I have owned this car for five months, in the first month it broke down on me and left me sitting 3 times ( one of the times in the middle of the road, and almost got hit by a school bus with my one year old daughter in the back seat) Have replaced the radio, 2 headlights, TPS sensor, Oh and it just left me sitting on the PA turnpike with my 2 children in 90 degree weather, cause the transmission went out. And it only took Kia 2 1/2 hours to get someone to tow it. If you want to throw your money down the toilet then by all means buy a Kia. I will never buy another Kia ever again, it's not safe, not dependable, and the gas mileage SUCKS!
I love my Sorento! I bought it with 73,000 miles on it, for around ten thousand including a standard lifetime powertrain warranty(really sealed the deal). After 5 months and 8,000 miles, I would of bought it without the warranty. The engine is extremely reliable and the 4 wheel drive is awesome. The gas mileage is O.K., but what can I expect from a V6 4x4. Because this is a true 4x4, the ride can be a little rough, but the cushy seats help a lot. Overall, this is a reliable and fun to drive vehicle that has all the goodies at a rock bottom price. Buying a Sorento was a smart move for me and it will be too for you.
I have the EX model, so I have all the goodies including the sunroof which is my favorite. I also like the two-tone paint, because it sets it apart from all the other less awesome SUVs. :)
Only improvement is a redesign. Good work KIA (especially with the Sorento)
It seems like it has been recalled for faulty engine bolt, now a recall for the induction replacement valve, plus service has been less than friendly. Take it to the dealer, walk into the service dept and they look at you like you have two heads! No "Welcome to KIA Service or Good Morning" just stares, like they just saw a deer in the headlights!! Wouldn't buy another one! Too much hassle for the money. I would take a chance on an American SUV! Called to get an appointment with the Service Dept. at the local KIA Dealer that advertises that they are open until 7:30 p.m. (called at 4:45 p.m.) - everyone had gone home! Won't Use BEYER VOLVO/KIA EVER! They could care less! Don't be fooled by the looks
It's just an okay budget SUV, but constant worry of engine problems diminishes any favorite features!
They need to test the build quality of the engine and powertrain! Improve the gas mileage too!
I bought the car used, was told that it is in great condition, well not a week later we were in the shop for a noise that I can't even explain, was told by KIA mechanic that it is the ABS doing a self check, the sound has never gone away, then received a recall for a crank shaft bolt the had to have the rear door hinge replaced and the light bulbs are constantly burning out, and now the Check engine light keeps coming on for a transmission code p0700, and I was told there is nothing wrong with the car. I will never buy another KIA again, the people that work there are rude and they need to make a better vehicle.
comfort, the drawer under the passenger seat
fix the light bulb problem, make it more fuel efficient, and take the time to find out why it makes that noise
Well from the get go I was excited. I loved the outside and my two little boys under 3 wouldn't really mess up a used car and me care as much so it worked out due to the room also of an SUV. So I should have known while buying it the were replacing the timing belt not to get it I have had my drive shaft messed up and falling out along with the carrier bearings (sp.). Now my reservoir is cracked and being replaced and also my head gaskets are blown. I have had no heater and no air sometimes. It has stranded me and 3 kids and one adult in the middle of the road. They have no customer service at all and every time you call it's someone new because they can' keep their employees. No kia for me!!!!
Inside. But not much else
Customer service and a good service department or improvements and serious ones!