Traveling with the Kia SorentoI was provided with a Kia Sorento to drive for a week to facilitate my review, however, all opinions are 100% my own.
Summer means travel and this past June, I headed to Hershey, PA for iRetreat 2014. I was excited to be able to bring my family with me and Kia provided me with the 2015 Kia Sorento to take us from Detroit,MI to Hershey, PA. I was excited to have a bigger vehicle for the drive as we have a 2014 Kia Soul Plus (we recently took the Soul Exclaim for a spin and loved it just as much.) The plus side to the Kia Sorento is the 3rd row seating which we would need since there would be 5 of us traveling and everyone needs ample space to ensure peace and quiet while traveling.
Our Favorite Kia Sorento Features
Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control – stops fights for control of the thermostat
Infinity Surround Sound Audio System – creates the perfect listening experience for all types of music
UVO eServices with Rear Camera Display – makes parking a breeze and an added safety measure in parking lots
Adjustable Power Driver’s Seat with Lumbar Support – helps keep the driver feeling in tip top shape and avoids frequent stops for stretches.
40/20/40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats and 50/50 Split Folding 3rd Row Seats – allows great versatility to mix up seating and storage options during short distance driving or long distance driving.
Push Button Start with Smart Key – avoids the dreaded “locked key in the car” scenario
Rear Air Conditioning – keeps the 3rd passengers just as cool as the front row passengers
Bluetooth Wireless Technology – makes hands-free driving possible and driving safer
21 MPG combined city and highway – helps free up vacation money for more fun things that filling up the gas tank.
Driving in the Kia Sorento was a unique and interesting experience and thankfully my daughter is still small enough to fit in the 3rd row seating. On the way home we had a little more than we came with so things were a little tight but we stuffed every inch of the Sorento with our finds from Pennsylvania. I do think if we were to travel with it again, I would sit 3 people in the 2nd row and lay the 3rd row flat and use it for all storage so that way the 1st and 2nd rows would not have to have anything stored there.
For more information check out the Sorento at Kia.com.