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KIA Sorento SX  AWD

Monica Amador
El Observador

The Kia Sorento is a great luxury mid-size SUV loaded with comfort features such as power folding outside mirrors, a panoramic sun/moon roof, power sunshade, power back lift-gate, remote keyless entry, and plenty of room.   This good looking SUV comes with standard solar control glass, sound-absorbing front windshield glass, illuminated door handle pockets, front and rear stainless steel accent plates, rear spoiler, body color side sill, wheel moldings trim and body-color heated power mirrors with LED turn-signal indicators.

I enjoyed the roomy cabin, comfortable cushion seats, with a useful front driving panel that offered an 8-inch touch screen display, a UVO infotainment system that allowed me to manage the Sirius satellite radio, and listen to music on an infinity audio system with 10 speakers, subwoofer and external amplifier, and Bluetooth cell phone connectivity and navigation easily.

The AWD (all-wheel-drive) flex-steer system allowed me to choose comfort, normal or sports modes.  After driving a small compact car for so long it took a little getting used to driving a mid-sized car, but within a couple days, I felt very comfortable driving around town.  In fact, it was down right fun.

The Kia Sorento offers a smooth ride with impressive power. The 3.3 V6 DOHC, with variable valve timing, has a strong pick up, boasting a 290 horsepower @ 6400 rpm, that distributes power through a 252 ft. lb. of torque @ 5200 rpm.

The unleaded 18-gallon, direct fuel injection tank gets 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Safety features include overhead airbag, dual front side impact airbags, brake assist, panic alarm, electronic stability, traction control, immobilizer, occupant sensing airbag and ABS brakes.
This great SUV has it all, from a business-person taking clients around town, to families taking a fun road trip.
MSRP: Starts at $36,500


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