Kia Sorento 2018 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Kia Sorento 2018 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Toyota Kluger and Kia Sorento: Which is the best family seven seater?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Nov 2018

That's not easy to answer without knowing your situation in more detail, but if shopping new, I'd recommend the Sorento. 

It's a fresher overall design with more smart thinking behind it, and a four-year longer factory warranty. 

It offers the option of diesel if you prefer, but I'd be choosing the petrol for overall performance and refinement, with still decent real-world fuel efficiency. The petrol V6 Sorento is only available in two-wheel drive though. 

Good luck, and keep us posted with your journey, 

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Toyota Kluger: What SUV would have less cabin noise?

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Nov 2018

So many things affect road noise, which makes it difficult to fix. There’s the road surface itself, the tyres, and the noise insulation in the vehicle. The Honda CR-V might well be quieter, but could still be noisy on the roads you drive on. If the road noise is the thing that is making you switch vehicles, then it might be worth talking to a tyre dealer about a tyre that might be quieter than the ones on your Kluger. If you want to go down that road, you could try a Mazda CX-5 or CX-7, a Kia Sorento or Sportage, Toyota RAV4.

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Kia Sorento 2018: petrol or diesel long term?

Answered by CarsGuide 31 Aug 2018

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the decision, and many of them are variable. Things that can affect the outcome are the type of driving you do, and the price of diesel compared to petrol. Currently the price of diesel is comparable to the price of petrol, but sometimes diesel can be much more expensive than regular 91-octane petrol. On the basis of what you have told us about your driving I would estimate you would save $800-$900 per year on the cost of fuel if you drove a diesel, but the price of a diesel Sorento is around $2500 more than the price of a petrol engined model, remembering that the diesel is only available with all-wheel drive and the petrol only comes with front-wheel drive. With the fuel savings you would cover the different in purchase price in 2-3 years, leaving with an annual fuel cost saving thereafter. The DPF is really only a problem if you have to have it manually regenerate because your driving doesn't allow it to do it automatically. All things considered the diesel is probably the best way to go for you.

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Kia Sorento 2018: How to change the oil?

Answered by CarsGuide 3 Aug 2018

The easiest way is to take it to a mechanic and have them do it. Changing oil can be risky, to your health and wallet, if you get it wrong.

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How do you adjust a Kia Sorento's headlights?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jul 2018

Your first port of call should be a Kia dealer or qualified mechanic. If you align the headlights incorrectly you could blind oncoming drivers, or not have enough light on the road to see properly.

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Is the Kia Sorento a good car in snow?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jul 2018

If you don't drive like a complete Wally, then it will be fine. Anyone not experienced at driving in the snow should watch as many tutorials as possible and go slowly when the temperature starts to drop.

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Kia Sorento 2018: How do you remove the radio?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Jul 2018

Pop out the power and USB panel at the base of the console. Undo the Phillips head screws behind that panel, which hold the main console panel on. You can then pull that panel off, working from the bottom up. Remove the Phillips-head screws holding the radio unit to the dashboard, then pull the radio unit forwards and unplug it.

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Kia Sorento 2018: How do you remove the door panel?

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jul 2018

There is just one Phillips-head screw holding the door panel on, located behind a cover plug under the armrest. The door panel then pulls off its snap-lock clips, starting by tugging at the bottom corner and working upwards.

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Kia Sorento 2018: Which variants are seven seaters?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Jul 2018

The entire Sorento range sold in Australia are seven-seat models.

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Kia Sorento 2018: Which one is a 7 seater?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Jun 2018

The Kia Sorento GT-Line, Sport, SLi and Si are all seven-seat vehicles.

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