2005 Kia Sorento Top Comparisons

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2005 Kia Sorento LXReview
fwatt87 writes:
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Ideal College Student Car. — Ideal college student car. Plenty of leg room in back seats, cargo space, and headroom in the interior. Is a very valuable Suv with 4x4 capability with a turn of a switch. A simple layout of an instrument panel, and center infotainment display. Deliveries a really quiet ride. Has a numb steering response. Car was built with a ton of hard plastic for a lx

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

Pros: Plenty of leg room in back seats, cargo space, and headroom in the interior.
Is a very valuable Suv with 4x4 capability with a turn of a switch.
A simple layout of an instrument panel, and center infotainment display.
Deliveries a really quiet ride.

Cons: Has a numb steering response.
Car was built with a ton of hard plastic for a lx

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2005 Kia Sorento LXReview
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Excellent Used Kia Sorento - Great Buy! — 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 to always be very affordable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The engine and transmission are in excellent working condition.

Cons: The fuel mileage is low which is typical of an SUV.

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2005 Kia Sorento LXReview
dsppspc123 writes:
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Not Worth Getting Into — 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 up coming out of my own pocket. It cost over $1300 just to have the spark plugs replaced. The dealership shop manager tried lying about my warranty, to the point I had to get third party intervention. The electric system had to be completely replaced in the car. There were more sensor problems than I would care to talk about. The first 5 years there was a check engine light on, almost all the time. The dealership would just clear the code and send me home, and it would just come back on. I would not recommend this car to anyone.

Pros: The looks of the car are really what got me to buy it.  

Cons: Very expensive to work on, nothing lasted on the car.  Dealer plays games with warranty.  Nothing is easy to maintain on the car.

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2005 Kia Sorento LXReview
MaChelle writes:
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Good Car — I really like my truck what I like most is it is perfect for a small family and is easy on gas. I haven't had any major problems since I have owned the truck it does great on highway and in city.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: reliable, drives good, cold air

Cons: Needs a aux. port and deeper cup holders

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2005 Kia Sorento LX 4WDReview
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No Issues — One of the best suv's! Don't get me wrong, the car still runs almost like new and still feels solid on the road. Love the body style and interiors. Off road it can take on some of the best 4X4's out there and it is definitely fun to drive. Gas mileage is average but not bad. Personally, I love my SORENTO!

Pros: Best family car ever

Cons: We like it a lot!

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2005 Kia Sorento EXReview
Schulz33 writes:
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Great Value! — I bought this 2005 Sorento a year ago (2012) for $ 8,900 including TTL and so far, I may as well have bought a brand new vehicle as I have had no repair or maintenance costs. It's our family's second car so I occasionally pile my 3 kids in it but it's mostly for back and forth to work. It's a really nice looking vehicle inside and out for the price and drives very well with the exception of a little road noise at higher speeds. I would highly recommend this to anybody based on what you get for the money. For reference, I previously owned a Toyota 4runner and Tundra which were both great vehicles as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great leather interior with wood trim; Adequate power,; Size makes it so easy to get in and out of any parking lot/space,

Cons: A little noisy at highway speed

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2005 Kia Sorento LXReview
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I Wouldn't Buy Another One. — This vehicle has more of a truck ride to it. We've had lots of problems mechanically. Cheaply made parts with a huge price tag. Not many mechanics will work on them. Parts are hard to find unless you go to dealer and that cost big time $$$$.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Has gotten me where I need to go but with a cost!

Cons: Has needed way to much work done to it and has expensive parts

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2005 Kia Sorento LX 4WDReview
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One Of The Best Suv's.... — Like I mentioned before, I purchased my Kia about 4 yrs. ago and don't have any major complaints. The only thing I can say that is a PITA is the engine layout. I usually do my own tune-ups, timing belt, ect on must of the cars I've own but this one is very complicated and it takes a lot of work and money to do it by a licensed mechanic. Don't get me wrong, the car still runs almost like new and still feels solid on the road. Love the body style and interiors. Off road it can take on some of the best 4X4's out there and it is definitely fun to drive. Gas mileage is average but not bad. Personally, I love my SORENTO, is all a matter of maintenance and TLC... besides 2005 has no recalls.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Stay tune for more updates.....

Cons: Stay thirsty my friends!!!

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2005 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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Excellent Suv In Terms Of Money/value! — Reliable enough, despite of Korean origin. I'm using it 1.5 year and had no any trouble with the car. Slightly slow at accelaration, but ok for everyday city driving. Great for off-road. Exterior & interior is not of the cutting edge, but are solid enough.

Pros: True 4WD, body-on-frame, low transfer case

Cons: Not a highway flyer

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2005 Kia Sorento LXReview
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Drive One, 05 And Newer, You Won't Be Disappointed — 110k miles and no problems. Pulled a tandem axle trailer from OK to TN with 2 motorcycles on it, still got nearly 270 miles to a tank. I can't say enough good about this vehicle. Hauls the family of 5 with ease.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Duh, the review says it all.

Cons: ummm, nada

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By william alfredo

muchas gracias por tener esta clase de vehĂ­culos tan maravillosos y modernos . con mucha tecnologĂ­a de vanguardia y sobre todo a unos precios nada que enviar de otras gamas. Read More

Review By Guru9BFK74

Love this car so far. I have no issues! Read More

2020 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Carol

Bought a 2020 sorento and satisfied with price/mileage and warranty. Read More

Review By Guru9TQCZJ

Great interior and runs really good. We tried several other cars but did not like the fit. This one is very comfortable for us and room to expand! It will last us for years! Read More

2019 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Guru9B3D2F

The car is great I got that car and there is nothing else it needs, great price and low miles Read More

Review By Guru9XKFWS

I had a traverse prior to this and I think they are very comparable. Good value high end features . Plenty of space for growing teenagers even in the third row. Love it! Read More

2018 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Guru9DPXQS

Just got it yesterday, I like the vehicule features. Read More

Review By William

Its a nice car but the 3.3 l V6 is a grenade. I had the head gasket failure at 56,000 mi. I am meticulous about maintenance. This was definitely not my fault. I have had multiple vehicles with over 20... Read More

2017 Kia Sorento Reviews

Review By Terry

It was a great value for the price so I bought it. Read More

Review By Guru9XJ8PJ

Absolutely gorgeous vehicle! Great on gas mileage, very comfortable ride. Read More

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