Words and photos by Niky Tamayo
Once upon a time, Kia was known as a “cheap” alternative. The Pride, for one, was once the cheapest brand new vehicle available on the market in the early 90's. This trend continued through with the Picanto, which debuted at half the price of its then non-existent competitors.
Nowadays, Kia is more mainstream. In fact, it positions itself as an upmarket choice to the common car, with stylish models like the Rio and the Sportage. And while the Sorento may not be the newest car in the Kia garage, it’s still one of the more enticing SUVs in its segment, so we went out to find out just how exciting it really is.