Now, the third row of seats in the 2011 Kia Sorento is pretty much the domain of kids or really short adults but that is a fact of life in most any SUV. If you want room for seven adults you really need a minivan. But the 2011 Sorento makes a nice compromise between the two choices. And it is much cooler than a minivan.
Although the 2011 Kia Sorento may look a tad reserved compared to the new Sportage or Optima, the exterior styling really grew on me as did the layout and execution of the dashboard. Simple, elegant and classy is how I would describe the 2011 Sorento’s personal style both inside and out.
Although I tested a fully loaded Sorento EX-V6 AWD model, all versions of this extremely competent family SUV come very well equipped with power everything, air conditioning, Bluetooth, USB/iPod connectivity and that 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. My tester also featured a panoramic sunroof, navigation, 10-speaker Infinity premium audio, leather seats and ultra-cool ambient lighting around the interior.