Since 2003, the Kia Sorento has been building its history and reputation among car owners. It falls into the category of “midsize” SUVs that tried to reduce the size in favor of more favorable gas mileage and stylishness. To some degree it succeeded, but few would argue that the first Kia Sorento matches later models. Over time, Kia has tweaked the formula and improved upon the Kia in many different ways.

Pros of owning a Kia Sorento

Among the best reasons to own a Kia Sorento are the controls, seating, and interior. Here is more in-depth information about those strong points.

Reasons to buy

– Comfy seating: The Sorento is composed of three rows of seats, each making room for a crowd of people (7). Seating for drivers is also excellent, with thigh bolsters thrown in to enhance comfort. With its spacious seating, the Sorento scores high marks with drivers and passengers alike.

– Interior improvements: The original Sorento had a long ways to go to reach the state its in today. Now you’ve find many luxury upgrades to the Sorento that make for a more pleasurable aesthetic. One word stands out: Soft. The interior is going to be soft and plushy, making for an extremely smooth and comfortable drive.

– Steering improvements: Steering has been a problem with the Sorento in the past. The great news is that in newer models, this was refined and improved upon. Thanks to a completely redesigned suspension system, the newest Sorentos handle any kind of road, whether in town or on more rugged areas. This improved suspension is one of the reasons that the Kia Sorento won the 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

– Fuel saver: If you want an SUV that doesn’t break the piggy bank at the pumps, then the Kia Sorento is your car. SUV lovers sometimes pay particular attention to this pro.

Cons of owning a Kia Sorento

Unfortunately it’s not all sunshine for Kia Sorento owners. People who are conscious of off-road performance might want to take a second look at it or see what upgrades might be available. Beyond that, the exterior hasn’t seen much improvement over previous versions. This is not a glitz and glamour vehicle at all, so don’t look to it for that. The newest 2017 model is not going to impress any of your friends and possibly not even yourself if you’re very picky about the exterior of your SUVs.

Don’t be hung up on the appearance, though. There are some customers that are quite satisfied with the exterior. It’s all a matter of preference. Some drivers aren’t looking to impress their friends or drive the flashiest SUV on the block. For those looking for luxury seating and comfort, the exterior of the Sorento is a small price to pay to get one of the most comfortable vehicles in the world.

Lease deals for Kia Sorento

If the comfort of the Sorento’s seating and the excellent safety record impresses you, then leasing is the ideal way to get your hands on the Kia Sorento. There’s a lot to be excited about in terms of leasing this vehicle. First of all, you’ll get a much lower monthly payment than if you buy a Sorento. Secondly, you’re going to have a low to $0 down payment to lease. It all depends on your credit.

Keep in mind that credit is paramount when it comes to leasing. If you have excellent credit, you’ll be able to lease. If you’re falling short lately, leasing might be out. Chances are if you’re interested in leasing the Kia Sorento, you already know that you have the credit to do so, and there are so many reasons to lease. Most people will find leasing a very flexible and good option for their finances. You get to drive a very nice midsize luxury SUV you might not be able to afford to buy. It gives you time to save money in the short-term so that at the end of the lease, you might exercise the option to buy.

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