The Kia Sorento is all about choice: it offers five seats or seven seats, four or six cylinders, front-drive or all-wheel drive.
That means it competes with many crossovers, most directly the Dodge Journey, a capable crossover with similar specs and even better seating and infotainment options, though tighter interior space.
The new RAV4 is missing the former third-row seat as an option, and it's now only a four-cylinder machine.
Honda's latest CR-V has great flexibility and new infotainment features, but styling's still less a feature than a function.
In a larger set of vehicles--with fewer seats--we like the 32-mpg version of the Chevy Equinox and its sliding second-row seat, and the higher-mileage editions of the Ford Edge, one with a turbo four that approaches the Sorento's highway mileage numbers.
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