Kia released their fourth generation Sorento late in 2020 and it takes it to new levels. Kia Sorento has been at the top of its segment ever since it was first released in 2003.
A multiple winner of OzRoamer COTY awards, the latest Sorento is without doubt the best yet and rivals the European SUVs.
Top of the range is the GT Line has a list of safety, comfort and luxury features way too extensive to list here but the highlights are a 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system at the centre of the dashboard.
One thing I Particularly liked is the in dash camera that operates with the indicators showing the blind spot either side. An excellent idea.
The engine pick is the new 2.2-litre diesel, producing 148kW and 440Nm torque with the AWD system and driving through a new DCT. I prefer the 8 speed transmission of the petrol engine though.
With a longer wheelbase, revised suspension and drivetrain, the ride and handling and general quietness of the new Sorento is outstanding. It truly has to be driven to appreciate just how good the Sorento GT Line actually is.
To add to the equation there are the KIA owner benefits as well as a price just shy of $65,000 drive away.
Im Rob Fraser.
- Style, space and comfort
- Level of standard features
- Ride, handling and safety
What’s Not So Good?
- Prefer the 8 speed AT over the DCT
- Would like to see 150kW and 500Nm
- No head up display
Also Look At
Model: Kia Sorento GT Line 2.2 TD
- Model Price: $66,290 MLP*
- Engine: 2.2i Turbo 4 Cyl. Diesel
- Drivetrain: 8 Sp DCT AWD
- Power: 148 kW @ 3,800 rpm
- Torque: 440 Nm @ 1,750 – 2,750 rpm
- Safety: Five star ANCAP
- CO2 Emissions: 159 g/km
- Economy: 6.1 L/100km (ADR comb)
- Tow Capacity: Max 2000 kg
- Tow Ball Rating: 200 kg
- Servicing: Capped Price 12 Months/15,000KM Capped Price
- Warranty: 7yr/ unlimited km with1 yr conditional roadside assist
*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.
Overall Rating 86/100
- Behind the Wheel 9
- Comfort 10
- Equipment 9
- Performance 8
- Ride & Handling 9
- Practicality 9
- Fit for Purpose 9
- Towing Ability 7
- Off Road Ability 7
- Value for Money 9
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