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.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"4 cyl. Engine fine for everyday driving. In mountains 6 cyl. Would be better"

Richard K., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"no problems, acceleration is fine but it's not a rabbit. handles well in all weather"

Daniel S., NJ (2014 Kia Sorento)

"This SUV is a little bit floaty and choppy, but it sounds like that has been changed in later models. Overall a good ride except on rougher roads."

William M., SC (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent Handling"

R R., WA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I have intermittent hesitation when turning to the right, meaning the car stops for a second when turning to the right then picks up and goes forward. Doesn't do it often enough for dealer to find out where the problem is. I've had the car for 2 months."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"husband drives a lot of miles for work, and he finds this Kia to be incredibly comfortable for long distance/many hours of driving because it handles well in all types of weather, never hesitates when accelerating, and the steering is very responsive."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Amazing acceleration and performance. Do drive, on highways, faster than average and still pleasantly surprised by mileage and the ease that engine performs at 120 to 140 kph."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Not enough power. Constantly changing gears to reach a reasonable speed. Not smooth."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Kia Sorento)

"3.3L V6 is powerful and a pleasure to drive. Fuel economy leaves a bit to be desired, but perhaps that's to be expected with a large engine."

NICHOLAS L., ON (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The 290 HP V6 provides plenty of power for this size vehicle. The engine runs smooth and combined with the Auto transmission it shifts smoothly."

RUSSELL O., WV (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is perfectly acceptable through the range. I speed, and this allows me to driver aggressively in Houston on the toll ways easily. I average 70 mph for an 30 minutes each way, and control and responsiveness is impressive. The adjustable steering options is a nice add on for different types of driving or just the way you feel that day. Handling is a dream, I can take parking spots and make u-turns easier and faster than in most the cars (sports being some of them) I've owned. 3 y"

MARK G., TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Best thing is that it handles well and accelerates well when fullly loaded"

JAMES B., MD (2014 Kia Sorento)

"acceleration, handling and size."

KIMBERLY R., NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"My wife likes the driving and handling"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"nothing really stands out. handling is very good. acceleration is good for a four cylinder engine"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The steering has no feeling whatsoever. There are three settings for steering: Sport, Normal, and Comfort. None are quite right. They don't translate what the wheels are doing, and what the road surface is doing. Just not very responsive."

GAINES J., MD (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I have the V6 engine & it has plenty of power plus gets excellent mileage on the road."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Lot of power. Only problem is bead battery several times when my wife listens to radio at lunch time."

Robert U., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"acceleration, handling,comfort"

Gordon B., AB (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Fine otherwise."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"This car has some awesome power when you need it."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is lackluster if in "Active ECO" mode. It has ok acceleration in standard mode (4-cyl engine) but considering the weight of the vehicle and size of the engine, is to be expected. Cornering is just ok - I wouldn't take any corners at a high speed due to body roll."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Love the fact that minimum pressing on gas gives excellent acceleration. Handles well too."

M G., MO (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Great turning radius. Acceleration is responsive."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Good acceleration and steering"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The Kia 3.3 liter, 290 HP V-6 gives the Sorento roughly the same weight/HP ratio as my previous Porsche 911 (not my current 911). The Kia isn't a Porsche, but in a straight line, it accelerates like one. The engine/transmission drive line is very well matched and the engine is extremely smooth and quiet, while providing exhilarating acceleration. The vehicle also handles extremely well, taking off ramps safely and confidently at speeds well above the posted. For an SUV, it exhibits very little body roll and the steering, in sport mode, is very responsive while providing decent road feel."

James M., FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Pliny of power"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth ride. Quick acceleration."

William G., AZ (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Poor acceleration. Good turning radius. Handles well in the winter and wet roadways."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Great car but suspension is jerky"

Terry K., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Great acceleration and power throughout. Handles extremely well for the size and weight of an suv."

Joshua K., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"good acceleration"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I like the way the vehicle drives and handles. I would buy another one - but they redesigned the interior and I don't like the dash board!"

