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2011 Kia Sorento Tire Reviews

3.8
(11 Customer Reviews)
Overall:
2.7
Dry
3.0
Wet
3.0
Snow
3.0
Handling
3.0
Comfort
1.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
2.0
 Michelin Primacy MXV4

These tires have about 52000 kms and worn to the wear bars. They are 3 years old and ride terrible. For the cost these are not worth the money.

Size:  235/60R18

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento 4 Dr Sport Utility EX

Anonymous made this review on 10/27/2016 12:24:50 PM and is Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

Overall:
4.0
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
1.0
 Pirelli Scorpion Zero

In Australia so snow isn't an issue. Long distances and hot weather are though. Car handles well enough but was disappointed with the durability. OEM tyres lasted 40,000 km while the Pirellis were pretty much gone at 30,000 km. To be fair this might have been partially due to a not so flash wheel alignment. Am going to try another brand this time.

Size:  235/60R18

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento 4 Dr Sport Utility SX 18" option

Anonymous made this review on 1/1/2015 11:25:39 PM and is Confident, Experienced Driver

Overall:
3.4
Dry
4.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
2.0
Handling
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
3.0
 Pirelli Scorpion Verde

This tire started very quiet and well-behaved. However, after less than 10,000 miles the noise was driving me crazy! Pirelli will not stand behind their tires. I had the discount tire shop try to negotiate a pro-rating, to no avail. Went to Michelins after the Pirellis and I will never go back.

Size:  235/65R17

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento 4 Dr Sport Utility EX

Anonymous made this review on 4/24/2014 1:42:06 PM and is Confident, Experienced Driver

Overall:
2.4
Dry
4.0
Wet
2.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
1.0
Comfort
2.0
Noise
2.0
Treadwear
5.0
 Kumho Solus KL21

There is nothing "all season" about this tire! Horrible, horrible traction in any snow, to the point that my wife would not drive it if there was snow on the ground, as she was afraid of getting stuck on the smallest incline. In addition, they provide a really harsh ride and accentuate every bump or crack in the pavement. The only positive was that the treadwear was good...40k+ miles and more than 50% tread. Probably would be a decent buy if you live in a southern state, but if you are in the snow belt steer clear (no pun intended)!

Size:  235/60R18

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento 4 Dr Sport Utility SX 18" option

Anonymous made this review on 3/10/2014 11:30:48 AM and is Confident, Experienced Driver

Overall:
4.7
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
4.0
Handling
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
5.0
 Bridgestone Dueler H-L 422 Ecopia

I have 5,000 km on a new set of Dueler H-L 422 Ecopia installed at the end of March - it is now mid May and the "nubbins" have barely worn off the tires. I drive approx. 1500km/week and tires with long life and good fuel economy were my primary goal. As of yet, the Dueler Ecopia's haven't let me down. Fuel economy is hard to judge accurately as they are far better than my Blizzak winter tires (went from 9.1 L/100 down to 8.4L/100) but last year my Kumho Solus KL21 were around 8.5L/100 to 8.6L/100 - I can't say if the Dueler Ecopia's are particularly better than those, but they are definitely in the same neighbourhood. I got 100,000 km on the Kumho Solus KL21 (OEM) - I don't see any reason I shouldn't get 150,000 km on the Dueler Ecopia's - the UTQG suggests a much higher wear rating. As for the tires themselves - they are quiet on most road surfaces - at least as quiet if not more so than the Kumho's were. Cornering and handling is good - nice grip on wet and dry pavement, as well as muddy dirt roads. I haven't had a chance (and likely won't) to drive them in snow - that's the job of my Blizzak's. I do have them inflated slightly higher than my Mfg's plate recommends (tires max inflation is 45PSI, vehicle recommended is 32PSI, I'm running at 38PSI) so that may account for a bit of the roughness on highway expansion joints and poorly maintained highway sections. Other reviews I read claimed they "floated along" in these tires, perhaps they do at lower inflation pressures. Sidewall flex seems non-existent on hard cornering. So far I would recommend these tires to anyone with a small or mid-size SUV.

Size:  235/65R17

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento LX

Anonymous made this review on 5/13/2013 11:14:30 AM and is Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

Overall:
4.7
Dry
4.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
5.0
 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70

Just ran one whole winter with these on my '11 Sorento. Huge improvement over the all-season's I ran the first winter. My commute is 240km/day - all highway - eastern Ontario. I drove through ice rain, snow, ice pellets, slush, frozen slush, drifted snow, etc. I never once felt the tires break loose on the highway. For that matter, I TRIED to break them loose in the parking lot at work on a snowy day and between my TCS and the WS70s I was hard pressed to get more than a small slide. Surprisingly good deep snow performance as well - a weekend trip to a remote cabin took me through 16 inches of un-plowed snow on back roads, and while I had to lock the differential, I wasn't worried about not making it through. Tire wear is superb. I've still got 10/32 after 25,000 km. I should be good for 2 more 25,000km winters at least. Highway noise is moderate - some noticeable hum compared to all seasons but much quieter than other winter tires I've ridden on. As others have noted, these tires are "squishy" - they have soft sidewalls and you aren't going to corner on them like you're on rails, but why would you be cornering like that on snowy winter days? I noticed as the end of the winter season came in late March when I was taking highway off-ramps more aggressively than during the snowy months that there was pronounced sidewall flex, but on the other hand, it provided a somewhat soft supple ride on the highway all winter. They stayed soft right through the coldest mornings, and I never noticed flat spots even in the absolute coldest temperatures. I would definitely buy these again and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality winter tire (especially for crossovers and small SUV's).

