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

"Handles beautifully"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"turbo works fine with little hesitation"

Ronald L., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Turbo performance is immediate and excellent and handling is very good for an SUV."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great acceleration with better than expected gas mileage. But what really stands out is the safety afforded by the adaptive cruise control. The more I age the more important it becomes. I wouldn’t own a vehicle without it."

Peter G., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"4 cyl engine with very good mileage but enough pick up to merge into traffic. Easy comfortable driving"

Laura S., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Was initially, before a test drive, very skeptical regarding the performance of the turbo 2.0 L engine. Based on test drive chose to purchase and no regrets. Acceleration is excellent and fuel economy is better than 3.3 L V6 in previous Sorento."

D N., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration and handling is on par for this class and type of vehicle. Safe and secure but not exciting or exemplary."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Mileage is good, handling is good, acceleration is great"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I end up placing the car in "Sport" mode for traffic driving. This plays xxxx on the milage but makes the car more responsive with better transmission shift and the V6 engine. I think the econo modes are a bit of a joke."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very good acceleration. One small issue is that it seems difficult to smoothly accelerate. If im not very careful, it kind of "jumps" when I push down the peddle to accelerate."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"zero to seventy time is very good for a large SUV"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The V6 engine has very good acceleration, especially when entering a freeway. The car handles very good as the steering system is very responsive and corners well."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Same as the prior response"

Lynn F., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth"

Alan W., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"great acceleration for a SUV handles very well"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Kia Sorento)

"comfort, handling, plenty power"

R W., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Handling is great, but the engine is a little under=powered. Downshifts for any acceleration."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The vehicle drives and handles extremely well, especially on the highway. It is also very sure footed in the snow."

Bryan T., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"6 cylinder really does have good power, but the initial acceleration from a stop seems just a little bit sluggish. The passing acceleration seems pretty smooth."

Jeffery W., IL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Start of acceleration is a bit abrupt if you press too hard on the accelerator"

Anonymous, MB (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I'm surprised that the tallest, heaviest vehicle I have feels so light on its feet. I prefer darting around town in my Sorento to my supposedly sportier Mazda6!"

Robert B., IN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Lots of power when starting from a stop - even with a light touch on the gas pedal, it will sometimes lurch forward and even lay a skid. I have to remember to push the pedal gently and slowly or other cars think I'm racing them."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is good. The steering is a bit disappointing compared to the 2016 Kia Sorento (which was totaled after an accident with a driver that ran a stop sign). The 2017 model steering provides noticeably less fish feel. Selecting the "Sport" steering option helps somewhat."

James L., CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

"My ONLY complaint about how it drives is the electric steering. Rarely, but occasionally, it feels like the steering is “sticking‿ in the neutral position while driving. When he wheel is moved there’s a subtle, but noticeable unsticking feeling. It’s quite annoying and other owners seem to have had a similar issue as well."

Anonymous, TN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth ride. Handles easily. A pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"They only thing I would do differently is get the 6 cylinder engine. Otherwise I am very happy"

Steven C., GA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Slow in acceleration"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Co.for table drive. Smooth acceleration."

Wallace S., VA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great, but that is why i will not own a vehicle with anything less then a 6 cylinder. Handling is tight, in a good way."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Handling and smoothness of v6 and transmission"

C P., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very smooth driving and handling, Very good acceleration with 6 cyl engine. Very smooth shifting"

Glen C., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet, road noise not noticeable at all"

Dora C., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Accelerates quickly with little turbo lag when punched. Subject to wind buffeting at speed. Crisp responsive handling with excellent roadway feedback when maneuvering, Doesn't feel like an SUV."