Joseph S., VA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I am impressed with the acceleration and in general handles well"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Accelerates when I need it to. Stops when I want to break."

Kimberly R., NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Easy to drive and like the speed control"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The acceleration has deteriorated somewhat and there is a pause when you step on the gas quickly compared to when I first purchased the vehicle."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"2.4L GDI engine has great pickup. Vehicles handles well and has comfortable ride."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"My 2014 Kia Sorento drives like a dream, both on the open road and in town. Smooth, steady ride. Acceleration is very good. Nice to know I have the power to move when I need it. Suspension could be a bit beefier to handle a car load full of passengers."

Stan B., GA (2014 Kia Sorento)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"BAD: Rear seat head cushions rattle when driving over minimally bumpy roads making the car feel cheap and low quality. The ride and sears are also rather hard. Changing radio channels on the touch screen is a nightmare and a road hazard."

Anonymous, NE (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Drivers seat has an annoying squeak that dealer cannot seem to locate."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Front seats (both) have a section about 3'' in diameter on each side that sticks up some...to keep you in the seat I suspect...and it is tough to sit on as you enter or exit. My wife is short and actually bruised herself getting in. We had to get running boards to aid in her entering and exiting. A smooth seat would make it so much easier to get into and out of. Perhaps this is a safety factor of some sort."

MIKE S., OK (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The seat comfort could be enhanced by making the seats a little larger and by adding additional padding to them.They are very slightly uncomfortable for larger passengers."

ROBERT B., FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Doesn't have manuel control."

BRADLEY C., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable ride and extra features like fold in mirrors are nice"

FRED E., TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Cabin is too narrow, not enough elbow room. Also, some of the controls on the steering wheel and above the central rearview mirror are not backlit, so they are impossible to use at night."

ALAN M., TN (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Seats fit me well."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Cabin Noise suppression is above average, Audio System is exceptional. The AC System is great, blows hard cold, and having the rear controls and 3rd row controls cools everyone off no matter how packed you are (3rd seat ac mostly gets used for 2nd set for 2nd Row passengers). Took a 2 week road trip in this thing with 15 year old daughter and wife, and comfort was never a thought, IE, we were all comfortable enough that it didn't even register as a thought to discuss further, which is the way"

MARK G., TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I don't like the seat headrests. I feel like my head is pushed forward. I have to recline the seat in order to get comfort. I wish it would adjust back."

DARIA B., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The seats are relatively hard for long trips"

RON J., VA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The ride is far better than the Jeep ( which I leased before the Sorento"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"great for long trips - excellent touring vehicle-- a pleasure to drive"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento)

"We take long trips and the Sorento gives us the comforted needed."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Kia Sorento)

"There are no controls for air or heat for passengers riding in the back."

DAN R., MN (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The A/C ices over on long trips in the hot and humid summer. It gets so bad that the air flow is totally blocked off. You have to turn it off, or warm it up to thaw it out. It's been this way since we bought it new in April 2013. Kia doesn't have a fix for this problem yet. I spent 5 hrs at the dealer last week while they worked on the computer. The factory said it should work fine in normal a/c, but will still ice up in max a/c. No cure for that yet. What good is a warranty if they can't fix it"

S K., GA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The ride is much more stiff compared to the 2016 sedona we have. Like to have that ride in the sorrento"

Scott P., CT (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Seats could be softer and ride could be plusher."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable on long trips. Drove this car from NY to FL & back several times."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Relaxing seats and good sound system"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"seats comfortable, heated steering wheel"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Wind noises get louder the longer we own vehicle."

Anonymous, ND (2014 Kia Sorento)

"comfort. the drivers seat tilts a little"

R H., TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Heated and or cooled seats. Very enjoyable quiet ride. Wouldn't trade it for any brand or model from the North American auto makers."

Jack W., FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I love the heated & air conditioned seats! The ride could be a lot smoother. And there is more road noise than liked."

Richard C., IL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Love the leather seats and they wear great. Also, the seat heating and cooling is a really nice feature we use regularly. The car’s transmission sometimes makes noise when we go over a bump or turn."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration and hoped for re Iability."

