The all new 2011 KIA Sorento caught our eye when we began to search for a new vehicle to replace our Mazda5, which my daughter is going to use for school and work.
The Mazda has seats for 6, which we liked, and our next new car should seat that many... but not a mini-van. We wanted a SUV this time.
In North America that meant a 2011 Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Mazda9, Honda Pilot, Chevy Traverse, or some much bigger SUV's.
We stumbled upon the all new KIA Sorento when we drove by the dealer down the street from us.
We were amazed, and it seemed that we had found the perfect fit for us! Beautiful styling, all the "bells and whistles", and it oozed quality and careful build quality. We test drove a SX~model, which is the top of the line "sport" model, and were pleased by the performance, quietness and handling of this CUV!
The price was less than all the competition, and fully loaded it eclipsed the other brands, and equaled the higher end SUV's from Lexus, Buick, VW and BMW!
The fact that it was #1) "Made in the USA", #2) has a 100,000 mile warranty, #3) had the best performance and mileage in its class, #4 Was rated top pick in Safety by a major consumer magazine and is currently breaking records in sales sealed the deal.
We bought a loaded 2011 in a beautiful Pearl White Snow, and love it! This one is for the wife, we are going to buy another KIA sometime in the future for me! A hybrid or Turbo Optima I think!