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2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) EX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
The Sorento EX has it all for the price. I am 6'5" and it has plenty of room with easy ingress/egress for me. The SUV is fast, quiet and very solid. There are no rattles or squeaks. I am a conservative driver and my around town driving has measured 22.9 mpg. Very happy with that. The transmission is not smooth, shifts at strange times, downshifts with an impact and "clunks" the first 1st to 2nd gear shift of the day.
My favorite features are the climate control, leather interior and back up camera.
The biggest issue with this SUV are the red indicator needles on the gauges. As noted on many websites, there is no way to see your speed. The speedometer needle is very small and polarized sunglasses will wash it out completely. You have to remove your glasses to see how fast you are going or to set the cruise control. I do not know how KIA could have missed this obvious issue. Also the transmission has a mind of its own. Upshifts are very hard and downshifts are a jolt Dealer has not been able to fix this issue.
2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) LX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
I just purchased a 2014 Sorento LX V6 AWD - What a great value! I purchased a new 2011 Sorento LX 4cyl my wife is the primary driver of. We both liked the vehicle; still have it. Had a transmission input shaft fail under warranty, but the service was top notch. The V6 is very strong, and the vehicle is very quite at all speeds. After doing a lot of research, this remains the best bet for my price point.
Love the ride, Bluetooth features, and style. I highly recommend this vehicle.
No adjustment for rear seat position ?
2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) SX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
14th car I've owned and my first Kia after owning mostly Fords and Toyotas. I test drove virtually all of the competition and settled on the Sorento as the best combination of size, handling, quiet ride, technology, cargo layout (5-seater) and V6 option. The lengthy warranty helped me make the decision because I'd never paid any attention to Kia in the past and reliability was an unknown. I've driven it about 2,500 km and so far, I'm delighted.
Quiet--virtually no wind noise, minor tire noise. Comfortable seats with heating/cooling. Great sound system with USB key for taking along lots of music. Nav system. Backup camera and audible warning. Blind spot warning. Tight turning circle makes parking easier than my previous '09 Ford Fusion.
The ride could be a little softer to smooth out bumps, ruts and reduce jiggling at slow speeds. I'd gladly trade some more body lean for a smoother ride. The speed controlled variable volume setting doesn't work. Either remove the setting or make it work. The speedometer needle should be brighter so it can be easily seen when wearing sunglasses.
2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
We checked 6 different vehicles in this class before we purchased in April of 2013. Sorento had the best features for the price. Great ride. Little or no road noise. Acceleration is all we need. Handling is good. I am impressed with the breaking ability. The 6-speed trans sometimes downshifts more often than we are used to. We have the 7 pass and have not sat in the way back but mid seat is comfortable and roomy. Engine noise is a bit much on heavy acceleration as were all vehicles we tested. Cargo space with third seat down was good. Just took a trip with three adults w/luggage and a 50 qt(?) cooler. No problems and plenty of space. Exterior looks like many other brands. Ho hum.
Memory seats, GPS, Satellite Radio, power lift gate, back up camera, blind spot alerts. Also the "mileage to empty" and mpg.We owned a 2001 Aztek (don't laugh unless you drove one, they were great) until we bought this car in April. The technology is light years away from 2001 so we were easily impressed. The overall technology in this car for the price is great!
The speedometer is difficult to read in sunlight. Perhaps the numbers and pointer could be in a fluorescent color. Also the lack of numbers: 10, 30, 50 etc on the speedo are missing. It does not need to read up to 160 mph. I do not understand why all cars need a tachometer. An oil/ammeter would be more beneficial. I have not needed a tach since I was a teenager. I have even seen tachometers on luxury cars! Put the compass in the rear view mirror and the temperature somewhere other than a small place in the instrument panel. Mileage per gallon calculation could be more accurate.
2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Limited (SXL) 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
Our new 2014 Kia Sorento SX-L AWD is our second Sorento. We bought a 2011 EX V6 FWD in April 2010 and put about 60K (happy) miles on it. It had all of the available "bells and whistles" at the time but the new 2014 SX-L is a huge advancement in nearly every category. It is so feature-rich, comfortable, powerful and well finished that I think it beats the competition from Honda, Acura, BMW etc. for thousands of dollars less. Admittedly, this is the top of the line so the Nappa leather and panoramic sun roof won't be found on every model. Aside from the many features on the SX-L, I would strongly recommend the AWD version. It really makes a positive difference in how the vehicle drives.
