The Kia Sorento is a "tweener," playing in the space between small crossovers such as the Honda CR-V and midsized vehicles like the Toyota Highlander. Splitting segments like that allows the Sorento to be city friendly while offering accommodations, storage, and features akin to larger vehicles. For some shoppers, this Goldilocks package lands in the sweet spot.
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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

"Excellent acceleration and suspension.. Fun to drive.."

ROY K., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"2.0 turbo -- more than enough acc when needed. we must have the kph window visible to prevent speeding. 80 kph feels like 60 kph"

HOWARD D., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The steering isn't as tight as I would like. That is, in highway driving it tends to wander a bit."

LEON K., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"it drive nice on the open road in town it nice to see out and move nice"

J M., NE (2016 Kia Sorento)

"THE FOUR CYLINDER TURBO IS FUN TO DRIVE."

DON A., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"occasional stutter when starting from stop"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The transmission and motor work so well together. The turbo is excellent for this vehicle"

WILLIAM M., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I have the inline 4 cyl and am very pleasantly surprised at its acceleration and manuverablitily"

MICHAEL K., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great acceleration and handling (ex-BMW driver). Comfortable driver seating. Quiet and smooth highway driving. Shifting is smooth. Convenient controls on dash and steering wheel. First oil change and maintenance check at the dealership were free at five months. The actual cost would have still been much less than the Lexus. Only criticism: The dash screen automatically pops up at start with split navigation/radio screen when I just want radio. Pressing the radio button at times gives me naviga"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"good acceleration for a 4 cylinder."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable ride except for the seat cooling system. During the hot Texas summer, the seat cooling pretty well sucks."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The small (3.3L) engine is quite strong for its size and acceleration very good. The transmission shift points are very good. I enjoy the short turning radius. The vehicle's ride is smooth and quiet."

G D., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Surprisingly fast acceleration at high RPM, however still in doubt if there is really 290 HP in 3.3L engine."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"This my third Sorento. Had a 2011 and 2013. Both were very good automobiles and very good for the price. The 2016 is a step above both. Especially like the way it drives and feels!"

STEVEN S., VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"runs great ..good pickup and sporty handling"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"love the automate acceleration on hills"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Best vehicle I ever bought. The price was high but it does everything well. Rides well, accelerates well, quiet, high visability etc. etc. etc. etc."

ARTHUR W., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Does not have a great excelleration"

PAUL F., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"It accelerates quickly and smoothly. Enables safe merging on major highways where speeds sometimes exceed 65."

BRENDA W., VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"6 cylinder has excellent power & pickup"

JAMES C., MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Had it only for 6 months. Very happy so far."

VICKI S., IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"the steering is too sensitive, quick turns at the slightest touch to the left or the right. could be a safety issue. the sound system is too low quality and the music info and starion print is too small, can't read it at a glance, could be a safety issue"

GEORGE H., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"You have to really gun it to accelerate fast. There is a hesitation if you don't"

LAURENCE M., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Steering o sensitive on centre. over sensitive requiring constant correction"

CLAUDE P., MB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"We previously owned a 6 cylinder Kia Sorento. We bought a 4 cylinder this time with fuel injected turbo and do not feel any difference in the acceleration and handling! We get better gas mileage than before! We love our Kia!"

JUDY T., ID (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I like when I need to pass someone, I can do it with confidence"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very peppy. Handling very secure on road, steering very good with good feedback"

J C., CO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"has a wide turn radius"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Turbo has lab after stopping for traffic signal"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very good handling and acceleration for a 4 cylinder."

DAVID R., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The separation and handling are good. I particularly like the way it corners."

WAYNE C., MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"acceleration and handling better than expected. pleasantly surprised."

LEN D., OR (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good acceleration and handing for this large SUV. The ability to switch between normal, eco and sport modes allows for better response to the driving conditions."

MARTYN R., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"amazing tight turning ability"

SCOTT B., AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Slight turbo lag, but not really noticeable."

CLAY M., MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I find the engine at 3.3 displacement a little underwhelming-acceleration is a little slow, engine has to hit a higher RPM, kIA has tried to mitigate through transmission shift but you feel unit dropping down gears quickly to overcome lack of power. Most manufacturers I believe use a 3.6 size engine. I found Nissen V6 engines the best all round.performing and dependable.."

JOHN K., BC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Shpuld have gotten the V6"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"We only just bought the car, so it's hard to say. It handles very nicely, has good acceleration, and is very comfortable. It was rated as the #1 car by your rating system. That's why we bought it."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Plenty of power when needed. Smooth gear shifting while in cruise control. Loads of cargo space and compartments to store items. The AWD holds the road removing worry."

ROBERT A., NS (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Concerned about the high revs when passing or accelerating. Almost all shifts are at about 3000rpm."

L B., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The acceleration of the V6 is smooth and Powerful with very little sense of the shifting between the 6 speeds. The road feel is reasonable but you do have to be careful of accelerating past the speed limit. Handling for a tall SUV is very nice but it is not a sports car. Handled very well using 4 wheel drive in heavy derp snow and going up a steep hill with curves on ice and smow, using the standard all wheel drive, all winter long."

JOHNSON F., OH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I love driving this car. We've had it 3 weeks only and it's acceleration and performance exceeds what we've owned before by a great deal. It was expensive, though, still coming to grips with that. There is no hesitation in acceleration whether it's merging onto a fast, busy highway or getting out of the way or around something, press the gas and boom, you're there. I typically like to turn sharp corners and it turns even better than the Rondo, which itself was very good at that. It's long,"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"At higher speeds does seem to drift, wind seem to catch it from side gusts. Steering perhaps to loose at higher speeds"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"i have 4 cylinder turbo lots of power car handles very well only had car 10 months but no promblems"

RICK G., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Its good to have 6 cylinders"

LARRY S., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Can be a workhorse (we load it up pretty good with garden stuff)."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"It has lots of power and feels like a V 8 from years ago. I've been been driving four cylinders since '91 and it's nice to have some real passing and merging power again. It is top heavy, but corners better than my trade in '13 Prius. Nice in the snow when winter tires are on."

