Digital climate control display does funny things when it's cold in the mornings.
A few times after reclining the driver's seat, it did not want to come up for some reason. Don't have the issue any more though.
When fuel gets low, the gauge kind of goes up and down. Gas light turns on and off. I just set my mileage counter at zero, and refuel at 200-220 miles.
Sometimes when you adjust the stereo sound settings, it tends to reset to manufacturer settings (great sound though if you have the Delco amplified stereo found in my 05 EX).
At 105k, driver's leather seat seams started to separate (maybe about time).
Used to start kind of bad, but when I stopped using cheap gas, problem has never came back.
The jeep is really a nice SUV. It sits on a truck frame. I have the rear wheel drive, and it feels like a Lexus LS400 that I previously owned. I would recommend this car to a friend.
Only thing that I would like Kia to improve on the Sorento is the fuel economy. For a 2005, I get 17mpg. Kind of low in my opinion. Freeway and city are about the same on the mpg's. Best ever on a cruise at 70 about 19 miles. It gets awesome mpg's (23 or so) if you drive 50mph, which is not common.
Ride quality is excellent. Similar to Lexus.
Engine performance is great.
The transmission is very comfortable (auto 5 speed).
Does not kick out of gear when you add throttle, instead uses the engine torque to accelerate. Transmission is similar to a V-8 setup. If you have ever enjoyed Lexus V-8, you know what I'm talking about.
Front of SUV looks awesome (I have the cladding all the way around with the alloys. Don't buy one without cladding, it looks wimpy and cheap!)
Rear can use some attention though. The rear bumper looks kind of out of place.
The car is very nice if you get it fully loaded with leather, cladding, auto transmission, alloys and Delco stereo.
Can't stand the base model.