Kicking it With Kia
I am single and short in stature what am I going to do with a truck? That is the question that I asked when I got in the Kia Sorento last week. This truck was equipped with so many bells and whistles I forgot I was in a truck. Getting in and out of the vehicle was easy as pie not like I was getting in a big truck, I truly fell in love with the Sorento. I felt like I was driving a luxury vehicle!! Once I looked at the sticker price I realized it is a luxury vehicle. I had no idea that Kia has vehicles this fancy. This vehicle had some extra features that I have never experienced before. I hope you get as excited as I was about these really cool features.
I am a Doctor so we have to put safety first. This vehicle has airbags everywhere to make certain that you are not injured on impact. It also has some safety features within the seatbelt structure so that you are restrained during a collision. You will see in one of my videos there is an alert feature if you begin to drift while driving and another one if the car in front of you is too close. The BEST safety feature is the camera that shows you 360 degrees around the vehicle. THIS feature is the one that made me feel comfortable driving such a big vehicle because I could see every angle to make certain I didn’t hit anything.
This vehicle had something I had never seen before. You can walk up to the tailgate/trunk and it will open!! You have to have the car locked and the keys on you (in your pocket) and boom it opens!!! So when you have too many bags and can’t reach for your keys the trunk will open for you to put everything down without you having to empty your hands to find your keys!!
The second cool feature is that the side mirrors move when you lock the car and as you are approaching the car they come back out. Living in Chicago this is very important when you are street parking to make certain someone does not knock your mirror off when they drive by or when they are trying to park their car.
I love the Kia Sorento and when I “grow up” and have a family this will definitely be in the running for me to purchase. The truck seats 7 but the third row lays flat to give you more trunk space. The rear seats also recline which makes this GREAT for a ROAD TRIP! There are A/C controls for the rear third row as well. Please check out the Kia Sorento the next time you are in the market for a truck.