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 £41,510What Car? Target Price£39,811
Review

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.

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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.

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.


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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