Kia introduced the world to the Sorento in 2003, and for 11-model years car buyers have had the pleasure of this midsize, affordable SUV on their list of choices. The Sorento was an instant hit, and it seemed that consumers were attracted to the truck-like box style and rugged design. Once they were introduced to the specs, the results were unanimously positive.
The midsize SUV from Kia is a practical, fuel efficient vehicle with seating for five people as well a ton of cargo space for occasions when there’s a lot to tow. US News rated the Sorento #9 in “Affordable Mid-Size SUVs” and scored the current model an overall rating of 7.9 out of 10 based on critics’ choice, performance, safety, etc. The sales of the Kia Sorento represent this fact.
There is no shortage of other features found with the Sorento, either. Among the standard features offered are heated exterior mirrors with LED turn lights, solar control glass, heated rear glass, CD player with MP3 player integration and AM/FM stereo, keyless entry, and more. The interior of the SUV provides state-of-the art technology that college students and those teens and tweens can appreciate, and mom and dad can appreciate the comfortable seating with plenty of leg and head room.
Driving a Sorento is lots of fun. The SUV offers smooth handling on mild and rugged terrains with ease, a quite motor and smooth performance. It has great dynamics and offers the right amount of power whether you’re cruising the city streets or down on the back roads.
The Kia Sorento is an all-around great SUV that offers performance, design and pricing to accommodate the needs of all drivers. It is not too big, it is not too small. It is the perfect vehicle to accommodate the needs of many.
If you are concerned about your safety while you are on the road, the Sorento puts your mind to rest. As a 2013 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Top Safety Pick,” the Sorento surely has what it takes to keep you and your family and friends safe as you travel.
There’s no reason to wonder why the IIHS gave the Sorento this high honor and “good” rating in crash tests. Safety features on the current model are plentiful: dual front airbags, side curtain airbags, electronic stability control, ABS, brake assist system and more.
Noteworthy about the Kia Sorento
- For families with children, the Sorento offers the child LATCH system as well as child safety rear locks to give you greater peace of mind when the little ones are on board.
- If you’re an outdoorsman there are many optional extras available on the new model Sorento to help you in your adventures. Some of the optional accessories you might want to consider are the roof cargo box, the bike rack, the ski or kayak attachment among others.