Douglas C., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I have the turbo charged 4 cylinder that has 250 hp and this is very fast for what it is. I do not notice any turbo lag at all and it will light up the tires when floored from a stop. I really wanted the 300 hp 6 cylinder but settled for this and have not been disappointed at all. I also get a bit better mileage with the 4 cylinder"

Kirk S., CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Responsive handling for a mid-size SUV. Good acceleration at our altitude (7,000')"

Tom T., NM (2017 Kia Sorento)

"very satisfying vehicle"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Surprised at how well it accelerates."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth, very quiet, and powerful V6 engine. Transmission very smooth. Acceleration is brisk with very good handling if you let the car roll slightly it feels like it is on rails. Fun to drive when you find roads not busy with other traffic or police. It suffers from visibility issues on all sides like most SUV's do, but, you get used to it."

Dennis G., ME (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Poor acceleration after stop."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"It accelerates very well, and is easy to handle and control. One shortcoming, in my opinion, is that the Blind Spot Detection System should have larger symbols to make viewing easier, and the symbols should be of a brighter color. They are a pale orange or yellow; bright red would be easier observed."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The 3.3 liter engine produces 290 hp. It has a lot punch, good gas mileage and is quiet."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The only thing worrisome is a definite hesitation at times when starting up after stopping at a light or stop sign."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Outstanding acceleration and handling as compared to any auto. Smooth and comfortable ride. Great in town and on the highway and on long trips. The 3 row seating which can be folded down is good for passengers and cargo."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The safety equipment on this vehicle is excellent: The forward emergency braking is effective, the blind-spot warnings have saved us AND A MOTORCYCLIST from crashing, and the overall ride and handling are comfortable and secure. My only complaint is that the headlights are inadequate for even secondary-road speeds at night -- making the safety equipment even more necessary."

Daniel R., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"6 cylinder very zippy, quick accelleration, can get out of its own way"

Mark S., NC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"We have the smaller engine, but it accelerates very well, unless you need to tow something it is more than adequate."

Norm H., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration, steering and turning radius are very good and make city or highway driving a very good experience."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Sport mode is quick and handles very well for an SUV."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Transmission seems to hunt for proper gear ( some stuttering while shifting). Acceleration is fairly good, handling good."

Howell G., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is superb with the Turbo option and gas economy is high even with premium gas."

Anonymous, PR (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Drive train very smooth - V6 has good power"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I don't care for the black interior as it seems to show dust and dirt too easily. Other than that, I like the appearance of the car."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Handles very well. Good gas mileage."

Thomas C., AR (2017 Kia Sorento)

"It does not have great acceleration. Handling is not too bad for the size vehicle it is."

Anonymous, ID (2017 Kia Sorento)

"This vehicle has good acceleration even in the ECO mode. It also climbs hill easily in the ECO mode without frequent downshifts."

Lorin R., ID (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Drive to and from PA to FL every year. The performance is all I could expect."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Good acceleration."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Awesome! Handles like my two previous GM SUV’s, so I felt comfortable driving it. The turbo boost is awesome on my 4 cyl. Don’t need it very often, but great when I drive in the mountains ."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration is uneven and the handling can be clunky, but it IS a fairly large vehicle."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The acceleration of the V6 Sorento is excellent, especially in Sport mode. It handles well for a SUV"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Good acceleration. First gear is jerky in slow traffic."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The 2017 KIA Sorento handles well on the highway. The SLX V6 has excellent acceleration. It maneuvers well in traffic."

Gail G., CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento is a great ride! It's very quiet in the cabin, and there's no wind noise, and practically no engine noise. But when I need to accelerate, the Sorento responds VERY quickly with a distinct engine growl. It easily tops 100 mph if necessary. A joy to drive, the best car I've ever owned, by far!"

James P., CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"It has great acceleration power"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth and powerful acceleration. Plenty of power and torque"

Thomas P., AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very smooth"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The car drives smoothly, has plenty of power and is a comfortable ride. Just completed a road trip, low gas mileage was 28.5 high was 33. It will really go when passing on a two lane. Hit 100 with no problem while passing."

