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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 616 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 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 !!!"

3 people out of 5 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."

1 person out of 1 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."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great warrantee and price.

By on Saturday, August 16, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

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
Not Rated
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "The price and 100,000 mile warrantee."

Cons: "The gas mileage at 18+/_ is not the best."

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

"It has been a great dependable car for my wife and me. There have been several minor recalls that were quickly taken care of by Kia. We checked out a number of similar makes and models when we were looking for a new car and the Kia Sorento provided everything we wanted and at the best price!"

I love this SUV!

By on Sunday, August 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable, flexible, seats 5 comfortably"

Cons: "radio reception stinks! only 18 mpg"

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

"I bought this SUV new and have driven it almost every day. As a hockey mom, we cover a lot of territory in cold weather. With family in Tucson, we spend some time in the heat. One scary trip followed some incomplete drive train work in Santa Fe, but the dealership in Tucson got us on the road again. No unexpected repairs. I am looking to buy a new one someday. Still loving this one!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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