2015 Kia Sorento | new car review
* Exterior design makes the Sorento the nicest looking SUV in the Korean automaker's line-up.
* Interior quality is a let down to an otherwise great vehicle.
With straight lines running along the body, flared wheel arches, large vertical fog lamps and sizeable mesh grille’s; along with stunning headlights that house an elegant strip of LED’s and distinctive rear combination lamps, the Kia Sorento is without a doubt, the best looking SUV in Kia’s line-up.
Unlike the exterior, the interior isn’t oozing with designs that will have you questioning if it is a Kia. Hard plastics come in abundance and even with the optional black wood trim, you’re unlikely to fool anyone that the Sorento is a premium SUV. On the upside, the Sorento is filled to the brim with features. Everything from mood lighting to a panoramic roof, to sunshades on the 2nd row windows, and seat warmers for the 1st and 2nd row, ensure you and your six passengers travel in style and comfort.
The adaptive front lighting system automatically points the headlamps in the same direction the vehicle is heading based on travelling speed and steering movements, resulting in improved nighttime visibility.
What’s on offer?
The 2015 Kia Sorento is available with two engine options. The smaller 2.4 litre puts out 174 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 227 Nm of torque at 3,750 RPM, while the bigger 3.5 litre V6 is good for 275 horsepower and 335 Nm of torque. Both engines get mated to a 6 speed autobox and are strong enough to pull the Sorento and its 7 occupants around without too much fuss.
The 2015 Kia Sorento is a fine offering from Kia. It looks stylish, is filled with features and is a comfortable family hauler. With a price tag ranging from AED 86,900 – AED 119,900, there is very little reason why you shouldn’t snag one at the first opportunity you get!
|Specifications||2015 Kia Sorento 2.4L||2015 Kia Sorento 3.5L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.4 litre / 4 cyl||3.5 litre / V6|
|Max Power |
|174 hp @ 6,000 RPM||275 hp @ 6,300 RPM|
|227 Nm @ 3,750 RPM||335 Nm @ 5,000 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed automatic||6 speed automatic|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive / Four Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||10.2 secs||8.5 secs|
|Top speed||190 km/h||200 km/h|
|Price||AED 86,900 - 93,900||AED 95,000 - 119,900|