2007 Kia Sorento Review
The Sorento delivers a good value on a compact SUV with strong towing capacity and excellent safety ratings, but can't quite match the comfortable ride and fuel efficiency of others in its class. Buyers might also consider the Honda CR-V or the Toyota RAV4
While the Kia Sorento offers a powerful engine with an impressive towing capacity and boasts excellent crash test ratings, many reviewers feel that a rough ride and cramped interior detract from its appeal. "The Sorento's long list of standard features, impressively powerful V6 engine and easy-to-swallow low sticker price are also a big draw," according to Kelley Blue Book. Several reviewers find that its truck-based frame offers an overly rough ride, but with an increased towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, and available four-wheel drive, Car and Driver says its "got the right stuff for rock crawling." Edmunds calls the Sorento "rugged and well-equipped."
BusinessWeek reports, "The Kia may offer better value than any of its rivals," and Edmunds adds that the "2007 Kia Sorento is a great choice if you're shopping for a midsize SUV with available four-wheel drive and towing capabilities." IntelliChoice rates the Sorento an "average" value, based on total cost of ownership compared to others in its class.