Kia Sorento SUV: Winter Car of the Week

Kia has knocked £2,000 off the price of our Winter Car of the Week – the Kia Sorento SUV

If you’re looking for a four-wheel drive SUV that can tackle the worst of the British winter then the Kia Sorento SUV is well worth a look – especially now the company has chopped £2,000 off the entire range. And don’t forget, all Sorentos also get Kia’s industry-leading seven-year warranty.

All Sorentos have seven seats, although the two in the rear-most row are only really suitable for children. Fold them into the boot and you’re left with a useful 515 litres of boot space (or 116 litres if you keep them up). The second-row bench splits 60:40 and folding it down means boot space swells to 1,530 litres.

All Sorentos are fitted with a punchy 2.2-litre diesel engine that makes short work of hulking the big SUV around. It is even refined on the motorway, but can sound strained under hard acceleration. Opt for the manual gearbox and the Sorento should return close to 50mpg. Not bad for such a large car fitted with four-wheel drive.

The Sorento’s four-wheel-drive system means it will have plenty of grip for towing, while its raised ride height should keep the car clear of any obstacles – such as rocks and roots – should you venture off road. The Sorento should certainly be more than capable of handling the worst winter can throw at it. The downside of the extra ground clearance, though, is that the Sorento's body does lean quite heavily when cornering.

Even the basic Kia Sorento KX-1 gets air-conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and an iPod connection as standard. Go for the mid-range, KX-2 model and you also get self-levelling suspension, which keeps the car level when carrying heavy loads, and leather seats. The KX-3 model gets all the toys you could ever need, including sat-nav, heated and ventilated front and rear leather seats, larger alloy wheels, as well as keyless entry.

The discounted price means the basic KX-1 model costs £24,695 with a manual gearbox, rising to £34,495 for the top-spec Kia Sorento KX-4 automatic.

For all our reviews from the Kia range, visit the Carbuyer Kia reviews page.

Recommended

Kia Sorento SUV review
Kia Sorento SUV
Kia Sorento
25 Mar 2021

Kia Sorento SUV review

2020 Kia Sorento SUV: plug-in hybrid pricing revealed
Kia Sorento SUV
16 Dec 2020

2020 Kia Sorento SUV: plug-in hybrid pricing revealed

Kia Sorento crowned 2021 Carbuyer Car of the Year
Kia Sorento SUV
25 Nov 2020

Kia Sorento crowned 2021 Carbuyer Car of the Year

Updated Peugeot 5008 starts at £29,585
Peugeot 5008 SUV
9 Oct 2020

Updated Peugeot 5008 starts at £29,585

Most Popular

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide
Scrappage schemes - Ford Focus
Tips and advice
20 Apr 2021

2021 scrappage schemes: the complete guide

Best new car deals 2021
Ford Fiesta
Deals
23 Apr 2021

Best new car deals 2021

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Best cars
24 Dec 2020

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
1 Feb 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks