Sorento returns with 2013 Kia Sorento model, turning a chunky SUV into a carlike crossover. What the fans would get to see is far more on-road fluency but without much off-road talent. But the auto critics believe that it is at least reached mid way of being an alternative to family-friendliest vehicle on the market.
2013 Kia Sorento Review
Riders will find no major mechanical changes and will have to get satisfied with just a few updated features. Nevertheless, it still remains a value based automobile even in base form that will appeal to any wagon lover. Go through a brief 2013 Kia Sorento Review.
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Exterior and Interior
2013 Kia Sorento, a five-seater, has good head room and ample leg room. One can find a third row offered in some seven-seat models and the seats are very comfortable. Along with sufficient Cargo space, Sorento scores well on the safety front. You get to enjoy the regular standard equipment like satellite radio, reversing sensors, dual zone climate control air conditioning, power features, USB port, Bluetooth etc. The prices can get higher in case you are looking for more luxury.
A look at the insides shows that much effort has been put and the interiors are far from being modern or stylish. Kia Sorento does get self-leveling suspension and heated and electric seats. There are features like Xenon lights, keyless entry, stop-start and a panoramic roof. Enjoy more functionality with auto light control system and the rear wiper and washer. One of the most striking feature is the new lightweight chassis that gets rid of at least 100kg.
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Engine and Performance
Most Sorento fans would dash straight for the -6 drivetrain, ignoring the base 2.4-liter, 175-horsepower four, that is sluggish and offers lower mileage this is perhaps the only. Offset on the base model. But the buyers should also take a look at mid-range four with its 191-hp and delivering 32 mpg highway. Moreover, good handling and a well-sorted automatic transmission make for a comfortable ride. The V-6 version is reserved for drivers who haul sometimes, or for those who make sure of all those seats. There are 3 trim levels to pick from and those are KX-1, 2 and 3 and a KX-2.
Concluding 2013 Kia Sorento Review, this is one of the cheapest 7-seat SUVs and this model is sure going to give some competition to its rivals. New suspension and improved aerodynamics in the athletic and sporty design are going to attract buyers. With Price Range, $23,150 – $31,700, some good deal can be still found on outgoing 2012 models. The feedback on Kia Sorento will continue to be positive with some great options such as better audio system, navigation, sunroof, Kia’s voice-command UVO system as well as DVD entertainment system.
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