Kia Sorento GT Line 2021 Radio Review

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.

2020 Kia Sorento GT Line driving

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.

2020 Kia Sorento GT Line interior

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.

2020 Kia Sorento GT Line driving profile

What’s Good?

  • 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

2020 Kia Sorento GT Line driving rear

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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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.