The well-proportioned 2014-2015 Sorento is sized between small and mid-sized SUVs, with plenty of interior space and easy maneuverability. It's also simple to climb in or out and it offers an optional, though tiny third-row seat to bring seating to seven.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2007. ESC standard from 2007. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2011.
Road Test

The well-proportioned 2014-2015 Sorento is sized between small and mid-sized SUVs, with plenty of interior space and easy maneuverability. It's also simple to climb in or out and it offers an optional, though tiny third-row seat to bring seating to seven.

Even though this iteration of the Sorento looks like previous versions, the 2014 update brought a lively and refined new V6, a new electric power steering system, revisions to the suspension and interior upgrades. The new instrument panel and control layout are easy to manage. Comprehensive infotainment and in-car communications are available too and work well. Fuel economy averaged 20 mpg overall -- above average for a V6-powered SUV in this class.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (191 hp)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Kia Sorento owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup camera display failed. Since it occasionally flickers on and off, the problem is not the camera or a fuse problem"

Anonymous, NH (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"Two times the backup sensors failed and needed to be replaced under warranty. The backup camera failed once and needed to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Camera stopped working"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Back up camera started to work off and on starting in April, and progressively got worse until the middle of May, when it quit working. Safety part is not covered by warranty and dealer says it will cost $400 to fix"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We've had the backup camera replaced under warrnty. However ever month or so you'll shift to reverse and the camera will stay black."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"Traction control failure, triggered a failure in the backup camera/display. Requiring system reolacement"

Tom P., PA (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"camera needs replacement. Part has been ordered"

Kimberly R., NY (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"camera failed"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"The camera will fail occasionally. The dealer claims it is corroded and has ordered a new one"

D T., OH (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"stopped working and was replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento)

"It just stopped working and the screen went blank screen when the car was put in reverse"

Joy R., OH (2014 Kia Sorento 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera beeps whenever in reverse, not just for warning. Blindspots lights stopped working (lighting up). Both were out of warranty (barely) and several hundred dollars to fix"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Kia Sorento 3.3-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Occasionally, none of the buttons on the touch screen will work. The car must be shut down for a few minutes then restarted to regain touch screen functionality."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"Screen freezes Then comes on again after turning off car for significant period. Real problem on trips. Customer Service useless"

Thomas S., VA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"At about 8,000 miles, frequently I would get a Korean message on the display screen and could not get rid of it. I tried to reboot and it worked a few times and eventually stopped working. The dealership ended up replacing the entire system with a"

Kathleen C., CA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"Occasionally when the vehicle is started, the navigation warning will not clear from the screen. It's as if the touchscreen stops working. Since it's intermittent, the dealer will not fix it. It is now out of warranty so I will have to get an after-market radio when it bothers me enough and I lose my patience."

Ash F., FL (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"Display screen freezes up and flashes back and forth"

Kimberly R., NY (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Touch screen input is not properly mapped to on screen buttons. Requires very hard manual touch. Dealer unable to fix and it is out of warranty"

James S., FL (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"We have had the electronic dashboard freeze up serval times and not respond to any command. After turning the car off and leaving it for a day and then turning it back on again the system seems to have reset and worked properly. The Sirius radio system continually drops the connection even when driving through flat and totally unobscured areas with no weather destructions and perfectly clear skies. The Sirius Radio drops in and out once or twice every couple hours. This only lasts for a few seco"

Dennis L., CA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The display screen does not open the app for an extended period at startup. Sometimes when it does startup, the backup camera does not come on."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"Two or three times during the past year, the infotainment screen has gone totally blank. Dealer was unable to replicate/diagnose. System was replaced once under warranty by previous owner."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"Display screen went blank when backing up"

Anonymous, NH (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"back-up camera does not always come on"

Robert A., NY (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"microphone for speaking to incoming calls quit working"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"I'm only able to listen to Pandora or my iTunes music about 1/2 the time because the system won't read my phone. and I always have to reset the Bluetooth every time even if I've only been out of the car for 5 minutes"

Kris H., MD (2014 Kia Sorento EX)

"Regularly causes iPod to freeze"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"There are times when the USB outlet doesn't work. I think it has already been replaced once and it still does it. Then it magically starts working again. Also when an iPod is plugged in the screen navigation in the car is ineffective"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Kia Sorento 3.3-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Screen went black or locked up"

