2011 Kia Sorento User Reviews

2011 Kia Sorento Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 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: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

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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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I like this vehicle

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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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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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Lakedeck writes:
2011 Kia Sorento EX V6 4WD Review
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5

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Comfort, Cost, feature

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No real clearance to off road, to tow package

Lakedeck
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Almost The Perfect Suv — I love the style, color and features this has at a price that puts Range Rover to shame. This has far more feature , full moon roof, heated steering wheel front and back heated seat excellent electronics system with Nav and great on fuel.

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

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guillaume writes:
2011 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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4

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what you get for the price ...

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missing the giant sunroof, on my version.

guillaume
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Nothing.. — like the overall of it , I have nothing really to dislike on this car .. of course you maybe want the dash navigation system but the off price for the package , was not available with the 4 cylinder engine ... power everything and 3 row seats are just perfect for the needs .

Primary Use: Family transportation

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

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Cant think of a negative yet.

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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lrand28289 writes:
2011 Kia Sorento SX 4WD Review
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Warrenties, Voice activation controls including phone nav radio

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MPG could be better but 24.5 MPG for a V6 isn't to bad

lrand28289
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Fun Car To Drive And Great In Snow — 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 the Dark Cherry color makes this SX look good Handling is a bit stiff but for a 4 wheel drive -- normal All in all Great Car!!

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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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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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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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

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2004 Kia Sorento Reviews

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

Not That Serious By Misty

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 r... Read More

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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

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2006 Kia Sorento Reviews

Not So Great. By dxxsolomon

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 ve... Read More

Fairy Satisified. By Mike

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... Read More

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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

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