It is been a great car for me, but do your research first!
The car has held up really well over the 13 years I have owned it. There have been few major problems, though in truth I do not drive much so it does not have a lot of miles on it. I am upset with Kia for refusing all these years to acknowledge that engine issues with this particular make model and year. As a result I spend a few sleepless nights wondering if tomorrow is the day the engine self destructs. I would not recommend anyone buying a Kia Sorento because of the engine issues. Later versions of this car with the "improved" engine has issues as well. I have been lucky and I drive very little, but if you are not like me get yourself something more reliable from a car maker who does not lie to the people who purchase their product.