Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Kia Sorento 4x4?
There is a possibility that your Sorento may have seen some off-road action, even if it’s not a genuine mud-plugger in the sense that the Land Rover Discovery Sport may be, so check the bodywork carefully for scuff marks and damage to the sills and the underneath of the vehicle.
On cars with a manual gearbox, make sure the clutch doesn’t slip or smell, as there’s a lot of work for it to do pulling the Sorento around, especially if the car has been used to tow anything. Be sure to check all the electrics work, too, especially in the top-spec models that are well equipped. Check all the seats are clean and tidy, and the rearmost seats fold away neatly.
So far, this version of the Sorento seems to be remarkably trouble-free, with excellent results in our most recent reliability survey. It finished seventh out of 22 cars in the large SUV sector, with an overall score of 91%, and Kia as a brand finished seventh out of 31 manufacturers. On top of that, it comes from new with a transferable seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty, which can be extended on cars up to 20 months old up to a maximum of seven years.