The Sorento S kicks off Kia’s seven-seat SUV range and is the fleet favourite of the model line.
It lacks some of the interior comfort features a lot of people want in a family SUV, but it does come with 17-inch alloy wheels, a 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen, digital radio, USB ports, a seven-speaker audio system and, finally, it gets wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
If you want more gear, you’ll need to step up to the Sport, Sport+ or the GT-Line flagship.
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The 2024 facelift introduces an EV9-like exterior makeover, new curved multimedia and driver display and a modernised dash and console, as well as improvements to ride and handling.
As with all grades it’s available with a 3.5-litre V6 petrol (2WD), or a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel (AWD), and while the latter will set you back an extra $3000 over the petrol, it’s the pick of the non-hybrid grades.
All Sorentos have a solid list of standard safety gear that includes auto emergency braking with a forward collision warning and vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and junction detection, lane-keep assist, lane-follow assist, blind-spot collision assist, safe exit warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, a driver attention alert and a rear occupant alert.