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

"I absolutely love the maneuverability of this vehicle. It has a tight turning radius that is very different from my previous vehicle and so I am able to turn and turn around much more easily."

June H., NC (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The handling is good but Consumer report could be a little critical of the steering feel.I am! With the 2.4 engine sometimes you have to let it rev to keep up with traffic. It holds the road well."

Creighton M., NY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"My Kia is the most luxurious vehicle I have ever owned. I absolutely LOVE it! The Sorento has so many wonderful features that I enjoy. But I was very concerned when I read that some Sorrento sunroofs have exploded. Also the oil filter is made of paper/cardboard. My mechanic has told me the filter is difficult to handle during oil changes. I'm also concerned that a Kia won't hold it's value as well as a Toyota. Those 3 issues may cause me to buy a different brand next time :-(."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable and roomy vehicle."

James B., VT (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The Kia Sorrento accelerates well. The handling is outstanding. The ride isbetter than average. The one item that the car lacks is the on screen backup direction and GPS. We really miss these options. For me, I enjoy driving the car. The cargo space is large and very useful."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Not exciting but strong acceleration if needed and competent handling"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"highway MPG over 29 mpg @ 65-70mph."

Willard P., NH (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Easy to merge with traffic and great acceration when passing."

Steve A., KS (2015 Kia Sorento)

"responsive and nimble handling"

Anonymous, KY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"handeling IS GREAT"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Kia Sorento)

"It's very preppy. When I am on the road, some jerks wanting to make a statement tailgate me dangerously. When I floor the accelerator, I leave them way behind, LOL deep inside."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Seems to use a lot of gas while accelerating ."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"My wife loves the handling qualities. She loves the acceleration as it is fast to reach highway speeds. She can get into tight places and make U-turns on a dime and get a nickle back. When I drive it, it feels "touchy" that is it's too quick on the accelerator, turns too quickly and brakes suddenly when applying the brakes. It's not a very smooth driving vehicle for my preferences."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Rough ride"

Keith H., TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Outstanding performance"

John B., TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Has a 3.5 liter engine so acceleration is good especially considering it's a 4-wheel drive gear down for off roading. Turning radius is not very good."

Angus M., KY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"It needed a new radio at 51000miles is the only bad thing and the dealer replaced it N?C"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Strong acceleration but have the rev engine to access power"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The V6 engine provides a very satisfactory means of acceleration and the handling of this van is excellent (I had small sports cars in my younger days). I am completely satisfied with the vehicle and would buy one again."

George S., TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"V6 provides excellent passing acceleration. Nokian tires aid handling awd is appreciated in our climate"

Charlotte B., AB (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Just nice to drive. Love the safety features like back up camera and blind spot warning lights."

ROB P., UT (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent handling, good gas mpg"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The 4 cylinder engine performs well, maybe a little under powered for a SUV. Steering is excellent, responsive and turning radius is remarkable."

LAWRENCE T., TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The six speed transmission does not shift as smooth as I think it should. Dealer says that it is fine, It has to learn my driving. Well, it's been watching me for 10,000 miles, and it has not learned anything yet."

DAVID L., WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"acceleration is great"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The acceleration is outstanding, no hesitation, it flies! The turning radius is the best I have ever experienced in a vehicle."

LINDA M., NY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"VERY GOOD"

DANNY H., VA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Our impression of the acceleration for the 4 cylinder Kia is colored by the fact that we have a 6 cylinder Kia Sorento and previously had a 6 cylinder Toyota RAV4, both of which are very powerful, with the rav4 perhaps over powered to the point of being snappy and discontinued (note: we decided NOT to buy smother RAV4 when toyota stopped offering the V6). So to us the 4 cylinder shifts dramatically to provide its reasonable acceleration and is a little noizy however the resulting acceleration is"

JOHNSON F., OH (2015 Kia Sorento)

"I was turning left at a stoplight with the green arrow when a lady ran the light. My Kia had enough power for me to gas it and get out of her way."

BEVERLY S., OK (2015 Kia Sorento)

"This car has exception acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Kia Sorento)

"As acceleration goes it is very responsive for a 6cyl and handling is good with 3 driving moods"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Kia Sorento)

"It is very comfortable and responsive. The road noise is minimal and the smoothness of the ride is great. It accelerates very quickly when needed and it's handling is the best I have experienced for an SUV or any vehicle this size."