Dietmar S., WI (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"GPS continually overstates or understates estimated arrival time. Corrects itself as it gets closer. Has been up to 45 min off in an hour drive. Comparison: (Garmin. Nuvi almost dead on). $250 map update fee is obscene"

Maurice M., IL (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Back up camera went blank"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"The navigation system frequently cannot find common addresses. I have to use my smartphone to find mini addresses that simply art recognized by the Kia's navigation system and after asking the dealership for updates they say there are none and if there were I would have to pay a lot of money to have them installed. Next the navigation system does not display street names when on the freeway. When traveling on the freeway it only gives exit numbers not the street name so it is virtually useless f"

Dennis L., CA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Phone will pair and disconnect randomly without request"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Kia Sorento EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"although my phone shows that I'm connected the Bluetooth doesn't always work"

Kris H., MD (2014 Kia Sorento EX)

"It changes from connecting quickly to connecting after 3-4 minutes when I am on a call. I'm never sure when it's going to change to the car speakers"

Christoph G., IA (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)
Radio

"Radio ( car) was 3 years old and back up camera crapped out $300.00 . In 2019 Radio crapped out $1200. oo to fix it Expensive ."

Carol C., ON (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"Reception of satellite radio in South Florida is terrible. It frequently cuts out and displays acquiring signal message."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"Unfortunately, it is not that good"

Edward C., RI (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Static on AM radio stations"

Raymond A., NJ (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stock antenna does a poor job at picking up XM Satellite signal; frequently loses signal on perfectly clear days."

Ash F., FL (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Speakers

"The sound is not that good from the speakers in my KIA SUV. The sound system in other cars that I have had to include a Ford Explorer and a Volvo station wagon were much better than the speakers in my Sorento"

Edward C., RI (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Sound system has a glitch in it, that usually happens only after the vehicle has been driven for at least 30 minutes, which causes one of the speakers to go silent and then the other eventually does also. But the navigation and bluetooth speaker still works. after shutting the engine off and restarting, it will go back to normal."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At least a dozen times in the last 4 months no radio sound will come out of speakers, but the navigation voice and bluetooth still works. Once you restart the engine, it comes back. Must be a software glitch"

Adam F., IL (2014 Kia Sorento EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"clock spring needed replacing. covered by extended warrenty"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"radio volume button (rocker switch) failed to work"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"Did not recognize voice commands properly"

Joseph P., MD (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"Have NEVER had success using the voice command to make/dial a phone call. Don't even try anymore. :-("

Kathleen C., CA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"the battery had a parasitic drain and went dead multiple times . After many attempts to fix, they finally found out that it was the fuse box in the engine compartment that had the draw on the system"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"Parasitic battery drain issues since new finally (?) diagnosed - by me, using internet forums, and Kia dealer, finally, and after keeping the car over a week, replaced power window switch and ran a TSB on the computer related to power tailgate, and it seems to be fine now. A frustrating experience over the years, but hopefully now resolved. Dealer did not charge us, but they had sold us a new battery at some point that we likely did not need"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)
Cruise control

"Intermittent operation of cruise control was rectified by replacement of cruise set and resume switch"

T D., MB (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"Cruise control turns on, but will not set speed. Happens only 10% of the time. Dealer unable to replicate situation. Happens only on first time attempt after car is started. If it works first time, will continue to work."

Dee A., NC (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"rear brake light stopped working"

Chris W., CA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"LED strip light underneath front light passenger stopped working. Mechanic said had to take it to a dealer since they have to remove the ENTIRE headlight section just to replace the LED strip. What kind of design failure is this? Also LEDs are supposed to last 20 years. Also, the air conditioning sensor has a fault causing the air conditining to be ice blocked in the middle of summer, resulting in stop of airflow from vents. Appears to be a known issue with this model."

Anonymous, NE (2014 Kia Sorento 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The right front "eye brow" (LED) or parking light went out and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Electronic speedometer display needle is red and very difficult to see, especially in sunlight. Dangerous. Also numbers on the display are 20,40,60, etc up to 160. past 100 is a waste. Lines between numbers hard to see.Its a software fix. Kia won't"

Maurice M., IL (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"External temperature gauge stopped working during rain storm, resulting in temperature going down from 20C to -35C before switching off. Resulted in internal climate system going from cooling to the heat coming on."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Headlights

"Headlights blow main headlight bulbs about once every quarter."

