2004 Kia Sorento

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

179.8” x 71.3”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Price and value
  • Easy and enjoyable to drive
  • Offroad capability
  • Handling
  • Seat comfort

The bad:

  • Ride quality
  • Unproven reliability
  • Engine noise

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LX


  • EX


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Our 2004 Kia Sorento trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • 192-hp V-6
  • Choice of 4WD systems
  • New manual gearbox
  • Body-on-frame construction
  • Side-curtain airbags

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.2
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Most recent consumer reviews


Kia Sorento 2004 (I bought with 180,000+ miles)

Keep in mind the newer Kia Sorentos are not built like the ones in 2004! (I’ve heard horror stories) But I got mine for way less than $2,000....I spent a little money making sure it ran well...and it has taken me from LA to Vegas without any problem....the mechanics I took the car to said there’s no reason why it can’t go for another 100,000 miles! It’s now almost 200,000 miles and going strong....if you don’t have much cash fine one of these used cars ..fix it up and you got one of the best made cars on the road. 2004 running smoothly 16 years later ...technology a classic


very good car

Very dependable car met all of my expectations.I would recommend this car to a friend our family member.I love this car, ride and drive.Priced to sale..


Best Car I Have

I love my Sorento. When I first bought it the only major problem it had was the hose for the power steering had a big hole in it. Once I changed it, it did have other any problems. Only thing I also had to change was the typical usual maintenance you do to the car (ie oil change and such). Other then that no major issue with car. I'm in the market now to upgrade it.

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Based on the 2004 Kia Sorento base trim.
Frontal driver
Frontal passenger
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years or newer/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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