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2005 Kia Sorento

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 13/Hwy 18/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2005 Kia Sorento Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 625 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

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

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."

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."

23 people out of 41 found this review helpful

great, great vehicle.

By on Saturday, October 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I bought my Sorrento 4x4 LX. New, and now have 103,000 trouble free miles on it . In 9yrs I have changed the timing belt,and a sensor, and that is the only repairs besides routine maintenance that the vehicle has needed.What more can you ask of a vehicle ?"

11 people out of 20 found this review helpful

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."

13 people out of 21 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."

9 people out of 21 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 !!!"

17 people out of 25 found this review helpful

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