Consumer Review of the Week: 2017 Kia Sorento

17-kia-sorento-cr-es.jpg 2017 Kia Sorento | photo by Evan Sears

CARS.COM — Kia’s lineup features two family-friendly all-stars, the Sedona minivan and the Sorento SUV. The Sorento offers loads of features for the price and the added flexibility of an available third row. One owner below explains why he traded in a GMC Terrain for the Sorento.

Ex Auto Industry Researcher from Florida writes:

“After reviewing all mid-sized crossover SUVs available for 2016 and 2017, I purchased my 2017 Kia Sorento SX Limited just under two months ago. Could not be happier with my choice. Traded in my 2013 GMC Terrain SLT2, with which I was very happy overall, but it lacked acceleration. My new Sorento was initially too quick off the line, as I had to retrain myself to use a lighter foot on the accelerator. Since then, I can honestly say I don’t have a single complaint, and for all the extra power, I still am averaging just under 25 mpg average city/highway. Safety-wise, this car is top-rated and has every conceivable feature one could ever need, including smart cruise control, autonomous braking, self-cornering headlights for night driving, and the nav system even voice-alerts you to sharp curves in the road ahead. The UVO Navigation and eServices system is totally compatible with my Samsung Android smartphone and provides many features that, to be honest, I have yet to learn how to use all of them. Value-wise, it’s hard to beat and has an outstanding warranty only matched by Hyundai as far as my research indicated. Don’t believe I could have done any better.”

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Editor’s note: Some comments have been edited to improve clarity.

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