also vary by dealer. Price does not include applicable license fees, insurance, registration, tax, freight/delivery, PDI or administration fees. Warranty may be subject to change without notice, actual warranty may vary. Specification may change without notice. See dealership for final pricing, availability, and complete details.