Robert U., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Comfort all around is good. The ride is smooth and takes minor bumps well. Road noise is good (it also depends a lot on tires - we bought it used and replaced the Chinese tires with Michelin LTX tires all around - huge difference). Seats are decently supportive and holding up well."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Comfortable seats. Struggles to accelerate with a 4 cylinder."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Hitting small bumps in roadway vehicle sounds and acts as if I’ve hit a crater on the moon."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"IT IS A TOP OF THE LINE SXL. LUXURIOUS! VERY SMOOTH QUIET RIDE."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are pretty comfortable for a person 6' tall and weighting 200 lb. Adjust ability is good, but I wish the lumbar support would adjust a little further down the seat back . I like the ventilated seat s (specifically here in south west Florida) The vehicle is very quiet, and the almost 300 hp provide ample power to propel the vehicle ahead without becoming noisy."

Dietmar S., FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Driver seat is very uncomfortable for my neck and back. It is difficult to get I to a comfortable position."

Jenifer W., MD (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable seats, easily adjustable. Cabin is very quiet. The Sorento rides very well over potholes, bad roads, and handles well"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Here in South, we have some highways with coarse pavement that amplifies the road noise. When I get on those roads the noise is horrible. You can't carry on a conversation and forget the radio, it's drowned out by the noise. Funny thing you didn't mention anything about road noise in your road test for the 2014 Sorento. Since then I don't put too much faith in your ratings for noise, etc."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are comfortable, but adjustments are all manual on this model and somewhat limited. It is a little noisier than expected but probably normal for this class, and ride a little more road feel particularly when a little rough."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Kia Sorento)

"very comfortable for my daily ride to work"

Bert L., GA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Ive had two of the vehicle's fuel injectors replaced - it affected acceleration. In addition, I had had to have all the brake roters replaced - they rusted!!!!!"

Joseph S., VA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I have numerous disc herniations an the seat have excellent support."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The poor ride in front passenger seat. The suspension does not provide a smooth ride going thru even slight bumps and potholes. It is especially noted in this passenger seat. The seats themselves are comfortable but this area does not seem to absorb the shocks of normal road conditions. Very bumpy ride as opposed to other areas in the car."

P O., CT (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The seats are comfortable, adjustable, heated & cooled. For a mid-size SUV, there is road noise on rough roads. T"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"This is the most comfortable car I have ever owned. We take long trips in it and really enjoy it a lot."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Kia Sorento)

"On longer drives the seats are not comfortable, very stiff. We are getting a lot of road noise from the tires which are not worn out but possibly do to age. Drivetrain (AWD) sounds and feels clunky when turning. Had it checked several times and was told nothing found."

Richard R., MA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"First, it must be known that I have a back condition that produces pain for me off & on all day. I cannot stand, sit, (in most chairs) for very long without pain. The seats in my Sorento are so comfortable & have such a wide range of adjustability, that I can drive for hours, (with short stops every couple of hours) without much problem at all. I love this about my Sorento."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are comfortable, and even on long trips are very good support wise. The seats do have a raised area around the outer edge of the seat part that give some discomfort to passengers while getting in. It is impossible to slide over it without some discomfort. It is hard and protrudes."

Mike S., OK (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable, quiet and safe feeling vehicle. Especially enjoy the heated and cooled seats. Have the “Limited‿ model and am totally satisfied with car. Would definitely buy another."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Kia Sorento)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"outfit well for the price 29500 great as a family vehicle"

Daniel S., NJ (2014 Kia Sorento)

"In higher models, this car has a great array of standard features at competitive price."

William M., SC (2014 Kia Sorento)

"$ for $ great value"

RICHARD G., IA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"This car was purchased in a hurry to replace my Previous car that was totaled in a wreck. My two major complaints are that I do not like black interior but was told that was all that was available. Also, unlike my past Toyato the paint scratches extremely easy.(scratches that will not buff out). I do not drive through bushes or trees yet the sides of this car are scratched like I do. I would never recommend this brand because of their paint on the car.b"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I don't believe any other vehicle manufacture provides all the bells & whistles that Kia does for fewer $$$$"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Same features included in the Sorento that you pay $10,000 more for in a Lexus."

