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2017 Kia Sorento SUV Review

The Kia Sorento for 2017 looks to double down on 2016’s complete redesign, and adds deeper smartphone integration as well as more advanced security features to its dossier. Previously referred to as a mid-sized crossover at a fairly small price, the Sorento graduated to midsize, full-fledged status, and competes on performance and luxury (and even price) with this segment’s best.

It offers no less than 3 engines, this model, sold at our Kia Auto Dealers in NJ, sustains a presence upon the value-related part of the spectrum with the base 2.4 L 4-cylinder. However, step up to the 3.3 L V-6, and you are looking at refinement and acceleration which easily justify the greater cost, even though we are lukewarm on its available turbocharged 2.0 L four. It’s possible to get a 2-row layout or 3-row setup — the latter provides enough space in the way-back for children. Numerous 3-row rivals boast more overall interior volume; however, with its easily manageable size, this model offers an excellent blend of versatility and maneuverability.

The Kia Sorento for 2017 is an excellent instance of why the brand deserves your attention. You’ll get a lot for your money, alongside a peace of mind which comes with top safety scores and long warranty. Read below to figure out why we believe this model is an outstanding choice for a crossover Sports Utility Vehicle.


Controls are simple to operate; cabin is attractive and well-made; 2nd-row seats are comfortable and versatile; excellent warranty; top crash-test scores; strong value proposition.


Turbo engine is not as efficient or punchy as expected; the majority of 7-passenger competition provide more space inside.

What is New for 2017?

The Sorento for 2017 now can be had with Android Auto smartphone and Apple CarPlay integration, alongside a few new safety features (automatic emergency braking and adaptive headlights). In addition, the EX 2.0T receives standard shift paddles, yet the SX Limited will no longer be offered with its 2.0T engine.