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The Kia Sorento is a brilliant seven-seat SUV for those without the wherewithal or inclination to shell out for a premium-badged alternative. With that in mind, we reckon entry-level 2 trim makes the most sense, although 3 trim is also worth a look. Most buyers will be best served by the hybrid (HEV) model, although the plug-in (PHEV) will appeal to company car drivers.get the best price
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Jumping up to 3 trim brings 19in wheels, ambient interior lighting, electric leather seats (with lumbar support), keyless entry, a powered tailgate and heating for the outer seats on the second row. The infotainment screen is upgraded to 10.3in (from 8.0in) with better graphics and you also get wireless phone-charging. This is the only trim available with the diesel engine so, combined with the self-levelling suspension, it’s the way to go if you’re planning to tow heavy loads.
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This hybrid HEV model combines a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a small battery pack and electric motor. The electric-only range is only for 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 too, with 0-60mph in 8.7sec, and it’s the cheapest way into a Sorento.
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