2014 Kia Sorento
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Fun, luxurious and reliable car

by from Bronx, NY on January 12, 2014

I owned the 2011 Kia Sorrento SX FWD for 3 years. I loved this car but wanted AWD because the FWD did not handle well in snow and ice. My 2014 Sorrento Limited AWD SX is a joy to drive. This car is co...
I owned the 2011 Kia Sorrento SX FWD for 3 years. I loved this car but wanted AWD because the FWD did not handle well in snow and ice. My 2014 Sorrento Limited AWD SX is a joy to drive. This car is comfortable and luxurious, it has all the "bells and whistles" that more expensive SUVS have live Acura or Mercedes. The AWD handles great. I have had no issue driving in 8 inches of snow and ice during the snow storm last week. Plenty of power yet great on gas. I highly recommend this SUV.
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Luv Mine So Much Bought Another

by from Parma, OH on January 25, 2014

Just gave my 2011 LX v4 manual to my daughter who just moved to Tucson from Cleveland. I knew I wanted to by another because of how reliable, comfortable, and sharp looking my baby was. I am now the ...
Just gave my 2011 LX v4 manual to my daughter who just moved to Tucson from Cleveland. I knew I wanted to by another because of how reliable, comfortable, and sharp looking my baby was. I am now the proud owner of a 2014 AWD LX v4. She rides beautiful, and the upgrades from 2011 are notable. With leaving in the snow belt, I opted for the AWD even though it will be a slight loss in fuel economy, so they say. The night we brought her home we were anticipating a large lake effect snow event, I was able to make it 12 miles to work in heavy snow with no problems! My mother has a Chevy of similar size and comparing the two, cost, ride, interior room, looks, and features the Kia Sorrento in my opinion wins hands down. Also have to highly recommend Spitzer-Kia's salesman George Woods at State & Bookmark in Parma, OH. Excellent dealership!
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Best Bang For Your Buck

by from CA on September 1, 2013

I just bought a 2014 Sorento LX and it's great! When you compare standard features with other SUV's in it's class you will see the Sorento is a better value. I test drove both engines and I have to re...
I just bought a 2014 Sorento LX and it's great! When you compare standard features with other SUV's in it's class you will see the Sorento is a better value. I test drove both engines and I have to recommend the 290hp V6, especially if you will be carrying several people or you travel to the mountains. The four cylinder could barely move out of it's own way, the cost and mileage difference between the engines is negligible. The warranty can't be beat and there are Kia dealerships everywhere if you need service or parts.
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3rd Time in the shop within 1st year! Brand New!

by from Littleton, Colorado on November 30, 2014

Leased my 2014 Kia Sorento in December of 2013 - 1st issue was within days. The radio went out - had to have it replaced. Good news it was in and out of the shop within a couple days. Dealership gave ...
Leased my 2014 Kia Sorento in December of 2013 - 1st issue was within days. The radio went out - had to have it replaced. Good news it was in and out of the shop within a couple days. Dealership gave me a loaner - so okay on we go. 2nd issue - overhead dome light went out last month - you would think they could just replace the lightbulb? NOPE they had to replace the entire housing unit for the overhead lights, part ordered, in shop for a couple hours - ok on we go. This time - my car would not start! Got to tell you, I am not feeling the love for my vehicle right now. It has been in the shop for a week now with little hope in sight - mechanics have no idea what is wrong with it and it is torn to bits - the glove box has been removed, wires are exposed from front to back and are hanging everywhere. The good news - its all covered, the bad news, not sure if this thing is ever going to be the same? When all is running and in working order to be honest I love this SUV, it handles great! The stabilization is incredible and saved not only my life but that of my children when we were side swiped going 75 MPH on the highway. It handles great in AWD mode with traction control. We have the model that has every bell and whistle just short of the heated steering wheel. My only complaint till this last issue was that I wish it got better gas mileage. Now as these problems continue to arise I am wondering if they perhaps released this model a bit early? Maybe they needed to take a little more time to work out the bugs cuz mine seems to have several! Its a bit disappointing.
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2014 - A refresh, it ain't! It's almost all new.

by from Clarksville, Maryland on August 27, 2013

This is a very nice, comfortable vehicle. It is put together well and shows it. There are options for everyone. The base LX with the I4 engine (which I bought) has many amenities in it for the price. ...
This is a very nice, comfortable vehicle. It is put together well and shows it. There are options for everyone. The base LX with the I4 engine (which I bought) has many amenities in it for the price. You can get it dolled up however you like and it won't exceed the bottom price of the Acura MDX which it looks very similar to. My mileage is exceeding the EPA estimate all around. So far, I have no complaints.
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My Kia

by from South holland , IL on April 7, 2014

Overall I'm pleased with the vehicle. However the placement of the controls on the steering wheel are annoying as when I turn the wheel I sometime hit the mute and or phone button and have to hit agai...
Overall I'm pleased with the vehicle. However the placement of the controls on the steering wheel are annoying as when I turn the wheel I sometime hit the mute and or phone button and have to hit again to regain my music.
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First SUV I owned sold by Ronnie at JT's

by from Columbia, SC on January 16, 2014

For my first ever SUV I must say so far (I've had it since November 2013) I absolutely love it! It rides smooth, love the GPS (appears to be updated), love the heated seats, I really have been pleased...
For my first ever SUV I must say so far (I've had it since November 2013) I absolutely love it! It rides smooth, love the GPS (appears to be updated), love the heated seats, I really have been pleased with the radar on the sides of the vehicle that lets me know when a vehicle is coming up on that particular side by a light coming on in the rearview mirrors. If they get too close an alarm goes off and lets you know! I.m getting around 23-25mpg in the city and about 28=30mpg on the highway! I'd recommend one to anybody!
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Made the switch

by from Phoenix, AZ on July 10, 2013

I've driven a Ford my entire life , but decided to try the Kia Sorento. I heard many others rave about this vehicle and I must agree ! It has everything I wanted as well as competitive value in the cr...
I've driven a Ford my entire life , but decided to try the Kia Sorento. I heard many others rave about this vehicle and I must agree ! It has everything I wanted as well as competitive value in the crossover market . I am very pleased with my purchase :)
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Much better than the 2013

by from Topeka, KS on March 16, 2014

Great ride & engine performance, surprisingly good gas mileage, terrific infotainment system (sound system like being in a concert hall). Large GPS display. Very comfortable seats. Blind spot detectio...
Great ride & engine performance, surprisingly good gas mileage, terrific infotainment system (sound system like being in a concert hall). Large GPS display. Very comfortable seats. Blind spot detection both visual and auditory is super. I rate the 2014 KIA Sorrento a BEST BUY in the mid size SUV category.
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Tow Car

by from midlands on May 9, 2014

Comfortable well equiped cabin, ride a little hard vehicle pleasing to the eye, loads of extras. inc rear self leveling suspension..great asset for towing. I didnt own the vehicle long enough to rate ...
Comfortable well equiped cabin, ride a little hard vehicle pleasing to the eye, loads of extras. inc rear self leveling suspension..great asset for towing. I didnt own the vehicle long enough to rate its reliability 3 months to be precise.I purchased it new in 2014 as a tow vehicle that had a max tow weight of 2500Kg .. My Swift caravan has a total tow weight of 1560Kg. We mostly visit CL sites which mainly offers fields & meadows to park your caravan. On soft grass the vehicle didnt like reversing the caravan, the engine bay started to emitt a horrible strong burning smell along with smoke from the clutch area. This happened 3 times in concession. After a dealer inspection & no faults found i got rid before new clutch needed.
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