The Good Direct injection makes the 2014 Kia Sorento's engine more efficient than some of the competition, and the steering has three settings. UVO links the car with a smartphone for some services, and the speedometer is virtual.
The Bad The navigation system pops up a confirmation screen every time it recalculates the route. Access to the third row is difficult.
The Bottom Line 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.
Set the steering to your style
Looking like a pill bug, the squat body of the 2014 Kia Sorento hides seating for seven, an economical engine, and an easy driving character, making it the perfect mobile bunker for the modern suburban family. The Sorento fits squarely into the class of crossover vehicles replacing the minivans and SUVs that once sat in every suburban driveway.
Inside, the Sorento made me feel safe and secure with its thick sides and small windows, a seeming appeal to that strain of American paranoia leading to gated communities and an irrational fear of home invasions. A vast panorama sunroof seems to mitigate the Sorento's shielding from the outside world, but could be a means for family members to keep an eye on spy drones soaring through the skies above.
With its styling, the Sorento is definitely a car for the 21st century and calls to mind the bulkyand .
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