Best family wagon - Kia Sorento Sli 2wd

RACV RoyalAuto magazine

The 2WD version of Kia’s all-new high-riding Sorento seven-seater manages to blend the things people love about an SUV with the functionality and versatility of a people mover. They get that commanding SUV-style view, while the straightforward controls and a versatile cabin make it user-friendly throughout.

Sorento delivers across almost all Value For Money criteria, including an outstanding seven-year/unlimited-km warranty and low servicing/repair costs with seven years’ capped-price servicing. And it’s one of the cheaper vehicles to insure.

The mid-spec SLi is well equipped in creature comforts and safety features.

Sorento drives well, with the V6 petrol engine producing plenty of performance when needed. The strength of this performance is a real plus, particularly when the vehicle is fully loaded, but it does mean higher-than-average fuel consumption.

The new model has more legroom. Comfort and space in the front and second-row seats, although not class leading, are very good. In the third row there are a few compromises, and there is not a lot of luggage space when all seats are up. Yet folding down the third-row seats to create a useful cargo space could not be easier.