Used Kia Sorento 4x4 2003 - 2010 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Ownership cost

2003 - 2010 review
Kia Sorento 4x4 (03 - 10)
  • Kia Sorento 4x4 (03 - 10)
  • Kia Sorento 4x4 (03 - 10)
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Ownership cost

What used Kia Sorento 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Kia Sorento 4x4?

The Sorento was rated very highly for its low ownership costs in the JD Power customer satisfaction survey. Chief among those was how little owners had to pay to buy it in the first place - and, once depreciation has taken its toll, a used Sorento is even better value.

More than that, service costs are also very good for a 4x4. The Sorento should be cheaper to maintain than a Hyundai Santa Fe or Jeep Cherokee, and about the same as a Nissan X-Trail.

The diesels won't bite chunks out of your credit card to keep in fuel, either. Reckon on getting low to mid-30s to the gallon in normal driving and maybe even 40mpg on a run. However, the 3.5 petrol will drain your finances. You can expect to average in the low-20s, and that will drop into the teens around town.

Renewing the insurance should hold no concerns. Even the 3.5 is a fairly palatable group 12, while the 2.5 diesel models fall into a decidedly modest group 9.