2005 Kia Sorento

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$18,995

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2005 Kia Sorento

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

    $18,995

  • EX

    $24,100

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2005 Kia Sorento trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 192-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Two 4WD systems available
  • New five-speed automatic
  • Body-on-frame construction
  • Side-curtain airbags

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.1
  • Reliability 3.8

Most recent consumer reviews

1.6

Most unreliable car I ever owned

This vehicle looked good in side and out and was comfortable. Mechanically, Problem after problem. Will never by anything else there. Great service at first but nasty when we addressed the problems.

5.0

Very reliable and roomy vehicle

This car met all of my needs, and allowed me to move across the country with a large carload of stuff! Great for adventures, I enjoy lugging kayaks and paddleboards around on the roof rack. Also enjoy the tow hitch for carrying my bikes around. Very reliable, and the turbo boost is great for speeding around slow cars when passing.

4.3

Awesome used suv

Bought this used 2005 Sorento stick shift 4 wd with 205,000 miles and it’s great. It has dents and some dings but this thing is solid, at idle and up to 50 it’s quiet above that the motor sounds a bit loud. Everything works in this, I paid $1800, I used to have $1000 a month truck payments now I don’t. Saving money

See all 31 consumer reviews

Warranty

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