MARK B., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"4 cylinder but acts like 6 cylinder. Smooth handling"

MICHAEL R., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"WE HAVE A 2.0 LITRE ES MODEL TURBO. THERE ARE 3 MODES OF DRIVING - NORMAL, SPORT AND ECO. WE ARE DRIVING EXCLUSIVELY IN ECO MODE AND I AM SURPRISED AND PLEASED WITH THE ACCELERATION, HIGHWAY PERFORMANCE (i.e. MID RANGE ACCELERATION IN THE 100 - 130 KPH RANGE). WE HAVE A WINDING ROAD LEADING TO OUR SECOND HOME AND ITS ABILITY TO HUG THE ROAD HERE IS EXCEPTIONAL"

ROBERT B., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"V6 offers excellent acceleration when needed. Handles very well. Takes turns like a SUV, not tight."

Anonymous, NH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet, good ride and handling. I am able to coax very good mileage for the size of the car. Commuting, I get 24-28 mpg, on interstate up to 30 mpg."

JOHN L., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"A lot of road noise power going up mountains"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Although the steering is very light and devoid of feel, once I got used to it I discovered that tracking is excellent both in a straight line and in turns. For an SUV, it corners quite well. Acceleration is as good as expected."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The transmission doesn't seem to like going up a steep hill from a full stop. When it shifts gears going up a steep hill from a full stop it has a very hard shift in all 3 of the driving settings; eco, normal and sport."

KURT N., WA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Power, ease of stearing, great air"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"3 drive modes, 6 cyl on eco mode gets 31 mpg on highway and accelerates nicely"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is strong for a relatively heavy vehicle. Handling is excellent, and the turning radius for the Sorento is very small compared to many SUV's. Turning into a tight parking space or making a u-turn is a breeze. This was something I noticed right away when test driving the Sorento."

Randy L., SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration and handling on dry pavement is as expected, very good. Acceleration going uphill through mountains in Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, etc., and winter handling in northeast Ohio showed that the Sorento performs competitively with vehicles that easily cost double."

Johnson F., OH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"we have the turbo engine lots of power handles very well even at high speeds"

Rick G., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Handling is good; 2.4L is adequate but more power desirable."

Joe M., KY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great for passing and smooth driving"

Andres B., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is great. Often times, we find we are speeding because the ride is smooth and thus, we must check the speedometer too ensure we are not going too fast."

Douglas S., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"It handed good when loaded full and long trips. The 2.4 eng is the best motor on the market.."

Anonymous, SD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Better than I expected"

Anonymous, RI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Pretty amazing handling. Drives confidently and steady at high speeds. Excellent acceleration for a mid-size SUV. It’s good on the freeway and nimble for city driving. A little smaller than the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander which are too big. The Sorento hits the sweet spot."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"hesitation on quick accelleration"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"acceleration is excellent and you can control the mode you want--normal, sport or economy"

Lawrence K., IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I think it has adequate power for its size and the adaptive cruise control works really well."

Jake B., MO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I carry a lot of heavy equipment and the acceleration is great in heavy traffic."

Bertha L., LA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I have a difficult time keeping this vehicle in the lane. I am constantly having to adjust the steering wheel. It’s like the car has a mind of its own. I’ve had the car checked out, everything seems to be working properly, however the steering still does not feel very secure."

David P., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I like this better than any other I have ever owned"

Anonymous, MO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"This Sorrento has a "sport mode" switch that is supposed to increase power when necessary in this four-cylinder. Works okay, I guess. And I'm not an aggressive driver, so the lack of acceleration power doesn't bother me. However, the cruise control has not worked properly in this car since the day I drove it off the lot, despite their wiring fixes, etc – as well as eventual replacement. And still it works only intermittently."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"great acceleration and handling, braking and accident avoidance."

Sanford M., SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Handling is great! The vV6 engine is quiet and delivers lots of acceleration on demand. Sport mode is best for fast downshifting if quick acceleration is needed. Eco mode has a bit of pause before downshifting Ride is firm, yet comfortable. nice for highway trips!"

Ginger B., CO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very responsive when acceleration is needed (i.e., entering freeway). Love the handling."

Anonymous, OR (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I think this car has a great acceleration if you need to move onto a passing lane or come onto a highway. l like to keep in the speed limits no problem. This car has lots of power if you need it!"

Lawrence C., MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Handling is excellent as is the turning radius. I am able to u-turn in very little space."

Art M., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Automatic transmission on the 2.0l turbo engine has been shifting horribly... finally remedied by a reprogramming recall after 2 years."

Wayne B., BC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The acceleration is excellent. When merging onto highway or any time that calls for fast acceleration, I can be sure the speed will be there quickly. I'm happy with the handling. I've had to react quickly a couple of times and have felt secure in the vehicle's handling."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"THE EPA MILEAGE FOR HIGHWAY IS 26 MPG. I ACTUALLY GET 31 MPG ON THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS. IT HAS GREAT ACCELERATION AND HANDLES JUST GREAT."

Richard C., MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"both are very good."

Richard W., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Even after 44,000 miles, I am very pleased with how smoothly and quietly it drives."

Joseph B., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great engine/transmission pairing with the 6cyl and 6 speed. Good balance of efficiency and horsepower."

Anonymous, NH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good trip car."

Anonymous, SD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Enjoy handling & acceleration"

Carlos V., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Car handles very well for a SUV."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The 2.4 L GFI engine has three shift mode settings (economy - sport and normal). Always handy for the various terrains and driving conditions. The traction control feature is also standard on all vehicles."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"One issue with the 2016 Kia Sorento is the car buckles slightly when accelerating. I'm assuming this is the transition between gears or something. It causes the car to be a little jerky when accelerating."

Brian D., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"We have the turbo 4. It get’s Good gas Milage, but has excellent predictable and smooth acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Transmission hesitates when trying to accelerate into traffic"

Al B., TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Handles and accelerates very well for base engine. Is quiet except for tire noise."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Drives pretty good in snow, better in light off road use than expected, and acceleration to highway speed is very good."

Rene J., MI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very impressed with power of the turbo engine. Holds speed on interstate highway mountain roads effortlessly. Passing acceleration is excellent."

David S., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Handling is more like a sports sedan than an SUV. The firm suspension aids not only cornering, but also towing of my 3500 lb travel trailer. Steering is very light but accurate. Power is adequate for towing and ample for freeway merges."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Living in New England we experience snow and ice storms. The KIA is excellent in driving in any situation. Pulling onto the highway is easier with the quick responding acceleration."

Anonymous, NH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Only complaint are the tires. Bought the Sorento used and it came with Michelin Premier LTX tires. Although noise/ride is great...they tend to chirp at the slightest effort to drive aggressive. Which has kept me out of sport mode. Will replace with summer tires, which should be fine in SoCal."

