My Kia Sorento saved my life on December 15, 2014. I bought it because of it's safety rating. I have never been in an accident prior so I experienced what it is like to be in a major collision in my Sorento. The car responded amazingly with braking and my attempts to avoid the accident. The driver air bag deployed to protect me and I walked away with literally only 1 scratch. The best purchase I ever made.
Love my SORENTO!
2013 Kia SorentoHeather H - Nashville, TN04/19/2016
I love my Kia Sorento! This is the third style of Kia that I have owned and it is by far my favorite! The seats are comfortable, it rides smooth, has plenty of room for a car seat in the back seat along with a couple passengers when we have my niece and family and also plenty of room in the very back for lots of packages when we head out for a shopping trip. The dogs love it, us humans love it, and I would definitely look at this model again and have recommended it to others!
Lots of features, a great price, no trouble so far
2011 Kia SorentoJoe - Kansas City, MO10/13/2014
After driving it for 3 months we're very happy with it! We compared it to a Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav-4. The three cars are similar and all pretty good; we chose the Kia because it had space for a third row but did not have the option; so had a larger storage area. We also liked the features: rear-view camera, AWD, bluetooth calling, heated seats. Consumer Reports gave the Sorento a "recommended" rating every year before and after 2011. For 2011 they apparently did not review it. Since then, they consider the 2011 a "do not buy" based on the number of repairs that have been reported. So far the car has had no problems. I wish we found a 6-cyl engine at this price. The 4-cyl works pretty hard pushing a big vehicle up to highway speed.
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