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2005 Kia Sorento LXReview
Ted writes:
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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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2005 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
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Kia — never had a problem and has over 100.000 miles the quality is great and is great on gas and we r soon getting a new one this car is great to drive but when it is slippery use 4 wheel drive this car also has the best steering i have ever used it also looks beautiful in and out and it has power but also great breaking

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great car

Cons: bad in snow without 4WD

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2005 Kia Sorento EX 4WDReview
rodi63 writes:
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At The Time (and Now) I Feel I Got A Lot Of Vehicle And Above Average Quality For My Money — I've heard praise and nightmare stories concerning this era of Sorentos. But my personal experience has been above average at least. It currently (as of 20-Nov-2014) has almost 107k miles. And it runs like the day I bought it. If I had the money, I'd buy an '07-'09 with creampuff (low) miles as a secondary one. These years had the option of 2 engines. Both of higher horsepower. Regardless of the package ordered. My first repair (other than usual maintenance) since purchase was the A/C unit. Based on mileage, I have no issue with this. I can remember past years and makes of cars I've had that I had to repair it. Long before 100k miles. In some cases, more than once. Also, as a quick note....My Kia has been the 1st car I've owned that "didn't" leak/drip any kind of fluid. Body/paint is still secure, no rust or paint fade. Still solid, no squeaks, etc. with the body or frame. Due to early retirement (@ 45 in 2009). With gas prices I've cut out the proverbial "Sunday drives" out of the budget. I don't run anywhere near the 16K miles

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Bought my '05 as a leftover on 1/2/2006. Got an excellent price on it. The '05 EX 4wd was there top model Sorento. Other than purchasing the "luxury package" (which I don't have and don't miss). The leather seats are the package's major plug. I'm a fabric seating type of guy. In a car and at home. Anyway, I paid 21,000 for it. Sticker was almost 27k. You get a lot of vehicle and options for a more than fair price.

Cons: If I had to pick on a few things. The ride is a little bouncy, but for a short wheelbase vehicle, it's not as bad as some vehicles I've rode in. One note: If you want to keep the ride as smooth and quiet as possible. Then use All Weather Radials.....Wind noise gets pronounced once you hit the 60 mph mark. But, not intolerable. Not sure the Kia dealership or the company uses lower quality brakes in general. They seem to wear quicker. You really notice it when you drop from 16K miles to 6K miles a year.

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2005 Kia Sorento LXReview
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Great Reliable And Dependable Truck — Great for a small family. It is really great for a college student. It is reliable and does not use a lot of gas. It does not drive like a heavy truck. It is easily manageable and maintenance is not an issue.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handles easy, great for a small family or college student.  Maintenance cost are low and it does not take more than about $40 to fill up.

Cons: Smaller than I would like. Needs compressor for AC

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2005 Kia Sorento LX Review
Julio says:
vs2004 Kia Sorento LX
2005 Kia Sorento LX winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2004 Kia Sorento LX worse.
"More room "
Value Ranked 2004 Kia Sorento LX better.
"Color looks awesome "
2005 Kia Sorento LX 4WD Review
Alexie says:
Sporty sub with get up and go
vs2005 Mercury Mariner Luxury 4WD
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Front Seats Ranked 2005 Mercury Mariner Luxury 4WD better.
"Leather power seats"
Would Buy Ranked 2005 Mercury Mariner Luxury 4WD better.
"More luxury with about the same power and price"
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2022 Kia Sorento Reviews

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

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

2021 Kia Sorento Reviews

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

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2020 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2019 Kia Sorento Reviews

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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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