Are you in the market for a new car? Do you want luxury without the luxury price? Are you looking for a family-friendly car with room to spare? Then you need to check out the Kia Sorento. Kia Sorento’s tag line is “A departure from the expected”, and believe me, they deliver!
I was given the opportunity to drive a 2012 Kia Sorento for one week. Having never driven or even been inside one, I was excited to see what the Sorento had to offer. When the car was delivered my first impression was a good one – the color was amazing. It’s called “Dark Cherry” and it is a fun color. Once inside the car I was pleasantly surprised at the level of luxury in this car. Some of my favorite features of the Sorento include the push-button start and stop (no keys!), the Bluetooth voice-activated hands-free phone system, the integrated Sirius radio with traffic, the leather seats, and the driver’s side cooling seat feature (especially nice in this heat wave we’re having in NY!).
The 2012 Sorento includes third row seating for when you need it, and plenty of storage space. The two car seats we have for the boys fit nicely in the back seat – giving plenty of room in between. The trunk space held up to a day of errands and was able to accommodate our double stroller and a week’s worth of groceries with room to spare! The V6 engine has great pick-up and the drive is incredibly smooth. The safety features are also a great selling point for me as well. Dual front advanced airbags with front seat side mounted air bags, as well as side curtain airbags in the second row, are standard on all models of the Sorento. The Sorento averages 18 MPG city and 24 MPG highway. In the week I drove around town, I didn’t need to refuel. When we are ready for our next car, the Kia Sorento is on the top of our list!
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles at over 730 dealers across the United States. The Kia Sorento I reviewed has an MSRP of $37, 150. Other Sorento models start at $23,150. You can find a dealer and learn more about Kia and the cars they offer on their website. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a 2012 Kia Sorento for a 7-day test drive to facilitate this review. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.