2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD Test Drive

?2019 Kia Sorento SXL AWD? Sorento Bows with added Tech and Visual Enhancements OVERVIEW The 2019 Kia Sorento is a premium Global Class SUV that happens to be Kia Motors America?s best selling SUV. For the 2019 model year, it shows up with modest visual exterior enhancements both coming and going, displaying new front and…

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NWAPA Mudfest 2016 ? Part 1

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Shelton, Wash. ? One of our favorite events each year is the annual Northwest Automotive Press Association?s (NWAPA) Mudfest. We were involved in the creation of the annual SUV evaluation and have participated in a majority of the programs during the event?s 22-year history. Mudfest has evolved through the years…

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2016 Kia Sorento Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We?ve driven each new Kia model since the South Korean company opened their first four U.S. dealerships in Portland, Oregon in 1994. Initially the only car they offered was the compact Sepia sedan followed a couple years later by the Sportage compact SUV. While the major appeal of those early…

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2016 Kia Sorento SXL AWD Test Drive

?2016 Kia Sorento CUV? Inspired by Cross GT Show Concept. Lake Tahoe, CA & NV – The 2016 Kia Sorento represents the third generation of the Korean automaker?s popular crossover utility vehicle. It is based on the Cross GT concept vehicle that bowed two years ago at the Chicago Auto Show. Kia is also celebrating…

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2016 Kia Sorento 2.0T SXL AWD Test Drive

    Kia Sorento CUV Inspired by Cross GT Show Concept. Lake Tahoe, CA NV – The 2016 Kia Sorento represents the third generation of the Korean automaker?s popular crossover utility vehicle. It is based on the Cross GT concept vehicle that bowed two years ago at the Chicago Auto Show. Kia is also celebrating…

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2016 Kia Sorento First Drive

By Barbara Schaffer Lake Tahoe, Calif. ? I know I?ve said this before and am likely to say it again — every time Kia rolls out a new or updated model, it seems to be a major leap forward mechanically, in styling and in technology. Here we go again; I just had a chance to…

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2015 Kia Sorento SX V6 AWD Test Drive

2015 Kia Sorento SX V6 AWD Not just a pretty face The 2015 Kia Sorento is much more than simply a freshened vehicle. Kia Motors America, which is based in West Point, Georgia, began U.S. production of the Sorento, their capable CUV, in 2009. Three short years later a significantly redesigned example of the highly…

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Northwest Automotive Press Association?s Mudfest 2014 ? Part 2

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Photos by NWAPA/Josh Mackey & Bill Schaffer To go back to part one click here:?northwest-automotive-press-associations-mudfest-2014-part-1 Snoqualmie, Wash. ??Officially titled ?NWAPA 2014 Mudfest — Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year?, the annual event was created in 1994 by the North West Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) to select a vehicle we…

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2014 Kia Sorento SX FWD Test Drive

2014 Kia Sorento CUV More than simply a facelift ? The 2014 Kia Sorento goes on sale in Kia showrooms as much more than simply a freshened vehicle. Kia Motors America, which is based in West Point,? Georgia, began U.S. production of their capable CUV, the Sorento in 2009. A short three years later, KMA…

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Test Driving the 2014 Kia Sorento CUV

By Barbara Schaffer Phoenix ? Kia made an interesting move with the Sorento CUV for 2014. Rather than waiting for a more customary five to seven years between all new re-engineered and redesigned models, it took the Sorento, which was all new for the 2011 model year, and?re-engineered?it for 2014. The other thing that was…

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