I had the privilege of test driving & reviewing a 2012 Kia Sorento for a week. I have to say – I am completely in love with the Kia brand of cars. I have been driving a mini van since I was pregnant w/ my 3rd child (6 yrs ago) . I skipped over a cross-over vehicle – I went from a small car (Escort) to a mini-van.I never saw myself in a cross-over, but now I’m pretty upset to see it go.
The Kia Sorento that I was given was truly amazing. It offered seating for up to 7 people – just like my current mini van! There was plenty of room for 2 car seats in either row. That is a huge plus in my family!
Let’s talk about the bells & whistles.
First and foremost, the back up camera. Again-I loved this feature. I’m horrible at parallel parking…as well as back-in parking. This camera made it a BREEZE. No more parking a mile away because I was too afraid to parallel park 🙂
My second favorite feature? The heating/cooling seat option. I live in Florida, so I would probably never, or very rarely use the heating option. But the cooling option was AWESOME! No more sweaty momma legs/thighs in the summer – yay!
Keyless entry – A definite must have in my book. No more fumbling for the keys in my purse. (they tend to always be at the VERY bottom, don’t they?) Plus, I view this as a huge safety feature as well. In a dark parking lot at night, I don’t want to be stuck by myself rummaging through my purse….. not a good situation. Kia Sorento offers a keyless entry. As long as you have the keys with you – in your pocket, purse, hand, you can open the door.
72.5 cu.ft of storage space– loved this! Plenty of space for all our “stuff”. When you have 4 kiddos you tend to have a lot of “stuff”. I’m not really sure where all the stuff comes from…or if we really need it all…but we always have extra STUFF! Seriously though, even for short trips, everyone brings a toy, we have a small cooler of waters and snacks, plus a change of clothes for the youngest and a first aid kit. Plus-going to the grocery store was a breeze with so much space for groceries!
Those are all of my favorite features. There are so many great things about the Kia Sorento-you can read more about the Kia at Kia.com
The 2012 Kia Sorento SX AWD starts at $33,400.00
thanks to Kia for allowing my family to test drive the Sorento.