Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

  • Both engines should be relatively frugal
  • Hybrid is best for town users
  • Diesel remains favourable for long-distance drivers

Both engines available from launch shouldn’t cost you the earth to run. The short bursts of electric power will benefit those who reside in towns and cities, while the diesel will benefit most on long journeys.

Claimed fuel consumption for the 1.6-litre T-GDi hybrid ranges from 38.2-40.9mpg, but our first drive saw a slow climb towards the mid-30s. CO2 emissions are 158-168g/km and is expected to favour well with fleet drivers.

The diesel fares better when it comes to fuel consumption, achieving 42.2mpg with CO2 emissions of 176g/km.

Service intervals are every 12 months or 10,000 miles for the 1.6 T-GDi hybrid and 20,000 miles for the diesel.

The 67 litre tank should also mean a predicted range of over 500 miles per tank. The diesel also comes with a 14-litre AdBlue tank.

The plug-in hybrid due later should make even more sense for those who regularly cover short journeys, but the WLTP figures are yet to be published.

Is it reliable?

Backed by Kia's own seven year/100,000 mile warranty, the Sorento should offer peace of mind when it comes reliabilty. While there aren't many owner reviews on our site, there were no major horror stories with its predecessor.

In terms of safety recalls, there was only one relating to the safety systems struggling to identify pedestrians.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £465
Insurance group Not available
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