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3 out of 5 stars

For The Sorento is roomy, good off-road and safe. It's also good value for money and reliable

Against It has a firm, fidgety ride and vague steering

Verdict A satisfying, capable and economical 4x4

Go for… 2.5 diesel XE

Avoid… 3.5 petrol

Kia Sorento 4x4
  • 1. It's a competent tow car and a reasonably quiet cruiser
  • 2. A few owners complain of rattles from the dashboard, but such problems tend to be sorted quickly by Kia dealers
  • 3. Inspect the undersides, suspension and bodywork closely for damage sustained off-road
  • 4. Ensure any recall work has been done - there was one for the potential seizing of the alternator pulley
  • 5. The fine 486-litre boot will expand to 1849 litres if you put the rear seats down
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