The Stylish and Comfortably Family Friendly Kia Sorento SXL has had quite an impact on me. It had never happened to me before. As much as I have enjoyed test driving a few cars, I have never had withdrawals of not driving a specific one. I had never missed driving a car so much. I wish I still had the 2016 Kia Sorento to keep enjoying.
I was smitten at first impressions. Before I even got in the car, it sensed me thanks to the smart keys and the car turns on the door pocket lights as to welcome you to the car. Perfect for dark areas or parking lots. In addition to the lights, the smart key unlocks the door for you. My hands are always full land busy, so this is a great feature that I miss plenty. First of all the car has 3 rows of seats. Looking at it from the outside you wouldn’t know because it is not a long whaled sized car. That being said, adults were calling dibs on seating on the third-row seats. Back there, they felt as comfortable as they do riding shot-gun, and could join in the kid’s fun without distracting the driver 🙂 The interior color combination was beautiful and gave me the sensation of being on a luxury vehicle. But it was not only that. The seats are really plush and comfortable. I was all over the fact that the car offered seat warmers and ventilation. You see most cars have the warmers but hardly any offer cooling down the seat for you, a must if you live in South Florida. The two tone wraparound dashboard is a beauty and very easy to manipulate and access
The car is really intuitive. Because I am petite, I truly enjoyed the different settings and possibilities for me to place the seat and steering wheel at the right position for me to drive comfortably. I have to tell you that steering wheel feels amazing. I love the grip of it and its style was definitely holding on to a fabulous ride.
Enough about me, what about the rest on the Cool Family? The sun-roof is very generous. It is so large those seating in the third row get to enjoy is as much as everyone else. Speaking of that third row, it does fold down to offer a huge spacious trunk. The kids truly had their own space in the car, and I never heard a complaint from anyone wanting to change seats. There was no shortage of power ports and everyone was at one point powering up something in the car. There are two power ports in the front, one in the mid console and one in the back that included a full 3 part electric outlet.
On the road the 2016 Kia Sorrento drives beautifully, I felt I was floating over the open roads :-). It is a very quite car that offers the right amount of power when you need it. It feels extremely reliable and safe to be in. Driving along we were all in the safest environment possible on the highway. With a big sized 8 inch screen, the driver was able to gauge it all. the backup warning system was amazing because it works in tandem with the camera which allows several angles for you to really be in control on your surroundings, not just the space in the rear of the car.
The blind-spot detection system gave everyone good laughs because in some instances it would also beep giving me an extra warning and the scare of my life every time. That took some getting used to 🙂 The advanced cruise control really gave me the feeling of having an angel watching over me while I didn’t relinquish the joy of driving. I also made sure I had the best posture driving with the 14 point power adjustable seat
Of course my little car expert came over to give me details of the car. He told me that:
- 21/29 MPG
- I had voice command and because of it I was changing music stations, asking directions and finding out on traffic.
- Vehicle stability management, traction control and electronic stability system are standard in all Sorrento models
- Side-impact beams are available in every door of the car
I hope I can soon ride the Kia Sorento again with my family. We test drove it and test drove it and we still never found a single thing we didn’t like. Then for good measure, we drove it some more and just kept falling in love with it all over again. What a great find! The perfect car for any family and for all those who love to drive in style, comfort and safety while enjoying fabulous advanced technology.