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Bought this car just over 4 days ago and have driven it over 1,400 miles. It has exceeded my expectations in every way, especially in fuel economy. My average fuel consumption has been just under 45 miles per gallon. Outstanding. The ride is smooth. The steering is tight. The power is plentiful. There is plenty of room inside and the steering wheel and seats adjust nicely. The navigation system is so much better than the one in my 2011 Toyota Prius. So are the leather seats. Try one.
Purchased KIA Sorento 12/01/2011. Unable to give a complete rating at this point. But, so far I am very comfortable and enjoy driving this car. The SX Sorento has all the 'bells and whistles' for what I think is a reasonable price, compared to many SUV's that have similar extra's! The Berlin City KIA was excellent in accommodating me to purchase this vehicle! For a car i wouldn't have considered a few years ago, it is a very reliable and comfortable car!
This car is great in the city and on the highway. It is pretty quiet and holds up well to crosswinds (50 mph winds). Fuel economy could be a bit better. Do average 30 MPG for combined city/highway driving.
Pros: Comfortable seating and 'zippy' acceleration
Cons: Gas mileage!This Kia has never been in the shop for any thing other than routine and regular maintenance. It has never failed to start (FL heat necessitated a new battery recently) and runs on a variety of surfaces very well...it can be taken off-road but it has not been.
Cons: N/AWe have only owned the car for 2 weeks and have yet to make a 'trip' in it, but after driving small SUVs and 'little toy cars' for many years, this appears to be an excellent car...especially when factoring in the price.
Cons: I wish it had heat and ac both front and back.I love my KIA. I bought it used with 17000 miles. I love being able to call the shop if I have a problem and getting right in and getting it fixed. The only problem I have had is my tail lights kept blowing out. They finally put in a heavy duty plug and haven't had a problem since. I also had a sensor go out and it took a couple of days to fix it or get the part, but I was on a trip anyway, so it still wasn't a problem.