(3.5) 21 reviews
MSRP: $1,453$9,173
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17-19
Engine: 192-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2005 Kia Sorento

Our Take on the 2005 Kia Sorento

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Ride quality
  • Unproven reliability
  • Engine noise

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


Average based on 21 reviews

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Almost happy with the Sorento

by Petite woman in West Virginia from Morgantown, WV on December 9, 2009

Bought it on Halloween. Switched to the Sorento, after looking at the Sportage a lot (monthly payment for Sportage couldn't fit my budget). Not comfortable at all with R-WD. Already have it listed fo... Read Full Review

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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


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