$18,995 - $23,700
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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LX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,995 - $23,700
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15-16 City / 20-22 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L DOHC MPFI 24-valve V6 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed automatic Sportmatic transmission w/OD
  • 2-speed transfer case
  • Free running limited slip rear differential
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Trailer hitch wiring harness
  • Front fuel tank skid plate
  • Front/rear tow hooks
  • Double wishbone front suspension w/coil springs/damper
  • Five-link rear suspension w/coil springs/damper
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P245/70R16 Michelin tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • (5) 16" styled steel wheels
  • (5) 16" alloy wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel pwr vented disc brakes
  • 21.1 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Roof rack
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black mesh grille insert w/chrome surround
  • Multi-reflector auto-off headlamps
  • Black pwr heated mirrors
  • Tinted side back privacy glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window intermittent wiper/washer
  • Body-color door handles
  • Split-hatch tailgate-inc: flip open glass, interior release

Interior Features

  • Reclining front bucket seats-inc: driver-side manual lumbar adjustment
  • 8-way driver seat manual adjustment
  • 60/40 split flat-folding rear seat-inc: folding armrest, (3) removable headrests
  • Double raschel cloth seat/door trim
  • Center console-inc: armrest, dual storage, (2) front/(2) rear cupholders
  • Storage-inc: slide-out drawer, under-seat bin, rear quarter bin, under rear cargo floor compartments
  • Driver-side footrest
  • Color-keyed scuff plates
  • Steering wheel-mounted cruise control
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Dash-mounted illuminated ignition switch
  • Tachometer
  • LCD odometer-inc: (2) trip meters
  • Warning lights-inc: low fuel, low washer fluid
  • Pwr windows-inc: one-touch express-down driver window
  • Pwr door locks-inc: two-turn entry system
  • Remote keyless entry-inc: panic alarm, rear glass open
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Front windshield de-icer
  • Rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (8) speakers
  • Digital clock
  • Lockable glove box w/upper map pocket
  • Coin holder
  • (4) 12-volt pwr outlets-inc: front, 2nd row, cargo area
  • Color-keyed interior door handles
  • Overhead console-inc: sunglass storage, map lights, garage door opener pocket
  • Sunvisors w/dual illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Dome lights w/fade-out feature
  • In-door courtesy lighting
  • Dual rear door mounted bottle holders
  • Cargo lamp w/on-off switch
  • Rear cargo cover
  • (4) floor-mounted cargo hooks

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • 3-point seat belts at all positions-inc: front force limiters & pretensioners
  • Height-adjustable front seat belt anchors
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • Fixed upper & lower anchors for child safety seats (LATCH)
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Fuel cut-off system
  • Side-impact protection

2005 Kia Sorento Owner Reviews

73 Reviews
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Drives well at high mileage, but has many electronic issues.

2005 Kia Sorento LX

Engine is solid and driving mechanics are great. It has 220,000 miles on it. The problems are electronic parts. Lights inside don't work anymore. Window mechanisms have been breaking since 100,000 miles. Doors lock automatically when you shut passenger door. The back windshield wiper doesn't function and the hoses to power steering fluid and window washer fluid broke at around 130,000 miles.

- Sarah F

Runs great after 14 years with a little wear and tear.

2005 Kia Sorento LX

The SUV runs great, rides like a truck. The gear shift broke off way to easy about a year ago and finding the parts has been difficult. My driver window is stuck or at least I have to push it down to make it go up. And the odometer goes to a quarter of a tank and says it's on empty. Other than those three things, I love my Sorento and I would get a new one in the future.

- Rhonda W

Great car! Great price. Runs excellent and great for a family

2005 Kia Sorento LX

Since I purchased the vehicle I have not had any major issues. Normal wear and tear that any car has especially when it's a daily driver with kids. The one thing that I have noticed that is a very minor detail is the gas door has become loose. Seems the spring or something has popped out or is no longer there.

- Jen C

The radio only goes to 36 which is strange.

2005 Kia Sorento LX

This car is very reliable and roomy enough for me, my fiance, his mother, our son, AND the two dogs we have in the house. It only has about 116,000 miles and runs like new. Very easy to restart the car with just the push of a button, literally! I would recommend this car as a family car and very reliable

- Kara B

Kia Sorento 2005: Consumer Utility at it's finest.

2005 Kia Sorento LX

While an older model, the 2005 Kia Sorento is a rugged and dependable vehicle. Obviously, as a vehicle gets older it's maintenance costs go up, but so far it hasn't cost as much as I would've expected. Performance is great so long as it has been properly maintained and there's plenty of space inside.

- Tommy S

2005 Kia Sorento needs to upgraded.

2005 Kia Sorento LX

I bought my 2005 Kia sorento in 2008 and was loving it. Good on gas miles. Storage is great. Plus I needed extra room because of family. This was the perfect vehicle. Now I have the vehicle for at least 11 yrs (minor fixes) still driving, but I do have to change the driver tail light very often.

- L B

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