Best 7 seat 4 x 4 by far
Added: 15th of November 2013
For a large 6 speed,automatic 4 x 4 it uses very little fuel. Gear changes are hardly noticeable and it has an 'eco' setting that slightly reduces acceleration but improves fuel economy. The 7 year warranty is the most important consideration and it only cost £550 for the first 5 years servicing, this was included in the cost of the vehicle. A Range Rover with a similar specification would have cost at least £25,000 more. I have ridden in various Land Rover products and I really think that the ride in the Sorento is better and they are equal on wind and road noise. it also has superb brakes. There is no doubt that nothing beats Land Rovers on traction in severe 'off road' conditions, but to be fair, how often does the average motorist drive their car in this type of terrain. One thing is certain and that is the Sorento will not spend as much time in the garage having faults repaired... It is a well known fact that Range Rovers break down with monotonous regularity.The car also has a full size spare wheel. That may not sound very important, unless you are touring in Europe and get a puncture, miles from anywhere. The car is the top specification model and it takes a while to learn how to use all of the 'gizmos'.You have to be pretty sure of the reliability of your cars to give a 7 year warranty. Badge snobs will not buy one, but that is their loss!