2005 Kia Sorento Overview

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EX
Avg. Price: $6,891
EX 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,257
LX
Avg. Price: $6,769
LX 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,078

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4.15 stars

Based on 12 reviews

One Of The Best Suv's.... by maddogkia
 — Like I mentioned before, I purchased my Kia about 4 yrs. ago and don't have any major complaints. The only thing I can say that is a PITA is the engine layout. I usually do my own tune-ups, timing bel... Read More
Kia by Rich
 — never had a problem and has over 100.000 miles the quality is great and is great on gas and we r soon getting a new one this car is great to drive but when it is slippery use 4 wheel drive this car a... Read More
No Issues by KIASorento
 — One of the best suv's! Don't get me wrong, the car still runs almost like new and still feels solid on the road. Love the body style and interiors. Off road it can take on some of the best 4X4's out ... Read More

2005 Kia Sorento Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 12 reviews

2005 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento has undergone little change since its introduction in 2003 as a midsize entry in the SUV class. And except for a lousy 15/20 mpg rating that is about average for an SUV, owners have found little to complain about. Available in LX and EX trims, the 2005 Sorento comes with either rear-wheel drive or part-time all-wheel drive that can be manually engaged by the driver. An optional Torque-on-Demand full-time 4WD is offered for the EX, automatically distributing power to the wheels that need it. Both 4WD systems feature low-range gearing that can be engaged on dry pavement, making the 2005 Sorento a unique off-roading SUV.

For 2005, the Sorento gets a new 5-speed Sportmatic transmission that is standard on the EX and optional on the LX. A 5-speed manual is standard on the LX. Both are coupled to a 3.5-liter, 192-hp V6 engine that has 217 lb-ft of torque. All of the 2005 Sorentos feature power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, a CD player, and a split-folding 60/40 rear seat that folds flat to expand the cargo space to 66 cubic feet. Six airbags reinforce Kia's reputation for solid and safe vehicles, but ABS brakes are only optional. There is no traction or stability control offered. The EX adds foglights, an 8-way power driver's seat, a sunroof, garage opener, metallic trim, keyless entry, a roof rack, upgraded sound system and an auto-dimming mirror.  The Sport Package for the LX adds most of these features and adds blacked-out headlights for 2005.

Lots of storage compartments, a cargo net, 6 cupholders, and a rear window that opens separately from the liftgate are other nice features of the 2005 Sorento. Owners rave about the interior comfort, great handling, tight turn radius, overall styling, and the off-roading capability. They also like how many features you get for the low price tag. Aside from the pesky gas mileage, other downsides include a rough ride on bumpy roads, an underpowered engine, and the lack of standard ABS.

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Kia Sorento Questions

Bluesrunner
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Power Steering Belt Seems To Be Squealing. Replaced Belts, Idler Pulley, P...

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willem
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What Is Wrong With The A/c Fan

Hope somebody can help me with this problem. The fan is only working on hi and not in the other 3 positions. The total fan/ac/etc unit in the centre of dashboard was replaced without any change, what ...

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toopuzzled
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Parked Car Can't Get Out Of Park Now

We had been out driving on snowy highways. We parked the car in front of our home and now it won't come out of park. We have a 2005 EX which is fairly new to us, it is in good driving condition bu...

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dawnacoffey
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I Need To Make An Appointment To Have My Car Repaired

My window on the driver side will not let down and my door on the driver side will not unlock or open from the outside

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
apcray
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Where Is The Starter Located On A 2005 Kia Sorento

Is the starter behind, underneath, or on one side of the motor? What is the exact location?

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