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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 619 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.1/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

This KIA has been totally reliable,drives well

By on Friday, October 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 33,656

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I have been really happy with the overall quality of this car; drives great up in the Sierras,good power when needed,if any downside would be the 15 mpg in city. I think these KIA's are under rated."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

SUV drives like a luxury vehicle, I really like it

By on Friday, October 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 112,300

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
5/10

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

"I was surprised at the smooth ride while driving as well as being a passenger. Great value for the price."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

this is one of the best vehicles i ever owned !

By on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very reliable; good mechanical works"

Cons: "i cannot think of any for my baby !!!"

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

"I thought when I went into the sport utility range of cars, that they would be very "tippy" as far as handling and driveability was concerned - was I wrong! thi is undoubtedly the best suv ive ever had, and with the time to replace it coming in the future, I am most likely to stay with this size and class of vehicle - it just suits our lifestyles just fine !!!"

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Have owned many; this is among the BEST!!!

By on Thursday, September 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

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: "You name it, this car qualifies!!!!!"

Cons: "Haven't encountered them yet."

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

"Bought this car new and have loved every second of my 10+ years of ownership. Reliable and dependable beyond expectations. Creature comforts and thoughtful amenities afforded for the price are exceptional. Definitely ahead of it's time in it's body styling. I am reluctantly parting ways now only because of a recent accident, after which my insurance company has declared it totaled. I AM HEARTBROKEN!!"

Love it!!

By on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfort, stylish, huge trunk space"

Cons: "No auxillary input"

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

"I have been driving this car since January, and have already put over 11,000 miles on it, and it goes without a hick up! It gets much better gas mileage than I expected. I average about 18 in the city, which I love for the size of car it is. It has enough room for everything I need to carry around, and makes me feel like I'm in a huge car without the huge car gas bill. I would recommend this car to EVERYONE and anyone looking for a mid-sized SUV."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

TERRIBLE PURCHASE.

By on Friday, August 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 133,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
1/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Does well in the snow and ice."

Cons: "Constant mechanical problems, NEVER ENDING."

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

"I have a 2008 Kia Sorento and as soon as it hit 100,000 miles almost everything on the car that could break - did. There's this mysterious problem that causes my Sorento to randomly (about once every few months in the beginning, about once a week now) NOT drive. The transmission gets jumpy, it won't accelerate, it lurches back and forth when shifting gears. I've paid literally thousands of dollars to 4-5 different mechanics to replace and fix everything they could possibly think would be causing the problem - yet, the problem is still here. The consensus seems to be that there's an electrical issue causing problems between my gas pedal and the car's computer. ANYWAY - I'm not happy AT ALL with my Sorento and will NEVER buy Kia again."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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