Car review: New Kia Sorento is big, strong and friendly

Kia's fourth-generation Sorento multi-seat SUV offers more room and vroom than its predecessor

Suitable for families, the seven-seater Kia Sorento is 4,810mm long and 1,900mm wide, and bigger than its already sizeable predecessor. The Kia Sorento has an edgier, sportier silhouette. It is also well-equipped, with adaptive cruise control and lan
The Kia Sorento has an edgier, sportier silhouette. It is also well-equipped, with adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping, as well as electric parking brake with auto-hold function.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
Suitable for families, the seven-seater Kia Sorento is 4,810mm long and 1,900mm wide, and bigger than its already sizeable predecessor. The Kia Sorento has an edgier, sportier silhouette. It is also well-equipped, with adaptive cruise control and lan
The Kia Sorento has an edgier, sportier silhouette. It is also well-equipped, with adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping, as well as electric parking brake with auto-hold function.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
Suitable for families, the seven-seater Kia Sorento is 4,810mm long and 1,900mm wide, and bigger than its already sizeable predecessor. The Kia Sorento has an edgier, sportier silhouette. It is also well-equipped, with adaptive cruise control and lan
Suitable for families, the seven-seater Kia Sorento is 4,810mm long and 1,900mm wide, and bigger than its already sizeable predecessor.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG

I love big cars. Who doesn't? You get space. You get presence. And did I mention space?

The new Kia Sorento delivers on that front (and back) fairly well. Built on a new platform, the seven-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV) is bigger than its already sizeable predecessor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2020, with the headline 'Big, strong and friendly'. Print Edition | Subscribe