Kia Sorento Review from Netherlands

2004 Kia Sorento EX Luxe 3.5 V6 petrol

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9700 kilometres
Most recent distance17000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Laguna

Summary:

Great SUV for half the price

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great value for money. Stationwagon or saloon with same luxury would cost at least 4000 euro extra, another SUV even more.

Great engine with nice 6 cylinder sound, really quick.

Handling is not up to SUV standards, but this has to to with the terrain chassis underneath the SUV body, and maybe with the 18" alloy wheels with low tires that are on the car.

The car was sprayed into one color (black), which looks much better I think.

Plastic of the dash is a bit cheap looking, but a BMW X5 costs twice as much.

No squeaks or rattles.

Mileages is bad (6 kilometers to the liter), also due to short travel distance to work with lots of traffic jams and of course the weight of the car.

The only decent looking KIA model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st December, 2004

20th Apr 2009, 04:33

So then why is there a frown next to your comment?

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review