Last post on Nov 03, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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#261 of 306 Freewheeling&Suspension
Dec 27, 2012 (7:45 pm)
I bought a 2013 sorento 6cyl in Sept 2012. Took it to the dealership in Nov with the same free wheeling (coasting) problems as well as a really tight steering wheel and poor suspension (can feel EVERY BUMP, DIP, AND RIDGE) in the road. I was informed by the service dept that EVERY KIA SORENTO was made this way because it was built like a race car and the race cars have tight suspension and that all the new suv's have a fuel line connected directly to the gas pedal so that when you take your foot off the gas the fuel immediately stops flowing to engine which makes it start to slow down right away but it would never coast LESS than 5mph
I also average about 11 mpg in the city. Nothing like what the sticker promised. This was my first NEW CAR purchase since 1997. Things sure have changed since then. I like the interior space of the Sorento. It came with a remote start and alarm system but I HAVE TO RESET IT MANUALLY TO GET THE DOORS TO LOCK, (My 97 remote starter/alarm resets itself) I chose this suv because of the mpg, warranty and interior space. Not too thrilled with it. Wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It feels and drives like an older car. Wish I turn back the hands of time. Would have gone with a different brand.
#262 of 306 Re: Freewheeling&Suspension [stilhavfaith]
Dec 30, 2012 (8:10 pm)
I just got a '13 EX V6 and have experienced the slowing of the vehicle once my foot is off the pedal. I'm no mechanic but i'm pretty sure all cars everywhere have a fuel line driectly connected to the gas pedal and removing your foot will stop the flow of fuel. That;s what a gas pedal does.
I think this is more of a transmission problem as it feels like the tranny is downshifting. 11 mpg is ridiculous and I'll be very upset if that is what I get even though I am usually a bit heavy on the gas.
As far as the suspension, I am coming from a Mazdaspeed 3 which is the sporty turbo version fo the Mazda 3. This is like a Caddy compared to that. I haven't noticed any stiffness in the seats compared to any other vehicle.
#263 of 306 2013 Sorento EX V6 AWD -- 21.66 mpg Highway (adverse conditions)
Dec 31, 2012 (5:20 pm)
Here is a description of my first highway trip with 2013 Sorento EX V6 AWD. Highway driving with some adverse conditions. Got 21.66 mpg.
#264 of 306 KIA SORENTO MPG - REAL LIFE MILEAGE
Jan 07, 2013 (7:40 pm)
I bought 2013 Sorento EX in July 2012 which I have almost 5000 miles it. The best MPG I have been able to get is 15 in the city and 18.5 combined. I have called Kia a number of times, they told that I have to drive the car for about 5000 miles for the break-in. I am almost there and nothing has changed. Now they are telling me that itís my driving and to register for their one mile rebate. My discrepancy is more than 6 mile or over 25%. I have stopped other Sorento owner on the road, they also telling me that they are having the same problem and their MPG average is about 20 to 25% below Kia's published numbers. I will be talking to my attorney to see what is my option. In mean time I am trying to inform potential Sorento buyers the facts and keep them from making mistake of buying Kia Sorento.
#265 of 306 2012 Sorento EX V6 - 19.8 mpg
Jan 07, 2013 (10:17 pm)
I am closing in on 18,000 miles and have lifetime measured mileage (dividing odometer miles by gallons recorded at the pump) of 19.8 mpg. I live in suburbs but there is occasional traffic and/or trips into NYC. Not so much highway.
I figure a Highlander (my other choice) would have been at least as bad and would have cost a few thou more. On the other hand it might have had a higher resale value....
#266 of 306 Re: KIA SORENTO MPG - REAL LIFE MILEAGE [par732]
Jan 07, 2013 (10:21 pm)
I bought my Sorento EX GDI 4cyl in Aug of 2012 and have been experiencing the exact same scenario as you. I drive 90% hwy and only pull 22mpg when the car was rated for 32mpg(est.) I purchased my car because of the advertised and therefore expected mpg with some minor variation of the 32mpg not 10mpg off. I will not be accepting the 1mi mpg adjustment as I feel it is as bogus as the original advertised mpg. I am currently looking into Lemon Laws in California to make Kia refund my $$. Please keep us posted on what your attorney advises and what is the result of your recourse action.
#267 of 306 Re: 2013 Sorento EX V6 AWD -- 21.66 mpg Highway (adverse conditions) [picante]
Jan 08, 2013 (4:47 am)
#268 of 306 Re: KIA SORENTO MPG - REAL LIFE MILEAGE [f_speedster]
Jan 08, 2013 (4:50 am)
DO NOT TAKE THEIR ONE MILE COUPON THEY OWE YOU UP TO 6 MILE, I WILL KEEP YOU IMFORM.
#269 of 306 Re: 2013 Sorento EX V6 AWD -- 21.66 mpg Highway (adverse conditions) [par732]
Jan 08, 2013 (4:53 am)
ALSO KEEP THE ISSUE IN THE ILIMELIGHT AND PUT IT OUT THERE FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS TO KNOW.
#270 of 306 Eco system
Jan 14, 2013 (6:54 pm)
I only have a couple of tanks of gas on my V6 AWD model so I can't say much about what mileage I will get. However, one thing I have noticed is that the Eco monitor is a complete joke. Today I was accelerating pretty hard on an on ramp and the Eco was still lit. The tranny downshifted and the engine was revving pretty high (sounded high, I didn't notice the tach) DO you have to floor the car for it to go off?
My wife has a Honda Odyssey with a similar feature and that is much more realistic. If you are accelerating or driving above 70 mph or so it goes off, which makes much more sense than what I see with the Sorento system.