When you get a new car it’s pure bliss. You’re in heaven and loving everything about your new ride. One month goes by and you’re still in love. Two months… Three, maybe… but what about six months? Do you still love that vehicle you picked out?
For us, the answer is a total, without a doubt yes. That is because we’re driving a 2017 Kia Sorento and it’s been amazing for us. Being part of the #SorentoFamily has been a great experience for us. Not only have we been riding in an extremely safe and reliable vehicle but with a V6 and an average 23mpg we’ve definitely put on some good miles and tested this bad boy to the bone.
As the owner of a Kia Forte, we knew what we were getting with a Kia Sorento but the fun times and memories that happen in a vehicle is something to be treasured. Being a Sorento Family means lots of space for our family 5 and room for their friends to tag along. It means heated seats for me and air conditioned seats for a husband who always seems to be hot even when it’s 50* out. It means a large third row that folds completely flat for anything you could possibly imagine. We recently tested out the weight limit when we redid the flower beds. We also love to tailgate so it’s great for holding our gear for a party!
One of the features I use the most is the Smart Cruise Control. I drive on the highways a lot and that’s when it’s best to use this feature. What happens is you set your preferred cruise control speed and how many car lengths (1-3) behind another vehicle you are comfortable with. When you are getting too close to another car the Smart Cruise Control will gently slow down to keep the correct distance. It’s great because it doesn’t slam on the brakes so don’t worry about getting whiplash or anything. If you or the other car moves out of your path the Smart Cruise Control will gently speed back up until you’ve reached the MPH you set. All settings will reset the moment you step on the brake.
And just look at this incredible view. The boy, yes, haha, but this sunroof is just so fun! My kids love that it opens so far so they too can look up and enjoy the view and watch the clouds go by or rain hitting the top.
It’s always a smooth ride when Kia outfits their Sorento with tires like the Michelin All Season. What more could you ask for, really? They come in handy on our always slick and rainy roads in Florida.
If you’re car shopping make sure it’s a car you will love in 6 months or a year or longer. You want your ride to be safe, have the features that you want, and that it fits your needs. If you’re a small family, or large The Kia Sorento could very well be the one for you, just like it is for us.