Kia Sorento (2020) Review

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Kia Sorento (2020) At A Glance

+New Kia Sorento set to rival Peugeot 5008 and Skoda Kodiaq. Features 1.6T-GDI engine and 42.2kW electric motor, 230PS and 350Nm combines and new 8DCT transmission.

-On sale Autumn 2020.

Kia's next-generation Sorento will go on sale late in 2020, initially with diesel and hybrid engines. A plug-in hybrid will follow.

The exterior looks similar to the US-market Telluride with slightly larger dimensions from the outgoing model. An extended wheelbase means it's roomier inside and, like before, it'll be sold with seven seats.

UK specifications and prices will be announced ahead of the Sorento's debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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I have four children. Can you suggest a large, good value family car?
"I have four children, three of which are teenagers. We currently have a BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer - which has been excellent. However, we are now at the stage of needing a bigger car/van. Having looked around there is so much choice: Ford Tourneo Custom, Peugeot Traveller and its variants, and of course the Volkswagen Transporter. I'm looking for the best value for money and economy. Which vehicle is best for such things, plus road tax, monthly payments and resale value? Should I buy new or secondhand? Thanks."
Cars registered after 1 April 2017 are taxed against a flat VED rate of £150 per year. This means you can get a decent sized seven-seater with low running costs, as long as you avoid models that were priced above £40,000 when new (which attracts an additional £325): My recommendations would be the Kia Sorento or the Skoda Kodiaq. Both get three rows of seats that will accommodate your four children. They are also good to drive and finished to a high standard inside.
Answered by Dan Powell
What's the best tow car?
"Which is better for towing, a Land Rover Discovery Sport or Kia Sorento?"
I'd go with the Kia Sorento. You get self-levelling rear suspension as standard on most versions of the Sorento. Kia's latest eight-speed automatic gearbox is excellent and the Sorento's 2.2-litre diesel produces 200PS (compared to the 150/180PS engines found in the Discovery Sport) - this means the Sorento is easier to drive up hills, when lugging a heavy caravan behind it. But the biggest plus for the Sorento is Kia's seven-year/100,00-mile warranty - something Land Rover won't ever match.
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What does a Kia Sorento (2020) cost?

Buy new from £32,512 (list price from £38,315)