- Sorento UM Platinum (2015-2017)
- Verified purchase
2nd hand 2016 purchased in January 2020. Fantastic car. Spacious for a family of 5. Use daily for work and family trips. Spacious boot, fits a large pram while one seat is down. 2 baby car seats fit with space for 3rd person in back seat.
- Sorento AWD Diesel Sport (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
Everyone loved it in family.
Kia is doing great day by day and their new cars are good quality built with so many features and backed by 7 year warrenty. I did alot of search for 7 seaters and Choosed it over new santa fe active as Sorrento sport has leather seats 7 year warranty and 8 inch display and i am getting it for only 1% finance. ( i still liked santa fe more though) but at the end santa fe is costing me $15k more with intrests. Everyone i family loved it and it still feels new after 10 months
As a mechanic obviously my experience working with all sorts of makes and models has a big impact on what we buy when time comes to upgrade.
We were looking for an SUV, didn't need a 4WD, just something large enough for a family of 4 (plus 2 dogs) and all our luggage for family holidays.
The Sorento is a good car, even a very good car. For me the most impressive thing is the driveline. The R series diesel is a cracker, a proven performer that does everything well and unlike a lot of other brands stands the test of time. 8 speed auto is perf...ectly matched to the engine, space, safety and tech, not to mention class leading warranty. Hard to see a reason to buy anything else. Good deals on run out Sorrento"s made our decision easier when comparing to it's cousin Hyundai Santa Fe.
An absolutely excellent machine.
I have recently received a new GT Line as a company car and was going to leave a review earlier about just how great this machine is. Everything works, everything is in the right place, all controls make sense, it's extremely comfortable, easy to drive - its just a seriously great SUV. We love it. Then last week my son was T-boned in the drivers side door at an intersection. All side airbags went off and the car flipped on its side sliding down the highway till it came to an abrupt halt, smashing the rear window (he climbed out the back). So ...with 5,000 km on the clock, it's written off. Without a doubt the front side airbags, the side curtain airbags and the KIA's super solid construction, saved him from even getting a scratch. So thankful! We've just picked up our next GT Line Sorento! Hope to get more than 5,000 km out of this one....
Purchased in June 2019.
- Sorento AWD Diesel SLi (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
We've owned our 2016 Kia Sorento for 3 years and we love it. It's very comfortable, quiet, smooth, reliable, and luxurious. It has plenty of power for family motoring (147kw, 441Nm).
We went with the SLi over the base model for the leather seats, electric tailgate, better sound system and nicer wheels. Every other feature we could have wanted (GPS, reversing camera, 7 seats, front and rear parking sensors, climate control etc) is actually standard on the base model, which is amazing. Many people don't realise the difference between Kia standard...
Purchased in June 2016 for A$48,500.00.
The best 7-seater SUV by far
If you're in the market for one of the later model Sorentos then don't bother reading the reviews about the models prior to 2015, they're VASTLY different cars now!
After a lot of research I decided to lay down my hard earned on a 2018 Kia Sorento Sport AWD (diesel). I managed to negotiate a great deal on a demo model that had only 80km on the clock. To describe the driving experience, it feels like it glides on the road, steering is silky smooth, and it's got more power than you need. Suspension feels plush, yet rigid enough not to cause any ...
- Sorento AWD Diesel SLi (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
Second Sorento I have had and even better than the last one (previous model)
Bought the 2016 SLi as I felt it was the best value package in the range. This is the 2.2 Diesel version.
This car has been brilliant and after 3 years still feels new. Standout features are comfort, spaciousness, handling , refinement and power. Fuel consumption excellent considering I only drive inner urban 9-9.2 litres per 100 kms. Taking it out of town sees this drop to well less than 7 l per 100 kms. Never missed a beat in the 3 years!
The car has excellent climate control, good gps and premium sound system. Leather seats ultra comfy esp...
Can't live without it!
We use this as our family car and uses it for daily commuting as well as road trips. The car is very diesel efficient, good handling, safe and good looking! Love the two extra seats at the rear but storage space is quite limited once the seats are in use.
Love love love this car
I never want to stop driving this car. Everytime i get in i don't want to get out. Great in size but still so zippy. Heaps of power. Really comfortable. Only downside is visibility to the left of the car past the front passsenger seat through to back window. Great on fuel.
Great family car
It’s hard to find a car that meets all of your needs. I had to travel a fair distance regularly and needed space for luggage and passengers, with occasional towing. I wanted safety, comfort and reliability. The Sorento has all of these. If people were not so hung up on badge snobbery, there would be a lot more on the road. For those of us that have one, we can just smile to ourselves knowing the good value vehicle we have. My only complaint would be a shortage of Kia Service Centres, and the sound system is not brilliant. But everything else is great. i have the Diesel and average 7.6l/100 that’s on hilly roads.
Great car. Very good performance and fuel economy. It has lots of legroom. The boot can hold a pram and a lot of additional there things. The heating and cooling is very good. It has broken down once yet. I feel very safe and protected in this car. Great for ppl with children
Recently purchased a Sorento GT.. Initial reaction was WOW, after living with the vehicle for a month now you realise whilst quality is up there, you need to be wary of a couple of things that may annoy you after a while. I noticed a lot of "road noise" from the 19" wheels on GT model, i've read that the 18' and 17' don't suffer from this. The standard tyres are Hankook, I think i'll swap out for Michelin or something quieter. The new 8 speed transmission is really smooth, although I notice around 60kph it gets a bit confused which gear it shou...ld be in and chooses 3 different spots before settling in place, It also feels quite disconnected when going downhill I think this is a characteristic of this transmission rather than a fault - It also may well be because the vehicle is still new and all parts are still settling in. I had a really poor dealership experience which turned me off a little bit, but it's not the cars fault. I would prefer this offering over anything from Germany as I believe it would be more reliable in the long term. If you purchase this vehicle for mainly city driving or short trips, you should note the GT only comes in Diesel and is fitted with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and will need a regular run of 20+ mins at a temp hot enough to burn the ash. The dealers tend not to tell you this, but it is not a problem for myself as I have mixed driving but city dwellers may want to consider the petrol version (although not an option in GT!) As said above the Hankook tyres are crap they're really noisy in this model which is a shame as they have fitted so much sound deadening material. The rear brakes are noisy at low speed also but this could be due to being new, time will tell I guess. At the end of the day a vehicle maker will not back their product with a 7 year warranty if they think they will see you all the time with vehicle problems, I note at this goes for the diesel model as with other makers the "DPF" is not covered under warranty, so if you clog this up and the dealership cannot clean/unblock it, it will cost $1000's of dollars to replace so keep this in mind when choosing this vehicle.