Pablo V., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Really fast! And sound is incredible. Love the way it handles corners. BUT,. I'm really not liking the transmission. It hunts on hills at city speeds. Delay in shifting down after hard excelleration. Various clunks during city driving. Works fine in manual shifts. Kia re- flashed the transmission, but no changes."

Donald S., WA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"a great road trip car because of the responsive engine, AWD and 4 wheel drive, sport gear selection option and comfort and handling for vehicle this size."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"For a SUV, the Sorento is remarkably comfortable to drive. It has a short turning circle, good acceleration, excellent steering, and good braking."

F H., MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Have never had any problem with acceleration or handling. It gets up to speed quickly, and handles effortlessly. It's a job to drive, even for long distances."

Don D., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"It has one of the shortest turning radius I have ever had in a vehicle. The turbo 4 I have is all the power I need and has very good acceleration if needed."

Lawrence B., LA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I installed a custom grill from Korea and a tow hitch from Suspension Connection. It accelerates very well unto freeways. It handles well in slippery conditions."

Pat P., MN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great acceleration with the 2.0 4 cyl. and turbo"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"our auto has a 4cyl engine that has great acceleration when getting an interstate."

William S., TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good and safe acceleration."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Love the sport mode, which gives the Sorento some pep!"

Michael H., GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration, handling, ride"

Anonymous, NS (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Cruise control is erratic. On occasion when attempting to set cruise control a message covering the speedometer, "Smart Cruise Conditions not met". Internet verifies this as a common issue. Dealer says nothing found and no service bulletins of common/repeat occurrences."

Mike D., IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Sometimes car jerks when starting to accelerate"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The handling is exceptional while the acceleration depends not he driving mode selected. In the Sport mode, the shifting is delayed and at a higher RPM providing more acceleration while in the ECO mode the shifting is more relaxed and response is relaxed."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I have been very pleased with this car's reliability however, I have two complaints. 1. The 6-speed transmission does not shift smoothly when going up a hill. The dealer adjusted the settings to no avail. 2. Most importantly, this car does not have a warning alarm for the passenger side seat belt! My wife and I were going to the mall 10 miles away, and she discovered she wasn't belted only when I had to brake hard. We just assumed a car with all these safety awards had this, but the manufacturer verified it did not. CR MUST INCLUDE THIS IN THEIR SAFETY RATING TESTS!"

John V., CT (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent to drive, handles very well, a joy to drive great acceleration."

Pam B., AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great power and acceleration"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent acceleration. Easy to park"

Lewis K., SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I originally wanted a V-6 engine but found my present car on the used market with a turbo 4 cylinder. After driving my Sorrento fully loaded in the Rocky Mountains for two summers I can say that it accelerates just fine. Not only that I've been getting consistently over 30 MPG on the open road,"

John T., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good: V6 very powerful. Mostly a city car, so not much chance the evaluate handling."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"the transmission does not react to throttle input fast enough unless it's in sport mode"

Richard Y., TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The turbo is great and even with ECO on, I can accelerate quickly when needed."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Sometimes it's a little rough or slow to accelerate"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"V6 has great acceleration when entering highway traffic with smooth handling, plus I'm getting 30+ mpg on highway."

Wanda B., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very good for a bigger vehicle."

J A., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great vehicle to operate"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Bad engine design"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"There was a recall on the shifter which was handled by manufacturer. I'm still having periodic uneven shifting which I will have the dealer service department checking on."

James B., NE (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Compared to other cars I have own in recent years this one has the best acceleration, but it is not as fuel efficient as the others. It handles really well."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth drive. Reasonable but not great acceleration"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I love it since its a 4 cylinder it accelerates great ."

Andrew S., MN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"This is a fun vehicle to drive."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The car has three driving modes. The ECO is weak for acceleration as expected, The Sport mode uses more fuel and the Normal mode is OK. We simply select the mode we need and have been very pleased. The SPORT mode worked extremely well driving and down Pike's Peak (14,000 feet above sea level) in July."

Alonzo B., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"So smooth you will forget this is an SUV, drives like a luxury sedan. Accleration with 3.3 V6 is very good. Has a very small turning ratio."

John O., MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"We love the navigation system. Perfect for retired people."

R P., KS (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great vehicle to drive, nice stiff body. The 2.0 L. turbo is a great engine with good mileage. Love the styling, very good looking."

Henry S., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"My only comment is that there is a slight hesitation when accelerating."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great handling in snow/ice; roomy; good audio; LOVE the 4-wheel drive (no snow tires, even in Montana."

Reed Y., MT (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Easy handling but erratic transmission shifts when AC is on"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The ride is very good overall all. Our only complaint has been steering. At highway speeds the vehicle steering is "sticky" in that: a) it is difficult to maintain a straight line easily and car requires constant steering adjustments. b) when making the minor steering adjustments the car will not respond at first, and then "jumps" when it does respond. E.g. if you picture the wheel like a clock, when you try to adjust steering from the 12:00 position, the car will do nothing until you reach say 11:57 for left adjustment or 12:03 for right. Then you can physically eel it "click" over that invisible hurdle and finally respond with a steering adjustment. This is since the vehicle was first purchased. The dealer said they found a 3 degree steering offline issue and corrected it one time but it did not really correct the issue. This makes it fatiguing and very annoying on long drives. So much so that we have considered selling but...it's only a factor on long drives and we don't do too many of those."

Stephen C., GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good handling, can accelerate with with the best if you want to, 29 mpg acceleration is excellent for a vehicle this size. well put together no rattles or squeeks"

Kim L., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Does exactly what I want a car to do.Feel very safe."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth strong excelleration yet always gets an average of 25 mpg.. 32 on long highway trips"

Alan R., OH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good power, smooth and quiet ride, corners well"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Kia Sorento)

"For the size of vehicle, the 6 cylinder engine is smooth and provides reasonably quick acceleration from stand still and for highway passing without a lot of effort/noise. Handing is competent, smooth and reassuring for this class/size though definitely not sporty. Dry traction/handling is very good, wet traction is good to slightly above average, but this is also a reflection of the better quality Michelin's that came with the higher trim line model I have. Steering reaction is good, but a little lighter than preferred when driving."