Rex M., NV (2017 Kia Sorento)

"My local highway has incredibly short on-ramps if any at all. The need to jump on and get to 50-60mph as quickly as possible is very important. The Sorento, although not a race car can easily get out of it's own way. I feel very safe when passing or accelerating compared to most other cars/SUV's"

Richard M., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Acceleration and handling is adequate for a vehicle this size and I don’t hesitate to take turns at the posted speed limit or greater."

Saul E., IL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"easy to control"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The 2.0 L Turbo has a turbo lag upon acceleration that can be annoying. Rocks from side to side when hitting a bump during a turn, but not critical amount."

Michael M., TN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"It is the regular L4 and it is very strong, yet powerful, because it has the direct injection fuel injection. It is not loaded up with options, so there are less things to worry about breaking later and repairing, because we keep our cars for a long time, usually."

Wm W., OH (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Slow start/hesitation on hills."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Good Handling for it's size, great acceleration."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Not sluggish at all. Very responsive"

Lorenzo M., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"excellent steering"

L B., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The V6 delivers pleasurable power with good acceleration and sound. The cabin is quiet with not much road noise. The SUV handles well. I often find myself going faster than I though I was, when I check the odometer. Ride feels more car like than truck."

Anonymous, RI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth acceleration, excellent handling."

Clarence W., AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"We have the 4 cylinder turbo Sorento, providing improved gas mileage. The vehicle has excellent acceleration when needed, especially for a 4 cylinder SUV."

Thomas G., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The four cylinder engine has ample acceleration. The vehicle handles well and is very stable and sure-footed."

Warren B., MN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Handles very well and really responds well when you need to accelerate to pass or merge with traffic."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Has more than ample acceleration."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great turning radius. Smooth and relatively quiet ride on the highway. Superb acceleration."

Jean F., NC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I was surprised how competent the four-cylinder engine was in the Sorento. As it is not our primary tow vehicle, there is no reason that we would've needed the V-6 engine. However, the reviews of the four-cylinder engine that I read prior to purchasing the vehicle were not consistent in regards to the amount of power it had for everyday driving. To date, I have not been in a situation with the vehicle where I felt it lacked sufficient power to do what I needed it to do."

James H., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"smooth driving, like the titanic (before the iceberg)."

Richard S., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"surprising good for a four cyc"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Smooth handling and exellent acceleration."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"V 6 provides strong acceleration & smooth shifts"

James W., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The 2.0 turbo is extremely peppy and quick to respond"

Richard C., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Would have had to spend more money on another high end brand to get the Sorento's equal."

Grant W., BC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Drives great, acceleration is excellent (have a V6 engine that has more than enough power), and the handling is great at both low and high speeds."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Kia Sorento)

"For a car this size the MPG can most often be near 30 and the still the V6 delivers lots of power."

Gary R., IA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great horse power for acceleration or towing; ride is smooth; steering responsive."

Anonymous, NV (2017 Kia Sorento)

"precise steering, acceleration is there when needed, handling curc=ves, srtopping all workds well."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The Kia is eager to accelerate. The brakes are strong and the adaptive cruise control is user friendly and works very well It's no Porsche in the canyons - how could it be?"

Ralph N., CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Was reluctant to purchase the 2 liter turbo until I drove it to compare with 3.3 liter V6 that I was trading but am not noticing much difference in performance. May be slightly noisier accelerating."

D N., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"powerful and handles well."

Lawrence N., NC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"All good. Quick acceleration, smooth handling"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very nice acceleration and handling combined with excellent fuel economy on the highway. The actual over-the-highway MPG is better than advertised."

Craig I., AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"LOVE the "Smart Cruise" and the "eco" drive. This is a very easy vehicle to learn the various accessories"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Car ride is very smooth, and I love all the safety features included in my car."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Drives very well. Great acceleration. Handled very well. Lane departure system is a must for me going forward"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The handling and acceleration have been very satisfactory. The car is very smooth in all aspects of driving."

Bryan T., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet. Good handling. Poor rear visibility."

David W., BC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very responsive and precise handling. Visibility is good, too."

