Kia Sorento Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Kia Sorento reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Used Kia Sorento review: 2009-2013
Kia refettled the Sorento for those who understood their city limits. New Kia diverted from the bush and went closer to the 'burbs with its all-new Sorento wagon in 2009. Gone were the low-range ...Read more
Best in seven-seater class?
I have orders from my wife to buy a seven-seater. Can you point me in the right direction? She she likes the Ford Territory Platinum and the Dodge Journey Blacktop edition (basically all the options ...Read more
Kia Sorento towing clarification
A good report on the Kia Sorento but in the vital specifications I think a clarification on the tow weight is needed. Towing capacity is given as 2000kg but you should have noted it only has a ...Read more
What SUV is best for occasional towing?
We want to upgrade our cars and to have only one car as we are retired. We are choosing between the Honda CR-V, Kia Sorento platinum diesel, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson or the Santa Fe. We need to tow ...Read more
Best replacement for Kluger?
The only issue I have with my 2008 Toyota Kluger is the poor turning circle. I looked at the new, US-made Kluger a year ago and didn’t think the finish was all that good. I want a replacement to be ...Read more
Good second-hand seven-seat SUV?
We want a seven-seat diesel SUV, 4-5 years old, for up to $25,000. We are keen on a Volvo XC90 — I like the luxury feel and features — but are worried about maintenance and servicing costs. We're ...Read more
Diesel or petrol SUV?
I am waiting on the new Kia Sorento but also like the Mazda CX-5. I am retiring within two years and will travel to Queensland once a year in winter but we won't be doing any towing except to the tip ...Read more
Diesel seven seater for towing
We are looking for a replacement vehicle for our Mazda6 wagon, with our 14-year-old son starting to hit his growth spurt and the recent purchase of a Jayco pop-top caravan. We're in north Queensland ...Read more
Kia Sorento unreliability
My 2008 Kia Sorento diesel auto has a long history of failure, mostly during the warranty period, but it didn't stop when the warranty expired and it has since blown a turbo at 90,000 km and has now ...Read more
Kia Sorento diesel real-world economy?
I am looking to buy a MY13 Kia Sorento AWD 2.2-litre diesel 7-seater. What sort of real life fuel economy can I expect to get around town? Read more
Used Kia Sorento review: 2003-2013
Ewan Kennedy reviews the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 as a used buy. Read more
2008 Kia Sorento diesel fuel injector
With reference to your reader's comments in Carsguide on November 30 I can say that from my own experience with a 2008 Kia Sorento diesel these cars could all suffer with the same problems. The fuel ...Read more
Kia Sorento intermittent power loss
Like Brian Parker reported (Carsguide, November 30, 2013) my Kia Sorento also suffered intermittent power loss over a period of about six months. Kia tried many things, they removed the injectors and ...Read more
Suzuki Grand Vitara power loss
With reference to the problem with the 2009 Kia Sorento in Carsguide on November 30 I had a similar sounding problem with a new Suzuki Grand Vitara a few years back. It would lose power at regular ...Read more
Sorento intermittent limp-home mode
My 2009 Kia Sorento 2.5-litre diesel auto intermittently looses power. When it happens the engine still runs but will only do about 20 km/h. The only way to cure it is to stop and switch engine off ...Read more
Kia Sorento V6 oil change
We bought our first big family car about a year ago, a Kia Sorento V6 auto. It just had its first service and the service man told me a big service once a year is all fine, but if we don't do a oil ...Read more
Kia Sorento and cooler model TE 08
I received an Engel thermoelectric cooler model TE 08 as father's day gift and was wondering if it would overload the alternator on a Kia Sorento if used for 4 or 5 hours at a time? Also, would it ...Read more
Kia Sorento plastic crack
I recently noticed a crack in the plastic right rear trim which covers from the rear door to the right rear door on my nine-month-old Kia Sorrento. The selling dealer advised that they had seen ...Read more
Kia Sorento overdrive
When I asked about turning off the overdrive in my new Kia Sorrento when pulling a trailer I was informed I couldn't, that I should use the sport shift. This would be like driving a truck as going up ...Read more
Kia windscreens cracking
After owning Holdens for forty-plus years we are now happy Kia owners having bought a 2010 Sorento and a 2011 Optima. We are pleased with both vehicles but both have cracked windscreens, the Optima ...Read more