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New Kia Sorento Ratings

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    6/11/2010 6:19:48 AM

    2011 Kia Sorento

    Great travelling vehicle

    Pros: The interior space.

    Cons: No dip stick on transmission- I like to check fluids...

    We have been with KIA for a few years, and this is the forth car. (Sedona, Sportage, Rondo, now 2011 Sorento). Very pleased with the ride and big car feel, handling and MPG. But, as always, the warranty rules, especially if you have a great dealer with a great service department. The safety rating is a plus, which we hope never to test!!! Overall quality is great, and I'm pleased that it was built in the US with a majority of US made parts.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    6/2/2010 11:22:02 AM

    2011 Kia Sorento

    EX V6 vs '06 RAV4 V6

    Pros: NAV system w/rear camera, hands free/voice activated blue tooth.

    Cons: MPG

    I presently own a 06 RAV4 Limited w/ V6, 3rd row seat. I just purchased a 2011 Sorento EX V6 AWD.For just $2K more than I paid for the RAV four years ago,I have leather int, NAV w/ backup camera, Bluetooth, chrome 18”wheels, 6 spd auto,better speed display, rear door goes up not sideways, little more room inside. But, a LOT more performance from RAV,better handling, easier to drive around due to smaller size. Also better mpg. The EX so far w/900 miles, 16.5, 17.5 (18.5 mostly hwy going 70-80 mph.) The ride is softer in the EX not as truck like in the RAV. 3rd row seats easier to get into and little more space. My wife LOVES the EX luxurious int and ext.I like the performance of the RAV.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    5/13/2010 10:30:21 AM

    2011 Kia Sorento

    Best SUV in its class!!!!

    Pros: Push Start!

    Cons: There is no way to listen to the radio once you turn the engine off?

    Wow! Luxury package at an economical price! The Navigation system is very acurate! If your in SoCal I recommend the Santa Ana Kia dealership, GREAT customer service!!!!!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    4/22/2010 4:35:58 PM

    2007 Kia Sorento

    Suprized Power & Fun.

    Pros: Power

    Cons: sometime jiggly ride.

    After owning 12 cars so far this is the best one I have owned. 0 Defects now after 3 years and 23K of ownership. Recommended by my brother, shopped GM, Honda and Kia. Power and ease of 4x4 operation along with features and looks, build quality cemented my purchase decision. I am now a Senior Citizen and former Automotive Fleet Manager. Bang for the Buck is the BEST.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    6/1/2009 7:44:05 PM

    2008 Kia Sorento - LX 4x4

    Pros: The ride, the comfort, the power, the look!!!!

    Cons: Absolutely Nothing!!!

    Advice: Just Buy! Everything else is Junky and Ugly!! PS- Some Stink too - like Acura MDX's!!!

    I Loooove My Kia Sorento!!! The BEST car ive ever had & ive had a lot - Just traded my BMW 328!!!... Thats all I can say!!!!! The comfort, styling, everything - I know hands-down I made the right choice!!!... I Love My Sorento!!!

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    12/21/2008 8:13:02 AM

    2008 Kia Sorento - EX 4x2

    Pros: Seat warmers

    Cons: Um, can't think of anything

    Advice: Get all the options, you will be happy you did and don't forget the tow package.

    Absolutely love it! I bought this car yesterday and can't wait to get off work to drive it. It is the first time I am so unpset I live so close to work...lol. What a wonderful ride and family vehicle with a great price. Buy the EX with all the options. The seat warmers are fantastic. Cars will never be the same.

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    4/7/2008 10:46:26 AM

    2007 Kia Sorento - LX 4x4

    Pros: Automatic Climate Controll (driver and passenger can controll temp)

    Cons: Position of volume buttons on steering wheel. they are hard to get to at times.

    Advice: GET IT! Ive had it for almost 5 months and have 10k miles on it. best car ive ever owned

    Someone told me to go and drive a kia. I wanted an SUV but didnt want to pay the SUV price. I drove an optima, it was ok for a car but i really wanted an SUV. So I drove the Sorento. I fell in love with it. I bought it on new years eve '07 and payed the same price for it as i would have an 07 base model liberty.