Karl P., TN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great valve. most all the new tech. excellent handling for the size of the car. still has the 6 cyl. engine using 87 octane."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great handling and power"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"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)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Nothing"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"very comfortable, quiet ride"

Gord H., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"A very comfortable vehicle that is smooth and quiet. The seats are very supportive. This is the best highway cruiser that I’ve owned."

Robert R., OH (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent room in front and back seats for a six foot man. Visibility through back window is better than other mid size SUVs I have driven."

Guy C., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"very comfortable and quiet."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I am 5'2", and the seat is able to be raised very high so I can easily see over the steering wheel."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet, very comfortable, with a very smooth ride, while not feeling too detached from the road. Perfect size SUV."

Lawrence S., GA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"seating positions allow for great comfort on long rides"

Ronald L., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very lexus like"

Alan W., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Driver's side wind noise is annoying"

James S., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Seating is comfortable over long road miles. Noise is acceptable. Ride is firm and stable."

Warren B., MN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The driver’s seat is not very comfortable for a short person because the headrest is angled forward and it’s difficult to sit straight"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The road noise is minimal and the overall comfort of the seats is excellent."

Saul E., IL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"a little road noise"

Glen C., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Comfortable Seats, good for long drives, quiet ride"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great comfort! Love the ride! Real smooth drive. Noise control could be a little better."

Giovanni G., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are very comfortable, the noise level is very, very low, and the ride is very good, the best I have had in a SUV."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Kia Sorento)

"This vehicle is quiet, has a smooth ride and the 2.0T has good acceleration. I love the turning radius."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very smooth and quiet ride with very good handling"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Over all good styling and use"

Mark F., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet ride, no rattles or vibration. Excellent fit and finish for the price, with quality materials."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"After a long trip i am not tired"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet ride, comfy seats"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Car is very quiet, and the ride is very pleasant. Sound absorbing windshield, drivers and passenger windows and insulation make a big difference in reducing outside noise. The ride is also supple."

James L., CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

"High road noise, comfortable ride,poor back support for driver."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"We purposefully purchased a Sorento that had the convenience package so that we could have lumbar support. We would not have purchased the vehicle if we were not able to get that feature since the regular seats lacked good lower back support."

James H., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Comfortable seats, low noise levels and a smooth, but stable ride"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"It's a great car that rides like a dream, is quiet, handles really good, is roomy, is quite fast for a 4 cylinder, and gets almost the same mileage or better around town as my 2011 Hyundai Sorento. And it looks sharp too. It's used, but after making some adjustments , it's a great car! WHoever had it before did not take very good care of it, TriboTex took care of the ticking and the noisy motor! It runs like dream now!"

Wm W., OH (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are very supportive and adjustable. Ride is quiet with little to no road noise and zero wind noise. Rides and handles like mid level sedan with a very tight turning circle."

Douglas C., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"V6 provides a smooth and quiet ride. Feels like a heavier vehicle."

Richard B., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Ciomfort well above price paid for vehicle"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Nice to ride and plenty of possibilities to personal adjustment"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable, many options to adjust seat and the ride is very smooth."

Troy H., KY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are comfortable but I would like a little more legroom up front. Ride is good, but stiffer than a sedan. Noise control is good."

Michael M., TN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I'm short. I can adjust the seat to rise enough to have good visibility. The car is very quiet."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The head rests are too bulky and impede your ability to see traffic on the right side.....The intention is to depend on the back up camera and the signals, But I always turn around to back up and the head rests refuse to allow vision due to size.."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"This Sorento has a stiffer ride. More prone to a rough ride on roads that are not perfectly flat with good flat asphalt. Prone to finding the bumps rather than gliding over them. Seats could be more comfortable. More road noise then what we expected."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Comfortable seats in front and second row. Haven’t used the third row for seating yet. Absorbs bumps and small holes very well. Comfortable on long drives and short trips around town."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Dry comfortable"

George H., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Seats (front & back) not comfortable (to hard)"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"quiet for a rather large suv"

Lawrence N., NC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very Quiet"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I would still like to be sitting higher up in the seats. The suspension seems to be to stiff or rough I would like a smoother more quiet ride. Also there is alittle too much road noise. From a stop and get going is good,but if you let up on gas, it takes a few seconds for car to respond to foot on gas. I love the all wheel drive and the pick up. And the heated seats."

