"Bought 2009 EX model in 2011 with 50k (rental history), now it has 90k. Still runs good, but I'm feeling more bumps on the road. I like motor-driven power steering, a bit tough but it gives good feedback on what is happening on the the road (cannot get the same feeling from new cars with electric power steering). Relatively high clearance and short base allows to use a car on unpaved roads.
Problems I had: blown radiator - upper plastic part cracked in 2014, replaced. And preventive replacement of aged battery."
"I was just reading through the reviews, and saw that one person talked about the paint job. This is so true. Mine is an 09. at six years, it was peeling BAD on the truck part. fading and peeling terribly...but the car itself is great in the interior and the functioning. Awesome buy and quality but the paint is the only problem."
"I bought this in 2011 with 66k miles... I'm at 187K miles now. The only parts to fail were the AC around 150k, and my power locks buzz loudly when unlocking with the keyless entry. The standard 6 speaker setup is surprisingly good, not high on bass but treble is ear piercing. The engine seems to get better with age, it pulls hard. I have an automatic and 0-60 is 8.8 and 1/4 mile in 16.2 @87mph. Gas mileage is kinda bad, I average 24mpg. But, it has survived 2 accidents, several road trips, and lots of bumps and bruises.
It is a very, VERY sturdy little car."
Pros: "Excellent reliablecar, good motor and transmission"
Cons: "Not good quality xterior paint."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I own my car since almost eleven years now. I have traveled many times and many miles (from SD to San Francisco, Portland, Ensenada Mexico) in it with no problems at all. I have been taking care of all services and replacement of part when necessary, and that's all I have needed. The exterior paint is not good, but the car is EXCELLENT! I love my Kia! <3"
"My paint is peeling and looks like very very very bad. The interior is great, but I think they should put more thought in to the exterior paint. I would not recommend this car solely based upon the paint peeling starting at 6 yrs. old."