Overview of Kia Sorento
Eight years in the running and still very much capable of spurring the attention of unassuming bystanders and motorists alike, the Kia Sorento is a definite consideration when talking about popular crossover SUVs.
Initially manufactured in 2002, this 7-seater SUV recently underwent a major facelift, with the second generation Sorentos coming out just last year. The exterior alone speaks of immense sophistication; the slick finishing is a definite beauty, with the trademark Kia Tiger Grille mixing and unprecedented definition of class and prominence at the same time.
Prospective owners of the Sorento will have a flexible choice between three engine types – 3.5 DOHC CVVT gasoline engine, a 2.0 DOHC CVVT gasoline engine, or a 2.2 E-VGT diesel engine – all of which are capable of providing raw power.
The transmission also comes in options: 6-speed manual or automatic, both of which are capable of providing higher torque capacity, smooth gear changes, efficient fuel consumption, and unrivalled acceleration.
The strength of the Sorento is in its improved handling; and the car’s suspension plays an important role for this aspect. Having a MacPherson Strut type suspension gives the Sorento excellent shock absorption so you don’t have the shake yourselves out in rugged terrains. This also improves steering sensitivity, and makes up for a lightweight, durable SUV.
Just as every classy SUV, the interior of the Sorento is a sight to behold. The spacious and technically adequate interior provides a comfortable, safe and smooth ride all in all. All that in a considerably lower price than its competitors; anybody on the lookout for a good SUV should seriously consider the Sorento as a possible purchase.
Kia Sorento Review
This video shows the review of Kia Sorento by Consumer Reports.