2004 Kia Sorento User Reviews

2004 Kia Sorento Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • 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: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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Greg writes:
2004 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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4

Pros

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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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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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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Scary Gas Mileage — 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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Misty writes:
2004 Kia Sorento LX Review
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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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2013 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2012 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2011 Kia Sorento Reviews

Nothing.. By guillaume

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Seating is comfortable with the lumbar support and the heat Acceleration was surprisingly good Driving in snow does outstanding with the differential lock option Great looking front end style and th... Read More

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