• (4.4) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,504$9,232
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17-19
  • Engine: 192-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2006 Kia Sorento

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 four-wheel drive. Four-wheel-drive models can be equipped with either a part-time or full-time Torque-... 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


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by Idaho Guy from Boise, ID on August 1, 2007

We bought this truck primarily to navigate the 2.5 mile, steep, switchbacked, potholed dirt-road drive to our house from the highway. In winter, these roads are sometimes iced-over and treacherous - s... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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