2006 Kia Sorento User Reviews

2006 Kia Sorento Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"storage" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying all 7 2006 Kia Sorento reviews.

Mike writes:
2006 Kia Sorento LX Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

Good cargo room and spacious seating for 5 passengers. 10 year 100,000 warranty can't be beat.

Cons

Terrible on Gas. The Wiring is the absolute worst on any car I've ever owned. It blows front Light every 3 months as well as the rear tail lights as well. The front bulbs are $15 each very expensive replacing these bulb if I get 3 months out of them.

25

Fairy Satisified. — 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 this electrical Issue on blowing front headlight bulbs. You should read about the owners of these in Alaska where it's dark half the year.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Sorento
Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?
CarGurus has 28,465 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $2,995.
ZIP:
hayleyerin writes:
2006 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Power! Turn radius, gas, size and cargo options.

Cons

manual with a broken foot

hayleyerin
45

Clean — I love my KIA, I was a skeptic of Kia's until I bought this Sorento. 152k miles and sgtill running strong!! Lots if power, I push we go!! I love the tight clutch and the options make it a great choice. I love this Kia and would recommend one to anyone as well I plan to buy one again in my future!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
dxxsolomon writes:
2006 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
2

Pros

Great power and excellent height.

Cons

Poor on accessories.

dxxsolomon
25

Not So Great. — 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 vehicle. Despite doing regular tune ups and carrying out other recommended services, the problems keep coming.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
rnurse65 writes:
2006 Kia Sorento LX Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
3

Pros

large cargo area, comfortable seats

Cons

electrical issues, AC compressor issues

rnurse65
35

Fairly Good Vehicle — there is a lot of electrical issues for the car. Also, has problems with the AC Compressor. But there are a lot of good things, I love the room in the vehicle and you can lay the seats down in the back and you have a large cargo area,

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
James writes:
2006 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Has never let us down, great appearance !

Cons

Headlight keeps blowing

25

Good Dependable Car! — I really like the ride height, we do not feel like we are on the ground! This is a really good family car. We want to sell or trade it very soon! I am a disabled vet that came home from the desert with an injury.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Erdem writes:
2006 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

A fine and cheaper option for a SUV.

Cons

Consumption is off the charts.

65

If You Really Want A Suv Badly, This Is A Reasonable Car That Could Help You Out. — Have driven this car mostly under off-road conditions for 3 months straight. It had 137,000 km’s on it so, the engine was pretty much beaten up. Having said that, the overall off-road performance was quite satisfactory. The ground clearance was helpful most of the time but it’s difficult to say the same thing for the torque being generated from the 2.5 liter engine. When driving at midrange rpm, it feels fine and roars just like a school bus as the turbo kicks in. However when you try to take off against a steep hill it simply chokes. The vehicle lacks explosive power which is very important for going off-road. Because of this fact (and the excess weight of course) the car feels really bulky and that conveniently supports my opinion of SUV’s being very inessential for general use. Once I forgot to shift out of the all-wheel drive and kept going a little above 50 km/h for few minutes which caused a really fierce overheating problem that got kind of scary. One other shocking thing is that the A/C is not powerful enough for cooling when driving with 3 other passengers. The retractable antenna goes in and out as you turn the radio off and on. The one I was driving was making clanking sounds as it was failing to do so. Still, it can be said that it somewhat looksgood and comes out among other SUV’s with the two-colored body paint.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Alex writes:
2006 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Very roomy and very safe 6 air bags!

Cons

Takes lots of gas when you have a heavy foot.

35

Great Suv For Everyday. — My kia is great, I actually raced it at Rockingham Dragway one weekend and it suprised all the people there that it performed so well. I even beat a camaro my first time. Kia's are really well built cars, and even thought the Sorento is an SUV its gas mileage isn't all that bad.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 7 2006 Kia Sorento reviews.

Rank your car

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

Read all 9 2003 Kia Sorento reviews

2004 Kia Sorento Reviews

I Love My Car By kieva_brymer

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 w... Read More

Great Daily Driver By Greg

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 2n... Read More

Read all 6 2004 Kia Sorento reviews

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

Read all 12 2005 Kia Sorento reviews

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

Read all 7 2007 Kia Sorento reviews

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

Read all 5 2008 Kia Sorento reviews

People researching a 2006 Kia Sorento contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2006 Kia Sorento LX 4WD, exterior
Kia Sorento
32% of the time
Ford Escape
6% of the time
Jeep Liberty
5% of the time
Honda CR-V
5% of the time
Sorento
Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?
CarGurus has 28,465 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $2,995.
ZIP: