The well-proportioned 2014-2015 Sorento is sized between small and mid-sized SUVs, with plenty of interior space and easy maneuverability. It's also simple to climb in or out and it offers an optional, though tiny third-row seat to bring seating to seven.
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Kia Sorento Road Test

The well-proportioned 2014-2015 Sorento is sized between small and mid-sized SUVs, with plenty of interior space and easy maneuverability. It's also simple to climb in or out and it offers an optional, though tiny third-row seat to bring seating to seven.

Even though this iteration of the Sorento looks like previous versions, the 2014 update brought a lively and refined new V6, a new electric power steering system, revisions to the suspension and interior upgrades. The new instrument panel and control layout are easy to manage. Comprehensive infotainment and in-car communications are available too and work well. Fuel economy averaged 20 mpg overall -- above average for a V6-powered SUV in this class.

Handling is secure and competent, but not what we'd call sporty. The ride has improved, but remains somewhat stiff and jiggly. On the bright side, the cabin is roomy and quieter than many small SUVs.

Best Version to Get
The EX trim makes the most sense. It gives you leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, push-button start, Bluetooth, backup camera, and a dual-zone automatic climate system. If you want the $1,000 third row, you need to choose the $4,000 Touring package, but its usefulness is limited. When in u...
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