The new 2014 Kia Sorento have a lot of imporvement in performance and design compare to its older version. You will notice the biggest change is the engine where the upgrade the older version to a 3.3-liter V-6 engine. Aesthetically, the Kia crossover also received plenty of visual upgrades, highlighted by a modified front and rear fascia, a new grille, and the option of fitting up to 19-inch wheels. There’s a lot to like about the new Sorento, although there are parts of it that we weren’t too excited about.
Either way, it’s obvious that Kia went to great lengths to give the Sorento significant improvements. In the words of Michael Sprague, executive vice president, marketing and communications of Kia Motors America: “With more than 80 percent of the 2014 Sorento including new or significantly redesigned parts, it’s obvious that the improvements are not just skin deep; including technological enhancements such as UVO eServices, the next generation of our voice activated telematics system, and Kia’s first-ever blind spot detection system.2″.
Like the rest of the new models from Kia, the 2014 Sorento was treated to a plush interior makeover. It’s a refreshing take, especially when you consider that the market it belongs to pays less attention on being pretty than anything else. To its credit, Kia wanted to give the Sorento some new shine and did so by dressing it up with unique and luxurious Nappa leather trimmed seats. A wood-trimmed, heated steering wheel is also part of the improved interior makeup of the Sorento as are the heated rear seats, both of which come as standard features to the crossover. In addition, Kia also added an exclusive soft-touch headliner and pillar accents to the Sorento SX Limited.
For all of the aesthetic improvements on the Sorento, Kia also paid careful attention to giving the crossover plenty of functionality, highlighted by a redesigned instrument panel that combines technology with proven ergonomics. On the Sorrento EX and above, the crossover’s large center gauge cluster comes with a 7-inch TFT LCD screen that projects plenty of travel information for the convenience of the driver and the passengers. It displays info like trip and vehicle information, along with navigation updates with the latter coming as an added option.