2006 Kia Sorento

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11 reviews
Available Price Range $2,456-$9,936 Trims4 Combined MPG 17-19 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 Kia Sorento

Our Take

Shortly after dropping its compact, first-generation Sportage, Kia introduced a larger, value-priced Sorento sport utility vehicle as a 2003 model. The midsize Sorento is available with rear- or fo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride quality
  • Unproven reliability
  • Engine noise

Notable Features

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


Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 11 reviews

Best SUV bargain around

by mdndpm from Appleton, WI on May 3, 2009

My Kia Sorento EX has been an outstanding SUV. It's better than the Toyota 4-Runner, Highlander and Subaru Outback wagon that I used to own. The 4WD works great on-road and off-road. Very comfortable ... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

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


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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