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2014 Kia Sorento Review w/ EX & AWD Feat. Photo & Commercial

5 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2014 Kia Sorento Review w/ EX & AWD Feat. Photo & Commercial
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2014 Kia Sorento EX AWD #8211; Why is My Butt Hot?

2014 Kia Sorento EX AWD Review.

Have you seen this commercial? This was our first introduction to the 2014 Kia Sorento:

In a second version, instead of asking about the third row of seats, the boy asks, #8220;Why is my butt hot?#8221; To which his dad replies, #8220;Because you keep kicking the seat warmer.#8221; These two commercials are stuck in our heads! Every time my daughter asks us a #8216;why#8217; question, Frans and I say, #8220;Because your grandparents visit ALL the time#8221;. It drives her nuts

When the 2014 Kia Sorento EX AWD arrived at our place, we thought we#8217;d immediately start reciting lines from the commercials. But, instead, we were speechless. This car is AMAZING!

Yes, this baby is gorgeous inside and out. Just look at that grill and stylish spoiler! Now, I#8217;m not usually a fan of the faux wood grain but it#8217;s incorporated so well in the interior that it actually ups the luxury factor.

As always, Kia has the perfect number and placement of controls on the steering wheel #8211; which, by the way, was wrapped in leather and felt sooooo nice.

Below, you#8217;ll notice a picture of my husband#8217;s legs. Yes, I know he#8217;s got nice-looking legs but that#8217;s not the point. See how much room he has?

This 5#8217;11#8243; man with long legs could put the seat far enough back so his knees wouldn#8217;t bend against he steering wheel and have room to stretch out the the other one without even touching the door handle.

Add to that other features like power passenger seat, Blind Spot Monitoring, rear seat vents, dual heated and ventilated front seats, extendable visors, 115 V power, ECO mode, V6 engine, screens for the back windows, power lift gate, and more, and we were pretty much sold. I also like the fact that I could turn off the parking assist if needed. In another vehicle we had, it was beeping at me all the time though I was sitting still in #8216;park#8217;.

The Sorento drove so smoothly. Handling was good but not so light that you feel wobbly with every move.

I was surprised at how excellent the turning radius was despite the car#8217;s size. Neither my husband or I even noticed the size when driving, except that it was ultra comfy.

Flat-folding seats are a fabulous feature. The extra space does come in handy when you need to move things or set up a quick spot to chill. As seen below, our girls certainly enjoyed it.

Although that#8217;s not what we had in mind when we told Speckles to #8216;sit#8217;.

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Navigation got us to where we needed to go without any mishaps. As you can see with the freeway signs pictured below, what was on the screen was pretty much right on. The screen resolution was clear and detailed.

With roads being under construction and changing all the time, having the SD card for the map so accessible is a great idea for easy updating.

My absolute favorite feature was having the next direction shown right in my gauge cluster (area behind steering wheel w/ odometer, etc). It#8217;s already a natural habit I have to look at my odometer when checking the speed. Having the next turn shown right there saved me from moving focus over to look at the main screen.

Fabulous idea!

Okay, I do have to  list the negatives as well. First of all, the screen shield that goes up when opening the sunroof gets nasty buggies caught in it. I#8217;m not sure how long the bug shown below had been there#8230; The second and most devastating #8216;con#8217; was that it wasn#8217;t ours.

So far, this was the most difficult car for me to give up. I didn#8217;t think I would like the Sorento but, thus far, it has been my favorite car to drive!

The 2014 Kia Sorento is an excellent family car. Period. There#8217;s an option to have two or three rows of seats depending on your personal needs. We really had no complaints about the Sorento but had tons of praise. For our small family of three, it felt like we had a bit too much room but this could come in handy when we need to tote my daughter#8217;s friends around.

Overall, I would recommend the Sorento to any family that wants practicality, good performance, and sweet looks rolled into one non-minivan.

About terriann

TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Driving Mama and Cookies Clogs. Born raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She’s been married to her best friend for 13 years and has one 12-year-old daughter, whom she homeschools.

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