2009 Kia Borrego
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We love this car!!!

by from Washington, DC on December 13, 2011

We bought a 2009 Borrego after checking out a lot of other SUVs with third row seating. We've had it for about 2.5 months now and we love it just as much as the day we bought it. It has everything we ...
We bought a 2009 Borrego after checking out a lot of other SUVs with third row seating. We've had it for about 2.5 months now and we love it just as much as the day we bought it. It has everything we wanted and most of all it didn't cost an arm and a leg. We have 2 kids under 4 and the car seats fir in the back with no problem. We have a dual jogging stroller that fits in the back with ease and we still have room for all our groceries. The car has 3 different power outlets, great ground clearance, and with over 250hp the pick-up seems to be better than average. The only two drawbacks I have found so far is that a) I don't like the angle of the headrests, so I flipped 'em backwards. FIXED. b) You have to open the entire back every time. You can't just open the glass. Oh well, my buddy has a Nissan Armada and we compare our cars all the time. He loves his car and for the $45K+ he paid, he should. I'm more than happy with my similarly equipped Borrego that I got for $15,500!!
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Super large SUV!

by from Republic of Panama on September 18, 2011

I rented a Borrego in early 2010 for two weeks having never considered buying one for myself. Needed the cargo space and it looked huge....which it is. I've had Mercedes, Jeep, BMW & Range Rover SUV's...
I rented a Borrego in early 2010 for two weeks having never considered buying one for myself. Needed the cargo space and it looked huge....which it is. I've had Mercedes, Jeep, BMW & Range Rover SUV's since the early 90's....and this one may be the best. It has the largest cargo and the best value. Bought used in April 11 with only 9500 miles with leather and power seats for only $19,000! Imported to Panama where I needed a large SUV. This car is still sold in Canada and many other areas of the world so parts should not be a problem. I am very pleased, and the gas mileage is pretty great!
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If you like chevy trailblazer this is better

by from npr fl on July 29, 2009

Trailblazer, envoy and assender, Borrego got it plus its seven passenger with room for your legs in the third row,v8 and v6, plenty of power and style,those were nice vehicles now kia makes it, 5yr 60...
Trailblazer, envoy and assender, Borrego got it plus its seven passenger with room for your legs in the third row,v8 and v6, plenty of power and style,those were nice vehicles now kia makes it, 5yr 60 thousand mile bumper to bumper warranty and more
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One of the Top Three

by from St Louis on February 25, 2011

Other than the less-than-expected gas mileage with the V6 engine (it's now consistently getting 20-21 on the freeway), the Borrego quickly went into the top three of cars I've owned (alongside my late...
Other than the less-than-expected gas mileage with the V6 engine (it's now consistently getting 20-21 on the freeway), the Borrego quickly went into the top three of cars I've owned (alongside my late, lamented '01 Nissan xTerra and '92 Ford Probe). It's proving to be exactly what I'd looked for as a replacement for my '07 Jeep Commander: lighter, more power, better handling, better visibility, still has the third-row seat and, like the Jeep, doesn't get stuck. The selectable 4Hi/4Lo is an added bonus, the vehicle has outstanding traction and control in rain, snow and occasional ice. Regret Kia pulled it from the market after only one year but then again, I know own a somewhat rare (dare I say "exclusive?") vehicle.
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Good Deal

by from West Virginia on August 9, 2010

I purchased used 09 model. Looked at Ford, Chev in the same class. They offered less interior room, especially head room. I am 6' 2'' and have ample room. Many of the creature comfort features come st...
I purchased used 09 model. Looked at Ford, Chev in the same class. They offered less interior room, especially head room. I am 6' 2'' and have ample room. Many of the creature comfort features come standard but cost extra on Ford and Chev. Very Pleased with the pep of the 6 cyl engine. Also, the third row seating is a plus with grandchildren. Overall, I am pleased with fit and finish of vehicle. Everything works well and is within easy reach. I have the optional "blueConnect" and I could not be more pleased with it. Setup was easy and the sound quality is better than listening on my cell phone. I would recommend theis Borrego with out hesitation.
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Best SUV Ever

by from Colorado on February 10, 2011

Over the past weekend we were on our way to look at Kia Sorentos and ended up at a completely different dealership then planned and at this dealership was a 2009 Kia Borrego. I had never heard of this...
Over the past weekend we were on our way to look at Kia Sorentos and ended up at a completely different dealership then planned and at this dealership was a 2009 Kia Borrego. I had never heard of this before, we test drove and fell in love. The only thing that we didn't pay much attention to was that it was rear wheel drive we found this out later when I was looking at paperwork. However it still does great in the snow, my husband had a time getting used to it but he has only ever driven 4 wheel drive or front wheel drive in the snow. I had no problems in the snow but have driven rear wheel drive in the past. Absoultley love it! It feels like you are driving a luxury/sports car instead of a SUV. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. I heard this model is no longer available. To bad because it is a great SUV.
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LOVE MY BORREGO

by from Flagler Beach,Fl on March 6, 2010

Love the room had a sebring conv couldn't get MOM in the back seat. handles great I had Caddies and this rides better then they did. Got all the bells and whistles and still paided less then I did for...
Love the room had a sebring conv couldn't get MOM in the back seat. handles great I had Caddies and this rides better then they did. Got all the bells and whistles and still paided less then I did for them. Hope they still make them when I need a new one this will be the car I will look at first. Best thing insurance went down ,I feel safe in the car also because the way it is built has a truck frame. Made by the same company that makes Hyundai and I have one of them also just for short trips.I am driving this one more now .
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2010 kia borrego

by from sth cal on December 10, 2011

bought it in canada @drove it down to sothen cal averaged 20mpg easy to drive good visabilty as good as our old pathfinder
bought it in canada @drove it down to sothen cal averaged 20mpg easy to drive good visabilty as good as our old pathfinder
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Kia Borrego

by from WV on December 28, 2010

This is my first SUV. Very roomy, 3rd row seating, which is easy to use. Has plenty of get up and go. Very comfortable, control panel easy to use. Not bad on gas mileage for an suv. Feels safe and rel...
This is my first SUV. Very roomy, 3rd row seating, which is easy to use. Has plenty of get up and go. Very comfortable, control panel easy to use. Not bad on gas mileage for an suv. Feels safe and reliable. Like all the safety features.
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2009 Borrego EX V8

by from West Cheser, PA on January 27, 2015

Just a few weeks ago purchased a V8 with 65,000 miles and it is absolutely terrific! Interior is spacious and with leather seats very comfortable and luxurious. Exterior styling is handsome, tradition...
Just a few weeks ago purchased a V8 with 65,000 miles and it is absolutely terrific! Interior is spacious and with leather seats very comfortable and luxurious. Exterior styling is handsome, traditional. Handling is good and the braking is excellent. Have driven highway and city miles and the vehicle handling and power of the V8 are excellent. You will find yourself doing 80 on the highway in effortless fashion. This week I drove for a few hours in a major snowstorm and the car handled beautifully and gave me much confidence behind the wheel. I have previously owned a Toyota Land Cruiser and this vehicle compares favorably with much less cost. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a vehicle in this class - awesome!
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