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2004 Kia Sorento

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2004 Kia Sorento Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 629 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

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!!"

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"

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."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I bought this car new, has 31,000 miles on it and

By on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 31,000

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

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

"have had no trouble with it, rides good, handles well and have enjoyed owing it, and will probably buy another one if I ever buy another car"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Good while it lasted

By on Monday, January 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
5/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, spacious, handles well"

Cons: "Cheaply made"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I bought this used about a year and a half ago before I moved down to Mexico for a job. I needed a 4-wheel drive SUV to get me through some rough dirt terrain on occasion and to be able to carry a lot of stuff. I have been really happy with how it handles, the size, the space it offers and the amount of storage. The size is perfect because it is big enough to fit a lot in (I fit a washing machine in the back with the seats laid down!) but still small enough to fit in most parking spaces with ease. However, I am now looking into trading it in. When I bought it, we went through and changed all the hoses and spark plugs and other little things to know that most of it was up to date (you just never know with a used car when the last time things were changed). About 9 months later the coolant reservoir broke- a known problem with this make and model apparently. Then a couple months later a hose burst and it was back in the shop. Then my check engine light started going off because of a sensor that goes bad. Now my air conditioner is shot. As much as I love this car, the environment I am driving it in requires that I can truly trust this car to not break down or blow a hose or overheat and I just can't say that about my 2004 Kia Sorento."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I really like this automobile.

By on Sunday, October 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great vehicle"

Cons: "Could get better gas mileage"

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

"Prior to owning this SUV I had never kept a car longer than 1-3 years. Also until this car I went through every series of BMW's and MBZ's with the exception of the MB SL sports car and the C series. I only bought new cars and they were all German. I bought this vehicle when I decided to retire young and needed it for my kids and their soccer playing. This car has had no problems that I can remember. I replace the oil and filters regularly and have the car aligned regularly, the wheels balanced and I only run Synthetic Oil in it. I have never burned any oil in this car. The gas mileage could be better but the car is faster than I would have expected. If you take care of this car it will take care of you."

26 people out of 45 found this review helpful

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