We recently spent a fun family weekend at an in-door water park, a few hours away from home. We had such a good time. Even though the weekend was spent focusing on entertaining the girls, the time spent on the road driving a 2013 Kia Sorento was no heart-ship for us as parents. The 2013 Sorento offers plenty of room, and is packed with modern technology, and features that make everyday driving fun. It’s no surprise to me that this is Kia’s first vehicle to sell more than 100,000 units in a single year.
As you can see, the 2013 Kia Sorento can pack a ton of fun! We really enjoyed the easy access. Being on the road for hours at a time with kids, this was a great convenience.
The Kia Sorento makes me a better a driver!
Change is not always easy for me. I drive a mid-size car, so when I saw this vehicle to review was an SUV, I was a bit apprehensive. Pleasantly surprised, the 2013 Kia Sorento was extremely easy and comfortable for me to drive. In-fact I felt sitting a little higher off the ground, gave me a much safer perspective and more confidence while on the road. I also found myself reassured by the size and placement of the mirrors, and rear view camera. The drivers seat was really comfortable, and if heated seats are an option when I purchase my next vehicle, this will be done! As will the keyless entry and push button start. Being a busy working mom, that often juggles a purse, a bag, and several other items at once – this feature is a real luxury. Speaking of luxury, my family agrees that we love the Panoramic sunroof! Opened just a crack or all the way to enjoy a nice full breeze, put us in a good mood each evening on our way home. This is another option on my “must have” list.
Packed with newer technology under the hood, I was expecting a little better of gas millage than I experienced. I also felt the ride was a little rough at times. Both of which could just be that I’m use to driving a car, and not an SUV. Neither of them were to the extreme of complaint. I would definitely recommend the 2013 Kia Sorento as a great family vehicle. I know it would be a great fit for ours!
A few 2013 Kia Sorento features:
Available in 3 beautiful models: the LX, EX, and SX.
Push-button start with Smart Key.
AM/FM CD/MP3 Sirius Satellite Radio
Infinity surround sound. 10 speaker system.
UVO powered by Microsoft Infotainment system.
Navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic.
Heated front seats.
Steering wheel mount with Bluetooth wireless technology.
Auxiliary and USB audio input jacks.
Memory driver’s seat and mirror position.
The 2013 Kia Sorento is a 4-door, 7 passenger SUV.
175 horsepower and 169 pound-feet of torque.
Power folding outside mirrors.
Heated outside mirrors with flashing turn signal.
Auto light control.
High style chrome tail.
Lets talk safety!
Dual front advanced airbags.
Side curtain airbags (1st and 2nd rows).
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes System.
Rear camera display, with back-up warning system.
Tire-Pressure Monitoring System.
Side-impact door beams.
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children.
The Sorento is built in the United States and globally sourced parts.
The 2013 Kia Sorento CUV currently starts at $23,150* and can be purchased at any authorized car dealership.
Disclosure: I was delivered a 2013 Kia Sorento to drive for six days. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. The opinions express are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced in any way to write a positive review by Kia . I am disclosing this information as part of the legal FTC blogger regulations.