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If you’re looking for a capable and family-friendly crossover SUV that won’t break the bank yet still has plenty of features, put the Kia Sorento on your shopping list.
If you regularly need to carry seven passengers and still need room for their gear, the Sorento might be too small. In that case, look to a larger 3-row SUV like the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer
Around town or on the open road, the Sorento is a fine travel mate. The SUV is well-mannered, easy to maneuver, and relatively comfortable. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard, with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional on all trim levels. In a nice surprise, all-wheel-drive versions have a switch that locks the center differential for better traction on slippery surfaces and for when things get rough on occasional off-pavement excursions. With the base engine, acceleration is adequate, but there isn’t much power in reserve for passing. More welcome
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By Katie (CA) on Saturday, May 18, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15,000overall rating 1 of 10rating details
Pros: "The exterior looks good"
Cons: "everything else"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I bought this car in September 2012. It was the new 2013 Kia Sorento. In 8 months it's been back to the dealer 4 times. I've never had a car that I've had to take in to the shop for anything other than regular upkeep. The car has no power! It can barely go up hills at the speed limit. The interior is cheap and rattles a lot. The car is uncomfortable and has really bad blind spots. I am sorry I purchased this vehicle."
By EdC (TX) on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Price, options, power, handling."
Cons: "Documentation for all of the new options."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Owned 2012 Sorento SX and loved it. Especially liked the engine power and road handling. Had minor concern with torque steer until I adjusted to the power of the V6. The seating was comfortable and the navi was very accurate. My wife even learned to love it but the lack of a power liftgate made it hard for her to use for shopping (she's tiny). Traded in the 2012 SX for the 2014 SXL this weekend and have been blown away by the upgraded quality of the interior. More power and the handling is even better top my lists and my wife loves the Nappa Leather and power liftgate. Seems most people don't look at a Kia if they want upgraded options so the dealer was more that willing to negotiate a very good deal (for me) since they wanted my gently used 2012 Sorento for their "pre-owned" lot."
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