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author photo by Josh Sadlier December 2014

Does your family need a versatile crossover at a reasonable price? It doesn't get much better than the 2015 Kia Sorento. Although it's priced like a compact crossover, the Sorento's dimensions are closer to midsize, and that means more value for you. If you're looking to buy new, your timing is impeccable. There's an all-new Sorento around the corner for 2016, which means there should be great deals on the remaining 2015 Sorentos. Furthermore, buying the final year of any vehicle is a smart idea because you're giving the automaker plenty of time to work out the kinks. Here are five reasons that the 2015 Sorento is still a hot prospect.

Feature-Packed Cabin

Kias are known for offering more equipment than you expect, and the Sorento doesn't disappoint. Even the base LX has Bluetooth audio and a USB port, while the EX adds power front seats, automatic climate control and leather upholstery. The SX goes all out with a panoramic sunroof and an attractive, user-friendly 8-inch touchscreen. Not bad at all for this price range.

Available Third-Row Seat

If you have a growing family, you're probably thinking that two rows of seats might not be enough. Typically, you have to buy a larger crossover to get three rows, but the Sorento's optional third-row seat gives you room for seven in a pinch -- that's something that hardly any other crossover in this class can claim. The Sorento is a great way to get that 3-row functionality in a maneuverable, reasonably sized wrapper.

Commanding Driving Position

Why do people love crossovers? For one thing, they sit you up nice and high compared to cars, and the Sorento is a prime example. In this driver's seat, you're on top of the world. The Sorento still handles more like a car than a truck, so it feels like you're driving a big, tall SUV.

Choice of Two Engines

Most affordable crossovers offer only a 4-cylinder engine, but the Sorento is also available with a strong V6. In fact, the V6 is standard across most of the 2015 Sorento lineup. Rated at 290 horsepower, the V6 Sorento can really get out of its own way, and it still gets up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway. Of course, the base 4-cylinder is a fine option too, with 191 hp and up to 27 mpg hwy.

Ample Cargo Hold

The Sorento can swallow a whole lot of stuff for a modestly sized crossover. There's 36.9 cu ft. of space behind the second row, and if you fold those seatbacks down, you have 72.5 cu ft. to work with. That's big-time cargo capacity for this class.

AutoTrader Says

The 2015 Kia Sorento ticks all the boxes for families on a budget, and after a number of years on the market, it's a battle-tested design. We highly recommend taking this Kia for a spin.

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