2013 Kia Sorento SX #Review



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I had the pleasure of driving around in a 2013 Kia Sorento for the past week and I was very sad to see it go today. It was great to have it over the holidays for traveling to and from Grandma’s house with all the packages and trimmings for Christmas Dinner.   I have pretty much been a truck person most of my life and although the Kia Sorento is considered an SUV, I consider it a truck because you can put so much more in it than a regular car.



When it arrived I was surprised that it had 3 rows of seats because from the outside you couldn’t tell with 183.5 in. long and 74.2 in. wide.  It is actually smaller than our current vehicle but has so much more room.  It can hold up to 7 passengers comfortably.  The second row is a 60/40 split seat and the rear is a 50/50 split.  What I also liked was that in the last row of seats it had it’s own air conditioning that once turned on by the driver, the passengers can adjust it for themselves as needed.  It also has a push button start so as long as the key is in your pocket or purse, there is no need to go digging around for it.

When the rear seats aren’t in use their is a cover to protect your belongings so no one can see them outside.  The Kia Sorento had a 3.5L V6 Engine with a 6 speed Automatic Transmission.  Some of the Safety Features on the car that I really liked were the Dual Front Airbags, Front Seat Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags in the 1st and 2nd row, Anti Lock Brakes, Tire Pressure Monitoring System just to name a few.

In the front you have memory seats so you that you and another person can have your settings remembered.  I especially like the Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control.  No two people ever like the same temperature and they shouldn’t have to.  The Navigation System with Bluetooth Wireless Technology is great so you have hands off Phone and Music and also a spot to plug in your phone or Ipod if you want to.

Some of the other features I absolutely love are the heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel with Radio and Phone Controls, Cargo Net to keep your groceries from rolling around, rear window wiper, Panoramic Sunroof, Illuminated Sill Trim, Rear Camera Display, Adjustable Drivers and Passengers Seats and the Front and Rear Stainless Trim.

The Kia Sorento gets an estimated 20 MPG City and 26 MPG Highway.  I really liked the Kia Sorento, I had plenty of leg room for traveling as I am 6 ft tall, I could easily sit in any of the rows with 41.3 in. in the front, 37.6 in. in the middle row and 31.3 in. in the rear row.  It has 72.5 cu. ft.  with the 2 rows down.  That’s quite a bit of room.   It comes with a 10 Year/100,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty, 5 Year/60,000 Mile Limited Basic Warranty and 5 Year/60,000 Mile Roadside Assistance.  The Kia Sorento starts at 23,150 and can be found at a Kia Dealer near you.

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I would like to thank Kia Motors who provided me with this vehicle for an honest review.  I was under no obligation to write a positive review if I so chose.  Regardless all opinions expressed are 100% my own and may differ from yours.  I only recommend items I would personally use and would benefit my readers.

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  1. Kias certainly have come a long way! I see these everywhere, now I know why 🙂

  2. Nicole Griffiths says:

    I own a 2012 Kia Sorento!!! I absolutely love mine, info not have all the extras, I’m missing the heated steering wheel and cooling seats and navigation system. It’s the best vehicle I ever owned, like you I’m a truck girl, but this holds so much stuff it’s great for traveling! Great review!!!

  3. Angela Christopher says:

    Great review! I feel like I drove it myself! 🙂 After the first of the year my husband and I want to trade up out of our minivan, and I never even thought of a Kia, but that is a really nice looking ride! We will be headed to the Kia Dealership! Thanks!

  4. Gorgeous! I am so jealous! What a beautiful car!!!! Thanks for the review.

  5. Kim @ LiaH says:

    Oh wow Mary – what a totally sweet product review opportunity! I love the Kia line of vehicles – great quality, affordable, and they just *work* for today’s busy lifestyles. Definitely going to be checking out a Kia when we get ready to purchase another vehicle! Thanks for the review!

  6. Great review! My first car was a hatch back! I miss it! Love the hatch!

  7. WOW!! What a fun gig!!! I love that you got to trial this! The ultimate product review -haha**-

  8. That looks like a very roomy car! I move almost every year and I need something like the Kia SUV to handle all my stuff.

  9. Great review and pictures. Sounds like a nice car..

  10. That is a really nice car! My husband is looking for an SUV, I will have to tell him about the Kia sorrento. Thanks for the excellent pictures, too.

  11. That does look like a really nice car. I like that it has three rows and room for so many people.

  12. I am surprised at the room inside!

  13. It sounds like you really enjoyed it. We have a Freestyle with a similar setup and I will keep this in mind should it need to be replaced. Much appreciated!