"Excellent value."on by shahini
Pros Great looking, tons of standard features , very reliable, great handling, great highway mileage, usable third row seats, best warranty.
Cons Standard sound is poor...Standard Head Unit is actually very good, but you have to change the paper speakers to get what the head unit can really deliver.
Summary This medium sized SUV does actually deliver 29-30 MPG on the highway. I've taken it on a couple long road trips and have been able to get 450 miles out of 15 gallons of gas (do the math).
Pros Powerful V6, awesome warranty, excellent feature set, great looks, fun to drive. Newer Sorento builds will have an improved dual damper flow suspension... look for it. It rocks on the SX trim! Also: Built in the USA!
Cons No power liftgate or memory seating options... but otherwise that's it!
Summary My wife and I had not considered Kia but are very glad that we did. Kia has built themselves a real winner here with the new Sorento... you're seriously getting a GREAT car here, not just a good value anymore. I suspect we'll be happy with this car for years to come. And it all comes with the peace of mind of Kia's excellent warranty... you can't beat it. We have the SX trim and love it. I have a 2004 Acura TL (which I love) and am happy to trade it with my wife when I can... driving the Sorento SX is that much fun! :) We're extremely pleased at what we were able to get for our dollar. A phenomenal ride.
Pros Firm engine
Interior has very good quality cloth seats and dashboard
Power window/locks package
Turn Signals on the side mirrors
Cons This package didn't have the auto dimming rear view mirror
Summary We love this vehicle. Great ride and a lot for your money.
Please note: As with all vehicles today, there is a break in period on the engine of about 2000 miles before you get the true MPG. So be patient.
Pros See below- This car was well designed for luxury, comfort and dependability.
Cons Bluetooth sometimes doesn't function perfectly.
Summary I purchased a 2011 Kia Sorrento SX in November 2010. This was replacing a 2003 Toyota Corolla S that was totaled in a wreck with a deer. This is my third new car. Prior to purchasing the Sorrento I knew nothing about Kia and was completely partial to Toyota, Lexus, Acura, Honda vehicles. I test drove about 15 SUV's from these brands and Chevrolet, Nissan and Mitsubishi as well. Once I drove the Sorrento I was hooked. This is a luxury vehicle for a great price. It looks great and all of my co-workers were complimenting me on it. It definitely stands out despite being parked in a lot with 75 other cars. I got mine for $27,000 (MSRP- $34,000) after my fiance negotiated very carefully. This car has chrome rims and accents all over, all leather interior, a premium sound system and every bell and whistle available. To top if off the dealership threw in the chrome side rails to help you step into the vehicle and a bug guard for the hood since I was purchasing the showroom model. I love the roomy interior and the 3rd row seat option. I have been able to haul 3 electric fireplaces from Lowes, two bedroom dressers, all with the back seat down. This SUV handled wonderfully during the worst winter Kansas City had seen in 20 years! The ABS system does take over and prevents fishtailing.
I have had no issue with being locked out of the vehicle. In fact I keep the key in my purse on the front seat and I have never had an issue when I stopped to get gas or anything else. I had a Blackberry Tour and I had a small issue pairing it with the Sorrento. I took the phone to Verizon's store and the sales rep sat in my car and paired it within 5 minutes. I now had a Droid and it paired right away. I absolutely love my Sorrento and would buy another one. My fiance is in the market for a new car in the coming months and he will buy one. The dealership we went to is H&H Kia in Omaha, NE. They treated us so well, even waiting there for us until 8pm on a Friday night. My salesman Jon has called me a few times to see how I like the Sorrento. He sent me the instructions to pair the garage door opener in the Sorrento to my garage door. I lost one of the clips to hold a net in the trunk somehow and they are sending me a new one. There was a recall with the starter in this Sorrento last summer. The dealership in Independence, MO changed the starter with no issue. The only problem I have noted is that occasionally the bluetooth in the vehicle will echo or has poor sound quality. However, it usually seems to happen in areas with alot of possible interference or it happens when I am out in the suburbs in Kansas. This is not a big deal. The Droid has a great quality speaker function and I can switch to that when it happens. I have a dog and 3 cats and this vehicle is a dream to transport them to the vet. I get 426 miles for 15 gallons worth of gas. I drive 70 miles a day roundtrip for work and I can make it 5 days before I refuel (I dont drive with it lower then 40 miles remaining). I had no issue with my free 3 month trial of Sirius radio and I have kept it because its a great perk considering how much I drive. The aux and USB ports are excellent. I connect my Ipod and even a tape recorder to it and I can listen to notes from work, music, etc.
Pros all the features of a luxury car without the price of one!
back up sensor
clean air filter
space for a growing, traveling family, 3rd row or tons of trunk space when 3rd row is down
mpg is great for a full size SUV
Cons none so far!
Summary this is our first brand new car and we just love it. we have a lab and a baby and have plenty of space to have one if not two more kids! haven't taken it on a long trip yet but we travel home (9hrs) often so we bought the vehicle with that in mind. looks great and the price was AMAZING. luxury feel without going in debt. the back up sensor is great for me bc i am short. i look forward to discovering more of what this vehicle can do and taking it home to show off!!
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