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2005 Kia Sorento User Reviews

2005 Kia Sorento Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 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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Schulz33 writes:
2005 Kia Sorento EX Review
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4

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Great leather interior with wood trim; Adequate power,; Size makes it so easy to get in and out of any parking lot/space,

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A little noisy at highway speed

Schulz33
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Great Value! — I bought this 2005 Sorento a year ago (2012) for $ 8,900 including TTL and so far, I may as well have bought a brand new vehicle as I have had no repair or maintenance costs. It's our family's second car so I occasionally pile my 3 kids in it but it's mostly for back and forth to work. It's a really nice looking vehicle inside and out for the price and drives very well with the exception of a little road noise at higher speeds. I would highly recommend this to anybody based on what you get for the money. For reference, I previously owned a Toyota 4runner and Tundra which were both great vehicles as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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maddogkia writes:
2005 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
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Stay tune for more updates.....

Cons

Stay thirsty my friends!!!

maddogkia
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One Of The Best Suv's.... — 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 belt, ect on must of the cars I've own but this one is very complicated and it takes a lot of work and money to do it by a licensed mechanic. 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 there and it is definitely fun to drive. Gas mileage is average but not bad. Personally, I love my SORENTO, is all a matter of maintenance and TLC... besides 2005 has no recalls.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alexey writes:
2005 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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True 4WD, body-on-frame, low transfer case

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Not a highway flyer

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Excellent Suv In Terms Of Money/value! — Reliable enough, despite of Korean origin. I'm using it 1.5 year and had no any trouble with the car. Slightly slow at accelaration, but ok for everyday city driving. Great for off-road. Exterior & interior is not of the cutting edge, but are solid enough.

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Ted writes:
2005 Kia Sorento LX Review
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Duh, the review says it all.

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ummm, nada

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Drive One, 05 And Newer, You Won't Be Disappointed — 110k miles and no problems. Pulled a tandem axle trailer from OK to TN with 2 motorcycles on it, still got nearly 270 miles to a tank. I can't say enough good about this vehicle. Hauls the family of 5 with ease.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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MaChelle writes:
2005 Kia Sorento LX Review
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Handles easy, great for a small family or college student.  Maintenance cost are low and it does not take more than about $40 to fill up.

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Smaller than I would like. Needs compressor for AC

MaChelle
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Great Reliable And Dependable Truck — Great for a small family. It is really great for a college student. It is reliable and does not use a lot of gas. It does not drive like a heavy truck. It is easily manageable and maintenance is not an issue.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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101chris writes:
2005 Kia Sorento LX Review
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Has gotten me where I need to go but with a cost!

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Has needed way to much work done to it and has expensive parts

101chris
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I Wouldn't Buy Another One. — This vehicle has more of a truck ride to it. We've had lots of problems mechanically. Cheaply made parts with a huge price tag. Not many mechanics will work on them. Parts are hard to find unless you go to dealer and that cost big time $$$$.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rich writes:
2005 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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great car

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bad in snow without 4WD

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Kia — 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 also has the best steering i have ever used it also looks beautiful in and out and it has power but also great breaking

Primary Use: Family transportation

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dsppspc123 writes:
2005 Kia Sorento LX Review
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The looks of the car are really what got me to buy it.  

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Very expensive to work on, nothing lasted on the car.  Dealer plays games with warranty.  Nothing is easy to maintain on the car.

dsppspc123
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Not Worth Getting Into — 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 up coming out of my own pocket. It cost over $1300 just to have the spark plugs replaced. The dealership shop manager tried lying about my warranty, to the point I had to get third party intervention. The electric system had to be completely replaced in the car. There were more sensor problems than I would care to talk about. The first 5 years there was a check engine light on, almost all the time. The dealership would just clear the code and send me home, and it would just come back on. I would not recommend this car to anyone.

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MaChelle writes:
2005 Kia Sorento LX Review
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4

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reliable, drives good, cold air

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Needs a aux. port and deeper cup holders

MaChelle
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Good Car — I really like my truck what I like most is it is perfect for a small family and is easy on gas. I haven't had any major problems since I have owned the truck it does great on highway and in city.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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KIASorento writes:
2005 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
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Best family car ever

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We like it a lot!

KIASorento
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No Issues — 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 there and it is definitely fun to drive. Gas mileage is average but not bad. Personally, I love my SORENTO!

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2011 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2009 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2008 Kia Sorento Reviews

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