2005 Kia Sorento User Reviews

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    2005 Kia Sorento EX 4WD Review
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    45

    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 4WD Review
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    55

    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 LX Review
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    85

    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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Kia Sorento Reviews

    Fun And Family By klassenz

    Overall, this a very versatile vehicle that is safe, enjoyable, and functional. From the outstanding crash test ratings to the quiet smooth ride, there is much to like about this Kia Sorento. Anyone l... Read More

    Horrible By SeaSick

    I own a GMC Terrain that is in the shop for some body work, and the rental car company gave me a 2015 Sorento to drive. It is HORRIBLE. It maneuvers like a bumper car at Kennywood. If I had children, ... Read More

    2014 Kia Sorento Reviews

    2014 Kia Sorrento Lx By stime34

    Overall this is a great family vehicle. Able to move a large amount of cargo for errands and price is very reasonable. The value is head and shoulders above any competitor. Maintenance and reliabil... Read More

    Attractive, Comfortable, Good Fuel Economy. By uspspow

    Very nice economical vehicle, comfortable to drive, easy handling, cargo space will carry a foldable wheel chair easily.Back up camera is really nice. Controls on steering wheel nice and convenient an... Read More

    2013 Kia Sorento Reviews

    This Vehicle Is A Catch Your Eye Kind Of Sorento - Looks Alone Sold Me On It. By pamp50

    I have never had an issue with acceleration or braking. The handling is superb in every way. The sunroof makes it fun to drive on a spring or summer or fall day. I have never had any maintenance i... Read More

    Versatile And Economical. By NFavazzo

    I love my Sorento. It's perfect for a family day with 4 kids under 10. When everyone's not in the Sorento, the seats fold up and there's ample cargo space. The GDI 4 cylinder has a lot of pep and the ... Read More

    2012 Kia Sorento Reviews

    Family Car Fun To Drive By khemetsubs

    Handling, fuel economy, roomy, fun to drive, price, reliable, long warranty, comfortable, nice design, lot of standard options lack sometimes power on hilly roads, suspension may be stiff for some pe... Read More

    Love My Kia! By kendelld

    The Sorento is a great car. Great for trips around town and comfortable for long road trips. Smaller than a full sized SUV, but the cargo space is still huge. And then when you put the seats down, ... Read More

    2011 Kia Sorento Reviews

    Great By Kbyrum

    I like this car because it is a great family car and I have never had anything go wrong with the car. It is very reliable and will take you anywhere you want to go. Rides very smooth and would buy an... Read More

    Awesome Secondary Vehicle. By Dcp_1

    Fun comfortable vehicle. Roomy. Drove 2k mile round trip recently and am pleased with performance and reliability. 330 mile range between fuel stops. Recently changed 4 wheel brakes and rotors. Fairly... Read More

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