The Kia Sorento has been awarded ‘Best Used Large SUV for less than £26,000’ at the What Car? Used Car Awards 2019. While last year, the Sorento picked up the prize in the 1-3 year age bracket, a shake-up of the awards sees the categories organised by price instead of age.
In a competitive segment of the market, the Sorento rose above the rest thanks to its high-level of standard specification, large amount of practical space and the industry-leading seven year/100,000 mile warranty as standard on all Kia models.
What Car? Magazine’s Used Car Editor, Alex Robbins commented “We’ve always been fans of the Kia Sorento, and as a used buy it makes terrific sense. There are lots of examples around in good specifications, so finding one won’t be difficult. At this price, you can afford to buy a Sorento that’s just a year or so old, and that means you get the balance of Kia’s huge seven-year warranty and indeed, if you can find a Sorento for sale under Kia’s Approved Used scheme, you could get that warranty extended by as much as a year and a half. Combine all of that good sense with the Sorento’s space, practicality, robustness and equipment, and it’s easy to see why we think it’s the best used large SUV at this price.’
Commenting the Sorento’s success, Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, said ‘We are delighted the Sorento has continued its success from last year and won another prestigious What Car? Used Car award. With attractive initiatives like our seven-year warranty which is transferable between owners, to our Kia Approved Used scheme, it’s no surprise we continue to meet used car buyer needs.’