Wednesday, July 12, 2017

2017 Kia Sorento is a Perfect Family Car

My kids and I flew to WI the last few days of May, and we needed a car to drive around and do all our adventures in. Kia was very generous and loaned us a 2017 fully loaded Kia Sorento until the end of June. As soon as it was delivered my oldest daughter and I jumped in and took it for a ride. It didn’t take long for both of us to fall in love with it. To the point where she asked if we could just keep this and trade my current car in. To be honest I like the way she thinks.





The first trip we took it on was a couple hours away from my mom’s. We spent a weekend at the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. We had 3 kids in back (my 2 and my best friend Dan’s son), and then Dan driving with me as a passenger. Even with 5 people in the car, nobody was squished. All the kids had enough arm room and better yet, nobody argued! That could have been the whole "we are going to a huge water park resort thing" too, but I’ll take what I can get.




One of our favorite features is lane departure warning and the warning if a car is too close when in cruise control. Lane departure will ding at you if you move out of the lines. Of course it’s not foolproof as some roads are different and especially during construction, but for the most part it was right on. The other part is when you have cruise control on you can set it to automatically apply the brakes if a car is 1, 2 or 3 car lengths between you (you set it to which one you prefer). Once the car is no longer in that zone, the Kia will speed back up for you. The first few times it startled us as we knew it was coming but not at the same time. The feature is awesome and I wish I had it on my car!



Being a tech geek, I loved that I could plug my iPhone in and use my own maps and such via apple car play. You can also listen to your Pandora station etc.  If you don’t have this feature, you must, it’s awesome. There were only a few times I didn’t use it the entire month.





Between the Great Wolf Lodge, driving around the Dells, and going on a duck ride, the Kia was perfect for the fun weekend road trip.


Being a mom of kids with a lot of stuff, the trunk is always used. My current car doesn’t have a button to close it for me (I miss that button). The Kia Sorento makes it so easy, one touch and the trunk closes. No more, pulling it down and making sure it shuts.







Friends and I did a few trips to nearby towns that are bigger (more shopping options). Then the kids and I did another trip to Minocqua to visit my dad. We spent the day out on the boat, eating, stayed at another awesome resort, ate more (life just revolves around food) and headed home. Since that overnight trip was just the girls and I there was a lot more room. My oldest took advantage of being in the front seat, slept and even in the WI summer humidity, turned the seat warmers on.






This loaded Kia Sorento screams bells and whistles. Between the Bluetooth, rear camera, panoramic sunroof, apple carplay, heated seats, wifi, floorboard rails (perfect for kids), and more. Seriously, the list goes on and on. This was the perfect car for us with all the running around we were doing during our month-long vacation. It’s been 2 weeks since I have driven it and I miss it. I’m seriously considering trading in my current car as this one has everything I want and more. The base price starts at about $25,000 and goes up based on what packages you want.







Not only is the Sorento amazing but it also earned IIHS Top safety pic + award  AND NHTSA overall 5-star safety rating for 2017! Props to Kia for making an incredibly safe car. I know driving and being a passenger, I never had worries.



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34 comments:

  1. How FUN!! I can't wait to drive a Sorento... full disclosure, it's my unicorn vehicle. The bells and whistles sound amazing, the additional cargo space is a must, and I'm with your daughter, it may be time for an upgrade. Glad you enjoyed the ride, I loved reading about your adventure! Oh and BELLS AND WHISTLES!!!

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  2. Looks like a great family car! Kia is a great value, and I often like their design. Nice!

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  3. That looks like so much fun! I Recently upgraded my 2015 equinox to a 2017 equinox and i'm so happy i did! Great review and read!

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  4. It looks like you had a great day. I would love to upgrade to this car. I have a couple more years on the car I have now but I may have to look into this one because I like all the technology on it.

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  5. The Sorento is such a great car! I had the chance to test drive one a few weeks ago, and it was AWESOME. It's super comfortable, and it drives like a dream.

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  6. I really want to replace our current car with a Sorento. I've been looking it over for a while now, and it IS my dream car.

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  7. Love that it fits the whole family. Definitely many adventures to come!

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  8. This is a very nice SUV. We have never had a Kia before. They are very nice.

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  9. That sounds like a great car. I always hear such great things about kias.

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  10. That is a very nice car! Great post :)

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  11. Nice wheels! Has all the bells,and whistles. Love all the space too!

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  12. I haven't heard one negative thing about the Kia Sorento! Looks like it has a lot of space!

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  13. The lane departure warnings sound so helpful! I definitely like all of the space you get too.

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  14. I would love the panoramic sunroof. This car looks amazing and has all the features I am looking for in a new car. I know I would be able to fit everything I need when I go on road trips. I'll have to take one for a test drive.

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  15. This car looks amazing! You have a beautiful family :)

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  16. I. Want. One. I love the new Kias I've been seeing lately. So sleek and like you said, perfect for families!

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  17. We had a black one a couple years a go! Totally in love with it!

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  18. I love love love the Sorento! It's such an amazing car from an amazing brand. I keep nudging my husband to look at buying one!

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  19. What fun Katrina. The Kia Sorento really does sound amazing. I love the look of the interior

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  20. This is a nice car! And I haven't driven a car with some of these newer options, but the ones this car has sound worth it - they must have gotten the opinion of moms of how to make a good car!

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  21. The Kia Sorento looks so spacious. The cruise control feature sounds amazing. I would love to have this car.

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  22. Good looking family car that I will have to check out in a test drive for sure.

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  23. I've been hearing so much about the KIA Sorento and I think it's an amazing car! I love that it has a lot of safety features that will give you peace of mind while on the road! It's the type of car that you want to have especially when you have kids.

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  24. What a gorgeous vehicle! I love how much room it has. I bet it makes for a comfortable ride!

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  25. I'd love to have a big car like this when I have kids!

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  26. How FUN! I love the Dells..we are in MN and have gone to the Dells almost every summer...except now that the boys are a bit older and have their many activities/sports, we haven't gone the past couple years. I really want to go back and just relax. The car looks like it did its job! :)

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  27. It sounds like a very modern and safe car for a family! We have finally made up our minds and bought an Audi S4 break. We hesitated a lot because it was pricey compared to others, but my hubby wanted this brand since so long (10 years), so the heck, and we got it, LOL.

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  28. This looks like a great car! I hope you all had a fun trip with it!

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  29. Looks like a great family car, ideal for road trips.
    I liked the interiors.

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  30. Very nice. It looks like you had a great day. I love your car too.

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  31. Having a roomy vehicle is A MUST in my family: My son and daughter never want to touch each other (I was the same as a kid with my brother...LoL). When I get my next vehicle, I definitely gotta have the automatic trunk opener and closer! Glad you guys enjoyed this vehicle!

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  32. Looks like you all had a lovely time! Such a fun family outing & so great the car worked out so well for you :) I love a vehicle that's packed with all the gadgets! It's amazing & makes our lives so much easier :)
    xox Nadia
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  33. This is a very nice car! I thank you for the awesome review on the Kia Sorento.

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  34. You seem to have had a fantastic time. Great car to get you around at that.

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