New Kia Sorento Ratings
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2005 Kia Sorento - LX (M5) 4x4
Cons: Initial quality after taking it from the lot.
Advice: Take it for a long drive, overnight if possible. Initially it is impressive, but look closely.I had several disappointments with my Sorento and wish I had bought the Equinox I was considering. The brakes pulsated and the rotors were replaced at 600 miles. Now at 10k they are doing it again. The fog lamp just fell out of its mounting in the bumper. The paint had several flaws that were not evident until I looked very closely through the silver clearcoat. The transmission seems to not like the shift points. The dashboard has an awful reflection into the windsheild. Lastly, the E-brake lever is uncomfortable as it is too close to my leg. Like the size of the cabin, good power, warranty, and appearance.
2006 Kia Sorento - LX (M5) 4x2
Advice: if your looking for a suv with power and style this is the one for youI recently purchased the 2006 model, and I love it... It is very powerful, and switching from automatic to standard transmission......perfect... If you going to buy one the metallic grey LX edition is great to have... Did I mention how powerful and fast it if???
2005 Kia Sorento - EX (A5) 4x4
Pros: The look
Cons: not enough horsepower
Advice: Its a nice car for the priceI actually own a 2004 sorento ex 4x4. I love the car but I have had it in shop at least 8 times since I bought it. They have replaced the driveline 4 times, but now the rear differential might be bad. we will see if kia fixes my car. If not I will be calling the BBB.
2004 Kia Sorento - EX (A4) 4x4
Pros: turning radius and roomy interior
Cons: transmission has unusual shifting pattern.tends to stay in gear longer than it should.
Advice: you must like the characteristics of the sorento to enjoy this type of suvmy wife and i both test drove our sorento the same day we bought it.we were very happy with the results compared with other vehicles in the same class.it is nice and comfortable at any speed without any squeeks or rattles.the power steering is the best feature i liked the most.it turns on a dime!it has a smooth feeling when cruising like a car,but yet it is an suv.also is quiet and handles any road situation with ease.kia put together a nice one this time.
2006 Kia Sorento - EX (A5) 4x2
Pros: SLIDING SUN VISORS
Cons: GAS MILEAGE
Advice: YOU CAN'T GO WRONGLOVE THE WAY IT HUGS THE ROAD
2004 Kia Sorento - LX (A4) 4x2
Pros: ALL OF IT
Cons: GAS MILEAGE BUT FOR A TRUCK FRAME AND STEEL BODY CAGE I'M OK WITH IT FOR THE SAFETY
Advice: BUY IT THERE IS NO WAY TO BEAT THE DEAL AROUND $20K AND 10 YEAR WARRANTYHOW CAN YOU BEAT IT?!?!?!?! ONE OF THE BETTER SUV'S ON THE MARKET. A MID-SIZE SUV FOR AROUND $20K WITH A TEN YEAR WARRANTY. I HEARD SOME PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WARRANTY, BUT THEY EVEN TELL YOU IF YOU DON'T KEEP IT SERVICED YOU DON'T HAVE A WARRANTY THE SAME WITH ANY WARRANTY, NO SERVICE NO WARRANTY. I LOVE IT I'M GOING TO TRADE FOR THE 07 WITH THE 3.8 V-6
2005 Kia Sorento - EX (A5) 4x4
Pros: The exterior look
Cons: no 6-disc cd changer unless you get leather seats
Advice: Go for it...you won't be sorry!I used to be jealous of my friends and family members who had expensive SUV's...like Ford Explorers and Toyota Forunners. I test drove the Kia Sorento 2 days ago and was NOT expecting what I experienced. It's like driving a luxury SUV, but for much cheaper. Well I bought an ex, and am more in love with it than any other car I've ever had. I am no longer jealous of those people who have those expensive gas-guzzing SUV's. It also has a strong resemblence to a Lexus. And the 2-tone coloring on the ex is gorgeous. I am so happy...my 3 year old daughter and my mom love it too. Thanks so much to Peoria Kia in Peoria AZ!!