The Sorento in Platinum specification has always been a value-packed, large SUV for families. The new model is a step forward from the outgoing model too.
The new Kia Sorento has to live up to the expectations of the outgoing model. It also needs to take the South Korean brand another step forward.
On paper, the 2015 Kia Sorento presents all the right ingredients to make the perfect seven-seater family SUV, but how does that translate to real world ability? The third-generation Kia Sorento is the accumulation of all the knowledge and technical knowhow that the South Korean brand has gathered in the last few years...
Jez Spinks sees if the ageing Kia Sorento still stacks up in the competitive seven-seat SUV segment.
In 2013 large SUV models formed the fourth most popular segment in the country. Fast forward to first quarter 2014 and the large SUV class is now the second most popular, overtaking utes and light cars. Australians clearly love big, high-riding practical cars, purchasing more than 10,000 large SUVs each month. Seven of the top 10 selling large SUV models are tested here...
The updated 2013 Kia Sorento is yet another improvement on an already excellent package.
With seven seats, plenty of standard kit and impressive powertrains, the Kia Sorento makes a strong case against its large SUV rivals.
In terms of reliability and build quality, we are yet to find any issues with our long term Sorento.
Off-road Sorento still manages to mix it with the big boys... just.
Consistency is the key to this well sorted SUV.
Surprising even the harshest critics, new Sorento has to be driven to be believed. Model Tested: 2009 Kia Sorento Si CRDi; 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-diesel; six-speed automatic; wagon - $41,990* Options: Metallic Paint $450 (Fitted - Ebony Black) Words by Matt Brogan Pics by Brendan Nish The newest member of the CarAdvice long-term fleet, our shiny new Kia Sorento Si diesel, is already proving to be a practical, comfortable and, above all else, economical SUV...