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The Kia Sorento is a brilliant seven-seat SUV for those who don’t want to shell out for a premium-badged alternative. With value 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.
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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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The main draw of this engine is its 2500kg towing capacity. It’s also pretty refined by diesel standards, if not quite Audi Q5 good, and has plenty of low-rev pull. It’s fairly expensive to buy, though, partly because it's not available with entry-level 2 trim.
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