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Kia Sorento Hybrid interior & comfort

Plenty of standard equipment awaits anyone who travels by Kia Sorento and build quality is pretty good, too

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Interior & comfort rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£37,665 - £52,445
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol

Those with and without experience of modern-day Kias will be impressed by the build quality of the Sorento’s interior. Many will also be surprised by the sheet amount of technology offered as standard. All in all, the interior is a marked improvement over the last model's. Even so, there's still room for the South Korean SUV to improve. For example, the aluminium surrounds of the air vents look a little low-rent, but apart from that everything else you see and touch is high-quality.

Kia Sorento Hybrid dashboard

The Sorento’s dashboard manages to look classy (but perhaps not pretty) and features a good spread of buttons, switches and materials. In the middle of the dashboard there's an infotainment screen and in all but the entry-level 2 version, the driver gets a sharp digital display instead of traditional dials.

Equipment, options & accessories

Standard equipment for the 2 trim level includes an eight-inch infotainment screen, LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and 17-inch alloy wheels. While there's an awful lot of equipment included with the 2, the lack of leather (or even faux leather) will be surprising to some. As standard, the 2 comes with black cloth upholstery.

Mid-range 3 spec brings additional equipment such as full leather trim, 19-inch alloy wheels, a 10.25-inch digital dashboard, power-adjustable front seats, heated rear seats (the outer two), wireless phone charging and a powered tailgate. King-of-the-hill 4 spec includes ventilated front seats (which are also 10-way adjustable), a head-up display, panoramic sunroof and a 12-speaker Bose sound system.

Infotainment, apps & sat nav

Kia’s infotainment systems look nice and are slick enough. Happily, Kia decided to fit physical buttons for the climate control underneath the central touchscreen display, rather than integrating it into the software. Overall, the Sorento's cabin feels like it has been designed with ease of use in mind, which for many will be a real plus. Family buyers will be especially pleased to find there are seven USB ports available.

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