2012 Kia Sorento
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So far so good

by from Texas on September 30, 2011

We bought my wife a Sorento about a month ago. We now have around 1500 miles on it and it has been a pleasure. Coming from a Honda CR-V it feels like we have a car built for this decade. Some of the l...
We bought my wife a Sorento about a month ago. We now have around 1500 miles on it and it has been a pleasure. Coming from a Honda CR-V it feels like we have a car built for this decade. Some of the largest differences are that the Sorento is quiet and has much more comfortable cabin. I also much more prefer the classy styling of the Sorento, understated. I would recommend the Sorento to anyone shopping others in the segment, great quality with good prices and an awesome warranty.
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outstanding value

by from Georgia on July 27, 2011

Traded a Ford Edge on the Sorento and am sure glad we did. This vehicle is head and shoulders above the rest of it's competitors in styling, fit, fuel economy, and overall value. You are wasting your ...
Traded a Ford Edge on the Sorento and am sure glad we did. This vehicle is head and shoulders above the rest of it's competitors in styling, fit, fuel economy, and overall value. You are wasting your money if you buy anything else. We live in Georgia where the Sorento is built and I have been fortunate enough to tour the factory on business and the employees take real pride in what they do. Very impressive.
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wife's car

by from NY Now Florida on August 31, 2011

We traded in a 2004 kia sorento 4wd coming from up north. The 4 cyl had me a bit skeptical until I drove it. Had plenty of pep and is FWD. The towing rating is not that high as my last kia but I dont ...
We traded in a 2004 kia sorento 4wd coming from up north. The 4 cyl had me a bit skeptical until I drove it. Had plenty of pep and is FWD. The towing rating is not that high as my last kia but I dont think we will be towing much. Better visability with no blind spots and easier to get in with out hitting your head having more headroom The additional storage in the rear under the floor, in lieu of the 3rd row seating is a big plus along with the A/c vents in the rear seating area. Wife is happy so husband is happy.
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This Vehicle is Fantastic

by from Washington on July 22, 2011

We spend countless hours shopping around for a new vehicle. This vehicle is all around the best value, the highest safety, its smooth and fun to drive. The warranty is unmatched, style is great. I rea...
We spend countless hours shopping around for a new vehicle. This vehicle is all around the best value, the highest safety, its smooth and fun to drive. The warranty is unmatched, style is great. I really enjoy my new sorrento!
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Best car I've ever owned - or driven!

by from Houston, TX on August 3, 2011

From the keyless start to the UVO Audio System to the parking assist Backup Camera, this is the most wonderful car I've ever driven - and I've had 11 SUV's before this one!
From the keyless start to the UVO Audio System to the parking assist Backup Camera, this is the most wonderful car I've ever driven - and I've had 11 SUV's before this one!
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Excellent value

by from Houston , Texas on August 5, 2011

I traded my 2008 adrenlin sport track ford for this 2012 sorento. I loved my truck but needed something more economic. I 've had it a month and a half. Went to New Orlean from Houston and got 29.5 mpg...
I traded my 2008 adrenlin sport track ford for this 2012 sorento. I loved my truck but needed something more economic. I 've had it a month and a half. Went to New Orlean from Houston and got 29.5 mpg. I think once it s broken in more i should get at least 30mpg. Good styling and comfortable to drive.
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So glad I didn't buy the BMW X3

by from Texas on May 22, 2013

First off I bought a 2014 Sorento SX in black. I'm glad I came to my senses and realized that the Sorento has every feature a luxury car has but at $15,000 less. Yes, I've test drove the x3 and it is ...
First off I bought a 2014 Sorento SX in black. I'm glad I came to my senses and realized that the Sorento has every feature a luxury car has but at $15,000 less. Yes, I've test drove the x3 and it is a nice but over priced vehicle. Even the Audi Q5 was on my list. Then I test drove the Sorento and shattered my misconceptions. The Sorento is for someone who wants a SUV with all the luxury options and realizes that paying 50k for a vehicle is ridiculous. The Sorento gives you memory seats, 8inch screen navigation, premium sound, blind spot detection, rear view camera, and power lift gate, just to name a few options all for under 40K. Throw in the 290 hp fuel efficiency with regular 87 octane not premium required gas and it really is a no brainer.
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Gotta Go with the SX

by from Memphis, TN. on November 28, 2011

I recently purchased a 2012 Sorento SX AWD after 15 years of driving GM vehicles. I paid $37K for my fully loaded SX and it compares with other crossover SUV's that cost $10-$15K more. I have the same...
I recently purchased a 2012 Sorento SX AWD after 15 years of driving GM vehicles. I paid $37K for my fully loaded SX and it compares with other crossover SUV's that cost $10-$15K more. I have the same bells and whistles that are found in pricier vehicles. Heated and air conditioned driver seat, heated steering wheel, dual sunroofs, nav system, power right front passenger seat, backup camera just to name a few. I'm sure the LX and EX are fine, but the SX is worth the extra dinero.
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Good vehicle with some design irritations

by from Vancouver BC on May 26, 2013

I have 2012 EX V6 Awd with moonroof. Driven with 21,000 Km. so far no issues and have been pleased with vehicle. Interior defiantly has an Audi monochrome influences which is not surprising given desi...
I have 2012 EX V6 Awd with moonroof. Driven with 21,000 Km. so far no issues and have been pleased with vehicle. Interior defiantly has an Audi monochrome influences which is not surprising given designer was ex Audi. Interior plastics could be better as cheaper hard plastic used on dash. Yes a firm ride which is good in the twisties but suspension show it's limits as can bottom out when pushed and roads uneven. In Eco mode it is sluggish from a start, but use Auto in manual mode, mash throttle and things get more interesting and a decent acceleration. I have found that moving up to mid grade gas really helps with engine running stronger, smother and dare I say I seem to get better mileage although only @ extra 50 km on full tank. Speaking of mileage I am not surprised those with 4cyl get poor mileage. Heavy car + small engine = poor mpg! You are going to hit the gas pedal to get that weight moving which is why I bought the V6. Equal or better than 4 cyl especially with people and gear in ( which let's face it is why you would buy this kind of vehicle) Anyway not a bad vehicle but expensive in Canada, and Kia cheaped out on interior
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Very Pleased With this Car!

by from Holly, MI on January 30, 2014

Going into year number 3, and still love this vehicle. Everything still works and I haven't had to repair anything mechanically so far. I did have an area fixed around a bolt on the bumper that had ve...
Going into year number 3, and still love this vehicle. Everything still works and I haven't had to repair anything mechanically so far. I did have an area fixed around a bolt on the bumper that had very little but still some rust staining. I also didn't like how plain the dash was. My husband added a wood grain dash kit I bought. It looks great and very rich. I think Kia did a great job on this redesign in 2011 and I stand behind my review.
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