??!

See the Best Large / 7 Seater SUVs in 2019 as rated by Australians on ieatwords.com.au.

Reviews

(83)
(31)
(13)
(3)
(10)
  • Build Quality
    3.9 (13)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.2 (10)
  • Value for Money
    3.9 (14)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (12)

Hemi

HemiSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 8 reviews

Everyone loved it in family.

published

Kia is doing great day by day and their new cars are good quality built with so many features and backed by 7 year warrenty. I did alot of search for 7 seaters and Choosed it over new santa fe active as Sorrento sport has leather seats 7 year warranty and 8 inch display and i am getting it for only 1% finance. ( i still liked santa fe more though) but at the end santa fe is costing me $15k more with intrests. Everyone i family loved it and it still feels new after 10 months

Purchased in February 2019 at Pacific Motor Group.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
Year2018
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
Design
Interior Design
Boot Size
Features
Comfort
See all answers

Brad

BradGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 3 reviews

Wise choice!

published

Purchased in November 2019 at Berwick Motor Group for $49,990.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtUsed
Year2018
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
Design
Interior Design
Boot Size
Features
Comfort
See all answers
John V

John VSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

An absolutely excellent machine.

published

Purchased in June 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
See all answers
Maz

MazPerth, WA

  • 5 reviews

Ongoing limp mode problems

published

Purchased in January 2013 at Kia Dealers.

Value for Money
BoughtNew
Year2012
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
See all answers

2bearz

2bearzGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 6 reviews

All the bells and whistles and such a delight to drive

published

We have the top of the line GT Line so you would expect everything in it but even the base model comes packed with features. Great to drive and even though it’s diesel you can hardly hear it or notice it. If on really coarse bitumen there can be quite a bit of tyre noise at times and if you want to tow with it I’d do my sums first ( mainly due to the tow ball weight) but they would be the only negatives I can think of. Everything else is brilliant and far outweigh these 2 things that aren’t really an issue. I’d happily buy another one

Purchased in June 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
Year2019
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
Design
Interior Design
Boot Size
Features
Comfort
See all answers

HomeB

HomeBSydney

  • 19 reviews
  • 16 likes

GPS Failed...

published

I've owned my Sorento My14 for about 5 years and it is now 'out of warranty'.

My GPS no longer works and the clearcoat off the rear spoiler has worn away.

Kia Service were not able to repair the GPS and told me it needed to be replaced at a cost of about $800!

I've asked them to lodge a replace request with Kia under Australian Consumer Law guarantees.

Let's see what happens..

Purchased in May 2014.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
Year2014
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Braking
Gear Shifting
See all answers

Clicky

ClickyGippsland, VIC

  • 14 reviews
  • 3 likes

Love it

published

Purchased in June 2016 for $48,500.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
Year2016
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
Design
Interior Design
Boot Size
Features
Comfort
See all answers

my name is Geoff

my name is GeoffGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 2 reviews

Front diff and casing. Towing. Window wiper water motor

published

Purchased in July 2016.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtUsed
Year2014
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
Design
Interior Design
Boot Size
Features
Comfort
See all answers

Retirement vehicle

published

Purchased in July 2008 for $40,000.00.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Noise Level
Year2008
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
Design
Interior Design
Boot Size
Features
Comfort
See all answers
Chris Stephens

Chris StephensBrisbane

  • 4 reviews

Last Korean Turbo Diesel, 2.5 CRDI. Top of the range Auto. GOODBYE.

published

Purchased in April 2009.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Noise Level
TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
Year2008
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
Suspension
Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
Design
Interior Design
Boot Size
Features
Comfort
See all answers

Luke

Luke

  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

The best 7-seater SUV by far

published
BadgeSport
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2019
DriveAWD

Good vehicle let down by poor spare parts supply

published

Bought car new from Kia dealer, after 4.5 years major problem with brake abs unit, replace by kia, took 8 weeks straight away problem with lock out clutch switch, again replaced under warranty, 4.5 years later clutch hydrolic hose split, once again no spare parts, complained to Kia and got the usual fob off. I asked the question (are you trying to stop me from buying another Kia car) The car is well built and very strong but let down by lack of spare parts. No more Kia's for me.

BadgeEX
TransmissionManual
Date PurchasedDec 2009

joep7

joep7Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 5 reviews
  • 3 likes

Second Sorento I have had and even better than the last one (previous model)

published
BadgeSLi
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2016
DriveAWD

Sam

SamSydney

2007 3.8 sorento auto

published

Use this car for family transport super smooth quiet powerful very nice ride if you dont overinflate the tyres handles well for an high riding vehicle. Looks good (get lots of comments) passengers remark on comfort and qiietness. Smoothest shifting 5sp auto transmission. A bit thirsty. Just dont leadfoot it and drive it gently it has so much torque you need very little throttle input to keep it rolling lastly i do regular servicing with quality oils and parts (all oils changed ) very good value 2nd hand still looks new better than the shitbox merc ml i had before. Note if u want an economical commuter in city traff ic buy a kia rio or similar

BadgeGlobal Circuit
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2017
Not Happy

Not HappyMelbourne

Beautiful Car...until warranty period runs out.

published
BadgePlatinum
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2013
Sam B

Sam B

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great car for the family

published

Bought this car as we now have 3 kids, fits all the babyseats in and has all the space needed. Great car for the price, has a lot of pick up for an SUV and all the features we need. Hasn't missed a beat since we got it. Highly recommend

BadgeSLi
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedMay 2016

Ray Baker

Ray BakerMain Beach

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Best car I've driven in my life!

published
BadgeSorento
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2018

bt1531951

bt1531951NSW, 2731

  • 42 reviews
  • 22 likes

Wow better than expected

published
BadgePlatinum
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJun 2018

May

MayMelbourne

  • 6 reviews

Can't live without it!

published

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.

BadgePlatinum
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedDec 2015

Sam

SamPort Macquarie

Total lemon and bad customer service

published

I have a 2013 Kia Sorento sli, it was only 5 months out of warranty, always serviced and never taken off road and the diff and drive shaft completely broke on me. I have been quoted $9,500 by 2 mechanics to fix it. I called Kia and they were very short with me and basically said not their problem. I will never buy Kia again.

BadgeSLi
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2017

Page 1 of 7

Questions & Answers

tony h.

tony h.asked

2007 model 220.000kms, any problems that may be known. Thank you.

No answers

lynda r

lynda rasked

Im having issues with oil burning, no drips or evidence of leak, what is happening
they have done an oil survey but now say they don't care!
This is my second Sorento and it has been nothing but trouble. 2012
What can I do?

No answers

Mike s

Mike sasked

I have a an 18’6” tandem axel poptop caravan and would like to know how the vehicle will perform when towing and approx lt per 100ks

1 answer
2bearz
2bearz

I’d be more concerned about the weights the Sorrento is rated as towing a max of 2000kg with a 100kg towball weight. Most vans would be close to or over this. We don’t tow with ours so I can’t comment on fuel usage sorry


Get an answer from our members and Kia representatives

ieatwords.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ieatwords.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.