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

"It drive extremely smooth and is very comfortable for a larger size family of four."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Has a great turn ratio. Is very quiet and handles like a sport car when the car is out in sports mode. Good exceleration"

D R., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very smooth, quiet, and well-handling. Only the Honda Pilot and Lexus RX-350 were as good."

JOE B., VA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Transmission shifting is very erratic. Acceleration not consistent"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Kia Sorento)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"extremely quiet and flawlessly assembled"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Outstanding air conditioning system and air cooled seats in 100 degree Texas heat. Quite, comfortable ride. Many futuristic safety features(sensors)."

ROBERT H., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"verry little noise and the air conditioned seats are awesome"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The most obvious problem I have is the passenger seat cannot be adjusted. Being short, I need to use a pillow for height. Still having problems with adjusting AC and heat"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"great ride and comfort, very quiet"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Kia Sorento)


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

What Owners Say

"Too new to really elaborate yet"

TOM G., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"An extremely well designed and made car with high relative value compared to much more expensive cars. It is closely comparable to the Lexus RX-350, at $13K less."

JOE B., VA (2017 Kia Sorento)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Styling is really nice."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

Would you buy this car again?

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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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