Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi 3 5dr DCT Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £41,245What Car? Target Price£40,053
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.

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 isn’t available with entry-level ‘2’ trim.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH9.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

616

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

176

g/km

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