2017 KIA Sorento Review Denver Thornton

The 2017 KIA Sorento available in Denver and Thornton is the midsize SUV which is drawing major attention towards the KIA brand. The SUV is worth the money spent as it not only provides good looks, is full of amenities, but also comes with a long warranty. As per the news, last year KIA Sorento received an overall exterior redesign with a new body, new sheet metals, new turbocharged engine and much more. But even after all these, the 2017 KIA Sorento looked the same as before, so for the people who loved the look of it, should surely be pleased with this new model.

Features of the 2017 KIA Sorento

The 2017 KIA Sorento is available in four major models. The L model, is the beginning model with the least number of features, yet it provides keyless entry, cruise control, a basic AM/FM/CD audio player with a Bluetooth connectivity, and there is also a USB input system. Also, it has stain resistant cloth upholstery. The next trim level, the LX, adds up few extra features like a rearview camera, also a sound muting windshield, an audio display which is present in touch screen form, plus the opportunity to add more amenities to the car, like the all-wheel drive option. Even there is the safety feature option, which provides, airbags on all sides and a stability control machine.

Shifting to the next level there is the EX model which provides other than the above-mentioned standard features, some more optional features, which are quite exciting. It comes with CarPlay and Android Auto system, leather interior, push-button start system, re-park assistance, climate control for the dual zone, window shades in the 2nd row, heated front seats, power driver's seat and a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, or at times a V6. The last and the top model is the SX, which is a limited series, and it comes fully packed with all the equipment for which the others have. It also comes with heated and ventilated front seats, blind-spot monitoring system, panoramic sunroof, an 8-inch navigation system which is touchscreen in nature, auto brakes, infinity audio system, driving aids and much more. The cost varies with each model and the availability of features.

The standard models, the L and LX, have a 2.4L 4-cylinder with 185 horsepower and the best fuel economy of 28mpg on the highway. On the other hand the limited editions, the EX have a 2L 4-cylinder with 240 horsepower and the SX has a 3.3L V6 with 290 horsepower. The Sorento can tow 2000-5000 pounds, which varies based on the engine configuration.

Exterior and Interior of the Kia Sorento

The 2017 KIA Sorento comes with five and seven passenger seating arrangements. As per KIA's reputation, the interior is luxurious and especially in the limited editions, the seats are very soft and made of fine leather.  The cargo space is limited, but if the back seats are folded, then the space availability increases and room for larger items is easily created. There is also a hidden subfloor in the lower models.

The model looks exceptionally well with its sleeker exterior. With every model, the alloy wheels get bigger by an inch starting from 17. The car gets an upscale look because of the LED fog lights. Overall it is a delight to the eyes.


Things to Like about the 2017 Kia Sorento

First and foremost the automatic emergency braking system. If the car senses, a probable crash and there is no action on the driver's part, it applies the brake automatically to stop the collision.

There is a smart lift gate. Just standing close to the rear few seconds will lead to automatic opening of it.

The exterior noise is repressed. 

The front seats are very comfortable.

The controls are quite easy to handle and it has a strong value proposition.

Verdict on the 2017 Kia Sorento

This SUV is surely worth its value, so while shortlisting cars for a mid-range SUV, 2017 KIA Sorento is a must.