2006 Kia Sorento

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$19,195

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

5

Seating capacity

179.8” x 71.3”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

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

    $19,195

  • EX

    $24,995

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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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.0
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Bad technicians had no idea how to fix my Kia!

I loved my 2006 Kia Sorento ! I had for 13 years ! It was in mint condition! Only 60,000 miles on her! She was Red with sports package!! I had electrical problems with her! The people at the Kia dealership had no idea as how to fix my wiper blade motor or whatever was wrong!! I replace my heated mirrors twice!!They had my Kia for months ! Last time I got it back the wipers died in the middle of a rain storm! I loved my Kia n I miss her still! 2 years now n I have a Toyota Rav 4! I just miss my Kia!! 😢

1.0

If you see a Kia and think about getting one. RUN!

We had a 2006 Kia Sorento. It kept smelling like raw gas and it was using more gas than normal. It was sitting in the drive way and it wouldn't crank. It was like it was flooding. My husband looked under the hood and told me to try and crank it and it burst into flames. Please people. DO NOT BUY A KIA. They are not safe. Put your money somewhere else. Make sure you do research on the vehicle you are going to buy before purchasing.

4.0

Mixed feelings about replacing mine

Bought new. Expected to see 100,000 miles out of it. That was 13 years and almost 200,000 miles ago. 140,000 of those miles have been towing 2000# or so. Still looks good, engine still strong. Rear end housing had to be replaced. If you're looking at one from snow country, check the control arm brackets welded onto the top of the rear axle. They are salt traps. New one has drains and rust proofing. I contend it should have been a recall issue (was in Britain, not US). I tow and I'm too old to be dealing with a potential breakdown in the middle of nowhere, so I'm replacing it on general principals. But I'm really 2nd guessing myself on that decision.

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Safety

Based on the 2006 Kia Sorento base trim.
Frontal driver
4
Frontal passenger
4
Side driver
5
Side rear passenger
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Kia
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
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
Powertrain
10 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
165-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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