Amazing car! Best automobile decision.
Great performer on road, Highway drive provides me a great fuel economy too.
Apple play not available even in the top most model (GT version), Only disappointment I have!
Never an issue and the 7-year warranty is the best in market anyway. Interiors dual tone could be extended into other colours to attract more attention.
Perfect Family Car
We had looked at several SUVS for our family of 5. We wanted a 7 seater as we still have 2 children in car seats. The Sorrento stood out a mile from all of the competition. We are so happy with our purchase we have the 7 seater platinum diesel. Very economical on fuel, beautiful to drive and I love love the heated seats. It is a pleasure to drive and doesn't feel like a huge tractor.
My Stylish Baby
I have been driving this stylish baby for 2 years now. No problems so far and why worry when the services are great. Excellent performance, great pick up and speed(few speeding fines :( ). Running cost is very low, couldn't be happier. I am driving Sorento Diesel, with $70 fuel, it can go up to 650km mileage, with this sort of consumption I am only fueling up twice a month.
The back seat legroom which is the 6th and 7th seaters are great, in fact, the best in the market. I haven't come across another 7 seaters with such spacious legroom. The back seats can be used by adults as well.
It is a reliable, spacious, comfortable and stylish family car. Love it !!
Wonderful Car at an extroadinary price
We bought a 2016 Sorento Platinum. We had owned previous high end cars like the Landrover Discovery SE and Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit just to name 2. We wanted to replace our last car with another high end 4wd/SUV and drove many different makes and models. For the price, features, comfort, drive ability, size, safety and economy, we couldn't go past the Kia Sorento. Even though the Hyundai is almost a twin vehicle with same running gear and almost identical features, the Kia had more promises, was better laid out, nicer trim and offered a 7 yea...r warranty which trumps the better known Hyundai. we definitely recommend the Kia Sorento. The only down side was our buying experience was by far the worst we have experienced but this yard had many issues which I wont go into but the car itself is amazing.
A truly excellent vehicle
First, the good bits;
It has a superb ride, as good as anything I have ever owned, including Jaguars. I was concerned that a 2.2 L diesel in an almost 2 tonne car would be bit of a slug on the road but the first test drive put that to rest. It has ample get up and go thanks to the 441NM engine torque. Highway trips have been a dream and it does not lag behind at the lights either. I once owned a Triumph Herald which had about the tightest turning circle known but the Kia, considering that the front wheels are driven, is probably the next be...
Windscreen crack for nor reason 2016 Sorento.
I loved my brand new car and was really happy with it until I walked out of work one day to find an unexplained crack 3/4 of the way across my windscreen. Kia's follow up has been really disappointing. Many phone calls from me with very little follow up or communication from them. They tell me they need more time to figure out how to calibrate the sensors in the screens...this models been out over a year! They only have one machine to calibrate it in QLD. The glass alone (which has to be genuine I'm told) is $1680, then l have to pay installat...ion and calibration. It seems to me these screens are cracking and breaking very very easily. They tell me it must have had a crack already. Three weeks of driving around with a car that wouldn't be roadworthy and could get me fined, with a huge huge crack, is just unacceptable support from Kia. very disappointing experience.
Awesome car. Highly recommended.
Driving experience is great. Comfortable, low road noise, handling excellent.
Dashboard configuration is getting better as kia grows in stature, but still a bit plasticy in certain areas. Going on how far they've come already it won;t be to long before it is a close to perfection as possible.
Reliability is fantastic and Kia now has 7 year warranty which is hard to beat. A little thirsty early on until its run in, but extremely economical on the highway.
Brand Snobs need not apply!
