In 2003, Kia introduced the Sorento SUV as the bigger alternative to their smaller Sportage SUV. It was designed to compete with other SUVs while also touting off-road capabilities at a budget price tag. For many years, the Kia Sorento was the biggest car the firm had for sale in the UK. It's now in its third generation, although a major update in 2018 means it's a lot more upmarket than it ever used to be.
The Kia Sorento is one of the roomiest 7-seater SUVs on sale. Every model comes with 4-wheel drive as standard, so it’s also capable off-road, great for towing & generally stands up well to a multitude of tasks, despite its upmarket feel inside. Buyers of large SUVs have warmed to the previous 2 generations of Kia Sorento, appreciating its spaciousness, value for money & market-leading 7-year warranty. With this latest model, Kia’s attempted to add desirability into the proposition too.
The first thing to consider is whether you really need 7 seats. While Sorento is better at accommodating a full complement of passengers than most rivals, there are better-driving 5-seat SUVs, including the Audi Q5 & BMW X3. Still, all Sorentos have 4-wheel drive & even the cheapest versions come pretty well equipped.
“The Kia Sorento is our large SUV & 7-seater car that fits any purpose.”