2017 Kia Sorento Review

Kia Sorento SUV, in its third generation, is slowly proving that his place is among greats in the SUV segment. This model, the Korean car manufacturer, is ready to equally deal with other premium SUVs in its class. 2017 Kia Sorento is the most luxurious and prestigious model of the company. It confirmed its price, quality and level of equipment. Quality check arrives from spoiled and very demanding clientele in the market of Europe. All in all, 2017 Sorento has design, luxury and quality that, until now, has not been seen in models of this brand.

This Kia full-size SUV appeared in 2002. In its first generation Sorento is owned classic frame and character off-road vehicles. With the introduction of the second generation in 2009, everything changes. Then disappear off-road ambitions of this SUV, and Sorento turns towards the premium segment. The latest third generation, which the 2017 model, delivers a large dose of luxury, high quality finish creating a modern and contemporary design.

2017 Kia Sorento Design

The new model is 95 mm longer than the previous model. In addition, the wheelbase has been increased by 80 mm, while the vehicle height lowered by 15 mm. New design and reduce the height of the vehicle is improved aerodynamics. 2017 Kia Sorento has a length of 4,780 mm, which is 20 mm less than the length of the VW Touareg SUV. With a wheelbase of 2,780 mm and a clearance of 185 mm, the vehicle has excellent driving characteristics and the mood while driving. With 19-inch wheels, steering and grip on the road are great.

2017 Kia Sorento

Outer appearance of the vehicle gives a stylish and powerful impression. Recognisability gives the vehicle its Tiger Nose and originally designed LED headlamps. However, the rear end gives the impression of a conservative design. It is somehow in line with the ambition to luxury and prestige. Although the second-generation model offers a high level of comfort, the 2017 Kia Sorento goes a step further. Increasing the size of the vehicle is increased and the space inside the cabin, and therefore comfort. The space for passengers in the back seat is comparable to business class models. To create interiors using premium materials with superior finishing. The interior is characterized by premium leather, aluminum and details in black. The seats are very comfortable and all of them have heating and ventilation. Also, they are equipped with electronic control of positioning. Let’s add cargo volume that is 660 liters, which increases to 1,732 liters by folding the rear seats.


For customers in the market of Europe, it offers a version with a four-cylinder 2.2-liter CRDi diesel engine. With the six-speed transmission (MT or AT) and AWD, the engine develops 200 horsepower at 3,800 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1.750 to 2.750 rpm. This engine has also been improved and modified to satisfy the most stringent Euro 6 standards. Engine weight is reduced by using lighter materials for making the block and the cylinder head. The exhaust system has a new catalytic converter and DPF. So LNT (nitrogen oxides) is decomposed to O2 and N. This system allows a lower degree of emission of harmful gases into the atmosphere. From the resting phase to 100 km/h, 2017 Kia Sorento arrives in 9 seconds (version MT) or 9.6 seconds (version with AT). The maximum vehicle speed is over 200 km/h.

Price of 2017 Sorento

The price of the base LX model with 2.2-liter CRDi, and 2WD is around € 38,000. 2017 Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi Exclusive with AT and AWD costs closer to 56,000 €.

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