The 2014 Kia Sorento works best as a five-passenger crossover, and includes a few high-tech features, such as an efficient engine and smartphone-linked telematics, that give it an edge over competitors.
The 2012 Kia Sorento EX emphasizes the utility in SUV, offering good carrying capacity and easy drivability. The cabin electronics are solid and useful, but lack any advanced features.
The Kia Sorento can be had with seating for seven, and includes modern features such as an efficient direct-injection engine, a virtual speedometer, and driver-tunable steering.
The car will go on sale in the first quarter with mapping and destination info from Google.
Kia unveiled the 2014 Sorento at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and underneath its SUV-exterior lie unexpected technologies, from direct injection to an LCD instrument cluster.
It may not be the most luxurious SUV on the block, but Kia's Sorento offers solid features and room for seven passengers for about 30 grand.
Kia's Sorento fits three rows in a not-obscene package, but the tech is Sophie's Choice.
Kia releases a version of its Sorento SUV with a direct-injection engine, bringing ample power from a four-cylinder engine and better fuel economy than any other version of the vehicle.
As tested, our 2.4-liter 2011 Kia Sorento EX is a pretty good value, with lots of space, acceptable performance, and a surprisingly good array of cabin technology; the 3.5-liter V-6 model has more power and a few more cabin niceties.
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A surprisingly nice little ride, with some great tech. Sock monkey not included.