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  1. Loud rattle noises from engine upon starting

    2016+ Sorento
    My 2015 3.3 sounds like it's about to fall to bits - or like a Trabant ! - for the first couple of minutes. Thereafter , it purrs like a kitten, unless I tromp the accelerator. Then it snarls like a tiger :). Apparently quite normal unless it persists after warmup.
  2. You're a killer if you text and drive

    Off-Topic Lounge
    An (un)controlled vehicle can be more lethal. I've experienced a young woman putting on makeup while driving in the left lane below the speed limit.
  3. 3.3L V6 AWD Sorento gas mileage

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    ECO is useless unless you are going for a mileage rating. It significantly impairs vehicle performance and in return you get a minuscule up in mpg, as well as other drivers scowling at you.
  4. 3.3L V6 AWD Sorento gas mileage

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I turn off the ESC when driving on snowy or slippery streets. Otherwise, a bit of grinding noises, ESC light blinking, and brake applications made by the computer as it tries to maintain control on the road and I lose power to the wheels and the vehicle stops moving. It seems to overcontrol in...
  5. Sorento 2014 real world mileage

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    Injector cleaner for 3.3 DI engine I've had some success with the motomaster (Can Tire) DI injector cleaner when it was running rough in the summer. Now, winter grade gasoline is fine. Mileage is still poor as expected. Any opinions on ethanol diluted gasoline effects on DI engines?
  6. Fuel Additive Question

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I used the Canadian Tire brand of GDI engine fuel additive after someone else posted success with it. Big improvement in driveability after just a few dozen km of driving.
  7. Fuel Additive Question

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I used the Canadian Tire brand of GDI engine fuel additive after someone else posted success with it. Big improvement in driveability after just a few dozen km f driving.
  8. What did you pay for your sorento?

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I got my 2015 LX 3.3 V6 AWD in 2015 here in Ontario, Canada. It was the last one on the lot and 2016 models were arriving. A generous KIA discount for cash purchase - not much from the dealer at all. Including a dealer installed trailer hitch and overpriced engine block heater and all taxes and...
  9. 2014 EX V6 Towing Questions

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    We have a 2005 [email protected] teardrop trailer that we haul with our 2015 V6 Sorento. The trailer has a 7 pin connector and an klunky adapter to convert to the usual 4 pin connector on the vehicle which came with the dealer installed trailer hitch. Hitch has 2 inch receiver. Class III hitch is much more...
  10. Sorento Masterpiece - Limited Edition

    2016+ Sorento
    €60k vehicle is over $100,000 CDN Neighbour says " So you paid WHAT for a KIA ???" My Sorento cost 1/3 of that . Law of diminishing returns...
  11. Will never purchase another KIA

    2016+ Sorento
    Sunroof issue I quite agree. I have had several vehicles with sunroofs. They are all troublesome and expensive holes in the roof which serve little purpose. Buy what you need. The lack of a sunroof and a third row of seats was a selling point for my LX V6. It still has most of the desirable...
  12. Gas millage

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    Mileage I get about 15-16 L/100km on short trips. Best ever was around 10-11 on cruise control. 3.3 L AWD
  13. Official "Little Secrets" Thread

    4G 2016-2018+ Sportage
    Wow, that's brutal, Bonzo! :-) My sister's Ford Fiesta requires pushing a microscopic menu button to get to the temp. Oops, almost drove off the road there... Mind you, I come from the old days of the 20th century when we only had roll-up windows and our mercury thermometer was safely encased...
  14. Differences between 2015 and 2014 MY Sorentos

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    I have a Canadian model 2015 LX 3.3l V6 AWD mfg in August 2014. Plusses: No TPMS needed in Canada. No third row seat so I have that great storage area. No sunroof. Saved $$$ at purchase time and on inevitable service costs down the line. It seems to have a few features available only on higher...
  15. 2014-2015 Sorento V6 GDI ENGINE MISSING RESOLVED!

    2014 - 2015 Sorento Forum
    "While driving on the cold engine (6th gear at 45mph) I could actually create additional misses while at low RPM and slightly pressing on the gas pedal.".... You couldn't be doing much more than 1000rpm then. Engine lugging issues aside, this seems like a good way to cause carbon buildup. I...
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