MIKE W., WA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"there is no acceleration, it's horrible getting onto the interstate. And with the optional towing package if you are even towing an empty trailer at 500lbs its horrid!"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Could be more taught, more firm"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento has beautiful handling, ride and performance."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Kia Sorento)

"I enjoy the handling very much. The car takes curves well and makes parking easy. It accelerates just fine for a smaller engine."

Patricia G., FL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Very peppy and comfortable driving."

Richard H., MN (2015 Kia Sorento)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"seat are very comforable & low cabin road noise."

Curtis S., OH (2015 Kia Sorento)

"seats are comfortable and the hight of the vehicle makes getting in and out of the vehicle very easy"

Reinhard P., NY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are very comfortable and provide a good driving position. Very little wind and rode noise."

Steve A., KS (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Seats and ride are acceptable but there could be a lot less road. Noise level is similar if I am running on summer or winter tires."

Harvey K., ON (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent ride and comfort."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"It's a little tight between the front and back seats"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The ride on the 2015 Sorento is very rough...compared to my 2016 Sorento"

Keith H., TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Ease of entry for tall drivers."

Daryl H., PA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Comfort, visibility, space"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"very comfortable and spacious"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"All good except road noise could be improved."

Jo H., NY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Comfortable seating"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"smooth quiet ride. very comfortable, feel well protected and love all the storage and cubby holds to keep things in. Love the sound of music as it seems to surround one."

Denise D., VA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"It has a weird rotational noise at low speeds that sounds like something rubbing. It has been checked multiple times and no fault can be found."

Lloyd J., AZ (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Nice car all around, but the seats are uncomfortable. They arch in to the small of my back."

David L., WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"quiet, high comfortable seating, secure ride"

James H., MA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Manual controls allow me to adjust seat height up or down."

Willard P., NH (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Road noise is reduced considerably. Seats are leather, comfortable, aired cooled and heated, seats adjustments.. Ride is very supple."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"I’m not sure what to say"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Nice quite ride with very good response from engine with the 3.3"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Kia Sorento)

"roomy driver area large enough to be a comfortable trip road car good highway mileage , not so good in the city"

Charlotte B., AB (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Our Kia is a base model with a v6 engine and awd. Seat comfort is fine in front, but less comfortable in the 2nd row for our kids. Noise at speed is low for wind, engine and tires. Ride is quite good for such a short wheelbase car."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The driver seat is infinitely adjustable to make them comfortable. The one bad thing about them is the lack of a tilt/adjust feature for the headrest, as it is always too far forward for my comfort. The ride is quite comfortable and road noise is low."

June H., NC (2015 Kia Sorento)

"It's somewhat nosy at highway speeds."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Kia Sorento)

"SUV sits up somewhat, higher than cars but not as high as most full size trucks, so it is very easy to get in and out. This is a 4-wheel drive SUV on a truck type frame designed for off-roading so ride is very stiff and bumpy and wind noise his fairly high."

Angus M., KY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent legroom. Surprisingly good - was a major factor in choosing this vehicle. Very important for me (tall). Good support on the seats. Quiet ride."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"How it does a wonderful job with loads of errands and for moving. ( we moved)"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Mistake - I have a 2016 Sorento. The car handles well and the seat are very comfortable for a tall person."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Great lumbar in driver seat."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Excessive road and wind noise, ride is very stiff/trucky"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Over all very comfortable. Dash air vents can not be directed at driver or passenger."

MITCHELL B., OH (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The drivers seat requires a cushion for my bottom to be comfortable. After a few months the front seat settled down to feel like you are sitting in a hole. Other drivers on forums report the same experience. I am considering taking the car to a custom upholstery shop to have the problem corrected."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are very comfortable for someone with back problems and has ride is good."

DAVID R., WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"seats are too large for me and I need runners to get in and out of the car comfortably"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The rear seats have very little leg room. Front seats are fine."

NOEL D., IL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"My leather seats are very uncomfortable. They are hard, so I sit on them, not in them. They are shaped wrong so they neither fit the curve of my back or my rump."

DAVID L., WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Ujustability"

JAMES B., VT (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are extremely comfortable"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Road noise is a little high but it's to be expected - it's a 4-wheel drive SUV designed for off-road use."

ANGUS M., KY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"seats not as comfortable as I would prefer. head height entering and leaving vehicle seems low"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Kia Sorento)

"One of the best seat comforts in a suv both in seat comfort and very good climate control system."

Anonymous, KS (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Ride is very firm"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Multiple adjustments,air conditioned and heated seats, dual controls. Very satisfied with this car."

