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2012 Kia Sorento

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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The New UVO Radio is amazing

by from Tucson AZ on July 16, 2011

We've owned our 2012 Sorento EX V6 for just two weeks now but my wife and I both love it. The ride is firm but comfortable, handling excellent, fuel economy is a nice improvement from our MDX, there i...
We've owned our 2012 Sorento EX V6 for just two weeks now but my wife and I both love it. The ride is firm but comfortable, handling excellent, fuel economy is a nice improvement from our MDX, there is plenty of room, but the neatest feature is the UVO radio. It integrates beautifully with my smart phone, and has the most sophisticated voice control software I've seen. Considering we paid about 2/3 of what a new MDX would cost, this is a real bargain.
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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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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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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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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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Great car

by from Palatine, Illinois on November 1, 2012

Having owned a 2011 Hyundai Sonota for a year, I looked at Hyundai/Kia for a replacement for another car. Hyundai dealers did not have a Santa Fe with the equipment I was looking for, but Kia did. Wha...
Having owned a 2011 Hyundai Sonota for a year, I looked at Hyundai/Kia for a replacement for another car. Hyundai dealers did not have a Santa Fe with the equipment I was looking for, but Kia did. What a great choice. It has everything you could possibly want, and has been reliable and trouble free for 10 months. I would recommend anyone to look at a Hyundai or Kia for their next vehicle. Oh, and they both have a fantastic warranty!!
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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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great car except for mileage

by from KANSAS on November 22, 2011

THIS CAR IS GREAT EXCEPT FOR HIGHWAY GAS MILEAGE! I BOUGHT THIS KIA EX NEW. IT HAS THE GDI ENGINE. I HAVE CALCULATED THE HIGHWAY MILES SEVERAL TIMES AND THE MILEAGE HAS RANGED FROM 22MPG TO 26MPG. THE...
THIS CAR IS GREAT EXCEPT FOR HIGHWAY GAS MILEAGE! I BOUGHT THIS KIA EX NEW. IT HAS THE GDI ENGINE. I HAVE CALCULATED THE HIGHWAY MILES SEVERAL TIMES AND THE MILEAGE HAS RANGED FROM 22MPG TO 26MPG. THESE WERE ALL HIGHWAY MILES AT NOT OVER 65 MILES PER HOUR. I NOW HAVE OVER 3000 MILES ON THIS CAR AND AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE GAS MILEAGE.
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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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