2004 Kia Sorento User Reviews

2004 Kia Sorento Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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ohboy writes:
2004 Kia Sorento LX Review
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3

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exterior looks cool

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not always reliable; every time it breaks costs at least $500 to fix it

ohboy
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Would I Buy This Car Again? — Update: 7 years later this car is still going down the road with over 180,000 miles on it. Repairs along the way include: New drive shaft $700, 2 water pumps $200 because my friend did it both times, fuel pump/gas tank thing (could not put gas in the tank) $1100, multiple sensors $1500, lots of light bulbs $100. Air conditioner stopped over a year ago but the cost to replace it is not worth the value. ---If I had to do it over again I would not buy this car. -- We also have a Toyota minivan with 170,000 miles on it, repairs along the way, about $500. Buy a Toyota! Initial review: I have had the car 2 months and it seems to be working fine but I am hearing small noises that are making me nervous. Bought car with 44k miles - brake light went out on the way home and check engine light came on 2 days later! Throttle Position Sensor had to be replaced. Rear Wiper doesn't always work but Kia shop "could not duplicate" the problem.

Owner for 0 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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kieva_brymer writes:
2004 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
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5

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Great car for anything.  Lot's of room in the back, seats fold down, very comfortable.

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Had a couple issues with the battery.

kieva_brymer
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I Love My Car — Everything about the Kia Sorento is great. Off-road is fun but still safe and driving in the snow and ice is safe and comfortable. I like the looks of this car and on the radio a system was put in which made the quality even higher. I love my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Misty writes:
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Affordable

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It's a KIA, need I say more

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Not That Serious — Well...can't wait to get something else. Likes: affordable Dislikes: it's a KIA, need I say more. It's boring but safe, affordable but already having problems,... practical but ... BORING. I would recommend to someone who wants an affordable SUV with a great safety rating and warranty. If I had it my way...I'd drive a Bentley!

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James writes:
2004 Kia Sorento LX Review
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good price but you get what you pay for they gave us 3,000 for a 94 plymouth voyager on trade in sight unseen

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Light bulbs always burn out!!! middle of the road gas mileage

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Kia Sorento A Pinto? — My mom got one of these right after they came out and it's pretty nice she got it fully loaded w/ everything except the spoiler(useless) theres only a few things with these cars the light bulbs always burn out in the lights and tail lights!!! always i can't stress this fact enough and they get the worst gas mileage of there class but they are very safe and comfortable however they are rather cheap and poorly designed as the paint on the a/c button smudged the first time i got in the car and pushed it!!! that's what we get for outsourcing!

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Shelly writes:
2004 Kia Sorento LX Review
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GREAT on gas!

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BIG blind spot in back!

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Never Owned A Foriegn Car Before But I Love This One!!!!! — Comfortable, GREAT on gas for an SUV, enough room to take kids to soccer tournaments and nice size cargo area.

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Greg writes:
2004 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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4

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Great daily driver / short family trip car

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Tires routinely slip during turns.  Not as much cargo room as our Monstero had.  Back seats are fine for kids, but not "Man Sized".  Our black lab could ride comfortably in the Monstero back-seats, but always looks like he's about ready to slip off the Kia's back-seat.

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Great Daily Driver — My wife and I were debating between the Kia Sorento, Chevy Equinox and Ford Escape. The Chevy was ruled out, only because it was the first year of the new model. I normally like to wait until the 2nd or 3rd model year to purchase; especially after my mom's history with her year-1 Pacifica. I ruled out the Ford Escape after I tried to test drive one and felt like I was eating my knees. I'm only 6', but have a large / muscular frame @ 250; a 210 or smaller man may have fit fine, but that particular model year (2004) just wasn't comfortable for me with the Escape. After I test drove the Kia, my wife took it out and really liked it. We took it home later that day. I think we traded in my 1996 Chevy s-10. I drive the Sorento on occasion, but it's my wife's car. She drives it to school (teacher) and back to Pittsburgh when she and my son go back in the summer. It has treated us rather well, not needing many repairs until recently, which I tend to expect at the 8 - 10 year mark. My wife likes the ride, except for the tires not always feeling like they grip on hard turns. It has a 3.5 DOHC that generates decent power, especially when O/D is turned off. She hopes to continue driving it for several more years. While I'm sure that a Lexus RX owner would slap me for saying so, the 2004 Sorento looks similar to the Lexus RX-line; at least to me. It's not boxy. Handles fairly well. Has good power, for a v6. Gas mileage isn't great, but not bad, especially since she only drives ~10 miles one way for school + short trips around the house. My wife likes the height vantage as well, with it riding higher than a sedan.

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Kia Sorento Reviews

It Is Nice Car By anbebe3

run great a solf in regular street. this is a safe car and it soft handles. is a fast car,and it's a wonderfull ,I can hull every thing ,and the more that I like is because is shipper.has a lot of pa... Read More

Not The Right Choice For Me By Gilles

Biggest mistake I've done in years. Costed me an awful lot in maintenance already, and troubles are not finished yet. Was thinking I was going for reliability with a Kia SUV, looks like I did not inf... Read More

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2005 Kia Sorento Reviews

Excellent Used Kia Sorento - Great Buy! By KimiHadley

I bought this car brand new and have been the only owner of the vehicle. Since I have owned this car it has always proven to be very reliable and I have found the scheduled maintenance on the vehicle ... Read More

Not Worth Getting Into By dsppspc123

Before the year was up, I had to have the engine replaced. The dealership set the timing incorrectly when they replaced the engine. It took over 5 years to get the timing set correctly, and it ended... Read More

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2006 Kia Sorento Reviews

Not So Great. By dxxsolomon

I bought this vehicle when it had about 20,000 miles on it and proved to be reliable until at about 50,000 miles. Immediately past 50,000 miles I began to experience multitude of problems with the ve... Read More

Fairy Satisified. By Mike

Terrible on gas, and the car blows front headlight bulbs often. $15 each this is a constant pain. Very poor resale value on Kia Products. Probably won't buy another Kia Product. Should be a recall for... Read More

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2007 Kia Sorento Reviews

Its Very Safe. By kiachamp

The sorento is a very nice vehicle. Its has a 5 star crash rating. Once you test drive this vehichle you will fall in love with it and you will not wanna go test drive anythig else. You cant find a b... Read More

Exellent Car , Especially For A Family. Tons Of Space No Matter Where Your Seating! By hopecardenn3469

This car is in very good condition. Brakes work great! The air condition is so cold. Radio is loud! The car's appearl is eye catching to me, it can shine so bright! It is also very fun to drive. It al... Read More

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2008 Kia Sorento Reviews

Reliable, And Very Under Appreciated. By mre7three

This SUV was a great value for what I paid. Overall it's austere vehicle, but very solid, well built and reliable. I'm not someone who pays extra for catchy/cliched marketing and Kia definitely fit th... Read More

Iiiiiiiiiii By Mohammed

it good accelatration braking handling it is very fun to drive this car it has mileage over 43000 its very stylish and hopeful car it is about 90000 dhs its very fun its sunroof camera and cd player i... Read More

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