What makes the 2017 Kia Sorento the perfect family SUV?

July 28, 2017 4:55 pm | macarthurkia.com.au

Sydney families are busy. With kids tied up in various activities and enrolled in schools all across town, it's not uncommon for families to put hundreds of kilometres on their vehicle each week.

When you have kids in tow, you need a car that's safe, reliable and big enough not only for everyone in your clan – but for everything they have in tow.

At Macarthur Automotive, we think that one of the best family SUVs on offer right now is the all new 2017 Kia Sorento. Kia Sorento has everything Sydney families need for their sometimes hectic lives at a fraction of the cost of similar offerings from competitors.

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What's new about the 'all new' Kia Sorento?

The 2017 Kia Sorento comes packed with a number of great features, including:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • 7-inch colour touchscreen infotainment centre
  • Steering wheel controls for volume and bluetooth
  • Automatic braking
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Optional standard shift paddles

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The 2017 Kia Sorento is also much sharper looking than previous models. With smart looking angles, Kia Sorento has an athletic appearance comparable to more expensive offerings from Mazda and BMW, among others.

Inside, Kia Sorento has a gorgeous finish that feels extremely upmarket, thanks to the use of top quality materials in a two-tone colour scheme. Easy to use and well placed controls make this car functional, easy and enjoyable to drive. One of the marked improvements in the 2017 Sorento is much more comfortable seating and increased legroom for passengers in the back.

What makes Kia Sorento such a great family SUV?

With an optional third row seat, Kia Sorento is great for when you're shuttling around your kids and their friends after school. Fold the third row down and you'll have plenty of room for whatever you need for that weekend getaway out of the city.

All Kia Sorento's come equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive. You can also opt for a four wheel drive if you plan to take your Sorento with you on weekend getaways. Thanks to a high ground clearance and 19-inch wheels, Kia Sorento will easily handle unsealed roads on your outback adventures.

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Sorento was designed by Kia with families in mind and it's evident everywhere, including in all of the clever storage compartments and cupholders throughout the SUV.

Most importantly for those driving around with precious cargo, Kia Sorento has an excellent safety rating. Sorento earned an impressive 36.62 out of 37 rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program. The SUV excelled in crash testing due to a strong body padded by six airbags. Sorento also boasts impressive safety features like blind spot monitoring, lane change assist and a reversing camera.

Want to get your family in the all new 2017 Kia Sorento? Then reach out to the team at Macarthur Kia. We'd love to take you on a test drive today!