I have owned 3 Cadillacs, 3 mini vans, a 1988 Jeep Commanche (ordered from the factory while I was stationed in Germany), a 1997 Grand Am. Sorento has the minivan's room, the comfort of Cadillac, the fun to drive sporty handling of the Grand Am, and a bigger foot print and smoother ride than the Jeep. Kia has an obvious comittment to safety. They have more standard safety features than the big three at a better price. Michelin P24570R16 tires on stylish machined aluminum wheels, even the spare. I am very happy with my fuel economy, 400 miles per tank, running the AC constantly. Some people balk at the speakers, that's why God made Polk audio.
The 5-speed sport shift transmission. The mountains of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee were made for it.
Make a remote control CD/cassette deck with Bluetooth capability standard. This keeps more eyes on the road and could help greatly reduce highway accidents/deaths.