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As compared to the Hyundai and the Mitsubishi Out lander, appearance is cleaner inside and out. I purchased the 5 seat without the two extra seats available. The back two seats are not of great use unless for small child or the dog. I wanted the cargo area. The other two have drop down seats but the do not law as flat, and you give up the underfloor storage. They is also a few extra inches inside., makes a difference getting in. Back-up camera moves with steering wheel.
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!
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: 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.
Pros: Most features, best priced, highest quality product available.
Cons: NOTHING!I love my Sorento! I researched 10+ SUV's and this one is hands down the best value out there in terms of overall quality and eye catching design. Gotta love the 10 Year Warranty. I bought mine from Jim Butler, Kia and dealt with Andrew and got it at a great value.
Bob is impressed
Pros: Design and warrenty
Cons: nothing at this pointI traded in a2003 Toyota highlander with 112000 miles, great car, but parts where super high, so I went for the Sorento with the four cylinder engine, Good choice, quality is great and it does everything that the highlander did but some what cheaper. I live in Arizona and all my driving is long distance and on the interstate, mostly with the cruise at 80 mph. The four is more then adequate. I am a convert, sorry Toyota
Great vehicle - Nice price
Pros: auto rear back-up camera on reverse
Cons: LX came standard with third seat (should be optional) - not going to use it.Just purchased V6, LX model - very nice. Wife has been a van follower, this Kia turned her around and she loves it. Nice drive (strongly suggest V6 over 4 cylinder), comfortable and looks great too! Was a tie with the GMC Terrain, until incentives, warranty, and V6 test drive - GMC also had limited visibility out the back versus the Sorento. Will take this on longer drives to further test comfort, but really enjoy it so far!