MotorTrend.com, Edmunds.com and CarandDriver.com give slightly better than average ratings to the 2016 Kia Sorento and 2015 Kia Sportage. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional in both models.
Reviews of earlier models of Kia’s SUV crossovers mention how uncomfortable they are over rough roads or when maneuvering. With an increase in torsion rigidity in 2016 Sorento models, MotorTrend.com writes that this condition is greatly improved and that the vehicle is a good value. Edmunds.com and CarandDriver.com rate the 2015 Kia Sportage at slightly better than average in drivability measures. All three give praise to Kia’s generous warranty and above-average trim options.