One of the latest news from Kia we have in the Sorento, a Mid-size SUV that falls in the D segment with plenty of space, which, together with the Stinger, is the spearhead of the Korean manufacturer and emphasizes this fourth generation for a more attractive design and a greater dedication to quality and technology. So that, the best offer for the Kia Sorento starts at € 39,000, with great equipment and a turbo diesel engine of more than 200 hp. Let’s see what your fine print is.
The Kia Sorento stands out for equipment and space
Although the design is subjective, we can confirm that this new Sorento is presented a more attractive and somewhat “Americanized” image because of the straight lines and square shapes, but with modern details such as LED lighting. The goal is size, It is a large car, 4.81 meters long and 821 liters of luggage space, but it is also that it has 7 seats. To give you an idea of how big it is, it would be in between a BMW X3 and a BMW X5, although its natural rivals are models such as the Mitsubishi Outlander, the SEAT Tarraco or the Skoda Kodiaq, all smaller.
In the mechanical part, it uses a propeller from 2.2-liter turbo diesel displacement which develops a total power of 202 CV at 3,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 440 Nm between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm. A priori it may seem like “a lot of engine”, but the truth is that it has to move more than 1.8 tons, so it is shown as the most balanced option to function relatively easily while maintaining sufficient consumption. His records in particular are excellent Average fuel consumption 6.2 l / 100 km according to the WLTP cycle and a 0 to 100 km / h in 9 seconds. The set is completed with a Automatic gearbox with 8 gears and front-wheel drive.
Regarding the trim level, the concept finish is very complete, adding elements such as 18-inch alloy wheels, 12.3-inch digital instruments, 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigator, reversing camera and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, two-zone climate control, adaptive cruising … is curious, however all colors have an additional cost (250 or 500 euros), so the minimum advertised price of € 38,751 will be € 39,001.
The Kia Sorento Drive 2.2 CRDi 202 CV 8DCT 4×2 costs € 39,001 conditioned into one minimal funding € 15,000 for 36 months, valid until the end of the month, in addition to the need to deliver a used car. The main rivals are the Mitsubishi Outlander 200 MPI CVT Motion 2WD (7-seater) for € 24,900, a very economical option, slightly less equipped and spacious, but above all with a 2-liter naturally-aspirated petrol with 150 hp much lower than the Kia in every way. More interesting is the Skoda Kodiaq Style 2.0 TDI 190 CV DSG-7 4×4 for € 39,000, which has very similar features and equipment, a slightly inner size, but adds the plus of four-wheel drive. Finally we have the SEAT Tarraco Xcellence 2.0 TDI 200 CV DSG-7 4Drive for € 42,530 with very similar characteristics.
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