While SUVs are undoubtedly superior in the winter months in slippery and treacherous conditions, they’re becoming more and more popular for the rest of the year, too – you can even get two-wheel drive versions of some models.
Kia Sorento placed in Top 10 Best SUVs
Kia Sorento SUV
The Kia Sorento is a full-size SUV that offers seven seats and four-wheel drive as standard, and represents a great leap forward for Kia in terms of comfort and build quality. The current Sorento offers excellent value for money and it is better built and better to drive than the previous model.
Although the Kia Sorento is only available with one engine, it suits the car well. The 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel is powerful enough to get it from 0-62mph in nine seconds flat, while fuel economy of 49.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 149g/km (for an annual road-tax bill of £145) are reasonable for a big seven-seat, four-wheel-drive SUV. It's an impressive engine, while Kia has also fitted plenty of sound-deadening material to the Sorento, helping to make the interior even more hushed.
The Brand New Kia Sorento
The overall design is sleek and distinctive, while the spacious interior features plenty of high-quality, soft-touch plastics. On the road, the Sorento features minimal body lean in corners, with plenty of grip thanks to the four-wheel-drive system offering the driver and passengers comfort whilst they travel.