2017 Kia Sorento EX 2.2 R series diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Summary:

A good solid family car that's a pleasure to drive

Faults:

Of course, nothing yet. It's still new

General Comments:

I am still pleasantly surprised about this car. I was persuaded to test drive a Kia by a friend who owns one, and decided to buy it instead of the Lexus RX 450h I was looking at. The Kia was brand new, the Lexus was 8 years old, so I finally went with the Kia. In New Zealand, Kia give a 5 year warranty, with 3 years free roadside assist, and 3 years free servicing, which was another reason for my choice.

The diesel engine is powerful enough, and with 440 Nm of torque, it's a pleasure to drive on the open road. Even with the engine still being new and tight, I get less than 7.5 litres per 100 km (about 37 MPG), pretty good for a heavy all-wheel drive car.

Inside, it has heated seats, electric seats, Bluetooth, USB connections, satnav, as well as side airbags, blind spot alarms, parking assist alarms, reversing camera, the list goes on. The third row of seats can fit a 6ft adult, but kids would fit in there easily. With the seats down, there's a huge amount of room.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th July, 2017