Brent W., CO (2014 Kia Sorento 3.3-L V6)

"Auto on/off intermittant problems"

Lawrence K., PA (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"HID headlights both burned out simultaneously. Dealer could not find cause. Suspedcted batch of bad bulbs. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"left Headlight went out at 45000 miles - it cost $400 to replace! Yes, $400 - thank God the warranty covered it"

Joseph S., VA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Driver's side Heated seat button would flash when selected, and not come on. Dealer eventually had to replace the heated pad in the back and bottom of seat"

M G., MO (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"kia has yet to detemine the cause as heated seat light binks on and off, but at no spacific time or cause, have been asked to track when and what is going on when it happens"

Mark G., ON (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Driver outer door handle button would not lock or unlock door. Cause - faulty door latch assembly. Replaced and corrected problem."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"Electric door locks dont work sometimes, particularly when cold. Usually the drivers door works, but keyless or button in car doesn't unlock other doors and rear hatch."

Brent W., CO (2014 Kia Sorento 3.3-L V6)

"Drivers door would not lock or unlock via any electronic switch. Cause - faulty door latch assembly."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"Four times I've had to have the vehicle towed to the dealership as the vehicle's electrical system was dead. and wouldn't start or the over ride system wouldn't work. The override does not word on the 2014s at all!! They never can find what drains"

Arnold B., GA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"Even with new battery and in vehicle still did not work, said it was not in vehicle. Took multiple visits to dealership and purchasing new fabs to solve"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Kia Sorento 3.3-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"This I believe was due to the place that put tires on. They have since fixed it at the tire location. Initially I had to take it back to them 3 times before and they stated it was fixed, and it would come on again within a week (falsely)."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Warning lights

"sometimes the warning light on the drivers side mirror during turning or lane changes will go off at the appropriate moment, when a car or object is sensed on that side, but it stays on after the car has passed my left side and it continues to give a"

Nancy M., TX (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Rear wiper stopped mid-stroke. Motor and linkage replaced under warranty."

Dee A., NC (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"We had an issue and took it to the dealership and they could not find the problem for some 6 months. After taking the car back in to be looked did they find the issue. Should have been found first time had they taken the time to check entire brake system."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Do not remember what caused me to check the brakes."

Gwendolyn J., MD (2014 Kia Sorento 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"With only 28000 miles the brake pads were completely worn down and the rotors were extremely rusty"

Richard R., MA (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"dealer recommended replacing front and rear brakes after tires were changed from winter to summer"

Jeanne G., VT (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"This starting to happen after we bought new tires and went back to dealership to have checked. They could not find anything and said everything was all right. We asked them to check entire wheel system including the brake system which they said they did with no issues. After taking the SUV back in after multiple visits they finally found that it was in the brake system. This last visit they said they could not let us drive the SUV as it was too dangerous."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)
Rotors

"At about 18000 miles rotors needed to be turned to meet safety inspection requirements"

Dean W., VT (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"had to replace all the roters at 70,000 miles due to rust! they were overheating"

Joseph S., VA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"brakes front and back needed replacing after 13000"

Jeanne G., VT (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)
Squeaking

"Had to have the brakes replaced within the last month. Were making loud noises, had them checked out at dealer who replaced them"

P F., NY (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"I neede new pads"

Yvon B., ON (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"All the same issue. The wheel sensor affected all the drive systems"

Gregory B., RI (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"There is a joint that enables the car to go into all wheel drive that was broken for years with no warning light. I thought I needed new tires because I was constantly getting stuck in a little snow but that was not the case. The joint was broken for years and found when the warranty was expired. They did fix it and now my ESC light comes on and off for no reason I can think of. Lots of probs that were covered by warranty. Don't recommend this car."

