Last month, KIA was kind enough to loan us a KIA Sorento so that we could drive it around town to pick up donations (used clothes and beads) for the kids we support. I have driven a KIA before but this time around I was so impressed that I must share 5 reasons why you should experience KIA too:
It’s the perfect luxury-feel getaway vehicle
I drove around feeling like I was the House Wives of Hawthorne, too far? Well it made me feel fancy while picking up donations. It’s sleek, it’s has a sculpted exterior and exudes sophistication! The Sorento is one highly stylized, modern utility vehicle, redesigned to have elegantly sculpted surfaces, a lot of cabin space, and a wraparound dashboard that made me feel like I wasn’t supposed to touch it – like a painting at the museum feeling. The stitching on the beautiful seats makes you feel like this care was handmade just for you to fit like a glove.
Luxury style without the luxury price!
It’s probably Optimus Prime’s cousin
The way this vehicle is able to change and adapt makes you feel like you are riding a Transformer! The second-row sliding seats can completely move to give rear passengers easy third-row access and the Remote Release lets you conveniently fold down the second row while standing at the rear of the vehicle—giving you more room as you pack in your cargo.
And how about predicting your needs?
- The hands-free Smart Power Liftgate opens when it senses your smart key—with no hands or feet required.
- The liftgate can be adjusted to your height preference, making closing the hatch even more convenient.
- It warns you of unexpected obstacles with the Blind-Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
Talk about looking out for you! Creepy and genius all in one!
It basically turns into a sled
During the holiday season we had the pleasure of test driving the KIA Sorento to pick up donations from around Los Angeles county. And because we live in L.A. we enjoyed the incredible Panoramic Sunroof – made us feel like we were driving a fancy, modern and stylish sled. Santa Claus ain’t got anything on this vehicle!
Through this drive experience, we also enjoyed an all-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system and a smooth drive on all the weird L.A. streets. Even though it has a strong engine we did NOT fill-up the tank in a week! We only used a full tank of gas after driving it daily and making over 10 stops throughout the city.
Keeps your family and fur-babies safe
Once you are inside the Sorento, you will be surprised with the very spacious interior cabin, enough for your family or furbabies and for those that have an active lifestyle! It has enhanced control with advanced active safety systems:
- Precise handling with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Brake support with Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
- Continuously tracks and adapts to the driving conditions
Keeping your family sage at all times!
Bonus: Heated and Ventilated Seats, Nappa Leather seat trim to the quality soft-touch materials and premium comfort everywhere you go.
2016 Sorento, awarded an NHTSA Overall 5-Star Safety Rating and named a 2015 IIHS Top Safety Pick
It can be your office
The 2016 Sorento is equipped with up to eight outlets, including four 12v outlets, two available USB rapid-charging ports, one available 110v inverter, and one AUX/USB port. So that you and your passengers never have to worry about losing power while on the road. Don’t worry about taking your office on the road. Thanks to the easy way it drives, you can maneuver in and out of tight spaces with ease with the Surround View Monitor (SVM) controls four mounted cameras, giving you a birds-eye view of your vehicle.
Take your calls via Bluetooth using the Infinity® Surround Audio System for a rich, clear sound and enjoy the ten-speaker Infinity® Surround Audio System—which includes a center speaker, sub-woofer, amplifier, and surround sound—and you’ve got one stunning in-cabin sound experience.
The best part of our drive experience is that we got to share it with those we love the most and are a big part of our life. The youth pastor at our church, Mission Ebenezer Family Church, loved the Sorento and now drives his family safely and in style. For a family as active as Pastor Joe’s and because he is also tech specialist, the Sorento was the best option for him because of style, technology and feel. Congrats Pastor Joe an Jessica!