2011 Kia Sorento User Reviews

2011 Kia Sorento Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 4WD Review
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4

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Third row seating fold down for cargo and versatility, power and comfort.
Heavy vehicle, great traction with AWD in snow.  

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Fair MPG for a 6 cylinder on highway, city not so good. 25hwy @ 80 mph  18 city.

Dcp_1
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Awesome Secondary Vehicle. — Fun comfortable vehicle. Roomy. Drove 2k mile round trip recently and am pleased with performance and reliability. 330 mile range between fuel stops. Recently changed 4 wheel brakes and rotors. Fairly easy job, easy to perform maintenance on thi vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mtnman73 writes:
2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 Review
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5

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Excellent power, comfortable seats,  good visibility, reliable, excellent warranty

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Torque steer if you accelerate to fast, gas mileage drops quite  a bit over 70 mpg

mtnman73
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Excellent Overall Vehicle — Best SUV we've owned. Others we've owned are Honda Pilot and Dodge Durango. The Sorento blows them away in power and fuel economy. Plus the warranty is way better. The panoramic sunroof rocks, bluetooth connectivity is great to have for hands-free phone use. The stereo system is excellent. Very durable and reliable vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dustin writes:
2011 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
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4

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Comfortable, great gas mileage, spaceous, tows our pop up camper fine, great for sporting events, travel destinations.  Great stereo system, bluetooth capability is awesome

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Great Family Vehicle — I like this vehicle. I would recommend it to anybody. Its safe and efficient, spaceous and comfortable. We bought it with 11, 000 miles, now have 70,000, never had an issue. It is a smaller SUV, but gets the job done.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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yawlshutup writes:
2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 Review
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2

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Great handling while accelerating in corners, canyons in automatic or manual mode. EX model has a drop of luxury as plastic wood grain features cheapens the overall interior look. Great for a small family of 3 and no more!!!!   

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Feel every rock, pebble, crack, seem, street marker on the road. This is not a smooth ride, more like roughhousing street pounder in the urban streets of California.

yawlshutup
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Kia Quality 95k Still Going Strong — This Kia is a good quality vehicle. The cons out weigh the pros in my situation. You will get tired of this SUV real quick if you travel with a family of 3 or more point blank. The third row seat is a excellent accommodation but, space is limited. When both 3rd row seats are occupied resulting in zero space for packing items via the trunk. I'm now in search for a bigger SUV like GMC or Chevy. On the positive side, if I was single I'd be flying up and down the highway every chance I get due to the V6 power. The transition from automatic to manual at anytime is flawless and exiting especially going up hill and provides great feedback & control in traffic. Keep the oil change up or you will experience random jerking in manual model in 4th and 5th gear. A recall on the lighting system brakes and head lamps burning out. ( Commuter to work Family vehicle)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MKenn531 writes:
2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 Review
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Comfortable interior

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None yet

MKenn531
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So Far, Love It!!! — Only have it 1 week and a half but so far so good. have only done local driving. Love the heated seats and mirrors. getting used to the backup camera and the Sirius radio stations.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SpicyRed writes:
2011 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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Electronically advance as standard

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stiffness

SpicyRed
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Have A Great Value For Money With 5 Years Bumper To Bumper Warranty! — 2.4L not bad for acceleration for a relaxed driver but aggressive after you pump a gas. 6 speed sportsmatic gives a choice of preference for a specific needs. When Im on rush I can select into electronic manual for fast acceleration and manuevering. Otherwise, I can use my cruise control for much more relaxing drive. Quality is awsome in and out. Seems like KIA is on a real world of COMPETETION. The design as well as the technology merge on the right timing. KOREAN architecture + European perspective + American worksmanship makes this vehicle have an edge for a new level of KIA generation. Appearance is competetive...not too big nor small with decent angles and shapes. It cost much cheaper than CR-V and Highlander with the same FEATURES! Let's say a matter of USD 5,000.00 with 60,000 miles bumper to bumper + 100,000 miles powertrain warranties. A 50.00 USD full tank and it run 300miles and more. Maintenance under the dealership for 100,000 miles it brings a lot of value so far. Roomy and quite cabin with bluetooth and satellite on board bring much more exciting!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Warren writes:
2011 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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comfort

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no built in sat nav

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Great All Rounder — Great car - excellent gearbox and all mod cons Added a set of 20" alloys and these make it hold the road even better. Twin sunroofs make it great for the kids to view all out there. Space make it ideal to hold all my fishing gear and more.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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franxalot writes:
2011 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
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Well designed, quality emphasized

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franxalot
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"how Do You Like Me Now??" Very Nice Wheels At A Very Nice Price. — Excellent quality, many items that are optional elsewhere are standard equipment in the 2011 Sorento. Handling is good, braking excellent with the stability package. Ours is an I-4 with the 6 spd auto and third seat. Acceleration is good and fuel economy seems good also with 600 mi on the clock--20 mpg in suburban and city driving with no trips yet. I expect that on a road trip it will exceed the 28 mpg EPA rating. This is a comfortable, good looking SUV with a lot going for it. Don forget the warranty! We live in Maine and drive our cars and trucks into the ground, kept the last SUV for 9 yrs and 130,000 mi. I looked at all of them and chose the Sorento. Expect that it will last and be reliable for a long time. Recommend it to anyone who needs AWD and elbow room.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kbyrum writes:
2011 Kia Sorento Base Review
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Seats a family of five very comfortable with plenty of storage.

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Tires are expensive to replace

Kbyrum
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Great — I like this car because it is a great family car and I have never had anything go wrong with the car. It is very reliable and will take you anywhere you want to go. Rides very smooth and would buy another Kia sorento

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price and third row seating in a small suv

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2014 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2013 Kia Sorento Reviews

This Vehicle Is A Catch Your Eye Kind Of Sorento - Looks Alone Sold Me On It. By pamp50

I have never had an issue with acceleration or braking. The handling is superb in every way. The sunroof makes it fun to drive on a spring or summer or fall day. I have never had any maintenance i... Read More

Versatile And Economical. By NFavazzo

I love my Sorento. It's perfect for a family day with 4 kids under 10. When everyone's not in the Sorento, the seats fold up and there's ample cargo space. The GDI 4 cylinder has a lot of pep and the ... Read More

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2012 Kia Sorento Reviews

Family Car Fun To Drive By khemetsubs

Handling, fuel economy, roomy, fun to drive, price, reliable, long warranty, comfortable, nice design, lot of standard options lack sometimes power on hilly roads, suspension may be stiff for some pe... Read More

Love My Kia! By kendelld

The Sorento is a great car. Great for trips around town and comfortable for long road trips. Smaller than a full sized SUV, but the cargo space is still huge. And then when you put the seats down, ... Read More

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2009 Kia Sorento Reviews

I Love My Sorento! By jimlux1

Excellent man, I couldn't afford the Toyota or Audi so my friend said like "Hey why not get a try on a Sorento? " and I immediately went to the agent and reserved one after the test drive almost immed... Read More

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