Kia Sorento 2011 U.S. model upgraded with better suspension

Kia Sorento 2011 U.S. model upgraded with better suspension

The U.S. market has just received a new SX trim level for the 2011 Kia Sorento. The Sorento SX comes with a unique new front bumper, LED tail lights, 18-inch wheels, chrome trim and, most importantly, new “Dual Flow Damper” shock absorbers that make the ride more comfortable while retaining car-like handling. Interestingly, there were so many complaints about the regular Sorento’s harsh ride quality over bumps that Kia has decided to make the “DFD” shocks standard on all U.S. Sorento models for the 2011 model year.

The 2011 Sorento SX also comes with a 276 hp 3.5-litre V6 that is already available in GCC-spec models, as well as a lower ride height. However, at this point it is unknown if the decontented models sold in the UAE, fitted with options such as panoramic glass tops but still with only two airbags, would benefit from this upgrade to better shocks, or whether the SX model will be offered here for 2011.

Keep track of updated in the Kia Sorento buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. Ok when I looked at the pic(front), I thought its going to look good but it seems just like any typical Kia

  2. nice.. i like this color… look good with tinted windows…

  3. The usual sorento looks cheap. Some of these design elements should be on the regular sorento too. looks pretty cool. Good thing they got those crazy shocks fixed. In their bid to reduce body movement, they ended up making them to stiff.

  4. For all us pre-junk 2011 Sorento owners with the noisy front struts and bone jarring ride, lets hope KIA replaces our shock/struts to give us a normal car ride. If not it’s bye bye “Knuckleheads In America” next year.

  5. I don’t know what they are talking about on fixing the harsh ride. Our 2011 Sorento rides like a buckboard and has a noise in the RF they can’t locate or fix. I am confident the noise in in the strut. We have almost 17K on it and have asked them to fix the noise 4 times with no results.

  6. I have one of the first 2011 Sorento.
    The suspension is all full. Every one with a early 2011 Sorento with a bad ride needs to report it to so we can get them to recall them.

  7. Guys,

    my name is Anees. I live in Saudi Arabia. Actually i am planning to by KIA Sorento Car made in America, and want to drive in Saudi Arabia. But someone told me not to buy American Car because there will some issue according to the weather conditions. Is that true, shall I buy this car or not?

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