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In 2024, we made over 1,200 offers on Kia Sorento vehicles, with offers reaching up to $10,600.

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Determining Your Kia Sorento Trade-In-Value

The value of your Kia Sorento depends on various factors, including its year, make, model, and current condition. Our expert evaluators consider factors such as electrical functionality, transmission issues, and odometer reading to provide an accurate cash offer for your vehicle. With CarBrain, you can find out the value of your beat-up Sorento quickly and easily.

Local buyers may struggle to assess the true value of your damaged vehicle, but with CarBrain, you can expect a quick offer and excellent customer support. Our smart instant market value estimation tool ensures you get a guaranteed estimate in just minutes, without the need for negotiations.

These Kia Sorento Issues Giving You Trouble?

It's essential to be aware of potential Kia Sorento problems that some drivers have faced. Here's a rundown of the most common problems reported:

  • Engine Failure: Some Kia Sorento models, particularly those between 2011 and 2017, have been known to experience engine troubles, notably due to faulty head gaskets. This can lead to significant damage, with repair costs ranging from $4,600 to $6,500.
  • Transmission Issues: Earlier models, like the 2011 Sorento, have been associated with transmission problems, including jerking while shifting gears. While software updates may help in some cases, it's wise to stay vigilant, especially with older models.
  • Door Problems: Owners of the 2011 Sorento have reported issues with exterior door handles, leading to difficulty in opening passenger doors. While seemingly minor, this can pose safety concerns.
  • Faulty A/C Compressor: Some drivers have noticed noise or vibration from the A/C compressor, resulting in reduced cooling performance over time.
  • Headlight Concerns: Earlier models of the Kia Sorento may experience premature headlight burnout, requiring frequent replacement.

If you're dealing with a Sorento experiencing any of these issues, CarBrain is here to help. We buy cars in any condition, providing a hassle-free solution for selling your vehicle.


Our expert evaluators can help you get an accurate estimate for your cars value, FAST!


Confronted by Kia Sorento Engine Replacement Cost?

Confronted by the daunting prospect of Kia Sorento engine replacement costs? You're not alone. When faced with a failing engine, the thought of shelling out thousands for repairs can be overwhelming. But fear not – CarBrain offers a stress-free solution. Instead of pouring money into costly repairs, sell your Kia Sorento to us. We buy cars in any condition, including those with engine issues. With CarBrain, you can avoid the hassle and expense of engine replacement, getting paid quickly and conveniently for your vehicle. Don't let engine troubles drain your wallet – sell your damaged Kia Sorento to CarBrain today and say goodbye to costly repairs for good.

Here's a chart detailing the approximate engine replacement costs for the Kia Sorento by generation:

Engine Replacement Cost per Model Generation


Model Years

Engine Replacement Cost (approximate)

First Generation (BL)

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

$4,000 - $7,000

Second Generation (XM)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

$4,500 - $7,500

Third Generation (UM)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

$5,000 - $8,000

Fourth Generation (MQ4)

2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

$5,500 - $9,000

Do You Have a Damaged Kia Sorento For Sale?

At CarBrain, we've been purchasing non-running cars for over a decade, providing expert evaluations and fair offers based on your vehicle's true value. CarBrain will buy just about any vehicle under the sun. For example, we pay for:

With our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and countless positive reviews, you can trust our dedicated team to provide top-notch service every step of the way. Plus, with free towing and quick payment within 24 to 48 business hours, selling your Kia Sorento has never been easier.

Selling Your Wrecked Kia Sorento Is Simple with CarBrain

Selling your junk Kia Sorento with CarBrain is straightforward and ultra-fast. We buy vehicles in any condition, from damaged cars to those that don't run, offering maximum value for your vehicle. Whether your Sorento has electrical problems or is simply scrap, we'll make you an offer and handle the rest. Just provide a signed title and remove personal belongings from your vehicle, and we'll take care of the rest, including free towing.

Why CarBrain Is Your Best Choice for Selling Your Kia Sorento

When it comes to selling your Kia, choosing CarBrain offers numerous advantages that make the process simple, convenient, and rewarding.

