Voted for by the UK public, the Kia Sorento has been named the UK’s ‘Best 7 Seater’, at the sixth-annual Auto Trader New Car Awards.

Consumers were asked to rate their cars across 16 different criteria, from reliability and performance to appearance and running costs. They were also asked about their overall satisfaction with their car and how likely they would be to recommend it to others.

The winners of the Auto Trader New Car Awards are determined by 156,500 genuine car owners who voted for 19 of this year’s 22 categories, making the Sorento a true consumer champion.

Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director, said: “When it comes to a new car, a seven-seater is a great addition to the family. The Kia Sorento SUV is a comfortable car to drive, with some great features and accessories. Owners told us that the car was sturdy and comfortable. They loved the third row space, luggage capacity and the level of the standard equipment.

“The Auto Trader New Car Awards recognise the brands and cars that are doing it right in the eyes of those whose opinions matter most: consumers. The awards are now in their sixth year and we had input from over 156,500 consumers telling us what they thought about all aspects of owning and driving a car. They prove how manufacturers are taking consumers’ needs into consideration and innovating to bring a great and wide choice to market. Kia, and all of this year’s winners, are incredibly well-deserving.”

Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia UK Limited commented: “It’s a great honour to see the Sorento recognised at the top of its class by real consumers, and our valued customers. This further proves the excellent competencies the model has and how well it delivers the needs and wants of drivers. Alongside the excellent practicality, comfort, specifications and style, sincere thanks must be handed to our dealer network that provides excellent customer service alongside quality products.”

Kia are no strangers to success at the Auto Trader Awards. Last year, the Soul EV was named ‘Best Value Electric Car’, a testament to Kia’s pioneering position in the EV market. Previously, the third generation Sorento also took home wins having been named ‘Best Car for Towing’ in 2019 and 2020.

Kia UK’s largest SUV, the Sorento, now in its fourth-generation, has been carefully designed and engineered to take on everything life throws at it, combining comfort and practicality, with premium styling, quality and refinement. The Sorento is available in three high-specification versions – ‘2’, ‘3’ and ‘4’, along with a choice of powertrains to suit everyone’s needs. Customers can choose from a 2.2-litre CRDi ‘Smartstream’ diesel engine with 199bhp, a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with self-charging hybrid technology producing 226hp or the Sorento Plug-in Hybrid featuring a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and 261bhp. The award-winning Sorento SUV is available from any of the 191 Kia dealerships located around the country, with prices starting from £40,590.

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