Doug W., KS (2016 Kia Sorento)

"While the 4 cylinder does lag when accelerating quickly especially when loaded, the trade off for better gas mileage is well worth it. This is particularly true for a 3 row vehicle. However, this has never been a real problem and I can get 30+ mpg on highway. The vehicle also handles very well in all weather conditions. I recently had to drive it in heavy snow where I couldn't even see my lane on interstate and it handled perfectly. The same can be said for wet roads."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"good acceleration and pinpoint handling"

Reed Y., MT (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very solid ride, good acceleration."

Jim N., AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Drives great. V6 has good power"

Michael H., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is very good, mpg excellent, handling excellent"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"V6 smooth amd efficient. Good handling for rhe category. The engine amd transmission works great together letting me pull my 4000lbs travel trailer with ease."

Anonymous, QC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet, solid, quite a ride. No trouble with this car at all for the past 7 months. Still trying to learn all the ins and outs of the info system. Could use the video of instructions"

T W., OH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"abundance of power with the V6. Handles well without being sporty"

Kim L., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Had a problem with downshifting with auto transmission being very rough, has since been fixed with software update, but should have been recalled by manufacturer or at least noted and offered."

Ben M., TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Drives well, plenty of power"

Carolyn C., IA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Fantastic gas mileage---31.2MPG w/air & loaded at 70-75 MPH."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is good, handling is competent."

Neal B., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Power when you need it, I like the driving modes. Super smooth shifting, tight steering, and very quiet."

Anthony S., MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Quick for a suv"

Christopher K., MO (2016 Kia Sorento)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"I like the 2 settings for the driver seat. Driver Window noise could be a bit better."

WILLIAM M., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"rides is smooth; noise level very low. would drive it all day."

MICHAEL H., GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Front passenger seat to low/sunken."

TINA R., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are comfortable."

MERILYNN R., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento replaced a Buick Enclave. The comfort in the Enclave is far superior to the Sorento. The Sorento is NOT comfortable for long drives. Fine for short drives around town."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The driver's seating area is not as wide as I would like."

GEORGE R., NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Exceptional sound system. Safety systems (backup camera, emergency braking, lane warning) all systems work very well. Seat cooling system works great. All infotainment systems are relatively easy to operate."

MARVIN H., AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great leg room and thigh support. Low road noise, and Air conditioner works fantastic. Love the 19 Gal tank and cruising range."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet inside. Climate very satisfactory in all weather. Smooth ride"

MICHAEL R., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Best seats ever no physical discomfort after ten hours of driving."

RICHARD Y., TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"For a brand new car, the road noise is unbelievable! And the shocks are not that great either!"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats have no lumbar support and headrest pushes my head too far forward. Needed to turn headrest backwards and purchase additional back support. I'm disappointed I had to do that in a $30K vehicle."

PETER O., IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Dealer had the car for over a month trying to get the drivers side seat heater to work"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"They could work on the wind noise. Steers great, seats are great, great transmission and power"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The heated seats are wonderful. I only wish the seats folded back further. Seats are very comfortable overall. Wish I had gotten electric adjustments on passenger side not just drivers."

JUDITH D., AR (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I previously owned a 2014 Kia Sorento and the new model is head and shoulders improved over the older one. The outside noise factor is practically non-existent in the 2016 model."

PETER P., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are electronically adjustable, climate is good because there are several fans etc., noise is good, and the ride is smooth."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The Kia's seats are fully adjustable and have two pre-sets, this is very important as my wife and I are different heights and the ability to finely adjust seat position once and then set to a button is important. The inside of the car is nicely finished and all seats are good for long journeys without tiring passengers out."

MARTYN R., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet, solid, comfortable ride. Handles great. Good acceleration. No rattles or wind noise. Love our KIA Sorento."

ROY K., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"It has a "big" car ride."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Engine noise is more than I want"

Anonymous, KY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable driver's seat with memory. However front passenger seat has no other adjustment except recline and sliding back and forth. It should have height adjustment and lumbar support. Dual zone climate control is excellent with rear seat climate control. Ride is very good for a SUV and it is very quiet."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"no noise heard -- easy controls -- most comfortable seats we have ever had in any vehicle -- no rocking or tilting when driving. just a joy to drive."

HOWARD D., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Like driving in an easy chair. Very solid"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"WE WILL NOT BUYING ANOTHER SORENTO UNTIL THE ENGINEERS FIX THEIR MISTAKES, WE WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER SORENTO.. In 2016 they made a ridiculous engineering mistake by REDUCING THE 3RD ROW ENTRANCE FROM 12" TO ALMOST 6". We had a 2015 with very good entrance to the 3rd row seats but traded it for more option."

Anonymous, MO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are very comfortable even painful low back, they give extra support in low back area.Quiet ride. Wish I had climate control, only heat/cool dial."

PATRICIA H., MN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The engine is too quiet, you have to concentrate on making sure the engine is off before getting out the car."

A T., SK (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Because of the fact that my husband is a large man, the seat configurations are not comfortable. The dealership arranged to have them modified. Not an uncommon problem, from what I hear"

GAVIN H., BC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable seats, front and rear. Ride very well attenuated. Ditto noise."

J C., CO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Not enough leg room for the driver's seat. There should design it to allow the driver to go back farther when there is no one in the rear seat behind the driver."

KEN B., AL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Over the last 3 months I have sat in about 50 cars and suv. Being 6'9'' I have long legs and the most important feature is leg room. Only one mid size suv fit and that is the Sorento. SOLD !"

Anonymous, KY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Should have power seats for passenger"

THOMAS S., MI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Road noise is worse than expected and radio sound is poor."

MURRAY S., AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet SUV, quieter than Q7 at lower speeds. Sorrento gets very jittery on uneven surface, for instance the wash board kind of pavement asphalt scraper leaves behind. Consumer reports should've tested that."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Plenty of room"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Heated/Cooled seats"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Consumer reports was dead on when saying that the Sorrento was an excellent car and drives like a luxury vehicle, smooth and quiet"

TERRY A., IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"the body is too long & there are blind spots"

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"very comfortable seats, smooth ride and very efficient a/c."

TED B., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The front passenger seat is lower than the driver seat and not tall enough to be comfortable. And there is no adjustment for height."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"One of the few vehicles that has a 8 way power passenger seat Like the heated and/or cooled seats"

FRED H., MB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Front seats are like a bench seat and do not tilt high enough at front to support legs."

WALTER P., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Wind noise is very low, but there is some noise from the tires on coarse pavement (not bothersome to me). The suspension is impressive in that it minimizes impact harshness but suppresses large motions (bounce and lean) very well; i.e., there is a good balance of ride and handling."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are very comfortable, and allow for a range of settings/height/lumbar. Other climate functions like a heated steering wheel are great options. Car is a quiet ride."