Jefferson T., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The ride is very comfortable as it smoothes out minor road bumbs. The seats are very comfortable to sit in for long road trips. The car mufflers outside road noise very effectively."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Leather seats are comfortable and in the model we got both have heated and cooling seat features with numerous ways to position the seats. You can attend to a comfortable fit. Ride is luxury car quality and in our model the noise is quite muted. Often when idling you do not hear the engine."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"It is very comfortable to drive. The seats provide a lot of support, easy to adjust."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Kia Sorento)

"seats are very comfortable & love the heated seats after 10 hours at work. Drive is great and no noise that ever came to my attention."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"overall comfort and convenience to drive"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"A pleasure to drive. Seats are very comfortable on longer drives and the Sorento is definitely quieter than other SUV’s I’ve owned."

Peter G., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Really comfortable..no noise inside..very well put together vehicile"

Anonymous, QC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The most comfortable ride i’ve had in several years."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"My Kia Sorrento seems to be well made. Everything in the cabin seems tight. There's relatively little noise and the ride for the most part is pretty comfortable. The seats are leather and are comfortable to sit in."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Lexus quality"

Gary A., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Leather seats on EX are very supportive and comfortable. Road and wind noise is minimal."

David W., IL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Car is very comfortable, especially on long road trips. Quite with zero rattles."

Paul S., IL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Extremely quiet and controlled ride. Feel very safe."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

"very quiet, comfortable ride, not too spongy."

Tom T., NM (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Incredibly comfortable seats, very quiet, smooth ride."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Leather seats are very comfortable and the electric controls allow me to quickly find the most comfortable position."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"very noisy"

Bonita M., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"roomy once inside but hard for a 6 foot person to get in and out"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet and smooth ride"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The seats are very comfortable and supportive. The adjustment controls are easy to reach and control. The ride is smooth and adjust to bump and rough roads very well."

Janet T., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"noisy when accerating"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Safety systems."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are very comfortable front and rear. Steering is a bit wandering and the road noise on most street surfaces is very loud and bothersome."

Elvis M., MS (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great ride and seat comfort comes with the top of the Sorento. Road noise is good but could be improved with better insulation."

Norman O., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Noise level fairly high"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"seats have lumbar feature which I need, very comfortable, the ride is smooth and the noise muted."

Richard S., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Passenger seat--not able to raise seat height. I need to sit on a pillow!"

Jerold E., WA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The ride is excellent with great compliance over bumps and road imperfections. The Sorento has the quietest interior of any vehicle I have ever owned."

Paul T., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Most comfortable highway car we have ever owned. Enables much longer driving days in total comfort."

Anonymous, AB (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very smooth, quiet, solid feeling ride. You can talk quietly to the person in the passenger seat. A small adult can sit between 2 carseats in the back, kind of comfortably. A small adult can sit in the fold-up seats at the back. The sunroof makes it feel spacious, but it's not too big to park in a modest-sized spot."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Quiet, comfortable ride. Better than any previously owned car."

Richard B., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Given all options, I wish I had opted for power seats, as it would making adjustments more varied, precise, and quick."

Jeffery W., IL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet, little road, engine noise very comfortable seats and climate control"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Seats are comfortable, but the headrests push the head too far forward. We actually pulled them and reinstalled them backwards."

Thomas G., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Pleasant ride, great handling"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Kia Sorento)

"We recently took a 3000mi road trip. Very comfortable, very quiet, cooling control for seats helped us stay comfortable."

