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KIA Sorento XT Auto 2007 review


Overall towcar rating

****


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Key information

  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Year of manufacture: 2007
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Engine size: 2.5litres
  • Solo fuel economy: 32 miles per gallon
  • Towing fuel economy: 28 miles per gallon
  • Kerb weight: 2079 kg
  • Nose weight: 110 kg
  • Body type: 4x4

Towcar summary

What's good?

Virtually every thing. I have owned just about every main stream car at one time or another as a company Sales Manager and this still makes me smile every time I get in. Comfy effortless cruiser with all the space I need for 2 plus dog cage for 2 and awning, beach chairs etc.

What's bad?

Needs to be driven sedately around round abouts, to avoid rolling.

Would you recommend it?

Yes

Towing performance *****

How well does it tow?

Towing 1700kg and I hardly know its there. Set cruse at 62MPH and relax. Knock cruise out for long steep hills only. I find myself sailing by other outfits and trucks on inclines as they struggle up.

Solo performance ****

What's it like without the caravan?

Mainly used for trips to allotment and shopping so low 28-32 MPG and trips taken without caravan are made in wifes two seater.

Reliability *****

Anything to look out for?

Make sure you have had KIA check out rear axle corrosion situation. This is a known free of charge repair problem.Mine was found to be 100% OK

Practicality ****

Is it easy to live with?

Very it looks good, it parks easily and is a biggish load carrier when needed. I have had an after market 7" GPS/Media centre fitted and the seating is perfect for 5ft upto 6ft+ drivers.

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?

Used

Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

Garage owners father was previous owner. well looked after FSH car

 

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