Richard R., AB (2014 Kia Sorento 3.3-L V6)

"Failing 4wd coupler only detectable during tight turns"

Douglas K., PA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)
CV joint

"When turning you can hear distinct knocking (banging in the drive train"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)
Differential

"We've found the AWD stops working correctly and taking it in for warranty work. They replace the differential/transfer case and fix it under warranty. This has been done three times now."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"Rear differential failed, replaced under warrenty"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Vehicle has a vibration over at speeds over 80km/h. Mechanic confirmed but can't identify the source."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Front passenger side drive axle inner boot failed, leaked grease thoughout engine area. Part had to be shipped from Korea and entire process took about 6 weeks. No axle shafts were available at the time in the entire U.S"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"At about 10k, ESC light started coming on when vehicle driven at highway speeds for extended periods. Turned out to be wheel senor incorrectly measuring speed"

Gregory B., RI (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Something in fuel system to do with fuel vapor capture failed. It was repaired under warrenty"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Did not register the correct amount of fuel in vehicle"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Kia Sorento EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"No Top Tier gas stations in our area. Engine misfires during warm up. Dealer can't find problem"

Douglas K., PA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"Intermittent inoperative fuel injector. Was faulty from the day I bought the car. Took two years to it finally failed often enough for a diagnosis"

Douglas K., PA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Suddenly difficult to start, rough idle, surging"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed and had to be replaced - under warranty"

Philip M., GA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Engine Check light stays on"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"Service Engine Light came on. When we took it to the dealer, they said an O2 sensor was bad. It took them all day to replace"

M G., MO (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"keep the check engine light on"

Jimmy S., AR (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"trim plate on trunk ledge came off"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"Bumper trim came loose several times, required dealership to add more adhesive"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Side under trim popped off while wife was driving. Said truck in front of her ejected foreign object she thinks which may have caught it just right to knock it off. It came off completely clean without any noticeable markings from an impact. Also, the trunk trim guard that was an optional add on has had the metal flip up in the corners. It has caused scratches on paint on trunk where it catches when opening. The guard has been replaced 5 times and problem reoccurred almost immediately again. Quit taking it back, and just a week ago the metal piece finally just fell off completely (sometime while driving). Looks a little crappy without it, but actually better than having it flipped up in the corners, and a catch hazard."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint is peeling off of the car in big pieces, all along the drivers side at the front. This is on the hood, fron quarter panel, along the side of the windshield, and on the front of the roof. It keeps spreading and getting worse."

Susan G., ON (2014 Kia Sorento EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint/clearcoat chips much easier than any car I've ever owned"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"Paint peeling away from outside pillar next to windshield"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Rust

"Rust leaking from trim work"

Barbara A., MN (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"There were 3 small rust spots on the tailgate. Dealership said it was from scratches"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Noisy rear end starting at around 50,000 miles. Dealer technicians could not identify any obvious source of the rattle."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"This isn't an issue we've had serviced, it's just a rattly, loose feeling, especially when cornering. It doesn't feel secure."

Susan G., ON (2014 Kia Sorento EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Complete steering column had to be replaced at 23000 miles due to knocking noise when turning wheel .Was told problem was so common that dealership stocked them!"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"The steering wheel makes a horrible loud clunking and vibrating noise and feeling when going over rough roads. The loud sound seems to be coming from the steering column inside the cab, but also from underneath, like a metal on metal clunking noise"

Nancy M., TX (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"on going"

Robert B., KS (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Tie rods

"Stuttering turning"

R P., NB (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"When I had my winter tires changed to the summer tires they noted that the outer tire rod had excessive play and needed replacement"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Programming failure, resulted in constant check engine light and reduced fuel mileage. Flashed and updated solved all issues'"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Check Engine light would go on. The dealership couldn't find the problem. Went to different dealerships each told me different things. One said it was a wire was pinched when they replaced the engine, the other said a wirewas pinched by the front seat. This took four visits with three misdiagnoses"

Steve S., MD (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Faulty Injector Engine wasn't firing properly."

Robert B., KS (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"Makes a rattling noise when you start it. Sounds not good. The engine is warranted forever."

Richard C., IL (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Oil leaks

"after a routine service we had a bad bad engine oil leak. they blamed it on oil accumulation from the engine replacement but that's just wrong. It was POOR work when they changed oil. they had to of tightened something up because Oil Leak stopped."

