Overview
Introduction
Interior
Exterior
Safety
  • overview

    Subtle tweaks can lead to major changes. A millimetre on a brake disc can translate to metres on the road. A few degrees in suspension set-up can mean the difference between hot coffee on your lap or safely in its cup. Steering modified to be more responsive when you’re parking means that your alloy wheels are safe from pavements. This sort of innovative thinking and design is the difference between liking your car or loving the new Sorento.

  • interior

    The aggressive styling on the outside is complemented by a luxurious interior. “Soft touch” material on the fascia and centre console means that the Sorento is a more like a velvet fist in an iron glove. Leather upholstery means that the seats are naturally comfortable. But we didn’t stop there; sometimes nature needs some help. Built-in ventilation and heat functionality in the front seats of the AWD model results in maximum comfort at all times. Increased headroom, legroom and cargo capacity leads to a much roomier interior and make the difference between feeling as free as the wind or as battered as a flag.

  • exterior

    The new Sorento features a redesigned front grille and bumper, as well as new Daytime Running Lights now positioned above the new HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights. These HID headlights replicate natural lighting by emitting 100 colour rays, which results in is reduced eye fatigue and better visibility at night or during bad weather. Cornering lights attached to the remodelled fog lights light up the path you’re about to take as you turn the wheel. The rear LED combination lights have also been reshaped to give the new Sorento a more sporty and refined look. The extended rear window is larger to allow for better visibility. While the new Sorento takes you forward, you can have a good view of the old technology it’s left behind.


  • safety

    The new Sorento has a long list of features to keep you and your family safe at all times. A Rear Parking Assist System and Rear View Camera are helpful when parking. Should you stretch the new Sorento’s legs the increased size of the front brake discs is essential to slow down quickly and smoothly. An Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, a Brake Assist System, Cornering Brake Control, Electronic Stability Control, a Traction Control System, Hill-start Assist Control and Roll Over Protection are all standard. If that’s not enough, the active safety measures on the new Sorento include ISOFIX child seat anchors as well as a 6-airbag system consisting of dual front, side and curtain airbags. Should an accident occur, the active headrests reduce the chance of whiplash, while the high tensile steel body will absorb as much of the impact forces as possible, minimising the chances of injury.

Specifications
  • Engine
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Type In-line 4 cylinder, 16 valve Common Rail Turbo DieselIn-line 4 cylinder, 16 valve Common Rail Turbo Diesel
    Max Torque (Nm @ rpm) 436.4@1800-2500421.7@1800-2500
    Max Power (kW @ rpm) 146.9@3800146.9@3800
    Compression Ratio 16.0:116.0:1
    Bore and Stroke (mm) 85.4 x 9685.4 x 96
    Automatic Transmission 6-Spd6-Spd
    Four wheel drive system Torque On Demand
  • Transmission
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    1st Gear 4.2124.212
    2nd Gear 2.6372.637
    3rd Gear 1.8001.800
    4th Gear 1.3861.386
    5th Gear 1.0001.000
    6th Gear 0.7720.772
    Reverse 3.3853.385
  • Suspension
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Front MacPherson StrutMacPherson Strut
    Rear Multi-Link Type SuspensionMulti-Link Type Suspension
    Self Levelling Suspension
  • Fuel
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Type 50 ppm diesel (ULS) 50 ppm diesel (ULS)
    Capacity (litres) 7070
  • Steering
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Type Motor Driven Power Steering, Rack & Pinion Height, tilt and telescopic adjustableMotor Driven Power Steering, Rack & Pinion Height, tilt and telescopic adjustable
    Turning Radius (m) 5.445.44
    Drivetrain - Type 4WD2WD
  • Brakes
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Front Disc (320 mm)Disc (320 mm)
    Rear Disc (302 mm)Disc (302 mm)
    Electronic Brake-force Distribution EBD
    Brake Assist System (BAS)
    Electronic Stability Control ESC
    Traction Control TCS
    Hill-start Assist Control HAC
  • Wheels & Tyres
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Wheels 7.5J S X 19”7.5J S X 18"
    Tyres 235/55 R19235/55 R18
    Wheel Tread (Front / Rear) 1618/16211618/1621
    Wheels 7.5J S X 19”7.5J S X 18"
  • Features
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Full-size Spare Wheel
    Xenon Headlights
    Auto Light Control
    Automatic headlight leveling
    Headlight washers
    Fog lights (cornering light)
    LED Rear Combination Lights
    High-mounted Braking Lamp
    Bluetooth connectivity
    Climate Control
    Cruise Control
    TFT LCD Cluster
    Multi-function steering controls
    Rear View Camera
    Electric Windows - Front
    Electric Windows - Rear
    Alloy Pedals
    Electric Chromic Mirror
    Luggage Cover (Retractable)
    Map lights with sunglass case
    Scuff plate
    Radio / CD Front Loader with MP3/iPod/USB
    ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
    Roll Over Protection (ROP)
    Airbags - Dual Front
    Airbags - Side & Curtain
    Adjustable Headrests
    Child anchors (ISOFIX)
    Immobiliser
    Start/Stop button with Smart Key
    Auto-locking doors
    Seating Configuration 7 seats5 seats
    Leather Upholstery
    Seat ventilation/heater Driver + Passenger
    Centre Console Armrest
    60/40 Split Fold Down Rear Seat
    Seat armrest + cup holders (rear)
    Panoramic Sunroof
    Metallic Paint optionaloptional
  • Dimensions
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Overall Length (Mm) 46854685
    Overall Width (mm) 18851885
    Overall Height (Mm) 17101710
    Overhang - front/rear 945/1040945/1040
    Curb Weight 1810/18961750/1836
    Gross Vehicle Mass GVM 25102510
    Towing Mass (Braked) (kg) 2 0002 000
    Towing Mass (Unbraked) (kg) 750750
    Approach Angle/Departure Angle 25.1° / 23.1°25.1° / 23.1°
    Ramp Brake Over Angle 17.1°17.1°
    Min Ground Clearance (mm) 184184
  • Service & Warranty
      2.2 Diesel AWD 2.2 Diesel 2WD
    Warranty 5-year/150 000km5-year/150 000km
    Maintenance 5-year/100 000km5-year/100 000km
    Roadside Assistance 3 Year Unlimited km
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Reviews

SORENTO reviews collected by Reevoo

Comfort
9.0
Build quality
8.5
Performance
9.0
Fun to drive
8.9
Practicality
9.0
Fuel economy
8.3
Features and Specification
8.4
Value for money
8.7
Overall rating
8.8
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 27 reviews
8 out of 10

John

Somerset West
+
New boot arrangement
Much quieter than older model....which we had for 5 years
Rattling number plates
irritating fore and aft sensor....either all or nothing!
older model had better position for fridge to plug in.
Wing mirrors too large
Confirmed purchase: 07 July 2014

SORENTO 2WD 2.2 D AUTO-5 SEAT

8 out of 10

Mike

Johannesburg - West Rand
+
Good power and torque
Smooth automatic gearbox
Quiet
Firm but comfortable suspension
Check headroom, as it may not suit taller persons
Single CD (but has i-pod USB port)
Confirmed purchase: 01 April 2014

SORENTO 2WD 2.2 D AUTO-5 SEAT

10 out of 10

Rene

Birchleigh, Kempton Park
+
WOW
user manual not user friendly, too thick, did not read it
Confirmed purchase: 03 March 2014

SORENTO 2WD 2.2 D AUTO-5 SEAT