I spent a week with the Kia Sorento 2014 and wished I had time to drive to the mountains. I’ve driven other Kia’s through the mountains and I loved pushing them to the edge around corners. I’ve even done doughnuts in parking lots with Kia’s. Kia’s are just fun to drive and the Kia Sorento is no exception. Now, usually when I review a car I go from front to back, but I thought this time it would be fun to go back to front. Starting with this video and picture of the trunk.
In this video we show you how easy it is to put the seats all the way down.
I forgot how nice it is to have so much space. We bought a piano for the kids for a Christmas present and we weren’t able to get it home without asking someone for help. Had we had the Kia Sorento at that time I would have been able to get it myself. The seats go all the way flat. Now, a fun thing in the windows is the sun visor. My children love having a sun visor.
Plenty of room in the back seats, and this thing has 7 seats. LOVE IT. Car seats and leg room perfect for the kids. Plus they can heat up their seats and they love that. The kids had a little trouble adjusting to being up so high, but for me it reminded me how much I LOVE the SUV type vehicle. The only draw back in this one is the gas mileage is not very good, ESP since my husband and I both now drive electric and hybrid electric cars.
They asked me where the heat was and I told them I wasn’t sure, but they found it. The button and the power plugs are located in the back of the center console. They found them before I did. The only thing they were missing was a TV.
Kia is really great about including all of the luxury options a person could want. The heated steering wheel is one of our favorite features. Our only complaint was that the Kia Sorento wasn’t heated all the way around. The top isn’t heated.
The Sorento’s furnishings have been upgraded across the board, including soft-touch materials, a redesigned instrument panel, new gauges including a digital speedo (optional), and a new center stack with an optional eight-inch touch screen with controls for the nav system, premium audio, and Kia’s second-generation UVO infotainment system with enhanced connectivity. And there is blind spot detection is I LOVE!
There are several upgrade packages—Convenience, Touring, and Premium—for each trim level. Kia plans to add a top-of-the-line SX Limited version—loaded with all the luxo goodies, plus self-leveling HID headlights; 19-inch chrome wheels; red painted calipers; nappa leather; a heated, wood-trimmed steering wheel.
Rear view mirrors retract
A few features under the hood:
- New chassis, revised suspensions
- Seats five or seven
- Four-cylinder or new direct-inject V-6 option
- Front- or all-wheel drive
- Standard six-speed automatic
- 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
- Available Engines:
- 191-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
- 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas