I purchase my KIA Sorento brand new in 2007. I am very happy with my vehicle which has gotton me through rough times on the highway and on deserted roads. I have driven this vehicle through ice, snow, mud, rough dirt roads, and sand. I never worry about my safety because several times I almost roll-over but came back down on all fours (not that I was trying to). My family and I do a lot of traveling, camping, hiking, beaches, etc so roads are not always pave to where we are heading. Besides we live out in nowhere and roads are not paved but KIA always got us home safely. (nearest town would be 40 miles)
My favorite features would be the headlights.
The lights on low beam are bright enough compared to other SUV.
I have driven my Sorento for 80,000 miles and the only things that have been repaired or replaced are the brake rotors and a wheel bearing. The power of the engine is sweet, and I average 18mpg in the city and 21-24 on the highway. The ride is smooth and the vehicle feels very solid. I chose it because of it's off-road ability also. I have driven it on numerous 4wd trails and forest service roads with no problems. I just wish that there were more off-road modifications available for them.
Engine's power, off-road capability, low price,
solid feel of chassis.
The emergency brake handle needs to be moved to a different location.
It pushes into
my right thigh and is uncomfortable !
I wish Kia would have offered the outside temp reading and the fog lights on the LX also
3 years later and i'm still happy. The kia runs like day one, still perfect! I've written two other reviews already, so this one is just a follow up to those. I recommend kia to everyone I know, they really make great SUVs.
Looks, Driving feel, comfort and reliability
New model has already been make, test drove it, but I prefer my 2007.
I bought my '07 Sorento as a "demo/leftover" in '09 - I have a gut feeling it was originally a lemon- law vehicle (a leftover almost 2 years after model year end?) BUT I now have just shy of 35,000 and it's had 2 problems; an o2 sensor failed and a goofy hesitation issue @ 1500 RPM. Just about to do the brakes. Other than the 2 minor (fixed under warranty) issues - GREAT VEHICLE
None in particular
Since they discontinued this type for the redesign - none