Robert W., TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Very nice performance and handling with very little noise."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Passenger seat is not adjustable up and down and needs to be. Sun cannot be blocked out with visor because she is too short. says she feels like she is sitting down in a hole."

Judy K., AL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"No outside noise"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Kia Sorento)

"My husband is fairly big and the driver's seat is uncomfortable for him. Not enough padding in the seat cushion."

Anonymous, WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Back seat knee too is too tight"

Philip M., VA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"For and SUV it rides and handles like a car"

Matthew Z., NJ (2015 Kia Sorento)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"dependable, great mileage, great price for class and size"

James H., MA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Compared to the comparable Highlander model, I believe it is a good value."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Kia Sorento)

"We wanted to update to a newer vehicle, but can't find anything else that works as well as our Kia. Tried a Cherokee, but the seats are more uncomfortable, the AC is noisy and not efficient, start-stop option is a pain, visibility out the front not as good, exterior styling not as good as Kia. We have more options for the money, and all the systems work better in the Kia."

David L., WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Ha any options found in much more expensive vehicles Outstanding acceleration and handling Very reliable Has never been in shop"

John B., TX (2015 Kia Sorento)

"I shopped around a lot before buying my first Kia. Owning a business and leasing a new car every 3 years I was able to drive a lot of different cars. Now retired, like I said I did my research and I wanted something with all the options. What I hear most from my passengers is (wow I had no idea Kia mad such a nice car."

Anthony R., NY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Best deal among several makes. Get a great deal for the money. When the times comes, no question, our next auto will be a Kia Sorento."

James B., VT (2015 Kia Sorento)

"backup camera failed in first month of ownership alternator failed in second year wheel bearings failed in third year extebded warranty hard to access [dealership wouldn't honor it, KIA CANADA wouldn't accept phone call from USA] parts needed in Maine had to be sent from CALIFORNIA local dealership very supportive"

J J., NS (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Haven’t had any issues with this vehicle; we get very good gas mileage with the v-6 and all wheel drive. With regular maintenance it’s a very dependable vehicle and I would buy one again"

Stephen J., MN (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Superior quality vehicle with an incredible warranty!"

Ivan K., SC (2015 Kia Sorento)

"I got a fully loaded Sorento for half the price of a luxury car (BMW, Audi, Volvo, Acura, etc.) and I believe it can compete with all of them in every way."

Joseph P., FL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Auto loaded with features in comparison Autos of the same category"

NICK H., CA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The Kia Sorrento (to me) seems like a luxury car."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent overall SUV for the money"

BILL F., CA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The ride and quality of the finish inside the vehicle are excellent"

ARDELLE K., BC (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Very reliable, not a single problem for 27,000 miles."

DAVID R., WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"I looked at every model that was the size and had the options I wanted and the Kia by far had the best warranty and price of all of them."

ANTHONY R., NY (2015 Kia Sorento)

"This was the last of the V6 short wheel base Sorento. Both Hyundai and Kia have gone to third row longer vehicles if you want a V6."

RICKEY L., NV (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent trim level and options for the price."

MARIO M., WI (2015 Kia Sorento)

"excellent"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"The Hyundai actually has more room then the Kia. The handling is not as good as the Hyundai. I don't recommend it for someone over 5’10”."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Price vs value was way too high for what I received, especially with incorrect MPG."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"We bought a new, fully loaded SUV from the Kia dealership at a price within Truecar's value range, without hassle or excessive time spent with sales personnel. We spent half the time at the dealership buying this vehicle as compared to other brand dealers. Factoring the quality of the vehicle, at the price point we considered fair,the ease of purchase, and time savings throughout the purchasing period, we could not be more satisfied with Kia."

John R., NV (2015 Kia Sorento)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"GREAT"

DANNY H., VA (2015 Kia Sorento)

"MY SORENTO LOOKS SO NICE I HAVE PEOPLE STOPPING ME ALL THE TIME COMMENTING HOW NICE MY CAR LOOKS.GAS STATIONS-GROCERY STORE -AT DISNEY!"

JOHN V., FL (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Very nice looking in general, excellent exterior finish and trim. There's not much to add at any price."

JOHNSON F., OH (2015 Kia Sorento)

"Nice lines. Like the accent stripe."

JAMES B., VT (2015 Kia Sorento)

"a great looking car with "European" styling."

Anonymous, MO (2015 Kia Sorento)
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