2013 Kia Sorento Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.29/5 Average
31 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

Standard equipment is enhanced for the 2013 Kia Sorento. The EX trim now gets standard leather upholstery, while the Uvo voice-activated electronics interface is available on the base LX trim. Later in the year, the LX can also be had with additional equipment like a power driver seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Pros:
  • Long warranty.
  • Decent size third-row seat, sporty handling
  • Optional powerful V6
  • Optional fuel-efficient four-cylinder
  • Plentiful standard features
Cons:
  • Five-passenger model lacks a sliding second-row seat
  • Longer-than-average braking distances.

User Reviews:

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  • AMAZING VALUE - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    Had my 2013 Sorento for about a month and love everything about this vehicle. Have owned Nissan, VW, Audi, Honda and the Sorento beats them all on interior design and comfort as well as handling (with exception of course of Audi). Every possible bell and whistle and perfectly executed. Handles like a dream in snow and ice. MPG slightly lower than I expected but still quite good for a vehicle this size. Hands down my favorite car yet, test drive the Sorento if you're in the market for this type vehicle. The other tipping point for me was the third row seating, awesome for hauling my nephews and their friends and when folded down provides terrific cargo space.

  • Very Happy - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    Purchased 1 month ago and couldn't be happier. Fit and finish is impressive. It's not too big,not too small. Turning radius is Excellent. Handles great for what it is. V6 has great pick up. Is it perfect? No, but no vehicle is. The ride is Euro firm (which dosen't bother me and the trade off is better handling). MPG is OK, but not anything to write home about- of course I didn't get the V6 for good gas mileage and I've never gotten advertised MPG's on any vehicle I've owned. 20-21mpg with my lead foot. The only thing I don't like is road and wind noise- that's it.

  • 2013 LX GDI AWD - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    We bought a 2012 SX AWD for the wife last year. We love that car so much we bought another one for me. I use it for work everyday so I went with the GDI for better gas mileage. I'm getting between 24 and 25 combined with a couple hundred pounds of tools and parts in it. The acceleration is peppy and more than adequate. The 6 speed shifts smoothly and effortlessly. Handling is great, a very good turning radius so it handles like a smaller car. The SX has 25000 miles on it and mine has 1000 and we've had no problems out of either of them. I am probably a Kia customer for life now.

  • Who paid the EPA off - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    Got your Attention, I hope so . 2.4 AWD w/ 9000miles convenience package. Here’s the deal, this car runs and drives great. Road noise I place in the top ten for quiet. Handling is very good, I like firm but nibble. The transmission while in the ECO mode hunts more than my golden retriever, I thought my toyota shifted a lot, trying to keep that ECO light on is a trick but doable why I don’t know. The beige interior stains very easily DO NOT drop a french fry. The fuel mileage indicator on the dash says what I thinks its supposed to 18-20city 26-29 on the highway. With a average of 22.5 to24. Life

  • it's a great vehicle except the shock absorber - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    we just purchased a 2013 kia sorento and we thought since we have the SX it will be great. only to find out that it gets really bumpy on the road. we had a 2008 toyota rav4 and compare to the shock, the ride is smooth. if i could just switch the shock absorber from my rav4 to the sorento and my car will be PERFECT!!

  • Happy so far - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    I have my 2013 Sorento V6 FWD EX for over a month now with almost 29,000 miles on it. It's a beautiful bright silver and looks so nice

  • Great Value For The Price - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    I traded in a 2007 Tundra with a 5.7L engine for this vehicle. We've had it for about 1 month. The MPG is above the sticker estimated numbers. We are getting 26.1 city and 34.5 hwy. I think this is great coming from a huge truck with 14 city and 17 hwy. The GDI engine seems to be the best balance between economy and still having some oomph on the road. The back up camera and rear sonar are great and the UVO is very easy to link to bluetooth HTC phone. We really like the A pillar A/C for the rear seat and the fold down arm rest for the rear as well. The rear under floor storage is huge and the ride is quiet and smooth. Though not a Lexus the value is right for the money.

  • 2013 Sorento V6 - EX Great vehicle!! - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    I love my Kia Sorento V6!! Never thought I would purchase Kia but after disappointment over Subaru, I thought I test drive Kia Sorento and boy was I surprised! The vehicle drives like a german car. Very solid, smooth, great horse power and love the sharp look of both exterior and the interior. Kia Sorento V6 is better than BMW 5X. Why? Better performance, better price and sharp looking. I was really surprised how well the vehicle drove. It has everything that the BMW 5X. I am extremely happy with the vehicle.

  • My 2nd Kia sorento - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    I just purchased my 2nd Kia Sorento, I had a 2011 LX with the 4-cy and my lease was up and I upgraded to the SX V6.. I looked at many different SUV's and almost purchased the Jeep Grand Cherokee but after driving the SX I stayed with Kia. My Only complaint on the 2011 was the Ride was stiff and power in the 4-cy, so The SX took care of both issues.. I love the Sorentos, cant beat the value they are the perfect size suv. I have the 2-tone leather, dual roofs, nav, keyless start, lighting package, chrome wheels.. Drive one and you will be impressed.

  • Sorry But MPG Sucks - 2013 Kia Sorento
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    The vehicle is great in every other way other than The MPG. My wife drives it most of the time and we both get the same results. 21-22.5 city and Hwy. The 22.5 was all interstate, two people in the car with no cargo. I am 61 yrs young and have had many brands of vehicles over the years and have had only two, Honda and Toyota that got the claimed MPG. I looked at the Honda CR-V but they would not give us enough for the trade and would not knock off enough on the car.

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