Size:  235/65R17

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento LX

Anonymous made this review on 5/4/2013 3:37:02 PM and is Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

Overall:
4.7
Dry
4.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
4.0
Treadwear
5.0
 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-70

Just ran one whole winter with these on my '11 Sorento. Huge improvement over the all-season's I ran the first winter. My commute is 240km/day - all highway - eastern Ontario. I drove through ice rain, snow, ice pellets, slush, frozen slush, drifted snow, etc. I never once felt the tires break loose on the highway. For that matter, I TRIED to break them loose in the parking lot at work and between my TCS and the WS70s I was hard pressed to get more than a small slide. Surprisingly good deep snow performance as well - a weekend trip to a remote cabin took me through 16 inches of un-plowed snow on back roads, and while I had to lock the differential, I wasn't worried about not making it through. Tire wear is superb. I've still got 10/32 after 25,000 km. I should be good for 2 more 25,000km winters at least. Highway noise is moderate - some noticeable hum compared to all seasons but much quieter than other winter tires I've ridden on. As others have noted, these tires are "squishy" - they have soft sidewalls and you aren't going to corner on them like you're on rails, but why would you be cornering like that on snowy winter days? I noticed as the end of the winter season came in late March when I was taking highway off-ramps more aggressively than during the snowy months that there was pronounced sidewall flex, but on the other hand, it provided a somewhat soft supple ride on the highway all winter. They stayed soft right through the coldest mornings, and I never noticed flat spots even in the absolute coldest temperatures. I would definitely buy these again and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality winter tire (especially for crossovers and small SUV's).

Size:  235/65R17

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento LX

Anonymous made this review on 5/4/2013 3:29:31 PM and is Aggressive Driver (Hard Cornering)

Overall:
2.6
Dry
3.0
Wet
2.0
Snow
1.0
Handling
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Noise
3.0
Treadwear
3.0
 Kumho Solus KL21

Okay tire. Didn't notice fuel advantage. Completely useless on ice and snow; abs engages all the time and poor stopping even at low speeds. Need dedicated winter tire to compliment these.

Size:  235/60R18

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento EX V6

Anonymous made this review on 2/11/2013 10:18:02 AM and is Confident, Experienced Driver

Overall:
4.2
Dry
5.0
Wet
4.0
Snow
3.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
3.0
 Kumho Solus KR21

These tires were the original equipment on my 2011 Kia Sorento. With just under 40,000 miles they still have perhaps 20,000 miles left. I now live in North Carolina but this vehicle's first winter was in Maine. Snow traction was acceptable for an all-season tire, not great, but with traction control on the Sorento they did ok. In 2.5 years have only felt the vehicle hydroplane once, so overall pleased with traction on wet roads. These tires are some of the quietest I've owned and have always provided a comfortable ride. Only one puncture which was easily plugged. Based on my experience I would recommend these tires.

Size:  235/65R17

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento Base

Anonymous made this review on 10/22/2012 8:02:39 AM and is Confident, Experienced Driver

Overall:
4.1
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
2.0
Handling
3.0
Comfort
1.0
Noise
1.0
Treadwear
1.0
 Falken FK-452

First of all, my brand new Sorento has NO alignment/suspension issues, but I have had to replace all four of them TWICE in 18 (26,000km). They all WARPED. I don't need to be a mechanic to feel the bumps on the tires, which kept casuing my car to vibrate between 40-60km/h. I even thought it was the transmission!!!! Thank GOD I bought some kind of tire warranty program from the dealership. Don't say I haven't warned folks here.

Size:  245/50R16

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento EX V6

Anonymous made this review on 9/4/2012 8:27:45 PM and is Confident, Experienced Driver

Overall:
4.9
Dry
5.0
Wet
5.0
Snow
5.0
Handling
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Noise
5.0
Treadwear
5.0
 Toyo Versado CUV

Excellent tyre. Toyos went on to replace the noisy and fast wearing Kumho KL21s that were OEM at 16000km. (Couldn't stand the pipe resonance and roaring of the Kumhos any longer)Versados are faultless so far. Excellent wet traction, much quieter than the Kumhos and a much softer refined ride. Only on for 1500km to date so a bit early to comment on treadwear. As I live in a coastal area in Australia I'll find it very difficult to rate the Toyos on snow traction but on the experience thus far would definitely consider again.

Size:  235/60R18

Vehicle:  Kia 2011 Sorento SX

Anonymous made this review on 3/13/2012 10:07:16 PM and is Confident, Experienced Driver