It’s a smooth trip in the Kia Sorento. It handles really well, the steering is responsive, it took corners like a champ and as a result, I felt really confident and also safe while driving - something to note when you’ve got other people’s children in the car. It has a 2.2-litre 4 cylinder engine which had enough power to get me up hills easily; it just didn't fly up them.
The GT-Line only comes in a diesel version, and I found the engine quite noisy. It sounds a bit like an old combi chugging away. Some people find this comforting, but I wasn’t one of them. Apart from that minor thing, the car runs really well and it’s a pleasure to drive.
Even though it’s a big seven-seater it was still relatively easy to park, thanks to the 360 degree parking camera which showed front, back and the view from the top so you could actually tell how far away the car was from the wall or kerb. It made things so much easier than the usual guessing game we play with concrete.