Luxury Package, 4WD/AWD, Leather Seats, Satellite Radio Ready, Parking Sensors, 3rd Rear Seat
6 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.8L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 89K Miles, Silver/Gray
Okay, so like so many others we too were surprised & said.."It's a Kia? Wow!". We were trying to decide between the GMC Acadia & the Borrego. LOVE the body styling of the Acadia. But after reading thousands of reviews & test driving several Acadias & Borregos. Every time, the Borrego out performed in tow capacity, acceleration, build quality, ride quality, comfort & RELIABILITY. Pros: Interior design is intuitive-very user friendly--not distracting, not outdated. Digital compass & exterior temp reading is a plus. For those w/iphone4? There's a media port to charge phone & access music. You will need an adaptor for it--but it's cheap ($25), works well & easy to find on amazon.com. Leather & trim is very good quality. We live in high foothills above a valley in Ca. We avg 22mpg driving up & down "the hill". On hwy flatland we consistently get 25-28mpg! HIGHER THAN STICKER ESTIMATE. Easily seats 7 adults comfortably. Very responsive handling. 3.8L V6 has LOTS of power--feels more like a v8 but w/wayy better gas mileage. Turning radius is ridiculous. It's awesome. Truck chassie is firm but ride quality is very quiet & comfortable. We have 4 children--our youngest a baby & never had an issue with bouncing all over the road or vibration. Overall it's super fun to drive. Also it tows up to 5000# w/out issue. Lastly, we got the leather pkg w/all the bells & whistles w/only 11K miles for a good 4K less than a base pkg Acadia. If Kia brought the Borrego back at this quality of construction, we would definitely purchase another. Three small cons: Cargo space, dual zone not tri-zone a/c & the Borrego was only made ONE YEAR. First..the cargo space SUCKS. But a folding hitch mounted cargo carrier remedied that. Second issue: The Borrego does have a third row a/c option but it's almost impossible to find. We didn't find one. HOWEVER..the a/c in second row is quite powerful. It circulates air & cools down second & third rows very fast. A huge plus living in a place w/consistent triple digit weather in the summer. Third & final issue: The Borrego was released in 2009 when crossovers were purported to be more green & the new "it" vehicle. Bad timing & perhaps a premature response on Kia's part to discontinue. Overall if Kia brought the Borrego back w/the same build quality. We'd definitely purchase another.
I've been looking to replace my Pathfinder...and just couldn't find an SUV that I was comfortable in.... per chance, we found this (undiscovered) jewel...and I was sold after taking my first test drive. Comfort, power, amenities... this Limited edition has every bell and whistle you'd expect on a car twice it's price.... plus the incredible warranty. Sure hoping KIA reconsiders remarking this gem in the USA again!
Nice looking car, but the quality isn't there. Hesitation when accelerating, quality of exterior is poor, finish is easily scratched or marred. When it rains the rain doesn't run down the windows. Beads up so bad you can't see out the side windows. Have started using Rain-x on my side windows. Can't find windshield wipers that will "fit" the curvature of the window, so they don't clean the window very well. At 3 years and 15,000 miles the air conditioner has stopped cooling. Poor gas mileage