  • Expert Evaluations: Our team of experienced evaluators specializes in assessing the value of damaged and non-running vehicles. With over a decade of experience in the industry, we have the knowledge and expertise to provide fair and accurate offers for your Kia Sorento.
  • Transparent Process: At CarBrain, transparency is key. Our online platform allows you to receive a quick and accurate estimate for your vehicle's value in just minutes. There are no hidden fees or surprises – what you see is what you get.
  • Hassle-Free Service: Selling your Kia Sorento with CarBrain is a breeze. Once you accept our offer, we'll schedule a convenient pickup time for your vehicle, anywhere in the country. Our team will handle all the paperwork and logistics, so you can sit back and relax.
  • Fast Payment: With CarBrain, you don't have to wait weeks or months to get paid for your Kia Sorento. We offer quick payment within 24 to 48 business hours of accepting our offer, so you can get cash in hand fast.
  • Excellent Customer Support: Our dedicated team of customer service representatives is here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you have questions about the selling process or need help scheduling a pickup, we're here to help.

Sell Your Kia Sorento Today

Don't let your damaged or non-running Kia Sorento sit idle – sell it to CarBrain and get cash fast.

With our fair market prices, hassle-free service, and excellent customer support, CarBrain is your best choice for selling your Kia Sorento. Request a free, no-obligation quote today and take the first step towards selling your vehicle with CarBrain. 

Here Are Some Kia Sorentos We've Purchased

2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Kia Sorento

Mileage: 94,000Location: Elgin, OK
2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Kia Sorento

Mileage: 178,000Location: San Diego, CA
2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Kia Sorento

Mileage: 106,000Location: Lafayette, IN
2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Kia Sorento

Mileage: 100,000Location: Miami, FL
2017 Kia Sorento

2017 Kia Sorento

Mileage: 30,000Location: Hinckley, OH
2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Kia Sorento

Mileage: 175,000Location: Aurora, NE
2015 Kia Sorento

2015 Kia Sorento

Mileage: 58,000Location: Lantana, FL
2012 Kia Sorento

2012 Kia Sorento

Mileage: 214,000Location: Cumberland, VA

Documents Required To Trade In A Sorento To CarBrain

Getting money for your Kia is easy. All you need is a signed title under the registered vehicle owner's name. Then remove any personal things in the vehicle. After that, simply hand over the keys and title, and receive your money! Check our title guide for more details.

Our rigorous offer system sets us apart because we are able to evaluate salvage cars or even a broken down car accurately. Not everyone in our car buying business can accomplish this. We add FREE towing and super-fast towing to our benefits too.

Kia Models CarBrain Can Make An Offer For

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I Have A Broken Sorento With Issues. Where Can I Junk It? lets you get rid of your Sorento ultra-fast. We can create a bid in 90 seconds for your Sorento with issues, no matter what's wrong with it. Motor issues? That's fine. Frame damage? That's fine!

Find out what your car is worth by utilizing get an offer form. After you receive a quote, our customer service agents will assist you in planning your FREE car removal. We'll pick up the car and pay you in two business days.

What Is My Scrap Sorento Worth?

There's no easy formula for learning the salvage value of your car when it's no longer drivable. Many junk yards close to you have ways to take an older car and dependably recycle its components. However, the current market value of the components in your car can vary based on trends locally, nationally and internationally, as well as the size of the car.

The best option to discover the present salvage value of your car is to receive an offer from

Where Do I Start The System Of Selling My Kia Sorento?

To receive an offer, fill out our online form for getting an offer thoroughly.

Make sure to include your car's vehicle identification number and honestly answer questions about its present condition, mileage, and the car's present location. It takes just a couple of seconds to complete the questionnaire form, although in a few rare cases, it may take around an hour to produce an exact estimate for your car.

CarBrain quotes are valid for 7 days. After that, your offer expires. We can still buy your car after the initial offer expires, but we will generate a new offer based on current market rates.

Will You Charge Me For Towing My Kia Sorento? will never charge you for towing your vehicle. We include FREE towing in all CarBrain offers. We always come to you — anywhere nationwide.

You do not need to worry about costs for transfer of ownership either. All you have to do is show up at the vehicle's location and get paid. Our partners are carefully selected to make sure the entire process is as smooth as possible.

CarBrain does not cover fees you are accumulating due to your vehicle's location, however, let your customer service representative know if you are getting charged. We can try to find a towing company driver available to pick your car up faster if that is the case.

How Long Has CarBrain Been In Business?

Our company provides ultra-fast pickup, secure payment and guaranteed offers for broken vehicles. We've been in business for 13 years, operating out of sunny Miami Lakes, Florida.

There are no hidden fees or last-minute negotiations when you choose us. We make the process of selling your collision-damaged truck quick and easy. We will come to you, anywhere. We buy vehicles with a bad transmission across the nation. All you have to worry about is showing up and receiving your check. Nothing more. will cover removal and title transfer.

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