Used Kia Sorento SUV (2003 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2013
3
Kia's large 4x4 is big on looks, big on value and big on ability. It's a great all-round package and well worth considering, even compared to more established and upmarket models.
Kia Sorento SUV (03-09)
Capable off-road, neat styling, well equipped, strong diesel engine, spacious cabin
Firm ride, steering lacks feel, drab interior design

New price range:

£17,800 - £27,678

Used price range:

£564 - £4,032

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Kia's large 4x4 is big on looks, big on value and big on ability. It's a great all-round package and well worth considering, even compared to more established and upmarket models. Along with a spacious cabin, the Sorento comes generously equipped, so it's great value for money while the diesel engine provides strong performance and plenty of pulling power - making it ideal for towing.

And even if you'll never need it, it's good to know that this is also one 4x4 that can get you out of trouble if you do get stuck. The model was revised in 2006 with new bumpers and lights while the engines were tweaked to deliver extra power and the interior given a more contemporary look. It was made even better value in January 2010 when the three year warranty was replaced by a seven-year programme.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Takes everything we need. Especially 2 trolleys and 2 sets of golf clubs.  

4 out of 5

Lesley Neill ,   28 Feb 2014    ... read more

 The solid built of the car. and we really like the interior.  

5 out of 5

s. lee ,   13 Apr 2009    ... read more

 Accommodating size, but easy to drive. Cruises beautifully laden on long journeys. Tows effortlessly.  

4 out of 5

Steve Bower ,   11 Jan 2009    ... read more

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