The 2004 Kia Sorento four-door SUV is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 192 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, a four-speed automatic transmission is optional. The rear-wheel-drive, five-passenger SUV is built on a ladder frame with nine cross members and features dual front airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, optional Torque-on-Demand automatic full-time four wheel drive and four-wheel antilock brakes. There are two trim levels: LX and EX.
ENGINEType: V-type six-cylinder, iron block and aluminum head
Valve gear: DOHC, four valves/cylinder
Bore x stroke: 3.66 x 3.38 in./93.0 x 85.5 mm
Displacement: 213.4 cu. in./3497 cc
Compression ratio: 10.0:1
Horsepower, SAE net: 192 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque, SAE net: 217 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm
Emission control system: Three-way catalyst
Fuel system: Multi-port electronic fuel injection
Fuel pump: Electromagnetic
Fuel requirement: Unleaded, 87 octane or higher
Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 gal.
Cooling system: Liquid cooled
Coolant capacity: 11.6 quarts
Engine oil capacity: 4.5 qts.
- Electronically controlled four-speed automatic, overdrive (4 A/T)
- Mechanically shift five-speed manual, overdrive (5 M/T)
- 1st: 2.804:1
- 2nd: 1.531:1
- 3rd: 1.000:1
- 4th: 0.705:1
- 1st: 3.749:1
- 2nd: 2.044:1
- 3rd: 1.289:1
- 4th: 1.000:1
- Reverse: 0.794:1
Differential: Ring and pinion
Final-drive ratio, Manual & Auto: 4.666:1
Limited-slip differential: Friction clutch type (4WD)
Transfer Case: Part time, 2-speed, elec. control (4WD)
Drive Type: Chain
Transfer case ratio
- high: 1.000:1
- low: 2.480:1
DIMENSIONSWheelbase: 106.7 in.
Track, f/r: 62.2
Length: 179.8 in.
Width: 73.3 in.; 74.2 in. for EX model with cladding
Height: 68.1 in.; 71.3 in. with Roof rack
Ground clearance: 8.2 in.
Approach angle: 28.4 degrees
Departure angle: 26.7 degrees
Headroom, front: 39.7 in.; 38.3 in. with sunroof
Headroom, rear: 39.5 in.; 38.0 in. with sunroof
- front: 58.9 in.
- rear: 58.4 in.
- front: 42.6 in.
- rear: 36.1 in.
- front: 55.3
- rear: 58.0 in.
- interior: 138.4 cu. ft.
- front seat: 57.6 cu. ft.
- rear seat: 49.4 cu. ft.
- cargo: 31.4 cu. ft. or 66.4 cu. ft. w/rear seat folded down
CURB WEIGHTFour-speed automatic
- 4x4: 4,317 lbs.
- 4x2: 4,123 lbs.
Weight distribution, front/rear
- 4x4: 56%/44%
- 4x2: 54%/46%
Five speed manual
- 4x4: 4,306 lbs.
- 4x2: 4,112 lbs.
CAPACITIESTowing capacity, 4x4 & 4x2: 3500 lbs
- 4x4: 1,327 lbs.
- 4x2: 1,345 lbs.
- 4x4: 5,644 lbs.
- 4x2: 5,467 lbs.
ELECTRICALBattery: 12V, 70 AH, 600 CCA
Alternator: 13.5V, 120 amp
Starter: Reduction, 12V 1.2 kW
BODY & CHASSIS
Front engine, two-wheel or four-wheel drive
Ladder frame with nine cross members
Double wishbone coil spring with strut damper, stabilizer bar
Five-link, coil spring with damper, stabilizer bar
Rack-and-pinion, power assist
Engine-speed sensitive (LX), electronic (EX)
Turns, lock-to-lock: 3.66 (power-assisted)
Turning circle, curb-to-curb: 36.4 ft.
Dual circuit hydraulic, power-assisted vacuum (four-wheel ABS optional)
Front: 11.8-in. vented discs
Rear: 12.4-in. vented discs
TIRES AND WHEELS
Tires: P245/70R16 106H
- 7.0JJ x 16, alloy (EX, optional LX M/T)
- 7.0JJ x 16, steel (LX M/T)
EPA FUEL ECONOMY: City/HighwayAutomatic, miles per gallon
- 4x4: 15/20
- 4x2: 16/19
Manual, miles per gallon
- 4x4: 15/19
- 4x2: 16/19
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