Written on: 23/01/2011
Have owns several big name 4x4's the Sorento is as good as any of them,more comfortable and definately more miles per gallon,getting 38.
Taking price into account this has to be of the best buys on the market today.
Travelling through Yorkshire in up to 500mm snow,no problem at all,eats up the miles on the motorway,had a small problem with the cruise control,took it in and they fixed it while I waited,overall I am well impressed and would have another.
Have yet to tow with it,but there is so... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2010
Avoid ,ride is awful ,useless in the snow ,turbo went ,automatic gearbox is rubbish for towing,radio is a joke.Plus points quite well equipped (XT) but the air con has a mind of its own as does the alarm.Can not wait to get rid of it. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2010
I got my sorrento xs about 3 months ago and i really love it.It is brilliant for towing with and a very comfortable jeep to drive.It does 34 mpg which im quite happy with as other jeeps only do between 24 and 30. For value for money and comfort i would recommend the sorrento jeep to anyone. I looked at jeeps same age and low miles and they where all 6 to 10 grand more expensive than the sorrento.Also it has heated seats full leather interior and sat nav, and is generally well finished. I... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2010
Ive had my Kia Sorento for two months now and to be honest, for value for money you can't beat it. Its a little sluggish but its a big car but thats my only niggle. Otherwise the build quality is amazing for the on-road price. It feels as good as the Aude Q7, you get loads of extras that would cost you a fortune with the other 4X4's. It feels solid when your driving and the interior is a work of art, easy to use the controls that feel very expensive. Its practical as a seven seater and with... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2010 by Keith A (1 review written)
A great car for every thing from general family use to towing, Pulls a loaded caravan or a large horse trailer plus 2 horses with no problem at all. Only 2 Gripes so far; Watch your dealers when they quote prices for services (I have had a variation of nearly £150 for a 20k service.from Kia main dealers - Why?? ). also am at present having trouble locating M&S tyres at a sensible price for 465/60/18 wheels.They seem to be like the proverbial Rocking Horse Poo. (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2010
I collected my new 2010 Kia Sorento (in silver) - top of the range and I love it. What a difference. It is no longer just a 4 X 4 car, but it is sophisticated and good looking! I would say that it is coming into the same league as the Volvo, Audi, etc, but not as expensive. Lots of extras and a joy to drive. The best bits are the keyless entry and drive and the drive itself. The new Sorento actually has some power behind it, even though it is a smaller engine. In the old Sorento, if I... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2010
I have just placed my order for the new Kia Sorento and am due to collect it next Saturday. The car looks completely different to the old model and is now coming into a class of its own. Really elegant looking. Only downside is that there is no option to buy sat nav which is a bit strange and as the facia inside is different to the old one, I am not sure my current one will fit in. It hasn't put me off though. What i find disappointing is that there are more options available if you buy... (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010 by carolinebentley (1 review written)
Love everything about the sorento, tows very well. However, I have only managed to get around 350 miles from a full tank!! Most of my journeys are short but this seems ridiculously low. Any comments? (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2010 by jeffg (1 review written)
great car good runner comfortable great driving position.All my family think its a great runner,kept me going through the snow and ice and not a problem. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2010 by elaineekky (1 review written)
kia sorento bought brand new 12 months after buying kept cutting out went back to garage where it was bought there for 5 weeks 12 months later did the same again so sent it to another kia dealer was there for 8 months sent it back 5 times went back 5 times they said they put new cylinder head ,radiatoe turbo bottom half of engine came back radiator was losing water engine has now siezed up altogether on exmas eve garage won,t take it back kia head office don,t want to know now in hands of... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2009 by alam24 (1 review written)
I have just bought a new Kia Sorento XT 2.5 auto. In the first week I had the back sensors on the back bumper replaced. On the second week I had the back lights replaced due to condensation inside the lens. I have just found out that the front headlights have condensation inside the lens aswell, I am guessing that it is a factory problem because it is on both sides in the exact same place.
If anyone as any advice on this vehicle then my e-mail is below:
p.s it is my... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2009
This is my second Sorento, they are unbreakable workhorses ! Big enough to cope but small enough to care, fantastic off road and brilliant for towing. No reliability issues and a reasonable dealer network. The only downside are other peoples image of the brand. (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2009
I've had my sorento for 3 years and 3 days before the warranty ran out the gearbox went. 2 teeth sheared off. Took it into dealers on the Saturday (warranty ran out on the Monday) showed them the problem and the service guy said to come back next week as the guy I needed wasn't in. Went back on the Tuesday to see the 'right' guy and he said it's too late, the warranty ran out last night. Even though the Saturday man remembered seeing me they refused to acknowledge that I had reported it to... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2009
The Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi XS is a fantastic all round car, I have driven all types of off road vehicles as I have a farm and big family who tour europe as often as we can.
This car allows us to travel in comfort with ease.