Dora C., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Upgraded drivers seat on SX model where seat cushion extends plus cooling fan in addition to seat heaters are close to perfect. Add that to the 2 seat position memory buttons and it is just extra comfortable. Quiet and smooth ride are also above average."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great seats and controls. Some squeaks and rattles from full length sun / moon roof."

John S., PA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"style and drivability"

Mike D., PA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I love the ride of this auto with the back up cameras, side awareness of other vehicles, and slow down of my vehicle when others cut in front of me!"

Lynn F., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The leather seats have a good quality feel and are comfortable. The power controls are good also."

John D., MD (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The seat comfort, especially for the driver’s seat, is very good."

Bryan T., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Some road noise at highway speeds depending on type of road."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Good-handling, comfort, quiet. Bad-tiny infotainment screen, can barely see back up camera feed."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I prefer it to be 2015 Lexus RX 350that we trade in on the Sorento"

Alan W., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great ride and V-6 performance"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Noisy on roads, comfort is ok. Seat is tight for me but I am a big guy. Rides pretty well"

Anonymous, WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Everything is good on this vehicle, it is great for the money that you pay you get your moneys worth"

Roy G., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very quiet and comfortable."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Lumbar Support"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"No noise, Very comfortable, Great ride!"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento was a huge step up from my old Subaru outback. It is a pleasure to drive on long road trips and short errands. Still searching for the perfect headrest/seat adjustment."

Ralph N., CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable and quiet car. Rides great, very smooth."

Rex M., NV (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I bought it because of the low nose even over rough pavement!"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Astonishingly comfortable drivers seat on the SX model but note that it's different on lower level models where the seat is not the same. Passenger comfort, ride quality and noise levels are exceptional. This car is a well hidden gem -- SUV owners who drive this will buy it. Overall equipment level puts it in the premium class. Driving dynamics are well above average."

M H., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The ride and seat comfort of the Sorento have been very good in the short time we've owned the vehicle."

Bryan T., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The seats are not comfortable for long trips. Not sure why as the seats are very adjustable and appear to be very comfortable."

Julie G., IN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I'm a car person but the Kia Sorento (my wife's vehicle) rides as nicely as any car I have been in!"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Seats and headrest design are an issue. Seats are narrow for my body type,( stocky 6'4"). My wife cannot find a comfortable position in either the passenger or driver position, (which is power controlled). The driver and front passenger headrest cannot be adjusted to a comfortable position. Second row seating is very good. Third row seating is marginal. Ride is very good. Road noise is muted but seems to impart a deep booming reverberation that resonates in my ear."

David M., MB (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Extra quiet and great ride. Very comfortable seats"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I am short and i can see out very well, seat adjusts high enough and lots of leg and foot room. Also adjustment on front of seat to support knees is very good and comfortable."

Peter J., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"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)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"It seems like a pretty good value for what I got."

Harry P., GA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Found the car to be reasonably priced. Did not like the fact that, in order to get the more powerful 6 cylinder engine, one is forced to get a 3rd row of seats, which is a waste of money and space and weight. It is also too small for most people to used none loses the underfloor storage area that comes with a two-row car (4 cylinder only). Wholly inadequate under flow storage in the 3-row version. Nevertheless, overall, car is a good value."

Ian J., RI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The Sorento is quite refined. The list of extras you get, compared to the competition at the same price level, is surprising. The EX trim level that I have is not the highest trim level yet I really lack nothing other than some of the highest options like AEB and adaptive cruise control."

Paul T., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Well balanced features in all areas."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I'm not really sure I got a good value. I paid a lot to get the safety features I wanted."

Bonita M., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"For the price of a RAV-4, it feels really nice to drive and you can fit more stuff in it."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I think the fuel consumption is good considering that it is a somewhat heavy vehicle."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great quality and equipment for price paid. Everything works"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I travel a lot for work and rent a lot of different cars and SUV's. I intentionally do this to help me decide what I like and dont like. While I really like many of the high end SUV's that cost $15,000-$30,000 more than my Kia did the price does not justify the difference in performance or comfort."

