The Kia Sorento is an excellent, all-round, sensible choice for large families. You get all-wheel drive, seven seats, a practical boot, a long list of standard equipment and a powerful 2.2-litre diesel engine that has decent fuel economy, too – all for a reasonable price. And it's reliable, coming with Kia's excellent seven-year/100,000-mile manufacturer warranty, which can be transferred to a new buyer when you sell the car – great for resale value in the used car market. On the road, the Sorento is comfortable for long motorway journeys and feels solid through the corners, but it does struggle to deliver any kind of driving thrills. It also loses out to stablemate the Kia Sportage for exciting looks. The current model shares some mechanical parts and running gear with its sister car, the Hyundai Santa Fe, but it looks the same as the car that it replaced.