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The Kia Sorento's price tag overlaps premium-badged rivals, but it's a fine large SUV that’s more spacious than a Discovery Sport – its seven seats are all fit for adults and come as standard. Our pick is the 1.6 T-GDi HEV hybrid, which offers sensible running costs, and we'd stick to the cheapest 2 trim because it is still well kitted out. Its toughest challenge is the similarly spacious yet cheaper Peugeot 5008.get the best price
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No Sorento is badly equipped, with even ‘2’ models getting 17in alloy wheels, seven seats, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and adaptive cruise control. Front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, LED headlights and lane-keeping assist are also bundled in. Infotainment is taken care of by an 8.0in touchscreen with a DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s a shame you can’t add any options apart from metallic paint, but it’s still our pick of the range.
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This hybrid model combines a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a small battery pack and electric motor. The electric-only range is only short distances in stop-start traffic, but fuel economy is reasonable for such a big SUV – in our real-world testing, it averaged nearly 38mpg. Performance is perfectly adequate with 0-60mph in 8.7sec and it’s the cheapest way into a Sorento, too.
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