Great on tarmac but beaten in the bush

By Jacqui Madelin

Kia Sorento. Photo / Jacqui Madelin
Kia Sorento. Photo / Jacqui Madelin

What is it?
Kia's Sorento SUV, in 2.2-litre diesel premium all-wheel-drive, six-speed auto format for $66,190. That means a frugal 145kW/436Nm engine that averaged 8.4l/100km for our 800km drive, fully loaded with bike and camping gear. Generous specification includes stability control, chilled front seats, heated seats front and rear plus heated steering wheel, Bluetooth and much more.

We like
Quiet and refined on-road performance and huge 1047-litre boot with two of the three rows of seats in use.

We loathe
It's lost its bush-bashing credentials.

- Herald on Sunday

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