2015 Kia Sorento | new car review

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 by
2015 Kia Sorento
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AEDAED 86,900 - 119,900
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 85%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 65%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Ever since got hold of Peter Schreyer, the designs of their cars have vastly improved. The 2015 Sorento is no exception.

Pros

* Exterior design makes the Sorento the nicest looking SUV in the Korean automaker's line-up.

Cons

* Interior quality is a let down to an otherwise great vehicle.

Looks

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.

2015 Kia Sorento side

Feels

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.

2015 Kia Sorento interior

Engineering

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.

2015 Kia Sorento side

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.

2015 Kia Sorento front

Summing it…

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!

2015 Kia Sorento rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Kia Sorento 2.4L2015 Kia Sorento 3.5L
Engine/ Cylinders2.4 litre / 4 cyl3.5 litre / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM275 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
227 Nm @ 3,750 RPM335 Nm @ 5,000 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive / Four Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h10.2 secs8.5 secs
Top speed190 km/h200 km/h
PriceAED 86,900 - 93,900AED 95,000 - 119,900

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