2003 Kia Sorento Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2003 Kia Sorento against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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Not The Right Choice For Me — 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 inform myself enough before buying this car. Can't wait to get rid of it, hopefully in one year or so.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Nicely powered SUV, nice interior

Cons: Gas guzzler, very costly in maintenance

16 of 19 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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Great Comfort But Huge Fuel Consumption — Has been reliable over the 10 years. Some corrosion on the luggage compartment door. Huge fuel guzzler. Main electrical control unit for interior lighting and license plate shorts and requires replacement regularly. Very comfortable ride. Lots of cargo room. Overall great vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfort

Cons: Fuel Guzzler

13 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
Mike writes:
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Nice Small Truck — Wonderful truck. Too bad the new ones are less of truck and more car. Needed a 7-seater so I upgraded to the Borrego. The Timing belt needs to be replaced every 100,000 km and should never be missed! The transmission was great, the options were great. Winter driving was a breeze in it. Went down several off-road trails and it performed great!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: I loved the look and feel of it overall.

Cons: The timing belt needs replacing every 100,000 kms or it will stop running and cause damage. It didn't have 7 seats.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Kia Sorento LX 4WDReview
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Solid, No Fuss. — Works great in both mud and snow, underrated for its off road capailities. Body on ladder type frame construction and real 4X4 gearing, it will go anywhere a Jeep will. Spacious and confortable, is also a good daily commuter. Very solid.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Offroad capabilities

Cons: Gas mileage

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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Mine Is Ruby/grey With Grey Leather Interior, And The Aluminum Rims — Has been a wonderful Ride. Reliable, only problems were from manufacture and it is the first run model so over all nothing more than expected. Fluid changes are a Breeze! Maintaining so far has been very simple....however changing out the timing belt for the home garage is a big task and extremely expensive at the professional garage. I also don't like the lack of access to the spark plugs. Oh yeah and the Rims SUCK in salty conditions....the pit very easily!

Pros: Accelerates very well, Very safe design.

Cons: Fuel Effency in my model isn't so great.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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The Vehicle Seems A Bit Buggy. — Check engine light comes on at random. Poor fuel mileage.Can't easily get a service/repair manual.

6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Kia Sorento LX 4WDReview
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Smooth, Reliable Small Suv. — This vehicles acceleration is excellent and smooth. My gas mileage isn't great but I tote small kids daily and I love the room available in this suv

Owner for 2 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,000

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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Best Suv Ive Driven In A Long Time. As A Matter Of Fact I'm Getting A New 07' Sorento Today, I Love The More Horespower — as a matter of fact i'm getting a new 07' sorento today, i love the more horespoweras well as the same like price from last years

Owner for 3 years, 8 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
anbebe3 writes:
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It Is Nice Car — 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 pawer

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: THIS CAR IS GREAT ON THE SNOW,AND SOFtin any where

Cons: 18 mpg

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2003 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
GuruWQ1S7 says:
Great car lot of power issues engine light comes of all the time fuel guzzler
vs2000 BMW 3 Series
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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Di

Best SUV great on gas and mileage. Plus fully loaded and perfect new style for a 2022 SUV. Read More

Review By Fuller

Great car and good value, market adjustment is still not great. Read More

2021 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By jessie0526

This is very nice. The color of blue is beautiful! I like dark tint windows! Read More

Review By Jake

Great car for price a lot of power with 4 cylinder turbo and excellent gas mileage Read More

2020 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By GuruSGW7Q

The only addition I would like would be remote start on key fob. My wife drives 2019 sorento sxl plus. Could not be happier . I am looking for another . Read More

Review By Stacie

The Kia is simple but perfect for me Read More

2019 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By ciarancaruso1

Great car value. Love the size and interior of the car. The car had great mileage and in great condition. Read More

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2018 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Frazier423

The 2018 Kia Sorento SV is an AWESOME vehicle to own. The value is great! It has a lot of bells and whistles that some of the latest sports utility vehicles have. It even has some that the newer suv... Read More

Review By Guru9Q88VM

Car was very clean. Like new. Low mileage & very good value. Read More

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