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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Good, solid if unspectacular car
By mjone182 on 02/06/14 21:04 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Having now driven this car as a primary for 27k miles, this car is a good one. Easy to work on, even if you're a backyard mechanic. Lots of room, even for a family of six (all small children). Downside, there's not a real trunk space if you have the third row. Positives, plenty of extras even on the base model, pre-drilled holes for mounting aftermarket towing kits and side rails, plus it gets better gas mileage than a minivan. So far, no major maintenance has been needed.
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13 of 13 people found this review helpful
2013 LX GDI AWD
By ucinn35 on 02/23/13 15:14 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

We bought a 2012 SX AWD for the wife last year. We love that car so much we bought another one for me. I use it for work everyday so I went with the GDI for better gas mileage. I'm getting between 24 and 25 combined with a couple hundred pounds of tools and parts in it. The acceleration is peppy and more than adequate. The 6 speed shifts smoothly and effortlessly. Handling is great, a very good turning radius so it handles like a smaller car. The SX has 25000 miles on it and mine has 1000 and we've had no problems out of either of them. I am probably a Kia customer for life now.
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9 of 12 people found this review helpful
Update- 5 months and 6,000 miles, still loving it
By richardar6 on 02/17/13 07:59 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

First, let me tell you that I'm picky. I've owned a lot of vehicles, from cars, to Suv's, to pickup trucks. I love to drive, and the Auto Shows are my Disney World. I wanted a lot for my money and I wanted a well made vehicle that will last. I got what I wanted so far. 6,000 miles so far and not 1 issue. Do I get advertised MPG? No, but I never have on any vehicle I've owed. I didn't get the V6 because I wanted great MPG's. (even the Honda fit I use as company car doesn't get advertised MPG) Anyway, I researched, I test drove, and I got exactly what I expected. Very happy with my decision!
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Great SUV but one problem
By kr2880 on 02/15/13 16:21 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento SX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

The car looks and handles great on local and on the interstate. However, when I am waiting at a red light with the SUV in drive, there is a definite vibration that you can feel through out the car. I have had the car checked by Kia service including the District Service MGR and have been told that this is normal for the SUV. For an SUV with a sticker price close to $36000, I didn't expect a vibration to be considered normal! Hopefully KIA will come up with a fix!
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6 of 11 people found this review helpful
Sorry But MPG Sucks
By electricnow on 02/01/13 04:51 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

The vehicle is great in every other way other than The MPG. My wife drives it most of the time and we both get the same results. 21-22.5 city and Hwy. The 22.5 was all interstate, two people in the car with no cargo. I am 61 yrs young and have had many brands of vehicles over the years and have had only two, Honda and Toyota that got the claimed MPG. I looked at the Honda CR-V but they would not give us enough for the trade and would not knock off enough on the car.
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful
MPG
By bunnyskier on 01/31/13 18:19 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Love my Sorento. It is one of the best looking SUV's out there. I have gotten 27 MPG on the Hwy. I took a trip camping with 4 girls and all our gear and got 24 MPG. This is partial hwy and partial mountain driving with plenty of steep grades. I use the ECO option to keep my foot and pedal in check.
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful
Stop Bashing the MPG Numbers!
By kenjill on 01/24/13 05:09 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento EX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Review

People, please stop bashing the MPG numbers with this vehicle. Our Sorento vehicle gets the MPG figures, as advertised. I bet there is a direct corrolation between those who get "poor" MPG and bad driving habits ("jack-rabbit" acceleration, braking too hard, using AC or heat too much, and yes, texting while driving, etc). I also own a Kia Optima SX Turbo and I average 30-32 MPG per tank...let me repeat that - over 30 MPG with a Turbo! If you improve your driving habits, then your "real world" MPG numbers will go up considerably. Otherwise, the vehicle is fine so far...a great value for the money.
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
AMAZING VALUE
By seanminnesota on 01/03/13 14:53 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Had my 2013 Sorento for about a month and love everything about this vehicle. Have owned Nissan, VW, Audi, Honda and the Sorento beats them all on interior design and comfort as well as handling (with exception of course of Audi). Every possible bell and whistle and perfectly executed. Handles like a dream in snow and ice. MPG slightly lower than I expected but still quite good for a vehicle this size. Hands down my favorite car yet, test drive the Sorento if you're in the market for this type vehicle. The other tipping point for me was the third row seating, awesome for hauling my nephews and their friends and when folded down provides terrific cargo space.
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13 of 18 people found this review helpful
Kia should be sued for lying about mpg's!
By kialies1 on 01/01/13 18:44 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

While the Sorento is comfortable, quiet, quick, and well appointed, the poor gas mileage is a deal breaker! If we had known what it was going to get, which is about 23mpg's at best on highway, we never would've bought it. The number they gave at the dealership was 32mpg, which now, after being sued, they have adjusted to 30, which puts the Sorento below competitors instead of ahead. But we can't even get close to 30 ever!! Our Volvo gets exactly what it says on the sticker no matter the driving conditions. Don't be fooled! If you want it for other reasons, go ahead. But don't think they are competitive with Honda, Toyota, or others in this class. They continue to lie. It seems criminal.
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8 of 24 people found this review helpful
2013 Sorento LX with 2.4L GDI engine
By drivven on 12/18/12 06:38 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2013 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV w/Convenience Pkg (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I purchased the Sorento in September and since have put on 3900 miles. The mpg is not as advertised even tho I am a judicious driver, making sure the ECO indicator is on for over 95% of my driving. My combined hiway/city mileage is perhaps 21mpg (hand calculated and not read off the display). The handling is surprisingly good for a vehicle this size and shape. The performance is adequate although my previous vehicle was a BMW 540i so there is no comparison there. I'm still trying to get used to the site lines especially when backing up. The backup camera is "useful" altho I still prefer to look back through the rear window when backing. Interior; great. Exterior; nice lines.
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