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SUVs taking on the new Kia Sorento in South Africa

The fourth-generation Kia Sorento has landed in local showrooms at a starting price of R809,995 for the EX+ 2WD specification.

At the other end of the line-up sits the SXL AWD model at a price of R988,995.

The flagship Kia SUV is driven by a 2.2-litre, turbo-diesel engine that connects to an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission across the range.

The engine generates 148kW and 440Nm – sending the 2WD and AWD SUV to 100km/h in 9.0 and 9.2 seconds, respectively, as well as to a top speed of 205km/h. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 2,500kg and combined fuel consumption at 6.8l/100km for both.

On the feature front, every Sorento offers seven leather seats, electrically-adjustable front seats, an 8 or 10.25-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, an electric tailgate, and a rear-view camera.

Pricier models also include a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a heads-up display, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, and Kia’s advanced driver assistance programmes.

When it comes to practicality, the Sorento handles a maximum cargo capacity of 821 litres with five seats up, and its ground clearance measures 176mm.

The market

The market for mid-size SUVs has grown substantially in South Africa in recent years, but this new Kia is a compelling offer.

Below, we detail the new Kia Sorento’s biggest competitors in the local market.

Click on the underlined prices to visit TopAuto Car Prices for more information.


Lexus NX 300 EX

  • PriceR819,500
  • Power – 175kW/350Nm
  • Seats – 5
  • Ground clearance – 190mm
  • Cargo capacity – 500 litres
  • Towing capacity – 1,500kg

Lexus NX

Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L Laredo

  • PriceR831,900
  • Power – 213kW/353Nm
  • Seats – 5
  • Ground clearance – 205mm
  • Cargo capacity – 782 litres
  • Towing capacity – 2,800kg

Toyota Fortuner 2.8GD-6 4×4 VX

  • PriceR845,500
  • Power – 150kW/500Nm
  • Seats – 7
  • Ground clearance – 279mm
  • Cargo capacity – 716 litres (5 seats)
  • Towing capacity – 3,300kg

Ford Everest 2.0Bi-Turbo 4WD Limited

  • PriceR858,600
  • Power – 157kW/500Nm
  • Seats – 7
  • Ground clearance – 225mm
  • Cargo capacity – 1,050 litres (5 seats)
  • Towing capacity – 3,100kg

Isuzu mu-X 3.0TD Onyx 4×4

  • PriceR860,500
  • Power – 140kW/450Nm
  • Seats – 7
  • Ground clearance – 235mm
  • Cargo capacity – 1,119 litres (5 seats)
  • Towing capacity – 3,500kg

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2D 4WD Elite

  • PriceR895,900
  • Power – 148kW/440Nm
  • Seats – 7
  • Ground clearance – 206mm
  • Cargo capacity – 1,032 litres (5 seats)
  • Towing capacity – 2,500kg

Volvo XC60 B5 AWD R-Design

  • PriceR922,700
  • Power – 183kW/350Nm
  • Seats – 5
  • Ground clearance – 216mm
  • Cargo capacity – 505 litres
  • Towing capacity – 2,400kg

Audi Q5 45TFSI Quattro S Line

  • PriceR947,000
  • Power – 183kW/370Nm
  • Seats – 5
  • Ground clearance – 197mm
  • Cargo capacity – 550 litres
  • Towing capacity – 2,400kg

BMW X3 sDrive20i M Sport

  • PriceR979,798
  • Power – 135kW/300Nm
  • Seats – 5
  • Ground clearance – 204mm
  • Cargo capacity – 550 litres
  • Towing capacity – 2,000kg

Mercedes-Benz GLC300d 4Matic

  • PriceR998,418
  • Power – 180kW/500Nm
  • Seats – 5
  • Ground clearance – 201mm
  • Cargo capacity – 550 litres
  • Towing capacity – 2,500kg


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