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Sorento (2009 and older) MSRP: $ 19995.00
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Description:
The Kia Sorento is a mid-size SUV with rugged body on frame construction.

The Sorento is available in rear-wheel drive Base, LX and EX trims, or as a four-wheel drive LX or EX trim. The Base and LX trims come standard with a 242-hp 3.3-liter V6 engine while the EX models are powered by a 262-hp 3.8-liter V6 engine. A five-speed automatic transmission with manual sequential shifting mode is the only transmission offered. Standard safety features include side curtain and knee airbags, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, active front head restraints and an electronic stability system.

Expert Review: 2011 Kia Sorento
Expert Rating: 4.5 stars

"The Kia Sorento EX has a 3.5L V6 that pumps out 276 horses and 248 lb-ft of torque which was actually very decent for this 3,896-lb. SUV. Get-up was good and I felt like a champ..."



 
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Reviewed by:
West Coast Guy



Review Date
March 8, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

Visitors rate this review
4.56 of 5, 9.00 votes

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Review 1 of 53

Price Paid:  $32000.00 from KIA Garden Grove, Ca

Year / Model Reviewed:
2011 2011 Sorento SX

Strengths:
A lot of SUV/CUV for your money...VALUE!
Well designed, well made, good looking!
MADE IN USA! West Point Georgia!
Build quality is supurb...absolutely perfect!
KIA 100,000 mile 10 year Power Train warranty! And 5 year bumper to bumper!
KIA solved the earlier models rough ride issue with all new dual chamber shocks.
HUGE glass roof and suroof!

Every single part of this Sorento has been changed for 2011 over the old model. Some touches of styling that are evolutions of the outgoing model are the front fender buldges, and the rear end..altho the tail lights are now bigger, now with brighter LED's too.

Weaknesses:
None I could find..and I'm a real picky guy! The sunroof made a squeek once, but a spritz of WD40 cured that!

Summary:
I've always bought brand new vehicles. 6 Toyotas, 2 Nissans, a FIAT, Chevrolet, Dodges, our favorite is FORD!

But this KIA after a lot of research beat out the Ford, Toyota and Honda SUV/CUVs hands down.

Perfect Pearl Sow White Paint..no flaws whatsoever! The engine compartment is a work of art and triumph of engineering. The most powerful 276 hp and quickest 3.5 dual cam V6 in the class, takes off with a suprising roar of power with 0-60 in 7.4 seconds, and the KIA brand new state of the art 6 speed automatic is supurb and made right in the USA factory!

The interior has been accused of being rather mono-colored in black, but I like it..feels very european and high quality with the leather, comfortable too! Nice touches like a navigation system, 700 watt Infinity 10 speaker system with Sirius, blue tooth and voice control of all functions! Backup camera, illuminated red lighting,

Similar Products Used:
Mazda5, Expedition, Ford Flex.



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Reviewed by:
jnocella



Review Date
February 4, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 8.00 votes

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Review 2 of 53

Price Paid:  $19000.00 from Kia AutoWorld

Year / Model Reviewed:
2011 Sorrento LX

Strengths:
Ride, Comfort, Handling, Braking System, Rear Seat is Roomy, Nice Dashboard, Good Gas Mileage

Weaknesses:
Obstruction behind driver and passenger side windows block view, Sound System is bad, speakers are poor quality

Summary:
Overall we're happy with the vehicle. The sound system is very disappointing. The music distorts when the volume is turned up slightly

Similar Products Used:
Mercury Villager Van



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Reviewed by:
sam_toronto



Review Date
December 24, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

Visitors rate this review
4.73 of 5, 15.00 votes

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Review 3 of 53

Price Paid:  $25000.00 from Toronto

Year / Model Reviewed:
2011 Sorento LX

Strengths:
For the amount of money - features are plenty - Bluetooth; ABS; Triptronic 6 speed gear; 17" Alloy; AWD etc. - and not to mention a decent looking vehicle

Weaknesses:
Very poor mileage - I have a 2.4Ltd engine - OK on power but city driving - I am getting 7.4Kms/Ltr - which is 13.5 L/100Km - That is poor considering I had a 2002 Kia Van before hwich gave nearly the same mileage. - I hear some rattling from inside the Cabin - So soon - that is not good.

Summary:
They need to work on Mileage - Not on paper BUT Really improve.......



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Reviewed by:
tom dee



Review Date
December 21, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 7.00 votes

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Review 4 of 53

Price Paid:  $27500.00 from bill dodge

Year / Model Reviewed:
2011 kia sorento

Strengths:
great sound system lots of fetures super blue tooth hands free in car cell phone ride is great 2.4 plenty of power

Weaknesses:
little stiff ride great bang for your buck and looks sharp

Summary:
i think for an inexpensive suv what a bargain. note i also own a 2007 chevy suburban best suv ever made for comfort so i know what i am talking about



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Reviewed by:
venti



Review Date
December 2, 2010

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.27 of 5, 11.00 votes

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Review 5 of 53

Price Paid:  $24000.00 from Jim Curly

Year / Model Reviewed:
2011 Kia/Sorrento

Strengths:
Fast Pick up, looks nice

Weaknesses:
Low gas Milage, transmission had to be replaced at 7000 miles, front speakers had to be replaced. Ride on smooth highway is very good but around town you can feel every crack and bump in road, seats are uncomfortable.

Summary:
Would not recommend vehicle to anyone to buy or lease



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