2014 Kia Sorento Review

I recently had the opportunity to test drive a 2014 Kia Sorento for a week. I have already driven and reviewed the 2012 Kia Sorento last year so I welcomed the opportunity to drive the newest version of the Kia Sorento around and experience the difference.

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Given that it’s been a year since the time I drove the 2012 Kia Sorento, I had to check the photos I took last year to see the difference. I saw some improvement in terms of the design. This new model has a sleeker look than its predecessor. And I like the overall look of the interior.

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As you can see in the photo above, there’s still a lot of space even with a car seat in the middle. It was nice to see my mother-in-law not struggling to squeeze into a tight space beside the car seat like she does when she rides with us in our small car.

The leather seats looked so elegant, and those second row seats can actually be folded down individually in case you need to transport something really long (like a surfboard or something).

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But I think the best part about the 2014 Kia Sorento is the panoramic moonroof because it’s really panoramic! I haven’t seen any moonroof like it before! It’s the biggest one I’ve ever seen! So yeah I really liked that, and so did my husband and my son. It was great to see my little one enjoy what he’s seeing through the moonroof!

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There are lots of controls on the steering wheel and all around the driver. Of all these, I’m particularly interested in the heated seats. Not that I got to use it, but because I know that can be really cozy during winter.

If you love music like me and my husband, then you’ll appreciate the Infinity surround sound audio system. Great for when you want to sing your heart out as a family while on a road trip!

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Now the back of the vehicle is also one of my favorite areas. The door opens and shuts automatically by just pressing a button. And since the 3rd row of seats can be folded down, it’s great for tailgaiting! We didn’t have a chance to actually do it but I can imagine hanging out with family and some friends, listening to music, and munching on food at the back of the vehicle!

Overall, I really like the 2014 Kia Sorento. The fact that I have the option of having a big trunk or a 3rd row is such a big plus for me and my family! And the panoramic moonroof? It’s something both kids and adults will surely love! At around $40,100 (give or take a few hundred dollars depending on customizations you may want), I think it’s a good investment!


* I received a 2014 Kia Sorento for a 1-week test drive. No compensation was received for this post. Thoughts are my own.


2014 Kia Sorento Review — 16 Comments

  1. The the 2014 Kia Sorento would be perfect for my family. It is compact yet large enough and roomy enough to hold my entire brood. It has an attractive interior and has a very classy look on the exterior.

  2. That must be fun to drive vehicles for a week. I’m not in the market, but enjoyed the review.

  3. wow its actually alot more spacious then i expected really nice interior i think this was a win of a review!

  4. We are in the market for a new (second) car and we are having the hardest time trying to find something we like! I never even heard of this car and I really like it! I think we might be going this weekend to take a look at one . Thanks for sharing.

  5. We love Kia cars. We have the 2008 Sorento and have rarely had a problem with it, we just recently had to change the brakes considering its the first time we’ve had to change them since we purchased it in 2008.

  6. I love the Sorento. I had a Kia until someone was texting and hit me. I agree that the Sorento has plenty of roon and they’re just plain good cars.

  7. I’ve never been much of an SUV person, but reading this review, I might need to go for a test drive myself.

  8. I have a Kia Spectra that I’ve had for about 5 years. I have had NO problems with it. I would definitely buy another Kia.

  9. This looks like a great vehicle, nice and roomy, I would love to have one of these. Thank you for sharing this review.

  10. You’ve had the opportunity to drive so many vehicles.How fun! Which is you’re personal favorite?