Speaking of the affordable mid-size crossover SUV, Kia Sorento definitely is the name we are already familiar with. In general, this crossover SUV has everything shoppers love and the upcoming Kia Sorento 2017 appear to stay on the track. The next Kia Sorento will be slightly larger yet it does not mean the company plans to sacrifice the old maneuverability. Even better, larger body is not the only one the new Sorento offers. It now has more advanced features and new engine option to choose.
As expected from an all-new vehicle, the next 2017 Kia Sorento also improves its design styling. The exterior design is highly the reason why Sorento can be one of the best looking SUVs and even the only one in its class. Coming along with larger body is the longer dimension that is added to reduce the stubbiness of the old generation. At a glance, Kia Sorento for 2017 model year gets even more modern, more stylish, and sleeker.
Again and again, Kia has done a brilliant job to maintain everything we love from its old Sorento. Even as you enter this crossover SUV, you will still be amazed with its interior design styling. It is somewhat more luxurious than you’d think and especially true for the Limited trim level with its softer leather upholstery. Even so, all of 2017 Kia Sorento models enjoy new designs for interior and dashboard, cuing from K900 and luxury Cadenza sedans. The front and second seat rows are all spacious while the rear seats are most suitable for small adults and children. Cargo room on the back may be tight and enough only for small items, yet you can simply fold the rear seats for extra cargo hold.
With many trim levels available for Sorento, engine options may be a little bit complicated. The base L and LX models are powered with a 2.4L 4-cylinder generating 185 hp with best fuel economy among Sorento lineup—29 mpg highway. For two-row EX and Limited Sorento, the new 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder producing 240 hp is the choice as the three-row EX and Limited run with 3.3L V6 boasting 290 hp. The same V6 engine specification is also used to power all SX Sorento models. All of engines are mated to 6-speed automatic and all-wheel drive configuration is available for all models except for base L one.
Kia Sorento is available for any budget. Base price for the base L model is only at about $26,000 and you can get more extras by spending $27,000 of starting price for LX. The highest you can pay for new 2017 Kia Sorento is approximately $45,000 for the V6-powered models.
In short, there are a lot to like from the new Kia Sorento 2017. Starting from improved engine, more powertrain options, sharp and modern looks, and plenty of cool features, Sorento will be a crossover SUV you will not feel sorry for owning, mostly since there are many options for different budgets.