DON B., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Would love more leg room or a middle seat mounting location for a car seat in the second row. With our car seat it limits the 1st row leg room."

CHRISTOPHER K., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"very comfortable seats, love going on long drives, can tune radio from wheel also has bluetooth so make calls and my daughter can talk as well"

DAVID B., NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent heating and cooling. Seats are very comfortable. Surprisingly quiet and smooth ride."

ROY B., GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent automated by temperature climate controls, sync or separate passenger vs driver settings. Controls for rear seat a/c, heated front seats, and automatic fan speed reduction when making phone calls are surprisingly nice features for this mid priced model, the EX. Seats very comfortable position and adjustments are excellent. Ride is comfortable and quiet."

JOHNSON F., OH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"We needed a vehicle to pull a 17 foot house trailer and this car fit the bill! Most comfortable, quiet ride, powerful and an attractive looking vehicle. Silver in colour. Very proud of it."

B S., QC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats very comfortable, climate control pretty good , very quiet ride, smooth ride."

Anonymous, DE (2016 Kia Sorento)

"very comfortable seats and ride. Surprisingly little road noise"

SCOTT B., AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The driver and passenger seats offer a large variety of adjustments for the comfort of the most demanding. The acceleration is fantastic and allows merging wtih ease in 60 and over highways. The value beats most other cars. This car offers more luxury and features than competitiors."

BRENDA W., VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Lots of front seat leg room and very quiet cabin."

FREDERICK G., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The heater gave out recently. I'm taking it in for warranty when it gets cooler."

MARK B., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The power drivers seat is awesome, but the passenger seat sits way too low. I did't realize this when I bought it. Wish I had gotten the one where you can raise the seat."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Quietest vehicle I have ever ridden in! Seats are comfortable. Controls are easy to access and use."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats could offer a little more leg room for someone 6’2‿ & the road noise is still too noticeable."

Ken B., AL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"seats are comfortable and with the heated seats, it is fun to drive."

William S., TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet interior, quality audio sound,seats very comfortable"

Anonymous, BC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The seats are very comfortable on short and long highway driving. There is no road noise that is distracting in any way. The ride is excellent and the vehicle hugs the road."

John W., LA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet, all seats very comfortable"

Lewis K., SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"We took our first trip with the Kia and found the seats most uncomfortable back and front. Had to keep adjusting the driver seat to try and get more comfortable."

Anonymous, BC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The front seats are very comfortable, the middle seats are ok, but the 3rd row seats are too cramped and there is zero cargo space when the 3rd row seat is in use."

Chris X., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Head rests seem intrusive. Leans in to the head area"

Donald U., GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Comfortable seats"

Carol A., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento ex + is well equipped with leather seats. Front seats are heated and heat up quickly. Steering wheel is also heated and works great. It has dual zone climate control with a/c on the third row as needed. The driver seats is 8 way motorized adjustable but the passenger seat is only manual. Kia could up its options by adding in the motorized version for the passenger side. The headrests are comfortable but with a child seat in the rear facing position the head rest gets pushed into a very awkward angle that can’t be adjusted. Otherwise it is a great suv."

Celina H., BC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very hard seats"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I really like the 4-way adjustable for lumbar, the extendable thigh support and the 2-way driver memory settings."

Jake B., MO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The seats are very comfortable for long distance driving. The ride is very smooth and quiet."

Bertha L., LA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet, able to hold a conversation at any speed. Seats very comfortable, adjust to any position you like. The ride is very smooth and comfortable, but I would like it a little more sporty at times."

Thomas W., OH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The sets are to small. there is no support near your knees because the seat is not long enough and the contour of the seat causes discomfort while driving. there is plenty of drivers room, so i feel the seat could be redisigned"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Have the SXL model it is so quiet you hear nothing. The seats are firm but comfortable, the suspension is great handling bumps and road noise. Love the panoramic sunroof. heated and cooler front and rear seats."

John O., MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very smooth ride. Would be great on a long trip. Seats easy to adjust."

Adrian D., CO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I put a sheepskin seat cover on the passenger seat and it would no longer register when a passenger sat on it. I had to take the cover off. The ride is fine. The noise it a little more than I would like."

John V., CO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Suspension on this vehicle is a little soft compared to other SUVs I have driven. Ride is somewhat noisy from road noise. Not a very quiet ride at all when driving on the hiway."

T M., AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Low road and wind noise is excellent."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Only midsize vehicle that has totally adjustable seats on BOTH drivers and passenger seats. I cannot ride very long in most cars because of the lack of space. 6’1‿ , 260lb. Bad legs and knees."

Anonymous, WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Most solid car I have ever driven. Smooth ride, with the confidence of safety."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Noisy on rougher roads like exposed aggregate concrete."

Peter H., WA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Some road noise. roof rack chatters occasionally."

Joe M., KY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Roomy, comfortable seats, smooth ride."

Bob W., NC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"HEATED SEATS GREAT IN WINTER, AIR CONDITION THROUGHOUT THE 3 ROWS OF SEATING AND CONTROL PANEL WELL ORGANIZED"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"VERY GOOD."

James U., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Best driver's seat I have found, and I owned an Audi Q5 with the sport seat upgrade. Ride is firm and sporty, like a European car. Quieter than my friend s Lexus."

Donald S., WA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet interior when driving (very noticeable and a selling feature for us coming from Hondas and Acuras). Driver and passenger front seats are very comfortable and both have greater than avg. adjustability. The ride is smooth & comfortable, with adequate agility (definitely not sporty or quick). Steering is a little lighter feel than I prefer, but better than our 2013 Acura RDX."

Doug W., KS (2016 Kia Sorento)

"outstanding power w 299 hp V6 yet gets 29 mpg average. good handling, quiet and lots of room"

Kim L., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Drivers seat to low."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Air conditioned seats"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I think the smooth ride and the quietness of the cabin are outstanding, almost luxury level."

G D., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Heating and cooling of seats works perfectly.... gives very comfortable ride on long trips."

R P., KS (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The Kia Sorento is relatively quiet on long trips. The driver's seat is extended for thigh support, which makes long drives much more comfortable."

Randy L., SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Noisier and less comfortable than my previous car, a 2006 Nissan Murano."

