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2005 kia sorento SUV Gas Mileage
2005 kia sorento EX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 16 combined MPG 14 city MPG/20 highway MPG
2005 kia sorento EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 15 combined MPG 13 city MPG/18 highway MPG
2005 kia sorento LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 15 combined MPG 13 city MPG/18 highway MPG
used 2005 Kia Sorento SUV Overview
The used 2005 Kia Sorento SUV is offered in the following styles: EX Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), EX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A). Pre-owned Sorento SUV models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 192 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2005 Sorento SUV comes with rear wheel drive or four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2005 Kia Sorento SUV?
Save up to $0 on one of 16 used 2005 Kia Sorentos for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $3900 as of Jan 24, 2018, based on data from 13 dealers and 1 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2005 Kia Sorento trim styles:
The used 2005 Kia Sorento EX is priced around $5797 with average odometer reading of 125321 miles.
The used 2005 Kia Sorento LX is priced around $5653 with average odometer reading of 99103 miles.
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What do people think of the 2005 Kia Sorento SUV? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 Kia Sorento SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Sorento SUV a 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2005 Sorento SUV.
Vehicle LX 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Review I bought my Sorento LX 4x4 new in January 2006 (2005 model year) and it has been a very dependable vehicle and I have enjoyed owning it. It has only been back to the dealer one time for minor repairs, brakes and new belts in 10 years. Very reliable and I love the truck design platform with real four wheel drive. It will easily crawl up any mountain jeep trail in 4x4 (low setting). It has good towing capacity. I may have been lucky that I did not end up with one of the Sorentos that mechanical or electrical issues, based on the problems in other reviews. When it is in standard 2wd the rear wheel drive can loose traction easily on icy roads, but it plows through everything with secure traction in 4 wheel drive (high setting). The only other repairs that I have done are the exhaust flex pipes were replaced when holes developed, replaced the tires and regular oil changes. Gas mileage varies considerably based on driving. I typically get 9-14 mpg driving in my hilly city, but on the highway it gets 18-22 mpg depending on speed. I just did 700+ miles of mostly freeway driving at 70 mph in the winter 32 degrees on day and 0 degrees a few days later and still got 21-22 mpg both times. On slower 55 mph highways I have gotten 24 mpg when fully loaded down with a weeks worth of camping gear and an 18 foot canoe on the roof. I'm happy I bought it and still enjoy driving it, the seats are very comfortable, the interior is nicely designed, I still take it on road trips and down remote logging roads. I don't put a lot of miles on it because I live in a smaller city and don't do my daily commute to work in it. I happily get to walk to work all year for my commute! In town it is primarily used for hauling supplies to work. Glad I bought my Sorento LX :) - Read update Update: In my prior review I forgot about the engine starter motor that failed on Christmas Day in a different town. That repair on a 6 year old car was not covered by the 10 year/100,000 mile warranty! Since then: At 11 years and 2 months, with just 60k miles, a engine timing belt sprocket broke distroying my engine. The timing belt replacement & associtated maintenance had been performed the prior year. The replacement rebuilt used engine cost just as much as the suv was worth. My local KIA dealer took 3 1/2 months to replace the engine, including 2 subsequent repairs due to the a poor installation. On one of those the dealer had to tow the car in because the replacement engine quit working.