Kia Sorrento .....any good off road ?

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Kia Sorrento .....any good off road ?

Unread post by LilMissRuffit » June 20th, 2013, 5:46 pm

Hi
Just wondering if anyone has experience with the KIA Sorrento ?
I have looked at reviews for the 2005 model & they are excellent
reviews.
I know they have the dual range and they are on par with the Grand Vitara for price .
Thanks......( - ;
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Re: Kia Sorrento .....any good off road ?

Unread post by oversite » June 20th, 2013, 11:46 pm

They are not on the same level as the vitara off road. They are effectively a soft roader with low range.

I go shooting with a mate who drives one and when we get to the gate he gets out of his and into mine, too much risk in damaging it or braking somehting. It is however great on road, I could drive it all day long!. His is a 2011 model though, not sure if there are any real changes?

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Re: Kia Sorrento .....any good off road ?

Unread post by 4runnernomore » June 21st, 2013, 6:00 pm

05 model was a real 4wd with transfer case. right up there in capability with Paj, Jack, IFS brigade.

suspension was to soft factory but an upgrade kit was available.

2011 model is a soft reader.

cheers Chris

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Re: Kia Sorrento .....any good off road ?

Unread post by LilMissRuffit » June 23rd, 2013, 10:51 pm

Thanks guys....I was actually looking at the 05 model......still really like the Grand Vitara though.
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Re: Kia Sorrento .....any good off road ?

Unread post by cmar » August 7th, 2013, 8:19 pm

They are not on the same level as the vitara off road. They are effectively a soft roader with low range.
Not true, the 2011 on models are only single range monobody soft roaders. The 2003-2010 models are proper body on frame 4WD with high and low range, equivalent to Jackeroo, Pajero, Pathfinder etc.
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Re: Kia Sorrento .....any good off road ?

Unread post by AlphaGen » August 7th, 2013, 11:48 pm

Not sure if it helps, Pat Callinan used them if his first two series of his TV show before getting sponsored by Nissan.

Seemed to go everywhere the TV shows were taped at

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Re: Kia Sorrento .....any good off road ?

Unread post by cmar » August 14th, 2013, 9:29 am

Yes I read a funny comment on a Toyota forum about that, after the switch, someone saying how he couldn't decide which was worse. Funny thing was, I don't think it was intended to be funny. :lol:
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