Our favorite features are almost too numerous to mention. The engine, transmission and AWD are really superb. The UVO "infotainment" system is amazing. Our earlier Sorento had Sirius radio, navigation etc. but the new vehicle is orders of magnitude more sophisticated. A small feature that is indicative of this sophistication is the fact that you can stream music from your smart phone to the Sorento's excellent sound system with no cable. We like the 19" chrome mag wheels, the heated and cooled leather seats, the panoramic sun roof. The third row seats came on the vehicle we purchased. They are ok for small stature adults and kids. "Two thumbs up" for this vehicle!
There are only two "improvements" I would suggest. The first is sort of silly but I would like to see dual exhaust pipes instead of one. The 290 hp V6 is powerful and the handling is quite good but dual exhaust would look cool. My second suggestion is to take a page out of Honda's book by recessing the Navigation screen so it is in the shade. The navigation, back-up camera etc. are superb but if the sun is shining directly on the screen it can interfere with the clarity of the image.
2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
I bought an Lx, fwd, with all the toys.. just so that people understand that there is a large difference between the lx base and one that costs 10000 more. The suv is smooth and quite. no wind noise, little road. previous was was a 2007 cr-v, that had lots of road/wind noise.What a difference.I cn hear the music on low volume .4 cylinder engine has no problems going up steep hills and is showing 26.5 mpg verses the CR-V's 28.
the toys..the navigation, Bluetooth and ev speedometer..seat memory and dual temp control keeps peace in the family
the speedometer needle on the ev display is too small and dim, it wash's out in bright sunlight.
2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) SX 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
Had a 2012 Sorento with the 4 cylinder. Pretty peppy and pretty good gas mileage. Noticed however that when climbing hills it didn't upshift well. I attributed this to an outmatched engine for the weight of the vehicle. Just got the 2014 Sorento SX with the V6 GDI. It has tons of power and is super quiet. 400 pounds lighter and bigger engine is the winning combo. Silky smooth and great looking!
Really appreciate the adjustable steering control. Nice feature to enable a stiffer Sport setting on the Interstate and switch to Normal in tighter confines of parking lots in the city. Another nice feature is the speed in which the sun roof opens. With the panoramic roof, you dont have to wait excessively to open it. Greatly appreciate the bigger screen for the back up camera rather than the stock one in the rearview mirror. Kia greatly improved the connect speed of the bluetooth since my 2012 model. Flawless. Interior height is great as I need at 6' 5". Under floor storage is a bonus and increases security of stored packages.
None. Well done Kia.
2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Limited (SXL) 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
Here is my report card for my SXL FWD after three weeks of ownership: Excellent: Power train refinement; nav/entertainment/climate controls and displays; blindspot alert; sunroof; rear view camera; build quality Very Good: Steering (NORMAL setting); braking; ride; handling; styling; driver's seat comfort; noise levels Good: Front passenger seat comfort; second row seat comfort; front seat access; instrument panel displays; gas mileage: 20.7 mpg (suburban driving, calculated; instrument panel display read 22.2 mpg) Fair: Third row seat comfort, for persons 5 ft 10 in tall or smaller, on short trips; third row access Unknown: reliability (no repairs have been needed so far)
Center stack display resolution and brightness. Engine quietness.
Speedometer pointer should be brighter. Ditto the seat cooling/heating display. An eight-way adjustable front passenger seat would be nice, as would a power adjustable steering column, but that may be too much to expect at this price point.
2014 Kia Sorento LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) LX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
This is my first KIA out of 14 other cars I owned in the past and I am very impressed. My 4-cylinder AWD Sorento LX gets the best gas mileage in area with altitude of 4,300 feet out of any SUV I owned in the past Â 24.3MPG in mixed 50% city/50% highway driving without even breaking the 5K barrier. I am also impressed with is the built quality and quality of materials, both interior and exterior. The ride is a little stiff but soft (no rattles or squeaks), which makes this SUV let you feel it and handle better. The interior is designed very well. I am not so much impressed with looks of the exterior but I donÂt really care whether I get compliments. Test drive it and you will be thrilled.
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