Very well equipped for the price point
Purchased UM platinum in 2016. Drove 5000kms on a roadtrip. Performed flawlessly. Extremely well equipped with heated/cooled seats which may seem a gimmick but once you've had a vehicle with them it's hard to look back. The radar cruise control is fantastic. Fuel economy is great for a largish suv. Servicing is also straight forward. Running nulon 5w30 synthetic low ash suitable for dpf.
Had a sunroof rattle however this was rectified at the dealer.
Stereo display has misbehaved on 2 occasions.
Criticism of this model include lack of apple ...
Don't buy a KIA Sorento
Transmission faulty after 100k km ( 3 years ) only have FWD now not AWD.
Kia are hopeless when it comes to warranty claims.It's under warranty but they keep dragging it on. Dealer is ready to go with replacement transmission but need Kia to give go ahead . Waiting ...waiting.... Doubt I would ever buy another one if this is how they treat the customer.
Maybe a lemon
Good driving experience, easy to handle considering it’s a 7 seater. However I regret the purchase as it is a Kia and is spot on with the bad reputation. Not very reliable. The navigation sometimes doesn’t work, radio doesn’t turn on each time, randomly says out of petrol even after we fill it up.
The turbo has malfunctioned, no power when excelerating. Very dangerous to drive. This car left us stranded interstate. Out of pocket 2 k while it was being repaired. Kia dealer and Kia Australia know about it and do not want a bar of it. Do not purchase a Kia.
- Sorento AWD Diesel GT-Line (2016-2020)
- Verified purchase
Great Car! Noise from door & sunroof seals!
20000 KM UPDATE (10/07/2019)
Isolated the noise source to rubber seals on doors and sunroof. From other Kia forums I also found out that this product (rubber care stick) fixes this noise for a few weeks.
17000 KM UPDATE (15/04/2019)
There is minor vibration/rattling noise from doors & sunroof when travelling on slightly rough roads. Smooth roads and long rides on highways are quiet. Seems like the noise is coming from door & s...
Purchased in January 2018.
- Sorento AWD Diesel Si (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
Absolutely blown away, best decision in a long time
We bought a 2017 Sorrento CRDi in November. Got a great price from the dealer, as 2018 were about to show up at showrooms. Took it for a long 7,000 KMs drive up from VIC to QLD and back, with 100KGs of weight in the boot and 3 kids. Initially I was sceptic to buy a KIA, but I must say, I have been thoroughly impressed with the drive, durability, reliability and fuel performance. We got a 6.2L/100Kms overall on our trip (Diesel). A/C was fantastic in QLD heat and drive was smooth as silk.
I’m a Kia owner. Get over it.
After much research for over a year, I changed from wanting a second hand Discovery or Audi Q7 to purchasing the Kia Sorento GT-Line, and I’m glad I did.
Ask me 5 years ago if I’d have purchased a Kia, let alone any car made in South Korea I’d have likely punched you in the face. It took a lot of reading, MANY test drives and some sleepless nights grappling with becoming a Kia owner, but common sense kept putting the Kia on top of the list.
This is the first brand new car I’ve ever bought. I’ve always owned Holden’s and Fords, an archaic min...dset that others should be released from the shackles. I thought if I’m going to buy a Kia, it has to be the best damn one they’ve got. So I went the GT-Line variant. The Kia is a pleasant surprise.we have two small kids, there is ample room and the quality of the interior is good, leather seats are comfortable and the overall feel is refined. There is enough torque down low in the 2.2 Diesel engine to give it some punch, but is very good on fuel. I’m very happy I bought the diesel. When it came down to what cars I was going to buy it was between the Mazda CX-9 and this one. The Mazda, also a very good car just didnt compete in included extras. The Kia has heated seat and steering wheel, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, GPS, huge sunroof, lane departure warnings, cross traffic warnings and I’m probably forgetting a couple but to have received all that in the Mazda I’d have spent an extra $20K on top of the Kia.
Love my car
Moved from a carols to the Sorrento upon the birth of my daughter. Love how it drives like a small car and is so good on fuel (diesel). Very quiet car, however the warning systems can be very loud and annoying (red light camera etc)... however I need to work out how to turn these off.
Took family (5) to see this car, I was surprised how much space there is inside, my 10 yo fit perfectly in the 3rd row and even I tried and felt comfortable. The way to get to the third row is a bit narrow, wish they have put seat as the caravan to access back row. The only down part is that the nice safety features (line departure warning, emergency braking, blind spot warning, cross traffic warning) are not standard and only available in the top range which requires like an extra 12k......which makes car not too affordable. The SLI interio...r is very luxury looking and does not look plastic or cheap. Being an AWD is pretty good, the only thing to think about is the tow bar vertical capacity of 100kg, for me is very low as they claim a breaked 2000kg capacity. Make your own conclusion. I test drove the car and feels plenty of power and handles well.
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