Kia Sorento

June 2003
Consumer Reports;Jun2003, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p55
Product Review
Evaluates the Kia Sorento sport-utility vehicle (SUV). Positive aspects of the SUV, including off-road ability, controls and displays, towing capacity, and interior features; Negative aspects, including its ride and fuel economy; Opinion that the harsh ride of the SUV is its worst feature; Poor fuel economy of the vehicle, which gets 15 miles per gallon in overall fuel use; Design of the vehicle's interior; Safety accessories, including front air bags and head restraints; View that child safety seats may be difficult to secure in the center rear seat.


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