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Monday, August 27, 2018

Let the 2019 Kia Sorento Take You on a Trip

We had a full summer schedule, some plans we did, some were canceled and some were changed. Despite the craziness we had a great time. One of the plans was to go to northern WI and spend the weekend on the lake with my siblings. We had to change it and decided to spend the weekend in Minneapolis instead. We were lucky and Kia supplied me with a 2019 Sorento to use for a week. To say this car is awesome is an understatement. When they picked it up, I kid you not, my 6 year old said “bye car, I’ll never see you again”. I guess she really loved it too.




My 15 year old was the only kid home when the car was delivered so, what do we do? We do “errands” aka go get ice cream from the farm.



I have 2 children and by boyfriend has 1, so when we are all together, we need something with a lot of room. The Sorento has a 3rd row which makes it perfect. This worked out perfectly as last min I needed to go pick up my sister from the train station an hour away and we were all together. That 3rd row came in handy and fit our needs.



Even though all 3 kids (ages 6, 10 and 15) would fit in the second row, we decided to keep the 3rd row up as Canon wanted to sit back there to have a little more room. We got all packed up and headed out for our weekend adventure at Mall of America. If you want to read about that part of the trip check out that post.



It’s a few hour drive and surprisingly enough with 5 people we only stopped once for gas/bathroom break.



We made it safe to Minneapolis and checked into the hotel (Best Western Plus) which was across the street and had an amazing pool for the kids. Seeing as they are all spread out in ages it was great to see it had something for everyone. We spent most of the evening at the pool until it was dinner time then bed to rest up for a full 2 days at the mall.



The next 2 days was full of fun and a lot of food, and I mean a ton of food. We were sad it had to end and we had to head home. We shopped so much that I don’t think we could have fit anything more in it, and the car has a lot of space.



Before I had to turn the car back in, we took one more trip (just an hour away), to visit my grandma who is in a nursing home. We haven’t seen her since moving back to Wisconsin, so I had to take advantage of having an awesome car. It was a great visit and im so glad we did.









Last year I drove a 2017 Sorento and loved it, but the 2019 is even better. One awesome feature is a small one but really cool. When it’s raining and you turn on the wipers that’s all you have to do. You don’t have to keep turning off and on or keeping it on high. There is a sensor that will sense the moisture on the windshield and turn on for you. Even when it was just sprinkling and a semi drove past and splashed us, the wiper auto went on and cleaned it off.



I loved the navigation system as then we didn’t have to use our phones. I do wish they allowed you to enter in an address while the car is running. I understand the safety, but if a passenger could enter it, it would be a huge help. I’m pretty sure it’s a safety thing for most cars. Definitely something I can overlook and deal with.



The cameras are something that I really miss having in my personal car and loved that you get a 360 view which comes in handy when parallel parking and just backing up in general, especially out of my driveway.



"HIGHEST RANKED MIDSIZE SUV IN INITIAL QUALITY, 2 YEARS IN A ROW "The 2018 Kia Sorento received the lowest rate of reported problems among midsize SUVs in the J.D. Power 2017-2018 Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners' experience with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awardsOpens a New Window.

There are so many features it’s hard to narrow it down to my favorite few, but one is the lane assist. It’s almost like the car is driving itself. If you deviate just a little from the white line it alerts you. It also tells you when you are getting too close to another car or a car is getting to close to you.






Check out Kia’s site for more details on the 2019 Sorento, for pricing and to find one near you. I highly recommend you take one for a test drive to see if it’s a great fit for your family.

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19 comments:

  1. Love all that space! Looks like a great family vehicle!

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  2. The Sorento is a great vehicle! I've had the chance to drive one, and I'm currently in the process of figuring out how to make one mine!

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  3. What a perfect family vehicle. The Sorento is roomy and has quite a few safety features.

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  4. We had a KIA in our family for years. They are great reliable vehicles. This 2019 version is loaded with bells and whistles - and I LOVE all the room in the back! ~Angela

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  5. My friend swears by his KIA Soul. I have ridden in it a few time and have to say, you do get a lot for your money!

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  6. I do love KIAs a lot! I've never owned one, but I think the Sorento fits me perfectly :) Now I want one even more!

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  7. I've never driven a KIA of any sort before. This one looks really nice!

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  8. We have a Sorrento and a Soul. I guess you could say we are a Kia family.

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  9. This is such a beautiful car. This is exactly what I could use. I really love the outside look as well as inside. I would love to drive one of these!

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  10. The Sorento looks fabulous! I have a Sedona and love it so so much. I can't imagine not driving a Kia at this point!

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  11. Toni | Boulder LocavoreWednesday, August 29, 2018

    That looks perfect for a family! Very spacious and so cool!

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  12. Sensored wipers? Sold! That is so cool. I love how spacious the Sorento is as well.

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  13. This is the car we are looking into when our van gives up the ghost. We definitely want a 3rd row. I hope they come out with a hybrid version.

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  14. Whoa, now that's one awesome car! We aren't in the market yet for a new car but when we are, I'll be checking out Kia! - Sarah Must Have Mom

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  15. This sounds like a great family vehicle! I have always wanted a third row, it would be so nice to have the extra space and comfort!

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  16. This vehicle definitely looks so very spacious and comfortable for all sorts of family outings. I love this!

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  17. What a sleek looking car with so many neat features, especially the navigation system and the roominess to fit a family.

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  18. I want that car! Glad it worked so well for your family.

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  19. I need a reliable car. This looks awesome. What is the gas mileage? I have a long commute. But I absolutely love that the wipers sense the wetness and work accordingly. I hate messing with those things!

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