Driving the kids all around for various summertime activities has me thinking about what I want in a new car. Our minivan is ten years old and it won’t be long before we’re in the market for something new. We’re now a family of six(!), so we need space for everyone, and their respective car seats and/or boosters. We’ve done our time with a boring minivan and are hoping to get something a little more exciting and less cliché for our family. Crossovers are high on our list because they offer the space we need while still making us look cool.
Or as cool as 30-somethings shuttling four kids around town can be!
The 2013 Kia Sorento is a super-sleek and sporty crossover that looks fun to drive.
It also starts at just over $23,000. We’re hoping to pay cash for our next car, so a reasonable price tag is a must. But even at $23K starting, the Sorento has an impressive list of features and options. It has all the latest and greatest technology, like a rear backup camera, heated seats and voice-command navigation. Panoramic sunroofs are even available. The late-night drive home from grandma’s would be so much more fun if the kids could look at the stars on the way.
Safety is another big issue for me as a mom. We live in a small, out-of-the-way town. Most of our activities and errands as a family involve highway driving, even a run to the grocery store. The Sorento features active headrests, rollover sensors and standard LATCH system for child seats, in addition to 1st and 2nd row passengers side-curtain airbags.
The Sorento also has seating for up to seven. And with the concealed storage, there’s even room for the stuff that that many people need to bring along for the ride. Plus, the seats fold down to allow for all kinds of configurations and packing-for-activities options. Roof rails are standard in a few of the packages. Our current van has no roof storage. We have four kids. They have a lot of stuff. We need these options!
As I mentioned before, we’ve had our current car almost as long as we’ve been parents. We like to get our money’s worth out of vehicles. With Kia’s warranty program, we’d be able to drive the Sorento for a decade and still be covered. And in the Sorento, we’d look much cooler than in our old minivan.
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