Sorento

Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?

CarGurus has 12,539 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $2,501.

ZIP:

2004 Kia Sorento Overview

Inexplicably named after a town in Italy over 5000 miles away from Korea, the 2004 Kia Sorento is a mid-size SUV with two rows of seating for five passengers. Overflowing with storage compartments and six cupholders, the rear seats split-fold 60/40 flat to open up the cargo area to an adequate 66.4 cubic feet of space. Offering both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, the 2004 Sorento is equipped for off-road performance, as both the standard part-time and optional full-time Torque-on-Demand 4WD systems offer low-range gearing. The full-time 4WD is suitable for dry pavement.

Combined with the price tag and list of standard features in both the base LX and more luxurious EX trims, this makes the 2004 Sorento an attractive SUV choice competitive with comparably-sized SUVs. Equipped with a 3.5-liter, 192-hp V6 engine and 4-speed automatic, the 2004 Sorento gets an optional 5-speed manual transmission, available in a Sport Package for the LX. This package also adds alloy wheels, foglights, a roof rack, keyless entry, and a leather steering wheel, which are all standard on the EX. Wood trim in the EX is replaced by metallic trim. The EX is the upscale model, offering power driver's seat, a sunroof, wheel-mounted audio controls, a garage opener, and an auto-dimming mirror. Heated leather seats are extra only on the EX.

As with all SUVs, the 2004 Sorento gets horrific gas mileage, somewhere around 15/19 mpg, and this is its biggest drawback. Built on a truck platform, the ride can be rough on bumpy roads. Other gripes mention a long wait for parts (shipped over from Korea), an inadequate stereo, and engine noise when revving the underpowered V6. But owners love the smooth handling and tight turning radius, making it nimble even in city driving. The off-road capability is a bonus, and the seats are comfortable with plenty of legroom. A good ride height offers great visibility. By far the best feature is the overall price and warranty.

Updated by Anonymous

What's your take on the 2004 Kia Sorento?

  • Report

2004 Kia Sorento Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2004 Kia Sorento against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 2004 Kia Sorento?  
Sorento

Looking for a Used Sorento in your area?

CarGurus has 12,539 nationwide Sorento listings starting at $2,501.

ZIP:
Have questions?   Ask a question

Kia Sorento Questions

40

2004 Kia Sorento....key Behind Crank Shaft Pulley Keeps Breaking.

The key or pin behind the crank shaft pulley keeps snapping. Third time since February 14. What could be the reason for this MAJOR problem.

Coils Or Plugs Or Both

I have a cylinder 3 misfire and I went to the store to buy parts needed they said it it only has coil packs but when I look ar it one side is coils and the other looks like plug wires I am mistaken...

Kia Sorento Stuck In Four Wheel Drive

comes out when the fuse removed

2004 Kia Sorento 3.5L

I bought 2004 Kia Sorento and it leaks coolant down the valley under intake manifold and runs down the transmission to the ground after it warms up and thermostat opens so I took it all apart chan...