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The Sorento was awarded a respectable four star Euro NCAP crash test rating and comes with a good level of safety kit. Standard equipment, when it was launched in 2003, included driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags. Revisions in 2006 saw the addition of active head restraints to minimise whiplash injuries, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and a passenger airbag cut-off switch.

An electronic stability programme - to help control skids - was added to XT specification. Remote central locking and an alarm and immobiliser are also fitted.

As you'd expect of a 4x4, the Sorento is usefully versatile. All cars come with a 60/40 split rear seat with lift-up cushions and backrests that fold down to leave completely flat, interrupted load area that includes a luggage net and fixings. The boot itself is impressively large with 849 litres of space - more than a BMW X5. There is also further storage under the boot floor and in the rear quarter panels.

Usefully the rear window in the tailgate opens, allowing you to access the boot without having to open the whole tailgate - especially helpful in multi-storey car parks.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Kia Sorento (03-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Titan equipment

Titan standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Titan optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav

XE equipment

XE standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Full size spare wheel
XE optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

Xi equipment

Xi standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
Xi optional equipment
None available

XS equipment

XS standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
XS optional equipment
  • Alarm
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel

XSE equipment

XSE standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
XSE optional equipment
  • Full size spare wheel

XT equipment

XT standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
XT optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Traction control