Kia Sorento

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

83
Priced From $23,150
MPG 25.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2012 models 85
2011 models 83
2010 models 81
2008 models 68

New Car Test Drive

02/05/12
2012-02-05
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Ted West Ted West Score Pending 2012 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

The Kia Sorento is an attractive crossover with surprising levels of luxury, versatility and sophistication. It offers a good value among midsize SUVs. The cabin is attractive, and it’s smooth and quiet underway.

Edmunds.com

07/22/11
2011-07-22
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

No longer simply just a good value, the 2012 Kia Sorento is now an excellent pick for a small or midsize crossover SUV.

Edmunds.com

04/24/12
2012-04-24
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

Well equipped and just the right size for small families, the 2013 Kia Sorento is an excellent pick for a small or midsize crossover SUV.

Rides Magazine

10/19/11
2011-10-19
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Branden Peters Branden Peters Score Pending 2012 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

The Sorento zips in and out of traffic with the ease of a sedan and the vantage point of an SUV. It’s the best of both worlds.

Winding Road

04/27/12
2012-04-27
85
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Brandon Turkus Brandon Turkus Score Pending 2012 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

The Kia Sorento sacrifices some of the minivan’s functionality for a wrapper that is more pleasing to the eye, and a driving experience that isn’t so compromised by a big, boxy shape. There’s a lot to like about the Sorento, from the sheer size, to the overall comfort, to the reasonable starting price.

CNET.com

06/04/12
2012-06-04
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

The 2012 Kia Sorento EX emphasizes the utility in SUV, offering good carrying capacity and easy drivability. The cabin electronics are solid and useful, but lack any advanced features.

LeftLane News

11/09/09
2009-11-09
88
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

We’re always on the lookout for a value-loaded vehicle, and the 2011 Kia Sorento easily fills the bill. Kia continues to impress us with features and build quality that heretofore were reserved for cars that came from Japan.

AutoWeek

10/27/09
2009-10-27
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Bob Gritzinger Bob Gritzinger Score Pending 2011 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

We have a feeling that the Kia Sorento, with its Equinox-beating seating options, styling, key options and pricing, is about to be discovered.

Associated Press

07/07/10
2010-07-07
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Ann Job Ann Job Score Pending 2011 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

The newest Sorento is upscale in its exterior appearance, handles well and has the best ride of any Sorento ever.

AutoGuide.com

07/06/10
2010-07-06
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2011 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

Those few who mourn the old Sorento and its simple, rugged construction will certainly be outweighed by the much larger group of customers looking for a great value on a good looking, well-equipped crossover.

AutoGuide.com

03/15/10
2010-03-15
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Lee Kasper Lee Kasper Score Pending 2011 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

Even though the name stays the same, everything else changes on the 2011 Sorento. And the makeover equals a mighty fine crossover utility that straddles the line between a compact and mid-size crossover.

AutoGuide.com

01/06/11
2011-01-06
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

Reviewed By Critic Credibility [?] Style Reviewed
Ken Glassman Ken Glassman 7.3 out of 10 2011 Kia Sorento SUV/Truck

Fun to drive and aggressively styled, and competitively-priced compared to rivals, even a high-zoot model Kia Sorento comes off as a bargain.

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