The Kia Sorento is one of the easier SUVs to mount a cell phone, tablet or GPS. Lots of space. No bazaar curves. Lots of different places will work well in a Kia Sorento but there were a few mounts and holders that simply won’t work.
A photo of the interior of a Kia Sorento accompanies this article. My vent mount is attached to the right of the driver. That’s my TechMatte MagGrip Magnetic Car Mount Holder for SmartPhones. The mount has a magnetic surface a little larger than a US Quarter. The back has four prongs that are used to attach to a car vent. This design allows attachment to either a horizontal or vertical vent. The attachment to the vent slats is accomplished by aligning a vent slat between the prongs and pushing forward. There are included metal strips which attach to the back of your case or phone. That’s how it attaches to the mount. You can also use this for a GPS that has a flat back.
Due to the normal angle of the windshield, a suction mount is a great choice for your phone. I’ll recommend my go-to mount for this location which is the Arkon MegaGrip Suction Cup Windshield and Dash Mount. The suction mount features a vacuum locked suction assembly attached to a pivoting arm. The phone can swivel into any orientation. The mount also comes with an adhesive disk that you can stick to the dash to turn the mount into a console mount. The suction assembly can adhere to the adhesive disk just like it would on a windshield. I use this mount all the time and it works great.
The same mount but for a Garmin GPS is the Arkon Windshield Dash Garmin Nuvi Suction Mount. I have recommended this one over the many years it has been available and have used it myself. It’s an excellent mount that comes with a 2-year warranty. It’s more rugged and longer than the Garmin mount you received in the box.
You may also want to consider an extra long suction cup solution such as the Arkon Extendable Smartphone and Midsize Tablet Mount. The cradle is spring-loaded and expands to over 7 inches . It’s going to fit most smartphones and tablets up to an Apple iPad Mini. The mount itself has a metal arm that can extend from 14.5 to 18.5 inches. The cradle rotates 360 degrees so your tablet can be in portrait or landscape mode. The suction cup has a vacuum lock to maintain a secure connection. The metal arm will keep the tablet very steady in normal environments.
A car seat bolt mount is a no-go on a Kia Sorento. The seat bolt isn’t accessible. While you can certainly use the option to bolt it directly to the floor board, most are not going to want to drill holes into their car’s floor, so I won’t bother to go any further with these.
The Kia Sorento has a nice large dash. You can use the two suction mounts I mentioned already as they both come with an adhesive disk so that you can use it on a flat dash surface. This option is best for states where mounting to a windshield is illegal.
A CD player mount is going to work just fine thanks to the Kia Sorento placement. We still like the Mpow CD Slot Mount for SmartPhones. Be sure to follow the included instructions for a secure fit and to ensure the mount doesn’t rattle around. The included cradle opens to 3.4 inches and swivels into any orientation. Remove the cradle to expose a 17mm ball suitable for a Garmin GPS.
A cup holder mount is probably the best place to mount a larger tablet in a Kia Sorento. The Arkon Car Cup Holder Mount for Tablets is a nice choice for almost any tablet and fits large tablets all the way up to an Apple iPad Pro. This cup holder mount features an adjustable arm for angling and it swivels into any orientation. The cup holder mount fits up to 3.5 inches diameter and that means a Kia Sorento will get along real well with this mount.
That was one of the easier vehicles to mount a device. The only bad location is the seat bolt but you can use any of the other mounting locations without as problem in a Kia Sorento.