2011 KIA SORENTO
Not good in City drive, it consumes way more gas than what its rated at. Around 12-13L/100 km. Interior is made of cheap plastic, on the first few days the cargo net hook broke... the door trims are cracking... the door mechanism broke on two doors on the first year...
On the plus side, there's a lot of storage space...and you're pure on the highway then you get the rated mileage....
Some basic features are worth it like the back up sensor, the side mirror signal lights and the huge tail....
by MON B
2003 KIA SORENTO
Have only owned the car for 5 weeks, but very happy with it so far. More than anything, we are dealing with issues from the past owner who did not take care of their car well. Also would HIGHLY recommend to check if timing belt has been replaced (if over 90K miles), about $1,000 repair; which we did not do, and would have otherwise potentially caused us to blow the engine if not done. Otherwise car runs really well, love the peppy engine and smooth transtion. Very roomy SUV!
Used Kia Sorento Information
The midsize crossover from Kia is now in its second-generation and has become popular for its value proposition. The Kia Sorento entered the market in 2002 as a body-on-frame (truck-based) sport utility with a very capable offroad automatic four-wheel drive system and low range gearing. A capable four-cylinder engine or more powerful V6 were available along with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic (later changed for a five-speed) transmission. A large fuel tank, stiff ladder-framed chassis, and other features along with its low entry-level price point made the Kia Sorento popular.
Upgrades in 2007 added a more powerful V6 engine offering, putting it more on par with the competition's heavier-hitting engines. The five-speed manual transmission and four-cylinder engine were dropped and a five-speed automatic transmission became standard. The highest crash test ratings were had in the 2007 model year as well, boosting the Sorento's credibility as a family hauler.
In 2009, the second-generation of the Kia Sorento was introduced and became the first Kia model to be built in the United States for the North American market. The new Kia Sorento features a grille and body style more in line with the company's current design language. The four-cylinder engine option returned, but the body-on-frame was changed to a unibody style to better compete with market demands for better road handling and comfort. This new-generation Sorento continued the crash test wins, receiving high marks globally, including a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). A major facelift was given to the second-generation Sorento for the 2014 model year.
There are 16,151 used Kia Sorentos in our used car listings, including the Kia Optima, Kia Soul and Kia Forte. 53% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 87% have no accident history.