So with a new look and a new chassis, you would think that Kia would give the 2011 Kia Sorento a new interior to complete the set. And whilst certain elements might look a bit natty and up to date, the general fit and finish and quality of materials used is a little lacking. Still, at least there’s a decent amount of kit to keep your mind off it – the standard CD/MP3 player is pretty punchy and the leather interior helps lift the overall ambience a little even if it is finished in a drab grey colour.
The 3.3-litre V6 engine has got a decent punch of power with 241bhp on offer to provide a good performance out on the open road. And as an added bonus, the mid-size SUV comes with a five-speed automatic gearbox unlike the ageing four-speed that’s used in all Kias that are smaller than the Kia Sorento.