These are just five reasons why the Kia Sorento is one of the best cars for families! Thanks to DriveShop for providing me with the Kia Sorento to try out for the purposes of this review. While I was provided with the car to try out for review, all content and opinions are 100% honest and my own.
I’ll just come right out and say it, before this summer I’d never once driven a Kia and the only times I’d ever ridden in a Kia were with my great-grandparents. All I knew about Kia’s were that old people drove them because that’s what my great-grandparents have ALWAYS driven, and they always tell me about how much they love their Kia. A Kia wasn’t for a young family like mine.
I was so wrong.
This summer I drove a Kia for the very first time, a Kia Sorento to be exact, and it was amazing, especially for my young family. So if you’re looking for a new family car, I’d highly recommend putting the Kia Sorento at the top of your test-drive list. These are just my top five reasons the Kia Sorento is the best family car; there are a ton more that you’ll have to see for yourself when you drive one.
5 Reasons the Kia Sorento is One of the Best Cars for Families
#1 – It’s got plenty of room.
One of the things we hated about some of the cars we test drove when we were looking for our new car was how tight they felt. If there was a decent amount of luggage space in the back then the seats were too small to sit comfortably. And if the seats were large and comfortable, there wasn’t enough room for a stroller + luggage in the back. We didn’t run into either of those problems with the Kia Sorento – we were able to fit all of our bags, a stroller, and a pack n’ play in the back with no problem whatsoever. And there were four adults + one car seat sitting in the seats, so that didn’t even include putting the seats down. It definitely has plenty of room.
#2 – Built in Navigation
I can’t get anywhere without navigation, so this is a big one for me. With a toddler wanting to watch a surprise eggs video on my phone and my mounted GPS always falling off the dashboard into the one place I can’t reach without swerving, a built in navigation is a perk that I didn’t even know I needed until I had it. The Kia Sorento navigation is built right into the dashboard, is easy to use, and from our experience, very accurate. Definitely a nice perk.
#3 – Kid-Friendly Extras
Every where we looked in the Sorento there were extra features that just seemed to be designed to make traveling with kids a little easier. Whether it was the built-in pull down shades (hooray for not having to put a towel in the window!) or the built in USB port IN THE BACK OF THE CAR, the car is seriously designed for a family going on a road trip. I’m not sure my two-year-old has ever slept this well in a car. Or on the sidewalk.
#4 – Adult-Friendly Extras
Not just kids go on road-trips and the Sorento is built to cater to both kids and adults. Two of my favorite feature of the car were the actual electrical outlet in the back of the car, not just a USB post, not just an aux port, an actual outlet to plug in my computer. Or whatever else I wanted to use. I’m sure other cars have those as well but it’s a game-changer for this girl whose computer battery doesn’t last an entire three-hour drive. And second, the cooling seats. I know you’ve all tried out heated seats before that will warm you up quickly on a cold day, but I’ve never even heard of seat coolers. You hit the button and the seats cool down immediately, just like they warm up for a cold day. We were in California in the middle of the summer driving around, so you can bet I used those every single time I got in the car. Just amazing.
#5 – It Can Grow With You
One of the coolest things about the Kia Sorento is that it actually has the option of putting in a third row of seats. You decrease the amount of space you have for luggage in the back with the third row of seats, but it’s still an option. That means that even if you have another kid or two, you don’t have to upgrade to a larger car right away. And if you get that third row of seats when you originally buy the car, you can always just lay it down until you need to use it.
You can learn more the Kia Sorento and all of its amazing features on the Kia website.