Upward mobility. That’s always been the aim of the Kia Sorento, which has gone from budget workhorse to reputable seven-seat family SUV in a little over a decade.
This latest version is the most premium yet. However, there is, quite literally, a price to pay for the Sorento’s shimmy up the social ladder, because while the original model cost peanuts to buy, this latest version starts at almost £30,000.
Well, the first thing to consider is whether you really need seven seats. The Sorento is better at accommodating a full complement of passengers than most rivals, but there are better driving five-seater SUVs, including the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Still, all Sorento's have four-wheel drive, and even the cheapest versions come pretty well equipped.
Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know about the Kia Sorento before buying one, including which version to choose.