Hello, my name is Mitch Hocking and I am a Trainee at Toowong Kia, I have had the privilege of driving the all new Sorento. What I really like about the exterior of this vehicle is the European shape and style lines that set it apart on the road. With features like day time running lights and alloy wheels standard across the range it really accentuates the modern look.
A great feature of the Sorento is the rear view camera with in audio screen display and parking guidelines, I think it is great this is included in all trim levels and is not an added accessory as it does drastically improve rear visibility and this is especially helpful when parking in confined spaces. The vehicle also comes standard with front and rear parking sensors which together with the camera make parking much less stressful.
I was also impressed with how comfortable the sixth and seventh seats are and how easy they were to put up and down. In the Sli and above the
The Sorento’s two engine variants, the 2.2L Turbo Diesel and the 3.5L V6 Petrol engine both drive beautifully. The Petrol is good on the highway having the more power making it easier to safely overtake but otherwise for a car with as much power as it does it drives very smoothly at low speeds. The diesel on the other hand is very good for hilly areas, with the car being as large as it is, the 4 cylinder still gets it up and going on any incline and getting it up to highway speeds all with a combined fuel economy rated at 7.3L per 100km in the Automatic.
Overall for a large family SUV I think the Sorento is a great candidate for anyone wanting to move to a larger vehicle, with the broad model range and large number of genuine accessories it has everything you need in a car of its class.