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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
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 605 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

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

Great Value for the money!

By on Thursday, July 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 198,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I bought this car new 11 years ago and up until a couple of years ago, it was great! I recently replaced the engine, and cooling system, but other than that I never put any big money into it besides the usual tires, brakes, oil changes, etc... I'm torn between selling it, or just keeping it as an extra car, because it still drives pretty well, especially since I put in the new engine!"

Very nice SUV

By on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good gas mileage, lots of cargo space"

Cons: "Little bit bumpy ride"

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

"Prior to owning this car, I had a Lexus RX 330. I have two kids and dog and haul furniture from antique stores in my Sorento. The rear seats fold down easily and I have had up to four ladderback chairs in the back at one time. (Also have had a 4 drawer file cabinet in there.) It is not as smooth a ride as the Lexus was, but it handles well. It also seems to be better in the snow than the Lexus was. I like it because it sits high, the inside has lots of cupholders and pockets for stuff, and perhaps surprisingly I have found that mine gets quite good gas mileage. And since it doesn't require premium gas, it costs me less to fill up. I was spoiled coming off the Lexus, but honestly, haven't missed it THAT much since getting this."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great bang for the buck!

By on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Can't ask for a better car for the price I paid"

Cons: "Clock is hard to read."

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

"Bought this car new at the end of 2009 for $18k. Love the look, all the standard equipment, tight turning radius and reliability. The rear split seats fold down individually, so I have the versatility of configuring the cargo space to fit my needs. The headlights seems to be pointing down too far so the beam doesn't light up enough of the road at night. Of course that can be corrected with high beam. The ride is a bit stiff as the vehicle is built on a truck's chassis. Doesn't drive like it's a V6, but will accelerate nicely when I need the extra power."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

The car has been wonderful, the interior is good

By on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "excellent car with many good characters"

Cons: "It has been a wonderful truck, need to downsize"

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

"The leather interior is in great shape, the car has been taken care of and all standard upkeep done. It has a few scratches on the exterior but has never been in an accident. Most of them from grocery store parking lots."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Would not. Buy a sorento again

By on Monday, May 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 141,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Good in snow"

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

"To May problems (eg.always replacing headlight ,break lights , power seats don't always work , cheep plastic control buttons breaking electrical problems , a lot of wind and road noise and the thing gets push around a lot when it's windy going down the road ) the one good thing is that it is the best vehicle I have driven in the snow"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best mechanically sound car I have owned

By on Thursday, April 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "reliability, mechanically sound"

Cons: "body construction, cheaper interior"

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

"This vehicle has never caused me financial pain by breaking down. There are few small downsides to this Kia, namely the need to replace head lamps and other bulbs periodically, the low quality of body construction - but overall it has been the best, most dependable car I have owned."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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