Anonymous, NV (2016 Kia Sorento)

"This may not fit under comfort but it is a major issue with this vehicle. The contours of the sides and top and back wipers are not suitable for places that get lots of snow and/or ice. The back wiper does not function as soon as there is any ice or snow on the window. It just glides right over it - even with a new blade. The sides and top allow snow to build up just under the windows and along that line all the way around the car. Melting snow turns into ice right at that point and covers the door handles and keyholes. Ice from the road and melting off the hood ends up building up at the hinge side of the front doors. This causes opening and closing issues."

Anonymous, AK (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable seats that can be adjusted to fit any one"

Lawrence K., IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The seat are not good for someone that has a bad back."

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I’m 6’7‿, a tall driver. I fit nicely in this car. It’s quite. I have hearing loss, but it’s quiet so I can hear the radio, talking books, and my wife. It’s safe to drive. Good handling with side alarm that identify blind spot hazards. That’s more of a problem with aging where my neck motion is limited."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Lumbar support and heated seat"

Rene J., MI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento is very noisy inside from road noise and tires"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats with heat and cooling and very good adjustablility. The car is extremely quiet and the doors close solid but quietly. The ride is good for a short wheelbase vehicle."

Anonymous, VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The seats have air conditioning."

Rochelle H., WV (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The front bucket seats are too narrow and the top edge side contour jut up and dig into the sides of the front riders. These seats seem to be the only issue of the interior ."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Extremely comfortable seats"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very low noise level while driving."

Gareth B., WA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The seat comfort is adequate for most driving but can be a bit uncomfortable on long drives. The ride is really good. The road noise is a bit high but may be due to tires."

John T., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are adjustable in all axis, and are heated. vehicle is very quiet, with a soft ride."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento is comfortable for long trips (PA to Key Largo) with luggage etc. It is also serviceable for local hauling (moving household items, leaves and clippings to the recycle center)."

Bruce H., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The road noise inside the vehicle/cabin is quite a bit noisier than my previous vehicles. It sounds as tho I have a window open - wind sound especially - tho no windows are open at all."

Anonymous, MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"very noisy ride; passenger is not height adjustable, very inconvenient."

Anonymous, QC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"seats a dream to sit in. air-cooled, heated, lumbar, etc. controls. stereo system on my sx model excellent."

Anonymous, MB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good: Seat adjustment, quiet and smoothon most roads Bad: Nothing"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"ride is very comfortable it is quiet in side"

Rick G., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are not comfortable on long rides."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable seats, extremely quiet, comfortable ride unless really rough road"

Anonymous, MB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I like everything about it, no problems to talk about!"

Lawrence B., LA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The seats and ride are very good the only concern is fairly high road noise."

Robert R., AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable driver’s seat. Very quiet riding."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable and quiet ride. Handling is very good."

David S., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are very adjustable and comfortable (I like them firm). The two memory settings are handy. Both wind and road noise are low. The ride is too firm for bad roads BUT handing is very good."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are comfortable but a bit tight, I'd prefer less amount of bonded leather thou. It is very quiet inside quieter than Q7. Ride quality is good on smooth road but looks like suspension has self resonance frequency for high frequency vibrations.Low frequency suspension oscillations are dumped well."

Dmitry P., AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable and super quiet inside"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great ride. Very good seat positions. Very quiet. 2 drivers memorized seat position buttons."

J A., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"comfortable seats, relatively low noise, very responsive engine, especially like option for 4 wheel drive (in addition to AWD) and manual trans shift ability"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable and supportive seats."

David P., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are comfortable, noise level is low. The ride is almost like a car. On long drive it is very comfortable using cruise control. The front passenger seat does not have height adjustment."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Both front seats are power, have heating and cooling feature. Vehicle is very comfortable to ride in."

Bruce B., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet ride"

Anonymous, OR (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable seats, particularly the heated and cooled front seats"

Michael H., GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable seats. Rear seat is wide enough to accommodate 3 adults. The ride is very comfortable and the car is pleasantly quiet, especially appreciated on long drives."

F H., MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very smooth, comfortable ride"

Anonymous, DE (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Many possible adjustments in seat. Love driver's seat extension. Noise level is low. Plenty of room in front and rear. Ride is superb as is turning radius, , accident avoidance systems, acceleration"

Sanford M., SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"very roomy and good height in cabin"

Kim L., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great ride."

Anonymous, IA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I thought the car would be too small to be comfortable, but after adjusting everything, it's quite nice. Also, it's one of the more quiet vehicles I've owned. It's a pleasure just to drive around in it."

Anonymous, WA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Got the very base model and drives very quite like a Lexus. Seats are a little stiff."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Rides and handles well."

Neal B., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"For the price, this car is extremely comfortable on long trips."

Anonymous, SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"This vehicle is very comfortable. We traveled over 7000 miles in July and we thoroughly enjoyed the ride and comfort level. The vehicle is well made and the interior accessories work very well. this is a fine car. The engine worked very well going up Pike's Peak and the brakes and transmission worked extremely well coming down."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento is quiet and comfortable. I am usually in the passenger seat, and it is very comfortable. The ride is smooth and we get good mileage in it."

Bronwyn S., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"The driver seat could be more comfortable"

THOM K., WV (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Styling inside and out. For features and size of vehical it is good value. Toyota does not come close for price and features."

DAVID R., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I set out to buy a new Equinox. Sorento had more features and was $10,000 less"

ROBERT D., WI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Used Unhaggle through Consumers Reports and got a great deal but dealer was very unhappy and service at pick up was terrible."

LARRY C., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"negotiated an excellent deal since the 2017's were coming in. (good negotiator)"

DENNIS M., SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Kia grossly miscalculated when deciding not to include daytime running lights. No DRLs on a $40K+ car is an insult. It was almost a deal breaker for me. When my lease is up, I will definitely be looking for an SUV with DRLs. They have "position" lights that you can use, but only manually. I have auto-lights. What's the point of paying $43.6K for a car where you have to fiddle and defeat the auto-light feature just to have something that Kia thinks is better than DRLs? If you have to goof"

CHRISTINE M., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good value. I like everything about the vehicle except for the small backup camera screen. Handles and rides very well, it's comfortable and looks good."

JAMES U., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The vehicle is so loaded with so many items such as tire pressure monitor, alarms for open doors and information center."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I am not unhappy with the price I paid. If I was I would not have purchased it. It was not purchased with a set price, or limit, in mind. Having said all of this, I would have been even happier if the price was lower. The model is "sx+", which you did not provide for."

