2014 KIA Sorento

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The 2014 KIA Sorento has an all-new platform that means better driving dynamics, better safety, better technology and third row seating with a lot of cool stuff. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a closer look.

Model – 2014 KIA Sorento

MPG – 20 city / 26 hwy. for the 2.4L

Engine – 2.4L GDI 4-cyl. or 3.3L V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower

Price – Starts at $24,000

The 2014 KIA Sorento has had a face-lift with improved design, conveniences and amenities as well as improved dynamic qualities and comfort. The Sorento’s front-end has a wider stance and look. The AWD system, which offers “torque vectoring cornering control,” helps to keep the SUV on the roadway.

The inside has a redesigned center console and cluster, full grain leather steering wheel and updated materials. Optional features include a heated steering wheel, satin chrome accents and premium Nappa leather.

The Sorento boasts a larger 8″ screen, UVO with Infinity Audio System, 12 speakers and 750 watts all in a more refined interior. Other features include an optional power lift gate, sunshade blinds, new panoramic roof, ventilated front seats, front door handle illumination and heated second row seating.

The second row seating is more spacious and the third row contains more legroom. The improved interior volume also makes it easier to get in and out of the SUV.

The UVO eServices network connects you to your car and includes:

– 911 connection in a collision

– Enhanced Roadside assistance

– Parental controls

– Entertainment: Twitter, Siri, Aha, Pandora and more.

– Google to send to your car.

Competes with:

•Honda CR-V

•Toyota Rav 4

•Chevy Equinox

•Hyundai Santa Fe

•Nissan Rouge

Likes:

•Lots of standard features

•Sporty handling

•New design and technology

•Powerful V6

•Larger 8″ screen with UVO

Dislikes:

•Needs passenger front lumbar support

The 2014 KIA Sorento has improved dynamics, safety, value, ride quality, comfort and amenities.

Visit www.kia.com for more information.

Courtesy of YNN/Time Warner Cable

Aired: 2/26/2013