Fifty years driving experience and so many car species behind me has made me pretty particular! Prime requirements at this stage of life are best bang for my diminishing nest egg, versatility, comfort, running costs and utter reliability. In July 2016 I bought a Kia Sorrento Platinum model. Not the most macho profile of the AWD machines, dark interior makes it a bit of a heat sink and a wider wheelbase would enhance the feeling of security when pushing it but on balance the vehicles positives far outweigh any negatives. The fit and finish of th...e car is excellent, layout and detailing of the interior far more European than Oriental, enough driver aids and info / safety gadgets to make a pilot blush.....in fact so many bells and whistles I fear that, if they eventually become more common, young drivers of today may never develop the range of skills required to survive in " the olden days! " The features of this car are too extensive to list...needless to say after 6 months of ownership I am still discovering stuff. So, in a nutshell, this car s a comfortable, seamless driving experience where everything works as it should. The engine is a gem...gutsy lazy torque for towing for just poking around, rapid fire speed and acceleration if you kick in the turbo ( a wee bit of lag there but..), thoroughly excellent fuel economy tha has fallen as low as 6.5 liters to the 100 on some occasions with the climate control engaged! Enough! All this with a seven year warranty ( extendable to 10 if I service with the seller ), once a year fixed price servicing, 7 year roadside assist, affordable insurance premiums! Nothing in the market comes close!
Brilliant Family Car - Just Misses
I completely love this car. The fuel Eno you, drive and general cabin comfort are brilliant. The amount of room Mackey it perfect for a family. The finish is 1st class.
Bad - the first thing that is missing is a cruise control that manages your speed. My wife's 2006 model car has cruise control that drops back a gear to assist in maintaining the correct speed when going down a hill, not my 2016 Sorrento. Surely this is just a software issue.
The second is the lack of phone control on the steering wheel for my phone. My previous vehicle allo...
Love my Sorento so much!
Coming from a 1.8l hatchback, I am very satisfied with the Sorento's handling, acceleration and power. The cabin is very comfortable and quite, in fact quieter than my petrol hatchback. On the safety, after getting one of ANCAP's highest score I am confident that my two toddlers are safe in this car. Having two toddlers, the cargo can swallow all their things, plus it has the convenient of having 7 seats. The only let down is there is no apple CarPlay support, but still i will give it a 5*
Amazing car with so much to love
Don't really write reviews on cars. But this car surprised me. Really makes purchasing it a no brainer when it comes to comparing all the other similar suvs in this 55k price range. The close cousin, Hyundai santa fe had an interior that was hard to like. The Sorento is gorgeous and feels premium. Will age really well too I'd reckon.
Mazda CX-9 in similar spec is 10k more and lacks a full size panoramic sunroof. The Toyotas and Nissans don't offer enough style and value.
Being tested as the safest possible car in ANCAP ratings. The 7 year w...arranty and roadside assistance makes the decision easy. The two tone leather is luxurious. Never had this much fun with a new car yet. has many bells and whistles. Will only get even better when they update current cars with apple carplay and android auto. The sound system is real good too. Having the car tuned to australian roads on the suspension definitely paid off. the ride is comfy and has very minimal body roll. Not a lot of cons i could think of except for not having rain sensing wipers and some other safety features like autonomous braking and automated reverse parking like the Santa fe. Other than that, it's a very complete package and a lot of attention to detail paid in designing this car. Soft closing doors and a very nice "thunk" to the doors when closing, probably has good sound isolation treatment to it. Way too many premium features to list, but lets say if you were to spend 55k on the germans, jeeps or range rovers. You'd probably get a lot more less for your money. Look past the badge, throw away your outdated opinions that a Kia is cheap and nasty and get this car, the Koreans have come a long way. And i think they've arrived. Go see one for yourself.
Great car I've ever owned. Just wish it had DAB
Greatest car I've ever owned. Had it now for 8 months and still a dream to drive.
Love the heated and air conditioned seats.
Love the comfy seats.
Love the driving experience
Love the sun roof
Love 7 year warranty
Hate the fact that gps struggles to find satellites for time.
Hate the fact it doesn't have dab radio
The only let down is the gps and radio
Love it Too
Agree with everything you say. We purchased our Sorento Platinum in June 2015 so have had it 12 months now. We had the earlier model Kia Sorento Platinum and whilst that only had 14,000lms on the clock we had to have the new model with all the additional bells and whistles. We are only a couple so it is probably a bit big for us but we love it anyway.
