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The new generation of the Kia Sorento is in the starting blocks. But how it looks with its predecessors? Used experiences the practical guide

Sorrento like Italy tourists for sun, cliffs and secluded coves sound - but with a less R is from Italy suddenly Korea: Sorento is a SUV of the Kia brand. Its most obvious quality is its generous space and a more favorable Neupreisen. However, the Sorento initially did not show very reliable. The still current second generation but has made significant progress.

Still is a problem, according to the "TÜV Report 2015" incontinence engine and transmission: Significantly more frequently than his peers spills and leaks of Sorento. The lighting is often noticeable in the general inspection (HU). Neat the SUV is reflected in brakes and suspension. Only the steering is often criticized in the HU due to large game.

Kia Sorento used: Generation 2 with little problems

Was the frequency of breakdowns in 2002 built and 2009 Sorento according to the ADAC still a weak point that this year expiring second generation already makes far fewer problems. However, clogged or frozen fuel filters ensure more frequently for lying Bleiber for diesel engines, as well as discharged batteries in the construction in 2005 and 2006. defects crankshaft sensors, pressure control valves and fuel injectors also called the breakdown service the diesel engines (up to 2007) more often on the scene.

As the Kia Sorento XM Series in 2009 replaced the previous, it was a completely newly designed car. From the tough work horse he had become a much more comfortable SUV that there was now also with front wheel drive. And had gained in size the model: With a length of 4.69 meters, the trunk volume is 660 to 1675 liters and the towing capacity up to 2,500 kilograms. And with optional third row of seats fit a seven-member extended family into the car.

Drive variants are rare in Sorento: So there was since the facelift in 2012, only the 2.2-liter diesel with all-wheel drive and 197 horsepower - with either manual or six-speed automatic. Previously comprised of the engine offer or a 2.4-liter gasoline engine, which initially made 174 hp under the name CVVT and later as GDI 192 hp. Both were, as first the diesel to have with and without all-wheel drive.

Prices for the Sorento start according to the Schwacke list at about 13,100 euros. But you get a Sorento 2.4 CVVT Attract dating from 2009 and with around 76 200 kilometers mileage. The same model is only 50 euros more expensive four-wheel drive on average. A Sorento 2.4 GDI Attract 2012 still costs around 18,250 euros (40,150 kilometers), a four-wheel drive in the equipment Edition 7 of 2013 should be had for 22,450 euros to be (26,800 km).

Anyone interested in a diesel must calculate with about 14,100 euros if it is to be a Sorento 2.2 CRDi 4WD Attract of 2009 (105,300 km). The same version of the built in 2012, is front-wheel drive for 19,800 euros in the Schwacke list. The flagship Sorento 2.2 CRDi AWD Platinum Edition of the model year 2013 still 30,000 euros will be due (39,850 km).

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