The kia dealership I purchased the car from have been immense wih any of my queries.
would have no problems recommending this car to anyone (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009 by rushnz
I have owned my Kia since new on November 2006. Done 90,000 faultless Kms over all terrain. We do some serious 4WD offroad trips through bad roads, snow, ice and sand. The Kia travels as well as any 4WD I have driven and I am now thinking about replacing it with the new Sorento. Shame the new shape isn't here yat. Value for money nothing tops it (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2009
i really like my kia sorrento.i have gotten 21.3 miles per gallon hwy/city. anxious to see what hwy is alone. only 2000 miles on car. i'm trying to drive following all the advice by experts on getting the most mileage out of any car. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009
The Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi X has a Cheap and gutsy diesel engine. Many standard features are optional for competitors. More for less, quality and comfort, indifferent ride, handy features. (read more)
Written on: 26/03/2009 by davierj (1 review written)
I bought a new Kia Sorento in Spain in September 2007. So far the car has done 26500kms, including a European tour. It is a comfortable tourer, as well as a competent cross country vehicle, coping with Spanish dirt roads effortlessly.
Apart from some minor complaints with the built in GPS, so far the only problem has been a small oil leak which appeared 2 weeks ago. The car is due for service in April and the leak will be assessed at that time.
I have found the dealership (a small, 2... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2009 by buster321 (1 review written)
I have owed a sorento 06 plate from new, great car, good fuel consumtion, nice smooth ride, it has been a great car UNTIL NOW gear box has just gone on it at 70,000. ten days left on the warrenty, so watch this space for an up date on how i get on with dealers and kia, as far as replacement is concerned, as a re-build is not an option in my opinion (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2008
I have a 2008 sorrento. I really like this vehicle. Great handling, nice ride, but firm truck like ladder suspension. The on the fly 4 wheel drive is great. I can't wait to get into this car and drive it each day. Great power too. Will pull 5000 pounds! This SUV is the most underrated product on the marlet in its class. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2008
Having just sold my ser 3 Disco I was very interested to have a look at the Kia. Would never go back to Landrover.
It will go anywhere the landrover would go and leaves the hummer 3 for dead. (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008 by blackhut (1 review written)
Purchased new March 08, At 500 miles the manual gearbox developed noise from 5th to 4th gear and difficulty disengaging 1st gear. Repeatedly (5 times) took car back to dealer who kept it for a week each time and pronounced it cured each time, which it wasn ' t. Eventually began the process of rejecting the vehicle and was ignored by Kia UK and was treated with indifference and rudeness from dealer. Trading Standards suggested I strengthen my case by allowing another dealer to inspect the... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2008 by flight sargeant
Now 4 years old 50000 miles mostly pulling caravan south of france spain and back its my 3rd 4x4 and has to be the best for cost and reliability. Been a good tow car and shopping car as wife likes it too. nearest rival has to be the bmw at over £40000. (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2008 by troon (1 review written)
Bought the kia Sorento 2.5D XT approx 11 months ago (July 2007) the vehicle now is approx 2yrs 10 months old, just done 21,000 miles, over the last few weeks we have notice a bit of a chuging when pulling off and when idling, the car was due for a major service so booked it in to the Kia dealer in swansea where I purchased the car from, it was in for a day, and when I got it back it drove exactly the same, I was told the car had to come back in 7 days time, for an engine diagnostic check,... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2008 by mydeano (1 review written)
Have I been unlucky or are just a poor car? Problems gearbox, drive shafts, wind screen washer pump, brake discs replaced - all these done on waranttee (Lucky). My fuel pump imploded at 42,000 and cause fuel contamination. Outside warantee I was hit with a £4000 repair to replace the whole fuel system. (Not so lucky). Some Service agents give terrible service really had to shop around to get work done. Afraid I can't recommend! (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2008 by Dissapointed (1 review written)
I have owned my Kia Sorento XE for 4 years in May. Last month the engine siezed up because of no oil and i needed a replacement engine at a cost of £7350. I asked Kia where the oil went because it was OK two weeks previously and i noticed no leaks. Also why didn`t the oil light come on to warn me. Kia told me that they accept no responsibility because of the age of the car. It`s not 5 years old till May and has only done 47000 miles. I have written 2 letters of complaint to the Managing... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2008 by LUPAVALO (1 review written)
The Kia Sorento is an excellent car, quality in every aspect, for the price range THE BEST BY FAR. Very good car. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2008 by nevana
I am a first time buyer of Kia and would recommend this vehicle to any body that want a recreational/general purpose vehicle
A very good vehicle for the money
Has all the safety features
Written on: 25/11/2007 by dave06 (1 review written)
The Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi XS is very spacious it has plenty of room for a family of 5 has good road handling and plenty of power. A realiable 4x4 as good as any other on the road. I'm very happy I choose this 4x4. (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2007 by DAP44 (1 review written)
I've had my Kia Sorento (2.5 CRDi XS) from new. I must confess as a previous BMW driver I initially struggled with the badge snobbery of the Kia and tried all I could to convince myself it was an BMW X5 that I "needed" - until I test drove the Sorento and realised for half the price of a used X5 I could get a brand new fully loaded Sorento. Besides the steering column requiring replacement (under warranty) it has performed well and is a comfortable drive (albeit the suspension could do with... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2007 by LETSROCK (1 review written)
I think that I'd buy another one especially if Kia sorted out their dealer network. Really powerful and you can fit a family of four plus a dog, plus four bikes on the back and a top box without noticing any difference in the drive!! Really!! It's fantastic. Nothing negative about the car but enough about the dealerships! Had my Sorrento serviced by different dealers and no one valets the car and they are generally quite 1970's about service - having owned 2 Audi's and a Saab I really... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2007 by stevesnrs (1 review written)
I bought a new delivery mileage Sorrento 2.5D XE 14/07/07 from Retford Kia GK group. It has been back to both the sales and the service department (the ford garage down the road) 7 times (3 to sales, to get the work done!, and 4 to service) now for repairs to the power steering which "failed" on the day of collection. It has had an electrical part for the steering? A new power steering pump, and now a new steering rack. There was also a small scratch on the tailgate, which the sale team... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2007 by RTM (1 review written)
Fuel consumption is about 32 mpg average with 36 - 38 on a run.
