Kia Sorento Hybrid practicality & boot space
Whether it's transporting people or cargo, the Sorento should have you covered – even if rivals can carry more
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The Sorento is a big car. At roughly 4.8 metres long, it's there-or-thereabouts in the middle of the Skoda Kodiaq (4.7 metres) and Land Rover Discovery (a shade under five metres). With regards to width and height, the Kia is very similar to the Skoda, but narrower and shorter than the Discovery. Regardless, few will be disappointed by the space on offer inside.
Kia Sorento Hybrid interior space, storage & comfort
There's acres of room in the front of a Sorento, so even the tallest occupants should have no problem getting comfortable. It's much the same in the second-row seats – three adults are able to travel without clashing knees every few seconds.
As for the third-row seats, they're still suitably sized so that adult passengers should be comfortable on all but the longest journeys. This in itself is an achievement, as cramped third-row seats are the downfall of many seven-seater cars. There are also plenty of other cubbyholes throughout the cabin, including cup holders for the front, middle and rear seats.
The Kia Sorento’s boot is sizable, with 608 litres available when the third-row seats are folded and 1,996 litres when the second row is dropped, too. Compared to both the Skoda Kodiaq and Land Rover Discovery these figures are a little low – the Land Rover, for example, has 1,137 litres of cargo space with its third-row seats down.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe Kia Sorento Hybrid offers everything a great seven-seat family SUV needs to: it's well equipped, stylish and practical
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Kia Sorento Hybrid’s official fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures are well ahead of those for diesel-engined rivals
- 3Running costsThe big Kia Sorento offers reasonable running costs for its size, while being neither the best nor worst in its class
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe latest Kia Sorento is an undeniably large and heavy car, but the petrol engine and electric motor in the Hybrid work together to deliver decent performance
- 5Interior & comfortPlenty of standard equipment awaits anyone who travels by Kia Sorento and build quality is pretty good, too
- 6Practicality & boot space - currently readingWhether it's transporting people or cargo, the Sorento should have you covered – even if rivals can carry more
- 7Reliability & safetyThe Sorento scores highly for crash protection and safety equipment, plus the South Korean manufacturer is rated well by owners