Kia Sorento 1.6 T-GDi PHEV 3 5dr Auto Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP£48,895
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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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 aforementioned self-levelling suspension, it’s the way to go if you’re planning to tow heavy loads.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxAUTO
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

604

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

38

g/km

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