By Stephanie on
2006 Kia Sorento EX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
We've owned our Sorento for 3-1/2 years and have been pleasantly surprised. We had never owned a Kia or knew anyone who owned one and were worried about the quality as a result. It has over 30k miles on it and we've never had a single problem, issue, or bug with it. We mostly use it for short trips around town, but it has performed well in all sorts of conditions (snowy mountain, rural desert roads, regular big city driving with constant breaking and fast accelerating). We've gotten the oil changed regularly and done the recommended maintenance, but other than that, it's required no trips to the dealer or shop.
It handles very well. The turning radius is great!
The city gas mileage is poor. Also, the second row bench is a little too narrow with two car seats and a passenger.