Used Kia Sorento For Sale
The Sorento is a large 7-seat SUV that sits at the top of Kia's range of cars, and has been designed to bridge the gap between everyday SUVs and more expensive alternatives.
If you're after something like a Volvo VX90 or Land Rover Discovery, but you're not so keen on the associated running costs, then the Sorento offers an excellent alternative because of its premium finish and extensive warranty.
Here's what the Kia Sorento offers as a package:
- Remainder of Kia's 7-year warranty
- Seven seats as standard
- Premium finish
- Immensely practical
- Available with hybrid technology
Engines and Driving Experience
Despite costing less than more premium cars, the Sorento offers a similar driving experience. The refinement is excellent on the majority of Britain's roads, and feels planted at motorway speeds. Despite the Sorento's size, the visibility is pretty good, while the light steering is welcome when navigating towns.
The Sorento is quite a hefty vehicle, making the 2.2-litre diesel engine a good choice for families that do quite a bit of mileage. The 199bhp is decent, but the most important figure is the 324 lb/ft, which really helps when accelerating. Combined with a new 8-speed automatic gearbox, this unit can achieve up to 42.2mpg.
Available as a hybrid (HEV) of plug-in hybrid (PHEV), you can expect lower emissions and enhanced fuel economy. Paired with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, either hybrid drivetrains are pokey enough, yet the likes of the PHEV can return up to 176.6mpg while travelling 35 miles on electric power alone.
Practicality and Running Costs
Endowed with a longer wheelbase over the previous model, the Sorento has acres of space inside for children and grown adults. SUVs with seven seats can usually be a bit cramped for passengers sitting on the third row, but the second row of seats can slide forward to create more leg room.
The great thing about the third row of seats is that they can be folded down, creating 616 litres of boot space in the diesel, 608 litres in the standard hybrid model, and 604 litres in the PHEV. Fold the second row down and it unlocks between 1,988 and 2,011 litres of space.
With the ability to tow 1,650kg braked trailers, the Sorento is a capable SUV for caravanners. Although the diesel ups the ante with a capacity of 2,500kg.
Courtesy of Kia's 7-year warranty that will remain on examples with a full history, you should have total peace of mind when searching for a Sorento as a long-term family car. Maintaining a full history is easy enough, with affordable servicing available through all Evans Halshaw Kia retailers.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Combining elegance with modern technology, it's unlikely you'll be wanting for more inside the Sorento. A digital instrument cluster and central display dominate the cabin, which has been finished with a host of premium materials.
Kicking off the range are the '2' models, which are only available on the hybrids. They get an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that boasts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. In addition, they also come with a reversing camera and 17-inch alloy wheels.
Step up to the '3' and you'll enjoy larger 19-inch alloy wheels alongside a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen in the centre. Ambient lighting also features, as does leather upholstery and a powered tailgate. Top-spec '4' cars are worth seeking out because they come with Nappa leather, ventilated front seats, a Bose sound system and a head-up display.
The Sorento achieved a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating thanks to the following features:
- Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM)
- Parking Collison-Avoidance Assist
- Automatic brake assist
- Lane departure warning
- Rear occupant alert
Is the Kia Sorento right for me?
SUVs are big business within the UK at the moment, but the majority of the sales involve entry-level crossovers and mid-sized SUVs. However, none of those cars offer the sheer level of practicality and refinement that can be found in the Sorento, which is a great all-round choice if you want a premium family car that's affordable to run.
The Kia Sorento largely operates within its own lane because of that extensive warranty, but alternatives such as the Skoda Kodiaq do offer a compelling alternative. On the flipside, if it's premium you're after, then you can't argue with the Land Rover Discovery or Volvo XC90.
Why purchase a used Kia Sorento through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.