Redesigned just last model year, the 2017 Kia Sorento bumps up its technology quotient with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, emergency braking and headlights that light your way around curves.

For that and the inflation factor the base price increases by $500 to $26,295. Plus there a couple new option packages. That’s still competitive considering a solid run of standards, Kia’s long warranty and the fact that many midsizers start around 30K.

Yes, I would now compare Sorento to midsize crossovers…