Charles R., (2014 Kia Sorento 3.3-L V6)

"Oil pan gasket needed to be replaced due to it leaking"

Matt M., CA (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine developed a knock, Short block assembly was replaced. Next thing that happen was the plastic covers or shielding close to the catalic converter caught on fire. If the I was not going 70MPH the car would of totally burned up."

R N., TX (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"at 50000 miles Engine Overheated so bad had to be towed Into dealer. after 3 trips for same problem they said it had a cracked thermostat housing and the engine was replaced at NO cost. we were given a rental. After 3 days we got the car back. now at 60000 miles all is good. I have to say i really like this car and may buy another Kia"

Charles R., (2014 Kia Sorento 3.3-L V6)

"Kia replaced engine free of charge at 34K miles and placed me in brand new loaner car for one month during the repair process. Engine was replaced as it failed test performed by Kia as part of recall campaign. Engine was showing no symptoms (performance issues) prior to the warranty replacement."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I purchased the car from a Kia dealership (certified) and the whole engine needed to be replaced within the first two months"

Steve S., MD (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine was knocking since new and dealer stated it would become quieter as engine breaks in. At 2800 miles dealer stated bad bearing in engine"

Debbie S., NV (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing belt chatters loudly when engine is cold. Goes away when engine warms up."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"We bought this car at the end of December 2013 so we had not yet used the air conditioning. On the hotter day of summer (in particular, 80 degrees plus), the air conditioning "seizes" up and stops circulating cold air. Twice, I too the car in to th"

Marc F., NJ (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Compuetr Problems controling System"

Bill B., GA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"The evaporator kept freezing up making it hot inside the car. It got hot due to decreased airflow due to the ice. It took 2 trips to the dealer before someone noticed there was a program upgrade that had never been done. The program upgrade turned on an additional ice sensor that had been installed before we bought the car and kept ice from forming. After the software was installed it worked fine."

Paul M., NM (2014 Kia Sorento 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Bad joint connection. Was three months out of warranty, but Kia agreed to cover the cost of labor if I paid for parts."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"AC leak two years in a row"

Todd S., NY (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Backup camera, bluetooth issue, and satellite radio cut-out are believed by KIA to be within the UVO system controls. Currently waiting for parts to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)

"Upgrade removed my settings"

Joseph P., MD (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

"UVO ia very complicated. Saving GPS addresses confounds even dealership"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Pipes

"the whole system from the manifold to the tail pipe had to be replaced. This repair was covered and did not cost me anything out of pocket. It took about two weeks to have the repair done by KIA"

Daniel B., GA (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"REAR PASSENGER WINDOW SHADE RATTLED. TOOK 3 TIMES AT DEALERSHIP TO FIX"

G C., FL (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

"rattles coming from Dash"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Kia Sorento EX 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"DRIVER SIDE AT MIRROR LEVEL HAS WIND NOISE VERY EVIDENT FROM 12-30 mph. HAVE HAD IT AT THE DEALERSHIP 4 TIMES TO NO AVAIL. THEY . FINALLY SAID THERE WAS NOTHING COULD BE DON . I SAY BULL!"

G C., FL (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"rear door handle came off"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Power rear hatch failed and was fixed under warranty. Failed again, Kia USA (not dealer) stalled on fixing it again but eventually did. Just failed again (randomly)."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Windows

"Right side back window electric motor issue replaced under warranty"

Steven G., AZ (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"in stop & go traffic when idling along the shift at @15mph the shift into ,2nd or 3rd ?, can be very harsh, even with an audible clunk at times"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento LX 3.3-L V6)

"always shifted with a clunk at 18 miles per hour this is third trans. shift so hard trans start to leak"

Jules P., FL (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)
Transmission computer

"obviously the trans comp needs upgrade"

Jules P., FL (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Would not hold a charge. If vehicle sat for 3 days during below freezing weather would not start. If started daily, was very slow to turn over and after several rotations, would start"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3-L V6)
Starter

"Intermittently will not start. dealer replaced battery and range switch. Found many of the same issues on the Kia forum for the Sorento. Dealer replaced SW Assy-Button Start at 50k miles and problem disappeared until 71k miles and now have same problem."

Roy B., GA (2014 Kia Sorento SX 3.3-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"cracked housing"

Lawrence K., PA (2014 Kia Sorento Limited 3.3-L V6)
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