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The Kia Sorento: The Crossover SUV You Need to Know

Competition in the crossover SUV market is as fierce as a Tyson vs Holyfield fight. That’s why it’s so impressive when a model takes the industry by storm, earning top rankings in quality, rising to the top of its class and capturing accolades from the most prestigious industry groups. To stand out, you’ve got to have something really special and that something is all new 2016 Kia Sorento.

Award Winning New Design

For 2016, the Sorento has been completely redesigned to be bigger, more comfortable and more powerful. These tweaks along with the overall build quality, have earned the Sorento numerous awards including the top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway. The Kia Sorento also earned the highest ranking for quality in the Midsize SUV category by JD Power and Associates 2015 IQS study, beating out Japanese manufacturers such as Toyota and Honda.

Plan Your Perfect Mountain Escape

If you live in Colorado, there is no better vehicle to own than the Sorento. The Rocky Mountains provide dozens of scenic drives that are well suited to the Sorento’s robust turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine (brand new for 2014), and with optional all-wheel drive, you can make the journey no matter what the weather is like.

Should you decide to bring the entire family along, the Sorento now offers a longer wheelbase providing room for up to seven occupants and their gear. Cargo space is a generous 73.5 cubic feet with the seats folded, which is more than any of the competitors. So, on the next outing, you won’t have to decide which to bring along – the kids or your fishing gear.

The entire family will be kept occupied and happy too, thanks to the Sorento’s cornucopia of interior features including heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, manual roll-up sunshades for the second-row windows, and plenty of first- and second-row connectivity options (USB port, auxiliary input jack, 115-volt outlet, 12-volt outlet) and a giant panoramic moonroof that is sure to please both children and adults alike.

Top in Class Features and Safety Awards

As we mentioned, the Sorento received the Top Safety award which is an honor not easily obtained. No matter where you’re headed, occupants will be kept safe with six standard airbags, a backup camera, around view monitor camera, blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert system, forward collision warning and lane departure warning system.

Finally, the Sorento is economical in every way. The turbocharged engine ekes out an impressive 20/27/23 mpg city/highway/combined with front-wheel drive and the 185-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder manages 21/29/24 mpg rating. When it comes to buy in price, the Sorento is cost effective too, with a base price or $25,795 (that’s well below the Edge ($28,995), Grand Cherokee ($30,990) and Murano ($30,445).

In a world full of crossover SUVs, the Sorento stands out because it doesn’t compromise. It seamlessly blends utility, comfort, performance and value. It’s the perfect vehicle for Colorado, – or wherever else your travels take you.

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  • Posted by agency-it
  • On August 19, 2015

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