Used Kia Sorento 4x4 2003 - 2010 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: What is it like?

2003 - 2010 review
Kia Sorento 4x4 (03 - 10)
  • Kia Sorento 4x4 (03 - 10)
  • Kia Sorento 4x4 (03 - 10)
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What's the used Kia Sorento 4x4 like?

The Sorento is a lot of 4x4 for the money. You get a spacious cabin that will fit five - and it's packed with creature comforts and safety equipment. There's also a 486-litre boot, which swells to 1849 litres if you fold all the rear seats out of the way.

However, the sheer height of the vehicle makes clambering into the back seats or loading the boot a bit of a problem. By the same token, though, the driver sits in a commanding, reasonably comfortable position with a good view all round, and there's plenty of storage.

This is a traditional off-roader, which means a separate chassis and tough (by which we mean unsophisticated) suspension that creates a firm, unsettled ride.

The Sorento also leans too much in corners, even by 4x4 standards, and has vague steering. However, the pay-off is that it's very capable off-road, as well as a competent tow car and a reasonably quiet cruiser.