Richard M., MA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Much less expensive than other vehicles similarly equipped."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"All safety and driving (adaptive cruise) included in competitive price"

C P., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"reasonably priced SUV, has all needed features except heated steering wheel in lower trim model"

Norm H., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent ride, excellent handling, great location of controls and very easy to use. Standard features meet or exceed competitors and same for the price."

Richard J., VA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"We looked at several SUVs for safety, comfort and cost, and ended up selecting from Mercedes GLC (?), Audi Q7 and Kia Sorento SXL. As we are senior citizens (72 and 82), we wanted the best combination of safety features, ease of access to the front seats, ample leg room, etc. While the Audi Q7 offered the best overall combination, we opted for the Kia Sorento SXL because we drive only about 1,100 miles/year and it had NEARLY all the safety features we wanted -- only lacking a forward audible warning device for the front of the car. This cost us more than $40,000 less than a comparable Audi Q7."

Daniel R., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Thousands less than comparable Toyota models."

David W., IL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Other SUVs e.g. Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, etc with similar features are thousands more. Reliability and buyer satisfaction for Sorento are top of the list."

John R., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"v6 offers good power and acceleration with good fuel economy"

L B., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great quality and value compared to vehicles twice the price."

Grant W., BC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Best value after all research. my wife drives this car and absolutely loves it. best financing option out there on the market."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Looks great and was the cheapest in its class."

Greg W., ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Good value compared to Audi 5 we looked At. Better safety and features"

Mark F., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The V6 gets great mileage and is very responsive."

Gary R., IA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The KIA Sorento offers the best value relative to the comfort, handling, and safety features. We have the SXL V6 which has features comparable to many of the luxury SUVs at a much lower price."

Gail G., CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Got a great price and a good value on my trade in. Dealer included all maintenance and an extended warranty package in my contract."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Extremely well optioned at the SX level. I can’t imagine what anyone would want to add. That makes the value a win over other SUVs."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The overall price is extremely good to the value and options for the Kia. Very happy with purchase."

Troy H., KY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Best value out there! Got everything I wanted in a SUV and didn't have to pay an arm and a leg to get it."

Giovanni G., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The price is reasonable, compared with other makes and models of cars, it has a excellent safety package, it's comfortable to drive, has plenty of space and has a nice look about it. It handles well on the road and on trips gets good gas mileage."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"affordable price with great warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"lots of options for the money"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Much better than Ford Escape for about same price"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The Kia Sorrento compares favorably with more expensive cars. The ride is good, the climate system works well, and the interior is quite comfortable. My only complaint is that the gas mileage could be a little better, especially for city driving."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"It is at least $7000 cheaper than most competitive vehicles"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"better than competitors has a good range of option included leased for $299 for 3 yrs"

Robert H., AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very comfortable and stylish. Lots of extras like leather seats."

Thomas C., AR (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great lease deal."

Terry L., MN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Better purchase price than Honda and Toyota and much better warranty. Drove multiple Honda’s for last 20 years. Kia’s value and quality won me over. Many people still assiociate Kia with cheap. Once that mindset changes the Japanese and US Mfgr will have another formidable competitor."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"When I purchased the Sorento, it was the 2nd highest rated mid-sized SUV. It was several thousand less expensive than the Highlander and Pilot"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"All the options and features for a good price."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Better priced than comparable models. Reviewed and looked at many other models before selecting Sorrento. This car follows 5 Mercedes sedans."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"We purchased via internet from regional dealer who was happy to be very competitive for an all cash deal. PPrice point relative to new or used Toyota is excellent given all the bells and whistlles included with our purchse. Have had zero problems with unit."

