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Test Drives2021 Kia Sorento: More Attractive, Yet Less Capable3.5/5
The Sorento has been a staple at Kia since 2002. While it debuted as a body-on-frame SUV, this family mover from Korea has become more and more refined over the years, largely contributing to the brand’s success in Canada. Following the introduction of the fourth-generation 2021 Kia Sorento for the …
Previews2019 Kia Sorento: Five Things to Know
Introduced in 2002, the Kia Sorento is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that’s larger than the Sportage , but smaller than the all-new Telluride . It takes on direct competitors such as the Honda Pilot , Mazda CX-9 and Chevrolet Traverse . Here are five things you need to know …
First Drives2019 Kia Sorento: Refreshed and Ready for Adventure3.5/5
MUSKOKA, Ontario – Kia has long been perceived by consumers as a brand with a strong value proposition. Over the past few years, Kia has tried to maintain those consumer benefits, while instilling a culture that's equally focused on technology, performance, comfort and design. According to Ted Lancaster, vice-president and …
First DrivesFirst Drive: 2016 Kia Sorento
I’ve never been a big sport utility guy—at least not in terms of the modern day incarnation of the sport utility. (I did once briefly own a Jeep Cherokee XJ, but a rust-ridden floor quickly put an end to that.) It’s not that I don’t see the added versatility that …
Test Drives2016 Kia Sorento: It's Turbo Time4.0/5
There's no question that Kia understands the people mover market. From the compact Sportage crossover to the exceptional Sedona minivan, the Korean company has proven that focusing on design and features can transcend the function-over-form philosophy that predominates amongst practical vehicles. A similar tale emerges with the 2016 Kia Sorento, …
Blog2016 Kia Sorento: One Model To Straddle Two Categories
Like many Kia models, the Sorento comes in several different configurations, each of which can be equipped with plenty of options to top off the reasonably good standard equipment. There’s also a significant range in price, considering that the most affordable Sorento, the LX, sells for $27,795. That’s $2,503 less …
First Drives2016 Kia Sorento: Mature and Consistent4.0/5
When Kia first entered the Canadian market, the Korean automaker didn’t have much in its line up. In fact, it only had the Sephia sedan and the Sportage, a small SUV—and both were truly awful in all respects. Fortunately, new models came in as reinforcements pretty soon afterward, significantly enhancing …
First Drives2014 Kia Sorento: Korean-style luxury4.0/5
When Kia launched the new-generation Forte, the Korean automaker also introduced the "new” Sorento. Since this model was completely overhauled in 2011, this year Kia kept the esthetic changes to a minimum (or so it would seem at first glance). Much like the Forte, the exterior changes are nothing out …
Test Drives2013 Kia Sorento - Value For Careful Buyers3.5/5
The 2013 Kia Sorento offers us a glimpse at the future of the crossover segment. Now that buyers are largely over the novelty of a vehicle that looks like an SUV but drivers more like a car, and automakers no longer have to lure curious customers in with unusual features …
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