Kia Sorento is the sleeper deal of the year
September 17, 2010
We purchased our 2009 Kia Sorento LX(but new) from xxxx Kia in Littleton, CO on December 10, 2009. We were able to take advantage of a factory $5,000 rebate for end-of-year clearance. Got a killer deal as we had priced many SUV's before buying the Kia. We got the upscale 3.3 liter Hyundai engine which is very good and Motor Trend likes alot.
The 0-60 time for a 4,800 lb SUV is quicker than my Tiburon GT with 1600 lbs less weight! We like to 5,000 lb tow capacity, the spacious seating, and the large cargo area. Con is you still need to take off the second row seating headrests to lower the seats for long cargo. Since purchase, we have hauled concrete, 2 x 4s, 6 foot tall pine trees, 20 bags of cedar chips, furniture and even a 600 lb gun safe in this vehicle. Another pro/con is that you have a full truck frame which makes it corner stiffer, but the ride is well like a pickup truck.