Our Holidays with the Kia Sorento
After the week we spent riding around in the 2016 Kia Sorento, I do believe that if Santa’s sleigh was a car, it would surely be the 2016 Kia Sorento. My family and I had the luxury of riding around in the Sorento for a week. Thanks to Kia and DriveShop for the loaner for a week. There are so many wonderful things I could say about this car, the most important one is how in one week our whole family became huge fans of Kia.
I’ve been sold on Kia since we had the opportunity to test drive the Kia Sedona last year. It was an amazing car that was perfect for our family and I’ve shared with my husband on multiple occasions why I think it should be our next car purchase. We were all excited about having the car for a week during the holidays, the weather was warm however it rained the entire time we had the car. We were hoping to travel to Hershey but the constant rain made it impossible. That however didn’t stop us from enjoying the car.
One cool feature of the car was the lighted foot board, once it got dark out, to help you see where you were getting into the car, the foot board turned red. I never had to worry about where to step.
The trunk was very roomy and held quite a few of our family’s Christmas gifts even when we were using one of the rear seats in the car.
There’s much more space when the rear seats are folded down. When they are up there wasn’t much space, enough to hold a few items. Our family of six needs as much space as possible so we prefer a bigger trunk. Despite the trunk size all of us were able to ride comfortably in the car whenever we were traveling in it.
Everyone were able to sit comfortably in the Sorento when we took it out around Baltimore. When we needed more trunk space we folded down one of the rear seats and had one of the kids sit back there. If we didn’t need trunk space we had two kids sit in the rear section and two in the middle row seats.
The interior of this car had a beautiful two-tone leather that made it look like a million bucks. Personally we wouldn’t get the lighter cream color because, well kids are messy. With the rain and mud I was constantly trying to wipe down seats. If you don’t have kids or your kids are older this color combination may work great. There were lots and lots of cup holders in the car. This is another feature that may not seem like a big deal but trust me it really does make a big difference.
Technology was another big plus in this car, starting with ample usb ports for all your charging cables. There were also quite a few car charger plugs as well as a center console that gave the driver ultimate control. The parking assist on Kia is mind blowing and while it takes hubby a day or two to get accustomed to using, by the end of our week loan he’s a pro at trusting the car’s system. It’s always hard to go back to our everyday car after we spend a week with the newest and best on the market.
We loved the moon roof in this car, it covered almost the entire length of the car. The only downside was with all the rain we didn’t get to enjoy it on a sunny day. I should also note that if you happen to be absent minded at times the Kia Sorento is here to help. My husband had opened the roof one day when before it started raining. Once he got home and parked, the car immediately alerted him the roof was opened and needed to be closed.
Privacy is key to anyone and the Kia Sorento has shades on the rear windows. Use them to relax while riding in the car, to block out the sun or to just keep out the prying eyes.
We haven’t had a Kia yet that people didn’t give us compliments on, and it was no different with the Kia Sorento. Everywhere we went people complimented us on how nice the car was. We had quite a few inquires from strangers about the car and what features we loved about it. This is another great car from Kia and I personally can’t wait to see what else they come up with in the future. I’m sure it’s going to be fabulous.
Our loaner was the 2016 Kia Sorento SXL AWD and the MSRP is $46,495, however the starting base model of the Sorento has a MSRP of $25,100. To learn more about this and other Kia Motors cars visit them online – www.kia.com