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Kia Sorento Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 192 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Kia Sorento

  • Good-looking, comfortable, rugged and well equipped, the Sorento is one of the best buys among small and midsize SUVs.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Great value, long list of standard features, high-quality interior materials, solid construction, true off-road capability, lengthy warranty coverage.

  • Cons

    Mediocre fuel economy, harsh ride over sharp bumps.

  • What's New for 2005

    The optional sport package now includes blacked-out headlamps and, on LX models, a premium audio system. A five-speed automatic transmission replaces last year's four-speed unit.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Kia hater

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

Run; do not walk away from this car. Where to start? Service department are few, far between and unreliable. I now own stock in GE Lamp division for all the lamps I have had to replace. The electrical system, as far as the "Horns and Whistles" are concerned, keep screwing up. Warning bell goes off for no reason when the car is off and you open the door. Door locks decide when they are going to work. Do not get me started on the mpg, my old van did better.




Kia sorento

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

Not as smooth as I would like on bumps. But very roomy, very comfortable.




Love my kia

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

I love my little SUV . I couldn't imagine living without it. I test drove a lot of SUVs and this one was my favorite. For the price and the way it handles on the road, it's great. I plan on trading it in in two years for a new one. I have never done that before. Excellent Kia!




New soreno

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

I recently bought a Kia Sorento because I was having problems with my Dodge Dakota that was not covered by warranty. I prefer manual transmissions, so when I saw how nice the interior was, and the performance of the Sorento, I told my husband this is what I want. I saved myself $40.00 a month in payments, and I love how this vehicle gets around. It has a wonderful warranty, and has plenty of room with comfort. The only thing I might have done differently if I did it over would be to get leather for the interior, because I dress up a lot, and it is hard to keep my clothes straight on velour seating, but it feels great. The gas mileage is not great, but neither was my Dakota.




I love my sorento

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

I have not had my suv very long, but so far I LOVE IT! I get so many compliments on it, how well it handles, looks etc.. For the money it is a really GREAT buy! I would reccomend Kia to anyone!




Love my kia

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Vehicle: 2005 Kia Sorento LX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)

Great SUV for the money. Fun to drive. Overall very smooth except when going over large bumps. I would recommend it to anyone.



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Full 2005 Kia Sorento Review

What's New for 2005

The optional sport package now includes blacked-out headlamps and, on LX models, a premium audio system. A five-speed automatic transmission replaces last year's four-speed unit.

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Talk About The 2005 Sorento

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rweston
rweston
10-09-2010
One of the three lights on the manual HVAC controls of our 2005 Sorento has gone out. I've found that 97309 3e000 is the part number for the bulbs on a 2004. Can anyone verify that that is the same ...


sandyq
sandyq
07-23-2008
I have a 2005 Kia Sorento. It's my understanding that timing belt must be changed around the 60,000 mile mark and I'm getting close. The price of the actual belt is under $100 but was quoted $900 to...


tylern1
tylern1
04-01-2010
Hello, My 2005 kia sorento 63,000 miles command shaft that ties into stearing wheel with 2 bolts came loose and one bolt fell off and the other is just hanging there, caused my family to crash into a ...



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