JOHN G., BC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"excellent value, price paid versus the packaged features."

RICHARD Y., TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Compares favorably in all regards with my 2014 Audi Q5, for $20,000 less."

DONALD S., WA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Examined & tested similar Toyota, Honda and Subaru. KIA was most comfortable, more features for price and was least expensive. Also, KIA was rated very high by Consumer Report."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Plenty of upscale standard items."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Did internet search for recent "used" Kia Sorentos. Discovered several 2016 low-mileage Sorentos that were being used as a "loss leader" at dealership. What's better than a 15,000 mile CURRENT model year vehicle? Don't pay new car price and it still comes with Kia's outstanding warranties and has been "broken in" with the mileage that it did have. Perfect choice. So pleased with its acceleration, highway mileage (i.e., 32 MPG), infotainment center, and Consumer Reports' top-rated reliabilit"

CRAIG W., KS (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I have the Sorrento SX Limited which has 4 external cameras and all of the current safety features available. I was unable to get the same features on the Lexus RX 350 which I actually preferred. I like the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty for about $15,000 less. The biggest negative is with the front seats. They are too firm and my butt hurts after about one hour of driving."

WAYNE C., MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"A lot of nice touches for this price."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Used Consumer Reports vehicle buying service (True Car) for pricing. Even though the dealer added $300 processing fee at purchase (initially said they would not), felt it was a fair price. They also added processing fees for title and tag prep."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"very good investment"

CHARLES M., CO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Kia included many features that other manufacturers would have considered options. Power seats, leather, heated seats and rear view mirrors were all included with my front wheel drive Sorrento"

JIM R., MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"You get a lot for the money and isn't that the definition of value? It is comfortable, safe, roomy, luxurious (in top trim), with helpful driver's assistance through the electronics. A great buy."

HELEN S., OR (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent value for the money, as you get a mid-size SUV for a small SUV price. Lots of 'bells and whistles" for the money."

LARRY K., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"0% financing"

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I feel like I bought dollar bills for 80 cents with this vehicle. Very good value for a good price."

DEAN K., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Bought from Enterprise Car Sales for a very fair price and excellent guarantee and return policy. Better than dealing with a car dealer."

MERILYNN R., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Probably $10k less than it's nearest competitor and with a much better warranty ie. 5 years comprehensive."

BRUCE B., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Best 3 seat SUV for the $ available"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great car for money"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Its a great value Size of the car, engine power and handling are great."

Andres B., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I bought it because it was about the only unit in this class (excluding US vehicles) which could tow 5,000 pounds. Based on the competitors its price was very good. It was also a CR recommendation and I have experienced nothing to say CR was wrong."

John V., CO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"High quality in all aspects"

Donald F., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"It has been an excellent choice for us. Styling, ride, cost are just fine for us. A good lease decision."

Douglas S., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Received a $2,000 financing rebate and low APR. Trade in was very good along with dealer discount."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The vehicle has the reliability and comfort of vehicles $10,000 more in cost."

Bruce B., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"good deal."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Solid car, sufficient amenities, roomy, nice ride and handling"

Anonymous, NE (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Wanted all safe enhancements like lane change warning and blind spot warning along with back up camera:"

Robert C., TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable. Everything is at my fingertips. Engine responds as expected to any situation. Handles the road very well. I feel safe with my 3 grandchildren in the car. Third row seats came in very handy when third grandson was born. For vacations and for work the amount of cargo space is a plus."

Anonymous, NH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"a great decision"

Reed Y., MT (2016 Kia Sorento)

"For the price the interior space & features were the best compared to similar SUVs in its category"

Carlos V., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I have a 5 year auto loan at 0% interest at $505/month."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Was more than I expected"

Anonymous, RI (2016 Kia Sorento)

"It's one a the BEST cars I've owned.I love the style,handling economy."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"This is the second Kia I've owned, the Sedona lasted 13 years and over 150, 000 miles, was bought on clearance and had many extras + 100,000 miles of regular maintenance, we've had no issues with the Sorento in the two years we've had it comfortable and quiet, very nimble in snow and rain, with OEM tires. Vevo display is on the small sideand washes out in bright sun."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The 2016 Kia Sorento comes with a lot of nice tech features that other comparable vehicles didn't have in this price range. Display screen is easy to use and a good experience. Nice backup camera. Automatic rear hatch opening is great. Seats are very comfortable. Overall, you get a very nice up-to-date car with a lot of the features you would like."

Brian D., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"everything is just great with the suv"

Andrew S., MN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"No other dealer could come close to my needs."

Anonymous, SD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent value. Considerably less than comparable vehicles. No issues with quality or performance."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Hands down the best value for the size. AWD and features. I would have even paid more than I did for the car. Great value compared to other SUVs in the class"

Daniel R., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Very unhappy that dealer made me pay $800 to have the car shipped from another dealer to get the color & model we wanted. Also, a problem when the Homelink stopped working, but dealer replaced mirror at no cost. Took several tries to fix a problem with the power rear lift gate not working."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I enjoy research, comparison-shopping, and doing research by specification and reading through customer reviews. KIA Sorento and much of the KIA product line stood out for outstanding capability at a good price. Our actual experience has exceeded our expectations in every positive way imaginable."

Johnson F., OH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Used True Car for pricing and was totally prepared to walk away if dealer did not meet price"

William S., GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great Value"

David R., VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I am currently leasing the vehicle and I like it enough to purchase the car when the lease expires. I have not had any problems with the vehicle since I leased it. The only possible negative is the tires which came with the vehicle, they lasted for less than 26,000 miles. Interior materials are excellent, the vehicle is spacious, rides well and handles the roads with no problem. If I don't buy this vehicle I'm getting another Kia Sorento."

