• 09-MAY-2014

2015 Sorento Named Best Family Vehicle by the Northwest Automotive Press Association

Kia Motors' highly acclaimed 2015 Kia Sorento was named Best Family Vehicle by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) during the annual "Mudfest" competition in Snoqualmie, Washington. More than 20 NWAPA automotive journalists evaluated vehicles on an autocross course as well as paved and moderate off-road routes during the two-day event and selected winners in five categories.

"The U.S.-built* Sorento is one of Kia's most popular vehicles and sports dynamic and sophisticated design elements, inside and out," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Kia Motors America. "Winning the Best Family Vehicle by NWAPA is further validation of the Sorento's appealing blend of all-around style and capability with an abundance of safety features."

The 2015 Sorento offers equal measures of value and sophistication, with its powerful Gasoline Direct Injected (GDI) V6 engine, a high-style interior, next-generation infotainment system and Kia's Blind Spot Detection system . Available in four trims – LX, EX, SX and SX Limited – the 2015 Sorento is offered with an all-aluminum 3.3-liter GDI V6 and a fuel-sipping 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine – enhanced for 2015 to provide greater fuel efficiency. Options in the 2015 Sorento include a programmable power liftgate, panoramic sunroof with a one-piece, power-operated shade, integrated 2nd row sliding sunshades, available dual ventilated air-cooled front seats, a 115-volt power inverter, and illuminated door handle pockets.

The 2015 Sorento features an optional eight-inch touchscreen that integrates navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic with real-time road information updates, a premium Infinity® audio system, SiriusXM® Satellite Radios, Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity , vehicle settings and UVO eServices , Kia's next generation of infotainment and telematics. For 2015, navigation can be uncoupled from UVO and the Infinity® sound system, delivering an added option for superior voice-recognition technology and premium sound quality.