Great vehicle. Recommend.
Firstly, I'm a bit of a car nerd and research the hell out of any car purchase before pulling the trigger. So grab a cuppa for my review.
We are a family of four (two boys 11 & 8) coming out of a 2006 X-Trail we owned for 5 years and before
that a 2008 Toyota Kluger for 1.5 years. Both good cars. We do mostly school and other shorter city runs. Out of town trips every 3-4 months or so. I researched the Sorento 7-seater as the boys get bigger with sports etc. I looked at and drove the Sorento, Pathfinder, Kluger and Hyundai Highlander. The ...
Good car but dealer service and follow up is ordinary
Good driving comfortable and the diesel is very economical. Seats are a little firm, I travelled to Adelaide from Melbourne on less than 3/4 tank really impressed. I would have liked better lights as I am used to spots but I don't want to put them on. Kia design needs to look at the Hyundai for the side steps the Hyundai blends in with a slight sweep whereas the Kia is a square shape and very truck like, hence i didn't get these fitted pity as my daughter would find it easier to get in.
The radio /sat nav needs replacing as it won't change and ...
Purchased in August 2015.
Best value 7 seater SUV
Bought this new vehicle (2015 Sorento Platinum) to replace my BMW X3. Did not want to pay the premium for another BMW and the Sorento was the closest I could get to Q5/X3 for my $55k budget. In many ways it surpasses the X3 as far as features and refinement is concerned and the interior quality is very good. Everything is soft touch and feels a class above.
My only gripe would be the Infotainment display that picks up a lot of reflection from the light/stone coloured interior in direct sunlight. I think this will not be an issue if you have ...a black interior so take that into account if you are looking at a similar vehicle. Fuel consumption has been good at 8.0L/100km and the first 3000km service was efficient and quick although the service centre does not have the same upmarket vibe as the BMW dealerships. (Which is fine by me since I paid a lot less). In conclusion; if you don't mind the KIA badge this is a great buy and well and truly an alternative to the premium mid-sized SUV's.
Sorento 2015 2.2 Diesel- Class Above The Rest!!!
Just wanted to share an honest feedback of the All New Kia Sorento SLI 2.2 Ltr Diesel. Its a class above the rest . Never drove/considered a Kia before. Was driving a Q5 but felt a need to upgrade to a 7 seater. Wanted something powerful (since Audi Q5 was) and economical at the same time. So my requirements ruled out Kluger/CX-9, since they are THIRSTY!!!
Saw the new Kia Sorento in the market and took 2.2 litre Turbo diesel for a test drive. I instantly fell in love with this car since it had AMAZING smoothness for a diesel car ...and SURPRISINGLY minimal cabin noise. In fact, once you accelerate slightly to a speed of 30 or more, you can barely hear any noise and bet you, it will be hard to figure out if u driving a petrol or a diesel machine. Kia has really raised its standard with the 2015 Sorento with European styling externally & internally. Only annoying thing is the bluetooth. Since you need to touch screen to look for people's name to call them, even though steering wheel has call receive/decline option. But I am more than happy to compromise on the blue tooth user friendliness for a drive that is to die for. The new Sorento offers 3 driving modes :Normal, Eco, Sports. My favorite is the Eco mode for daily city driving and Sports mode for highway. It will just CRUISE on the Sports mode. If you are in market for a spacious 7 seater that is feature packed/economical/powerful than I strongly recommend to test drive the 2015 Kia Sorento!!!
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||7.2 L/100km||7.2 L/100km|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.2L||4 Cylinder 2.2L|
|Max Power||147kW @ 3800rpm||147kW @ 3800rpm|
|Max Torque||441Nm @ 1750-2750rpm||441Nm @ 1750-2750rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Release date||Oct 2016||Oct 2017||Sept 2020||Jan 2021|
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