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."
"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."
"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 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."
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."