David B., CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"More than equal to other brands leasing for $200/m more."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I got a very good deal respect the other brand I considered to buy"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Fine automobile, handling & acceleration is amazing ."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"A lot of car for the money and 100,000 km. warranty. Visibility not the best but great performance."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Kia Sorento)

"It is a very solid, comfortable and responsive vehicle that has very few problems and seems to be well built. The air conditioning is REALLY GOOD. It even keeps my wife happy and sometimes a little too chilly."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"as good as competitors for $5000 less"

James W., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"All the features of a more expensive car for a great price"

Richard C., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"after Chrysler (worst), Ford, Hyundai best car"

R W., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Great performance and features for a really good price"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"For the money, you would be hard-pressed to find a better SUV. The Sorento has proven to be reliable, comfortable and is loaded with features."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I purchased through Costco and that alone was a fantastic experience as there was no negotiation and it also saved me lots of time and money. This was rated the number one SUV by JD Powers and the cost versus what I received was great I looked at 4 or 5 others and this by far was the best value for all the extras included. Very happy with this choice and would do it again. Also, the dealer costs for oil changes and other maintenance items is very reasonable. Especially compared to the BMW I owned"

Kirk S., CA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"~$22,00 for a well sized SUV with a very long warranty."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"We have the SXL package and feel there's incredible value in the options received for the money."

Anonymous, UT (2017 Kia Sorento)

"The top of line Sorento was equipped better than the Top of the Highlander and was substantially cheaper. It coul also handle 3 baby seats in the middle row, which eliminated the need to go to a full size SUV. This turned out to be great value. We are very satisfied with switch from Highlander to Sorento."

Norman O., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Well engineered overall, strong performance and handling with V6 engine. Comfortable seating with EX pkg and above. Very low noise at all speeds and road conditions. Good fuel economy for a V6 engine average at 55 mph is 31 mpg. Very unhappy with SERVICE from dealer and especially KIA Corporate!!! Unresponsive, knowledge levels of techs at both levels poor! Good thing that vehicle is well engineered and built."

Dennis G., ME (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Maintenance and worry free"

Tom G., WI (2017 Kia Sorento)

"This vehicle has exceeded all expectations that I had in every area, especially in gas mileage. I like this vehicle so much that I will be purchasing another one in 2019."

Belinda S., TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"This vehicle could be one of the best that I have owned considering the the price paid."

William T., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent value. More features, better driving experience and far more pleasurable to drive than vehicles costing much more. The Sorento is a benchmark vehicle."

Richard B., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Simply put, you get more for your money."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I got all of the options I wanted at I consider an affordable price."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Very economical as our second car. Basically happy with car and value."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Kia Sorento)

"very well equipped for the price"

David M., GA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Price & financing were attractive enough to make the purchase. Plus the interior space made it possible to place two large dog crates in the rear for Collie Rescue activities. That was a requirement for any car we bought. The Sorento met that requirement at a good price."

Karl P., TN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"My vehicle has all the latest technology and makes me a better driver. Its comfortable and roomy with good handling and good looks. All this at 10 to 15 thousand less than other vehicles with these features (except its brother brand)."

Nancy D., AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Every E future you get one for thousands less"

Alan W., FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Just a great car and with all the features for a lot less than similar SUV's. Solidly built and great cruising car"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Kia Sorento)

"A lot of features and good quality"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Excellent initial quality and value."

David W., BC (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Amazing level of luxury appointments make this a very satisfying car. Driving experience is exceptional."

M H., NY (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Value for money is good. Drive line is great and responsive...even sporty. Manual control of gears via the automatic shift leaver is nice. Active safety controls are nice to have but could be better distributed among the trim levels."

David M., MB (2017 Kia Sorento)

"I bought the Sorento for $24,000 new in July 2016. A very good price."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Kia Sorento)

"This car met my expectations. It's a good value for the money and has intuitive features that make it a nice car to own."

Elizabeth L., OH (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Things that cost extra in other vehicles come standard on kia's"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Value was the biggest reason we purchased this vehicle."

Julie G., IN (2017 Kia Sorento)

"Incredible amount of features for the price. More luxury and technology features than many premium automobile brands."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Kia Sorento)

"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)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Styling is really nice."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Kia Sorento)

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