Kia Sorento review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Kia Sorento 2021 COTY
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  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior rear seats
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia Sorento 2021 front static
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior rear seats
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior detail
  • Kia Sorento 2021 boot open
  • Kia Sorento 2021 COTY
  • Kia Sorento 2021 rear tracking
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior dashboard
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior rear seats
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior infotainment
  • Kia Sorento 2021 front static
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior rear seats
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Kia Sorento 2021 interior detail
  • Kia Sorento 2021 boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

Natural selection affects SUVs, not just animals, and seven-seaters that drink diesel are starting to look like dinosaurs. So the Kia Sorento – like all successful species – has evolved.

Instead of simply slinging a petrol engine under the Sorento’s bonnet, though, Kia has used its expertise in the field of electrification to offer 'self-charging' hybrid and plug-in hybrid power options. The former combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a small battery pack and electric motor to drive down CO2 emissions and fuel consumption, while the latter's larger battery can be charged by plugging the car in to give a promised pure electric range of around 35 miles.

To find out how well the Kia Sorento stacks up against those rivals, as well as the closely related Hyundai Santa Fe, stay with us over the next few pages. We'll tell you what the Sorento is like on the road, how practical it is, how classy it is inside and whether it's a sound investment.

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At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £1,518
Target Price from £38,460
Save up to £1,518
or from £482pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £40,995
Leasing deals
From £379pm
RRP price range £39,710 - £53,845
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)3
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid, diesel
MPG range across all versions 176.6 - 42.2
Available doors options 5
Warranty 7
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £1,002 / £3,505
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £2,004 / £7,009
Available colours