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November 22 2016
The Kia Sorento was completely redesigned last year, and it’s safe to say that the Korean SUV is better than ever before. Now offering more technology and more advanced features, the new 2017 Sorento also happens to be more comfortable, more refined and more fuel-efficient.
Because it has been designed around the needs of your family, because it has style (the Sorento’s design has earned it an international design award) and because it is offered in several trims and versions in order to meet the needs of a diverse group of buyers, the Kia Sorento 2017 was named the best sports utility vehicle in Canada by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) in 2016.
The 2017 Kia Sorento features a new design that is both modern and refined. The front is reminiscent of the Cross GT concept, unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in 2013. Its refined style, redesigned headlights and unique fog lamps that feature four distinct spotlights allow it to stand out on the road. The tiger grill, Kia’s visual signature, is proudly featured on the front of the 2017 Kia Sorento.
The modern and luxurious cockpit offers space for up to seven passengers, refined materials, and plenty of storage spaces. It is also possible to add a host of options such as heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and a multimedia system incorporating a navigation system complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Concretely, there are only three versions of the 2017 Kia Sorento: the LX, the EX and the SX. But each of these versions is also available with a few variations. The LX, for example, is the entry-level version and the only one that can be fitted with a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter GDI 4-cylinder GDI engine and the only one available with front-wheel drive.
The other versions offer a choice of a 4-cylinder turbo engine with 240 horsepower or a 3.3-liter V6 GDI developing 290 horsepower, the latter additionally adding space for 7 passengers and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilos). A 6-speed automatic transmission is offered with these 3 engines and all versions beyond the LX are available only with the Dynamax all-wheel drive system.
Stylish and refined, the 2017 Kia Sorento really offers a lot, and happens to be a great choice when in the market for a family-oriented vehicle that is also stylish and packed with safety technologies and performance.
To learn more about the all-new 2017 Kia Sorento, contact us today at Kia des Laurentides in St-Jérôme.