Kia Sorento Engine Oil Finder

With the new Sorento models, Kia have proven once again that it can bring vehicles with a modern and sporty design onto the market. When it comes to driver assistance systems, the Kia Sorento sets a distinctive mark and contains high quality systems that are rarely found in this price range.

From 2021 onwards, the new Kia Sorento will be available with three engine options: diesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. It is worth noting at this point that a full hybrid and a plug-in hybrid differ in that routes can be driven purely electrically with a hybrid, while the electric motor and combustion engine work hand in hand with a plug-in hybrid. The aim of a plug-in hybrid is to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, while a hybrid should enable purely electric driving for distances of more than 50km.

Regardless of the engine, the recent Kia Sorento models are 4.81 meters long. The width measures 2.17 meters including the exterior mirrors and 1.9 meters without. In addition, the vehicle with roof rails is 1.70 meters high. There is space for 5 to 7 people as the seats can be folded down so that 2 seats (front row), 3, 4 or 5 seats (middle row of seats) or 6 or 7 seats (rear row of seats).

The most recent generation of Kia Sorento is available for sale in Edition 7, Vision, Spirit and Platinum trim levels. The Edition 7 variant is the cheapest and therefore the basic equipment. All other variants represent an increase and optimize the vehicle by taking up and supplementing or optimizing the equipment features of Edition 7.

Motor oil is a vital part of your Kia Sorento's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.

Regularly checking and changing your Kia Sorento engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Kia Sorento? Whether you are topping up your Kia Sorento oil or doing a full change of your Kia Sorento's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Kia Sorento models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Kia Sorento.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
Kia Sorento 2.0 T-GDI AWD Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 T-GDI AWD Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 T-GDI AWD Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 T-GDI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 T-GDI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 T-GDI Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI AWD Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI AWD Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI AWD Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI AWD Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI AWD Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI AWD Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI Petrol 2021,
2022
5W-30
Kia Sorento 2.0 TCI-R 4WD Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 TCI-R 4WD Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 TCI-R 4WD Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 TCI-R Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 TCI-R Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 TCI-R Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.2 TCI-R 4WD Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.2 TCI-R 4WD Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.2 TCI-R 4WD Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.2 TCI-R Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.2 TCI-R Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.2 TCI-R Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI 4WD Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI 4WD Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI 4WD Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 MPI 4WD Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 MPI 4WD Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 MPI 4WD Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 MPI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 MPI Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 MPI Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 2.0 CRDI 4WD Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.0 CRDI 4WD Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.0 CRDI 4WD Diesel 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.0 CRDI Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.0 CRDI Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.0 CRDI Diesel 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDI 4WD Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDI 4WD Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDI 4WD Diesel 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDI Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDI Diesel 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDI Diesel 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 0W-30
Kia Sorento 2.4 4WD Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 4WD Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 4WD Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI 4WD Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI 4WD Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI 4WD Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI 4WD Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI 4WD Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30
Kia Sorento 2.4 MPI 4WD Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30
Kia Sorento 2.4 Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 2.4 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 0W-40 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI AWD Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI AWD Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI AWD Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 3.3 GDI Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 5W-40
Kia Sorento 3.5 MPI Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.5 MPI Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.5 MPI Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.5 MPI AWD Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.5 MPI AWD Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.5 MPI AWD Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30
Kia Sorento 3.5 V6 4WD Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.5 V6 4WD Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.5 V6 4WD Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.5 V6 Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.5 V6 Petrol 2012,
2013
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40
Kia Sorento 3.5 V6 Petrol 2014,
2015
5W-30 or 15W-40 or 10W-40


Kia Sorento FAQs

Where will the new Kia Sorento be built?
The new Kia Sorento will be built for the European market at the Hwasung plant in South Korea.

Is the Kia Sorento an SUV?
As an SUV (sports and commercial vehicle), the Kia Sorento is also intended for off-road driving. However, due to the increasingly stylish appearance of the new models and the sophisticated assistance systems, the vehicle is also suitable for city traffic.

How much towing capacity does a Kia Sorento have?
A Kia Sorento has a maximum trailer load of 1,500 kg as a plug-in hybrid for trailers with its own brake system, 1,650 kg as a hybrid and 2,500 kg with a diesel engine. If the trailer does not have a brake system, a maximum of 750 kg may be attached.

Which automatic transmission does the Kia Sorento have?
The automatic transmission on the Kia Sorento 2021 is always six-speed and is available for front or all-wheel drive.

Kia Sorento Oil Grades
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Disclaimer:
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.