T D., TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Functional multi-purpose vehicle that is practical and stylish."

JAMES B., MD (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Price point was very competitive and the value is above average, as is reliability. Nothing at all has needed repair."

DAVID R., ME (2014 Kia Sorento)

"One of the best buys I have made"

WALTER S., NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"great price great styling lots of power comfortable ride nice appointments very good relliabilty record"

FRED U., ON (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Cost was way to expensive."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I paid considerably less than for another suv. No problems, 10 year warranty..exceptional value"

ROBERT W., FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I got more out of the vehicle than I ever expected."

KIMBERLY R., NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"extremely well equipped for the price, compared to other models. Longer warranty adds to value"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Received accessories that would be considered upgrades on other types of vehicles."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Kia Sorento)

"good, nice drive not excellent. ok handiling"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Kia Sorento)

"This Sorento SX-L has the comfort with heated & cooled leather seats, in dash GPS & Bluetooth, excellent drivability, acceleration, braking and safety features + 5 star crash ratings & styling of SUV's that cost thousands of dollars more. Can't beat the value!"

WILLIAM M., FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Great value for the included features."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Lots of options included in SXL. Wish the back sears would lay fkat"

Pete P., GA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Good price, excellent equipment andspace"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Dollar Value and features far exceed other manufacturers for the price. Very high end features found in most luxury vehicles."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"I got so MUCH for the money and in 2014 that vehicle was ahead of its time for SUVs."

John D., NY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The vehicle was exactly what I wanted and it was thousands less than similar other brands."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Very good value - and a a very good waranty"

Chris W., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Get a lot for the price"

Anonymous, KY (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The price was great and although it’s 2014, the tech is still up to date. Excellent overall quality for the price."

Joshua K., CA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Kia stands behind vehicle warranty, having replaced our engine free of charge at 34K miles as part of Service Campaign."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Sorento)

"We were interested in purchasing an Audi Q5 or a Lexus RX (we had owned Audis for 40 years and many friends drove the RX), but we had a good experience with a Sorento rental, so we decided to look at it. The Sorento SX had a very nice interior with luxury touches (leather, power everything, panoramic sunroof, etc.) that were a match for the Audi and Lexus, had more cargo space, and had an exceptional drive train, all for $10-$15K less than the others. Additionally, maintenance costs for 50K miles have been unbelievable. All maintenance has been performed at the dealer, on schedule, for a total cost of $407 OVER FIVE YEARS! It used to cost that much just to bring our Audis in for an oil change, with everything else the dealer tacked on. The Sorento still looks and runs as if it's new. That's value for money."

James M., FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Very good value for your money"

M G., MO (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Warrenty was good until 100k. Seems that more went wrong since I past that 100k miles"

Scott P., CT (2014 Kia Sorento)

"The price we got from the dealer was very good. It turns out to be a very good vehicle for the price."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"There is no disappointment in this vehicle from mechanical or customer service and support at the dealership. True value for every dollar spent."

Jack W., FL (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Compared to other mid-sized SUV’s. The Kia Sorenton is hard to beat. Most are equipped with many features that higher cost brands charge extra. It is a solid built vehicle and has been dependable and low cost to own. The only downfall is the stiffness of the ride. It does not rattle your teeth, but you feel the road pretty well. Still spending $10-$15k less than other brands I would purchase a Kia Sorento again"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Kia Sorento)

"Purchased for good/fair price and to date have had no problems at all, completely satisfied with performance and mileage, and routine service has been easy to schedule and quickly performed."

David W., NJ (2014 Kia Sorento)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It looks good. The lines of the vehicle are very attractive. The paint colour changes in the light and is really interesting. With the panoramic sunroof, the view from inside is awesome. It is just a good looking car and a joy to drive."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Sorento)

"very nice looking car for the price. nice lines, inside is very well designed"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Sorento)
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