The Kia Sorento is an Exceptional Crossover

 Since the introduction of the Kia Sorento for the 2003 model year, it's been one of the top mid-sized crossover vehicles for families in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities. At Hiawatha's McGrath Kia, we're happy to recommend this vehicle due to its capability, its versatility, and its generous feature set. This exceptional vehicle is now in its second generation - let's take a look at what it has to offer.

The Second-Generation Sorento

The first-generation Sorento earned many fans, of course, but it was in its second generation that the Kia Sorento really hit its stride. The first-generation Sorento was built on a truck-based frame, but the second-generation model adopted a unibody construction, which has given the vehicle more car-like driving dynamics.

The Sorento skipped the 2010 model year, and the second generation arrived in the United States as a 2011 model. It weighed 475 pounds less than its predecessor, improving both performance and fuel economy. The 2011 model was also the first to be made available with Kia's UVO infotainment system.

The 2014 Kia Sorento was unveiled at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and will go on sale in the spring of 2013. It will feature a few changes from its predecessor, including:

  • A new 3.3L V6 engine   
  • Electric motor-driven power steering   
  • New chassis that features an 18% increase in torsional rigidity   
  • New front and rear fascias   
  • A redesigned instrument panel   
  • Heated rear seats   
  • New panoramic sunroof with power sunshade   
  • 19-inch chrome wheels   
  • Programmable power liftgate

That's just a peek at the new features that the 2014 Sorento will offer. Suffice to say that it's going to continue the model's legacy of comfort and smart engineering.

Come to McGrath Kia

Interested in checking out a new or used Kia Sorento? Come to McGrath Kia, where we also proudly feature Kia's full lineup of new models, along with pre-owned vehicles from a variety of automakers. We're confident that we've got a vehicle for you, so visit our dealership today!

McGrath Kia is located at 1020 N Center Point Rd in Cedar Rapids, IA, a mere 10-minute drive from Hiawatha via I-380 N. We hope to see you soon!