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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.
i'm 88 yrs old. the car travels 60 miles hiway driving once a month at 70mph to ckeep engine clearded out
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.
a very good car
Pros: 4 wheel drive
Cons: seats are cold in winter4 wheel drive works very well in winter snow and light off-roading. Drives nice on highway
Loved the car when I bought it. Very comfortable great performance. We are selling it because we have 129,000 miles on it and last year I spent $2600 in repairs and this year already $600. Kia repair shops are by far the worse i have ever dealt with. Many times took it back two and tree times to get the same thing fixed. After $3000 miles took it in for my first oil change. They did something wrong and it threw a rod because of it. Had to replace the engine. Of course it was on guarantee but that was just the beginning. Will never own another Kia.