The Kia Sorento SUV is very sensible. An excellent all-round choice for large families, you get all-wheel drive, roomy dimensions, seven seats, a practical boot and a powerful 2.2-litre diesel engine that has strong fuel economy, plus a long list of standard equipment – all for a reasonably affordable price. It's also reliable, covered by Kia's market-leading seven-year/100,000-mile manufacturer warranty, which can be transferred to a new buyer if you sell the car on – which really boosts its resale value in the used car market. When out on the road, the Sorento is very stable and feels solid through corners, and is very comfortable for long motorway journeys. It's as good looking as its Kia Sportage stablemate, and while it shares many mechanical parts and running gear with its sister car, the Hyundai Santa Fe, it looks the same as the car it supercedes. As with other Kias, it's also losing its value-for-money edge as improving quality across Kia's entire output means an inevitable rise in prices across the board. This doesn’t mean they disappoint, but Kia is no longer the budget brand of old. You have to turn to Dacia for that.