2014 Kia Sorento SX new car reviews

The 2014 Kia Sorento has been given not only a facelift, but a guts-lift. With an all-new chassis, direct-injected V6, restyled interior and blind spot-detection system, it’s not only powerful but exceeds safety expectations.

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Tom Suddard Tom Suddard
Digital Experience Director

It's obvious that Kia is gunning for the MDX with this little SUV, as we had both at the same time, in the same color. They look so similar, staffers kept accidentally walking to the wrong car in the parking lot.

Unfortunately, they've just missed the mark. The Sorento feels, well, cheaper than the more expensive Acura. It's more like a Honda Pilot than a Japanese luxury SUV.

That isn't necessarily bad, though. I didn't like all the additional crap in the Acura, and I'd buy the Kia. It is a perfectly serviceable cute 'ute.

Alan Cesar FartSmeller69
SuperDork

This is a completely reasonable vehicle to purchase if it meets your needs.

David S. Wallens David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

Here's something interesting: This little Kia cute-ute has a direct-injected engine. Remember when that technology was reserved for Porsches and other top-tier cars? What does that mean for the rest of us? Pretty strong performance and economy numbers without having to go hybrid. I'm not dissing hybrids, but I also like the fact that gas engine development hasn't stopped.

As far as the car itself, if you're in the market for a daily-driver ute, I'd check out this one.

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Jane Soliman
Jane Soliman New Reader
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

The 2014 Kia Sorento has been given not only a facelift, but a guts-lift. With an all-new chassis, direct-injected V6, restyled interior and blind spot-detection system, it’s not only powerful but exceeds safety expectations.

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