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2003 Kia Sorento

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 17/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2003 Kia Sorento Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 633 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

It's been a great car to own.

By on Monday, May 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I am the original owner and have not had any issues. She has been well taken maintained and drives the same today and when I drove her off the lot. She has been a great car for my family."

Luv my Sorento

By on Friday, May 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "smooth ride, reliable, comfortable and spacious"

Cons: "gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This is the longest I've ever owned a car and it has been nothing but reliable. Strong ladder truck frame makes it durable, yet it has a very smooth ride. Not great on gas, but I guess you can't have it all."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I have owned 3 kia's great and reliable!

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliable and factory parts last longer"

Cons: "wish kia made trucks"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I prefer kia vehicles over most other brands...I have had very minor issuse with the 3 that I have owned...I purchased all 3 vehicles used and with high milage..the only repairs I have had to do on my kia sorento is replace U-joints in the drive shaft and battery..the other 2 were radiator on one and clutch plate on the other...they are very reliable and durable.."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,600

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "There isn't enough good I can say about this car."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car off the show room floor. I only had the cassette player installed extra. It has been the most reliable car I have ever owned. No recalls and nothing major to fix. I love my Kia and if I ever did trade it in it would be for another one!!"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Best engine performance of any car I have owned

By on Saturday, February 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "no major repairs through 120,000 miles"

Cons: "interior wears early"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"On the down side the interior is "ticky-tacky" and I find I am changing head lamps and light bulbs a bit too often, but this is a great performing car"

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

My milage low but few repairs, good performance

By on Saturday, February 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "good value for price"

Cons: "wish every purchase was this good"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The Sorento EX offered most buttons and whistels for the money. Paying cash, I found best buy researching fair price and then approaching fleet dealer for best deal. This driver found all makes and models of SUVs test driven handled poorly. But Kia did not display the drawback of high balance center so obvious in others. Airbag function (as indicated by dash light) took several trips back to dealer, and one to a neighboring state, before Kia issued a recall. Beyond that, independant mechanic i.e. not dealership, replaced AC compressor and one window motor in door. A few minor electrical issues at first. And I replaced struts on rear hatch door once in the 10 years of ownership. Kia was new manufacturer at time of purchase. I was pleased that make has established reasonably good reputation. I would buy another Kia."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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