We test drove the Kia after driving the Highlander, Pilot, Acadia, Outlook, Veracruz and 4Runner. In terms of the features we were looking for, overall performance and value, the Sorento beat the others hands down. My wife especially likes the turning radius which allows her to make a full U-turn on our neighborhood street when she forgets her cell phone in the morning.
Value for the money. Turning radius, handling. Easy to park and maneuver in traffic. Good acceleration.
Seats that fold flat without removing head rests. Satellite radio standard without expensive package. Better gas mileage.