How good (or not) is Kia Sorento?
First of all, it is important to realize that Kia Sorento is probably the largest SUV/crossover you can get for under $30k. That feat alone makes it a worthy contender in this category. Its total passenger volume is a substantial 142.9 cubic feet, while the cargo capacity with both second- and third-row seats folded maxes out at 73 cubic feet. Sorento is a seven-passenger vehicle, with its base model boasting a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 24 mpg combined fuel economy. If you need more power, there’s the model with a 3.3-liter V6 engine, offering 290-horsepower. Kia Sorento starts at around $27k but its higher trim levels can get the price north of $45k. So it’s up to you pick the model and features you like the most.