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
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 ...
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.
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!
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 ...
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.
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