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Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 2199
Engine size 2.20
Engine size 2.199
For Europe, the Sorento is Kia's largest SUV and this post-2017-era improved version of the third generation model offered the kind of typically complete package we these days expect from the brand. This enhanced design was embellished by a smoother automatic gearbox, with eight speeds and greater efficiency. And like the original version of the MK3 model Sorento, it sold in the upper part of the SUV 'D' segment, offering more space and 4x4 prowess than cheaper class contenders provided. If you're looking for a used example of the third generation version of this Kia SUV, is it worth stretching to this later post-2017 improved model? Let's find out.
Back at the end of the 21st century's second decade, this 2017 to 2019-era improved version of the third generation Sorento told us a lot about the way Kia was developing as a brand. This car showed how the company could now match its European rivals in terms of quality and technology. But it also showed us that going forward, Kia wasn't simply going to copy the more established marques for the sake of it. Specifically here, in creating this potentially quite luxurious family 7-seat SUV, it wasn't prepared to compromise the honest, robust practicality that characterised previous versions of this design merely to make this car a bit 'sportier'.
As a possible buyer, you'll either like that or you won't. As with previous Sorento models, it's certainly true that there are trendier, more dynamic choices you could make. There are few better all-round options though. After all, many of your other used car SUV choices in the upper end of the SUV D-segment are either slightly smaller in size, or they limit you to five seats or they provide significantly less power and SUV capability. To match what this Kia can offer, you've either to spend far more on a European rival - or consider this car's Hyundai Santa Fe design stablemate.
Buyers considering this improved third generation Sorento now have good reason not to do either of these things. It undercuts its Hyundai rival on price and the smoother auto gearbox and extra polish that buyers got with this post-2017-era design were both worth having. In short then, for all kinds of reasons, this is a contender you'd like - rather than merely one that would be very handy to have. The kind of SUV that might surprise you. As increasingly, modern Kias tend to do.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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