Don't expect rapid acceleration, but gear change is smooth.
I would recommend a Kia Sorrento to anyone whether you need 4x4 or just a really comfortable ride. (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2006 by suevite (1 review written)
Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi XS is an amazing 4wd machine, well built, no problems, and as good as the best off road I have so far driven worldwide, over 20 years as a field geologist (includes, Landrovers, Discovery 3, Toyota Landcruisers, Suzuki Jeeps, Jeeps, etc., in Africa and S America mainly). On road just like a big quiet car, and the electronic selectable drive (2/4wd) and auto box are very smooth. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2006 by kiadriver
Having had 3 4x4s before the Kia Sorento has to be the best yet. I tow a large caravan without complaint, positive good fuel and comfort in excess of 20,000 miles per year (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2005 by melanierose
I would definitely recommend the Kia Sorento XSE diesel model. So far this car has been very reliable, and I am very pleased to own and drive this particular model, as it is the top of the range with comfortable leather heated seats. I bought my car from Kia in Tooting, and the staff are very friendly and helpful, which is always very important when you are spending money. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2005 by Pepper
Kia Sorrento XS 4x4 Having owned and used many Badged 4x4's most top of the range all used on and off road as my job takes me almost daily across landfill sites and building sites plus requireing a vehical I could use on motorways that I could depend on 24hrs a day in the UK and Europe I decided after my last 4x4 came to the end of its life to try a less expensive 4x4 to prove that I needed a badged 4x4 and to prove to myself that the cheaper utility's were mainly used for taking the... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2005 by jasondakin1968
My first thoughts on being asked to look at the Kia Sorento XS 4x4 by my wife was the same as many a badge snob. But any negative thoughts soon slip away once you get up & personal with one. This package is unbelievable value for money - and no the quality does not get sacrificed. Build quality is on a par with VW (my other car is a Passat), all doors shut with a satisfying 'thunk'. Equipment levels are superb, I got the XE, it has plenty of toys inc. a great stereo, good auto-shift box with... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2004 by woolfie (5 reviews written)
We were looking for a 4x4 as we have 2 big dogs that we take on holiday around the country. We bought the Kia Sorrento XS 4x4 and use it to travel many miles, the fuel consumption is much lower than expected and it is so comfortable even though we sit in it for hours.
We load it up quite heavily but it still is fast when accelerating.
We have had no trouble with it at all and dont worry that you might not know much about KIA, as it is reliable and one of the smartest looking SUVs around.
We... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2004 by scooberton (1 review written)
I recently purchased the Sorento XS Auto after owning a Jeep Cherokee Sport for only 12 months and all I can say is 'what a waste of 12 months' with the Jeep.
The Sorento is exceptionally quiet compared to the petrol 2.4 Jeep model (even though diesel). The power at the accelerator when required is superb compared. The build quality is fantastic compared. The Standard interior and exterior features are overwhelming compared. My parting shot to all those aspiring Jeep owners, of which I was... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2004 by MikeM (1 review written)
A complete car in all respects, some minor detail such as switch sizes and locations should be addressed.
The auto box mated to the 2.5 diesel performs a perfectly adequate job. The only major criticism is the harsh ride on some road surfaces around town. As for motorway cruising - the ride is fine, with the car well able to keep up with varying traffic conditions.
The vehicle has matched all expectations of a SUV purchase, and is proving far better purchase in all respects than my wifes... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2003 by coreyhigham (2 reviews written)
The Kia Sorento is a cheap (in price) off roader and it is the bee's knees. I had a 2 door coupe and was interested in the SUV market but the prices always put me off.
This brilliant new SUV was introduced into the UK in a big way and has since gone on to win 4x4 of the year by a major reviewer.
The price and equipment spec make it very appealing, trust me I own one.
Biggest dissapointment may be the depreciation price, when it passes its first birthday next Feb. (read more)
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