2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5 V6 from Australia and New Zealand
The Sorento is a wonderful vehicle.
It handles very well on and off road. The interior is dynamic, prestigious looks and comfortable seating.
I absolutely love the vehicle and I would certainly buy another Sorento for sure.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th September, 2005
22nd Oct 2006, 21:13
The Kia Brand has no street cred and they make rubbish cars like the Rio and the Optima (ready for scrap heap as soon as they come off production line). It baffles me that anyone would buy a Sorento (which has poor ride, is heavy and thirsty) when you can buy a Suzuki Grand Vitara (which is a great car) for the same price. cheers.
5th Nov 2006, 21:32
I don't agree.
I test drove both before deciding on the Sorento.
I found the Sorento to have a more solid feel when driving.
For Quality I found both to have the same interior finish, but the exterior finish on the Sorento I thought to be superior.
Bang for buck you get a lot more on the Sorento. Mine came with leather seats.
Reputations change. What was bad 10 years ago might not be bad now. I don't care if people laugh when I say I got a KIA. I remember the same thing when I bought a Skoda Octavia. Best car I ever owned.
If I remember rightly Suzuki was a bit of a joke until time and good cars removed the stigma.
I notice KIA is beginning to pick up some customer satisfaction awards. This will probably mean a price hike. Time to find another 'underestimated' car brand?
19th Apr 2016, 07:51
Kia has the highest customer satisfaction rating in the world, beating Mercedes, BMW, and all others.