First Drive: 2011 Kia Sorento SX

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Kia Sorento

First Drive: 2011 Kia SX

Crossovers don’t really get my flowing. They’re useful, to be and some even look in a tall-hatch kind of way. But at the end of the day, they’re about not passion.

Nonetheless, the sporty in Kia’s crossover range, the Kia Sorento SX. nails the functionality and manages to toss in a bit of fun for good

After spending about 300 crisscrossing Atlanta in the new Sorento SX, clear that it’s a interstate roadtripper. Comfortable not too much wind or tire (though you’ll notice plenty of infotainment features and a solid navigation system turn long drives unfamiliar territory into work.

Put up against some of the best has to offer, namely the Chevrolet and GMC Terrain duo, the Kia Sorento SX is at on par, and ahead in some The punchy 276-horsepower, 248 pound-foot V-6 of the SX to highway speeds with and an engine note that rather than grates.

Ride quality is excellent to special dual-flow dampers that help increase ability to tune the vehicle for a range of conditions without comfort. The SX’s DFDs move throughout the Sorento later this year, the EX and LX equally capable on the road, if less powerful when with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder.

the track portion of the event, I got to along with Kia Forte Grand Am racing drivers Hopwood and Andy Lally in two Sorento SXs, which as the lead-follow vehicles for the 2011 Kia track runs. Moving the Optima and Sorento SX, I was more with the Sorento’s ability to the turns with minimal roll and completely controlled at what were basically

highway speeds. Buy a Sorento SX, and be able to … up and down exit ramps and on ramps anything short of a true sedan.

Materials and fit of the Sorento’s cabin are very good. There’s a bit hard plastic than we for, but unless you go touching it, you know it. Unlike many plastics, the materials on the dash and are finished in a matte surface doesn’t betray its durometer, and reflect the sun into the windshield or the eyes.

The faux carbon fiber on the dash and door trim, we could have done

For more on the Sorento family of be sure to catch TheCarConnection’s drive of the 2011 Sorento and the Kia overview page .

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