It’s my dream to purchase a new car in the next year. I want something the whole family can be comfortable in. I want something that is good on gas mileage (we drive A LOT in Houston) and that is eco-friendly. Of course we need some storage space and a few”extras” wouldn’t hurt. I recently got to spend some time with the brand new 2012 Kia Sorento.
Here are some things that the kids and I really liked about the 2012 Kia Sorento (in no particular order):
- Over 400 miles to a tank of gas. That’s pretty nice and easy on the wallet.
- Really easy ride even on some of the “bumpiest” as the kids say streets.
- Don’t laugh – but I love that when I lock the door that the mirrors fold in. Considering how beat up my mirrors are and how many times people walk by them and move them this on it’s own made me fall in love with this SUV.
- Door lockouts which means not only can the kids not open the doors by accident, but I can avoid accidental “dings” on both my car and the one next to me because no one opens that door without parental supervision.
- AUTO EVERYTHING! Oh it was so nice. Auto A/C where it would do all the work to get it to the temperature I want. There are drivers side and passenger thermo controls. The steering wheel let’s me do all sorts of fun things, but I’ll get to that. Power windows, locks, you name it it was “auto” for you to use.
- Keyless entry and start.
- Sirius radio. The girls didn’t even miss the DVD player and even if it was the Disney radio channel it was at least something they could agree on. The sounds was pretty nice too.
- Bluetooth technology. But for my type of phone it required a cord not automatic connection.
- Ecominder lets you know how well you are doing on driving “eco-friendly.”
- The backing system actually had a red, green and yellow section to show you where and how safe your backing was.
- At first I wasn’t crazy about the GPS system, but you just have to be smarter than the equipment.
- Second row seating was very comfortable. Look how happy my daughter was. The third row was a little tight, I would suggest that for car seats.
- Lots of cup holders and other storage spots in the seating area.
- However, the rear storage was a little on the small side and I wish it had those hooks to hang bags from after a grocery shopping trip.
- Really (and I mean really) comfortable seats. Not only are they comfortable but they are adjustable and I can save my sit setting so I don’t have to do anything but push a button to adjust it back after Mr. Money Saving Parent has been driving it.
- Lots of features to make your driving experience more comfortable and adjustable. For example, the shoulder strap was rubbing my neck, until I found I could move it to be more comfortable. There was a running board for getting in and out of the car. Those may seem small things but after being “rubbed the wrong way” for a few days my body was thrilled to see that I could do so many things for my own comfort from the seating to the tilted steering wheel.
The 2012 Kia Sorento was most of all a very comfortable car to drive, use and ride in. I enjoyed my time with it and found it a little difficult to give it back!
Now, find out what “he said” as you read all about it and Mr. Money Saving Parent gives a more detailed list of exact features, technology, and his thoughts on the 2012 Kia Sorento in his review.