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2017 Kia Sorento Review

We have been Kia owners off and on for the past 13 years and while we might stray here and there Kia has always been in our life at one point or another. So when I got the chance to review the 2017 Kia Sorento I was so excited to see what the new Sorento had to offer (especially since I currently have the 2007 version of it). 

Redesigned to be sleek, strong, and adaptive to your needs, the 2017 Sorento has elegantly sculpted surfaces, more cabin space, and a wraparound dashboard for distinctive appeal. From finely crafted seating to intuitive advanced technologies, it’s the car you drive to seek out adventure.

— kia.com

My kids were definitely a fan of the panoramic sun roof, so was my husband and I, it put them to sleep watching the rain while we were driving. 

When it traded in my Dodge Durango for my Kia Soul, one of the things the kids missed was the back seat AC controls and I have to say on a hot Summer day, having that option can be helpful to cool the down faster. I love that the back seat and the third row seat both had their own AC controls. 

Overall the car fits our family perfectly. I wanted to test and see how my great dane fit in the back but I think it would be bad to leave scratches since he is still trying to figure out how to get in a trunk and uses his nails to make the hard climb up.

My favorite feature in the 2017 Sorento was the back up camera. It showed me a full 360 degree view of my car, I can even switch between the different modes to make sure no little people are any where near my car. We live on road with a lot of kids, big and small riding bikes or just out playing, so being able to see is nice added feature.

I am in LOVE 💘 with the 360 degree view of what is around my car! #kiasorento2017 #safetyfirst #carreviews

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Amazing right! Be sure to check out the Sorento for yourself at your local Kia dealer and I am sure you will love it as much as my family did. Here is an overview of the Kia Sorento:

MSRP: From $25,400

MPG: Up to 21 city / 28 highway

Learn more about the Kia Sorento by visiting Kia.com

Disclosure: I was provided with the above vehicle in order for me to provide my honest review. All thoughts and opinons are 100% ny own


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