This SUV is among our top scoring midsized SUVs. The Sorento is functional and refined, and its  wide price range makes it an alternative to small and midsized SUVs. Three  engines are available: the base 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder; a 240-hp,  2.0-liter turbo four; and the smooth and quiet 290-hp, 3.3-liter V6. All use  a six-speed automatic. The cabin is quiet, and the ride is comfortable and  composed. Handling is responsive and secure. Supportive seats and simple  controls help make the Sorento easy to live with. Available safety gear includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, blind-spot detection, and rear cross-traffic alert, as well as a surround-view monitor. Good crash-test results are a plus. Reliability has been above average.