Interesting thought. I'd love to have the 2.7 or for that matter the 3.5 from the Sorento, but I don't think there is enough room side to side. It's really cramped with the 2.0 inline 4 now. I know there was a guy that fitted an LS1 engine into a Sorento, but they have a lot more room and he ended up doing some extensive trimming and clearancing to get it to fit. For an engine swap like this you are better off using the trany that comes with the engine. It's already designed to work/fit to the engine and you only need to fit it into the space you have.

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