Which used Kia Sorento 4x4 should I buy?
The Kia Sorento range runs from 1 to KX-4, with four-wheel-drive models denoted by a KX prefix. Chances are you’ll be looking at a car with a 2.2-litre diesel engine - and if you’re not, we’d suggest you do, because these will hold on to more of their value than other versions.
All Sorentos are well equipped, with air-con and alloy wheels among the standard features. However, early 1-specification cars had only five seats as standard (buyers had to select the additional two as an option).
Upgrading to KX-2 specification not only added seven seats and four-wheel drive as standard, but also dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, heated seats and rear parking sensors, while KX-3 added an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, a six-CD multichanger and a panoramic sunroof.
If you want a factory-fitted sat-nav, look for a post-facelift KX-2 Satnav or KX-3 Satnav model, or a last-of-the-line KX-4, which also included a parallel park assist system that could automatically steer the car into spaces.
Our favourite Kia Sorento: 2.2 CRDi diesel KX-2