Which used Kia Sorento 4x4 should I buy?
As far as engine options go, it's Hobson’s choice: there’s only the 2.2-litre diesel unit. This is a strong and sturdy performer, provided you rev it, and it’s reasonably reliable and quite refined, too. However, it’s understandably not especially economical when it’s asked to haul around the large Sorento.
Trims start with the base KX-1, which offers air-con, 17in alloy wheels (which give this version of the Sorento the best economy), reversing sensors and electrically folding mirrors. These are the best buys on the used car forecourts, but we prefer the KX-2, which adds larger alloys and better air-con, as well as leather heated seats. KX-3 and KX-4 are seriously opulent and include xenon headlights and a powered tailgate, as well as a panoramic sunroof and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat. Worth seeking out, but beware of inflated used prices.
Our favourite Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi KX-2