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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 637 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

Incredibly reliable

By on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, comfortable and trouble free"

Cons: "SUVs at full size are not best fuel efficiency (to"

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

"Bought this Sorento new in 2007, mileage now at 91k, car has required routine & preventive maintenance and, other than one minor, no repairs. Excl. control in bad weather/steep slope driving, mileage acceptable, great cargo space and excellent field of vision. Car has been a reliable workhorse and family car, comfortable & quiet ride. Fuel efficiency good for SUV."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Comfy, bumpy, and unstoppable

By on Monday, June 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,500

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Int. finish, seats, 4x4,winter/off-road capability"

Cons: "Harsh ride, low MPG, ext. molding poorly affixed."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"The ride is bumpy, as it's built on an old-style truck ladder frame (stiff). But it has exceptional clearance and angle of approach, is excellent in snow and off-road settings, deep puddles, or just a deeply rutted parking lot at soccer practice! Also great for driveways that get plowed in over the winter on main roads. Not great on gas, but ok, about 17 mpg. Nice fit and finish inside vs. the competition for the model year, and lots of storage bins/drawers. Very comfortable seats for those of us who are tall, and seating position make the bumpy ride fine to deal with. Great Sound system too with the premium sound."

Not the long term vehicle I planned

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Cabin layout was good, folding rear seats"

Cons: "Enngine, AC, not up to a long life"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"I bought the Sorento new in 2004. Kia did stand by the 10 year 100K warranty. However after eclipsing the 100K make the repairs started coming often and very pricey. Each repair seemed hampered by and engine compartment that required extra hours. From 100k to 140K, I had to replace timing belt, timing belt sensor, water pump, alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioning. Right as I traded it in one of the rear window switches would not roll back up. I serviced the car on time and as recommended. To have it at a point that I just didn't trust it to take more than a few miles from home wasn't what I expected."

I LOVE this car: Drives like a tank in snow & icel

By on Friday, June 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

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
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Cons: "would like better stero system."

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

"I would never think of selling this car except I am 80 and husband is 90. Height of car makes it very difficult for either to climb in, Due to broken back lost 3" in height and have difficulty seeing over hood. Keep oil, hoses and filters clean and have never had any mechanical problems with this car."

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."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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