Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDi HEV 4 5dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £46,945What Car? Target Price£45,458
Review

The Kia Sorento's price tag overlaps premium-badged rivals, but it's a top-notch large SUV. It's more spacious than a Discovery Sport, with seven seats as standard that are a rarity because all of them are fit for adults. Our pick is the 1.6 T-GDi HEV self-charging hybrid that offers sensible running costs, and we'd stick to the cheapest 2 trim because it is still well kitted out. Its toughest challenger is the cheaper Peugeot 5008.

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Top-of-the-range ‘4’ trim adds window blinds for the second row, a head-up display, a panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats, but it’s rather pricey.

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

38.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

608

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

169

g/km

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