James U., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"paid $27,300 Aug. 2016. Hail damage refurbished (could not tell) and was not told until I was going to drive away with it. The GDI in engine cylinder injector orfices are so fine they plug easily and unburnt blowby cycled back into the intake by the ERG builds up on the back of the hot intake valves. Port injection would keep this washed off, but at the cost of decreased gas mileage. Under acclerator pedal to the floor accleration the injector orfices partially plug up and engine starts miss firing after and running ragged. It barely has enough power to go up a small hill at 3 to 4 thousand RPM. I keep a large bottle Techron injector cleaner back with the spare tire to put in the gas tank and this cleans the clogged injector almost immeadiately. I am trying putting 5 oz. Lucas injector cleaner/fuel conditioner/upper cylinder lube in each gas fill up. I use a pressureized can of CRC engine cleaner every 10,000 miles and let it heat soak for an hour to remove carbon from the intake valves and the exhaust turbocharger. The engine gets great mileage with its design, but the resulting build up of fuel and exhaust deposits are a pain in the neck. I am ready to trade it off and buy a port injection SUV. I need to know if anybody makes one that escaped mandated mileage requirements. Please let me know."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Follow Consumers advice on how to negotiate for purchasing a new vehicle. The dealership concentrated on selling us on how much we wanted to pay per month that when we figured out the whole price we felt that we were being used. It left a bad taste in our mouth which is still there two years later."

R W., AB (2016 Kia Sorento)

"For a reasonable price, I got a LOT of newer upscale features, such as surround view monitor, heated & cooled seats, heater steering wheel, Sirius radio with rewind capability, panoramic roof, etc."

Joseph B., PA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"i still get about 24 miles to the gallon and that with the a/c on all the time, i love driving it, comfortable and easy to pack things in trunk"

David B., NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Feel like when I compare other similar SUVsto this one it was the best value plus it had one of the highest towing weights this was important to me."

Anonymous, GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent quality for the price point"

Richard B., NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent. Great value for the money. 56000 miles with no problems. Love the KIA brand"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great value."

Peter H., WA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"value....outstanding automobile"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Just a few years back you wouldn’t want to go near this company but today it has become a maker of some pretty good vehicles. So far overall it’s been well worth the money spent."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great Value considering all the equipment vs negotiated price I paid."

Anonymous, KS (2016 Kia Sorento)

"A great car. Looks like an Audi, very comfortable ride, good on lone trips, good gas mileage."

John M., IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Great quality for the money."

Robert K., MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The car is remarkably equipped for the price I paid. After almost 3 years, I am still finding useful things. The controls I have for the infotainment system is wonderful and easy to use as well as programming the navigation system which us the best I have found."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The value is amazing. I have an SXL and it has a full set of features that are usually only available on cars $15,000 or more than what I paid for my Sorento."

Chris X., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I got a good value for the money I spent when comparing the price of similar vehicle sold by other brands. For the price I paid, I got leather seating, third row seats, blind spot monitoring and cross traffic alarm, two memories for driver's seat and very user friendly infotainment system. Dual zone AC system and lots of USB and electrical outlets. Also I got additional sun screens for the rear seats."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Well over 2 yrs after my lease, no major issues so far. The suspension system is superior to other vehicles I have driven. Cargo space for this mid size is quite adequate. Gas mileage has never registered below 27 mpg (combined hwy and city)."

Anonymous, AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"No major problems. It performed as expected for the cost that we paid. Would recommend it"

Anonymous, ME (2016 Kia Sorento)

"I would buy this Kia over most luxury vehicles any day. Too many premium options come with this car and the interior build quality is impressive."

Samuel W., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Other dealers could not compare to the Kia."

Anonymous, SD (2016 Kia Sorento)

"This car is great. The steering is very precise and the vehicle is quiet and handles very well with the AWD. We really like this car. We drove from deep south Texas to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, etc. Our family of four absolutely enjoyed the ride over many, many, many hours."

Alonzo B., TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Underappreciated SUV! Great value; engine; 4-wheel drive; comfort; and handling."

Reed Y., MT (2016 Kia Sorento)

"A luxury vehicle at a great price. More features than toyota, honda, ford, bmw or hyundai standard! Shopped all above found this SUV to offer the most features, luxury and performance for much less than competitors and a much better warranty."

Brenda W., VA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Terrific value for all that is included SX package."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"In general, lowest price relative to any competitors. All the features I need with cost at 30K which is a fully loaded cost including tax."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good value"

Carol A., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Love my kia Sorento. Drives well. When using eco mode it is very fuel efficient compared to our previous two minivans. The fold down seats provide lots of storage. Vehicle has been great for transporting bikes, paddle boards, lots of children and moving. Seats are very comfortable and has great sightlines when driving."

Anonymous, ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"For base model, you get alloy wheels, and all the basic features one could want. $22,800 for base model was a great deal."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Best car I have ever owned. Everything you could ever need comes standard in their base level packages. Great ride, very solid, excellent handling and response."

Anthony S., MA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Value of product vs competition is superior"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good price for an AWD vehicle. Handles well and the price is a good value for families that like to travel in a quiet and well made vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"You get a lot for your money in a car that has a lot of people that use to work at bmw and audi now working for hyundi"

Christopher K., MO (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Kia makes quality cars, but is undervalued and unappreciated by many consumers"

Reed Y., MT (2016 Kia Sorento)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Great styling"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"THE WORST THING I CAN SAY ABOUT THE STYLING IS THAT I HAD NO CHOICE BUT A BLACK INTERIOR. N LIVING IN ARIZONA MEANS HOT SUMMERS AND BLACK IS HOTTER THAN TAN, AND THE CREVICES ARE HARD TO CLEAN OUT SO THAT IT DOESN'T ALWAYS LOOK DIRTY IN A DUSTY CLIMATE."

DIANE M., AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"love the new front grill. Larger for 2016. Made many improvements on the 2016 model."

Anonymous, NY (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The styling is great but we had a major factory defect that took 15 whole days to find and repair having to do with the front left tie rod suspension."

Anonymous, FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Lighting package"

Anonymous, NC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"it beautiful. Has the same profile as Lexus, BMWs,Acura's."

MICHAEL K., CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"i love the style, paid upgrade to get alloy wheels and leather and it was worth it"

DAVID B., NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Nothing negative. Overall a very nice vehicle"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Kia Sorento)

"The grill looks very smart. The rear deck (inside) could be better styled."

THOM K., WV (2016 Kia Sorento)

"good looking vehicle"

TED B., FL (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Don't much care for the high narrow widows now in style on almost all new SUVs"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth lines"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Tiger nose front grille!"

HANK D., NC (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Exterior very attractive look with ample interior space, seating and cargo."

ROY B., GA (2016 Kia Sorento)

"All chrome, front lights.interior seats."

Anonymous, TN (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent styling, both inside and out. You feel more like you are driving a luxury SUV than a moderately priced one."

LARRY K., ON (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Not exceptional, not bad either."

MARVIN H., AZ (2016 Kia Sorento)

"Good looking car. I enjoy walking up to it."

F H., MD (2016 Kia Sorento)

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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