2016 Kia Sorento Reviews

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2016 Kia Sorento Release date, Price, Photos, Specs & Reviews

The Kia Sorento has been completely redesigned for 2016. The Kia Sorento is bigger, more sophisticated and better to drive for 2016. Kia‘s midsize crossover is definitely worth a long look.

The 2016 Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV available in five and seven passenger configurations as well as five trim levels: L, LX, EX, SX and SX Limited. Note that the L model and all Sorentos equipped with the midrange turbocharged engine are five passenger only, while V6-powered Sorentos are seven passenger only. The four-cylinder LX can be had with either seating configuration.

2016 Kia Sorento specs

All trim levels should continue with the same couple of powertrains. Base LX model gets 2.4-liter I-4 GDI engine with 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. EX and SX-Limited grades are available with 2.0 liter turbocharged GDI powerplant that is able to deliver 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Other higher trims are available with stronger 3.3-liter V6 engine which can be found in the rest of the lineup too and which develops 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available across the lineup, and 6-speed automatic transmission is also standard. When properly equipped 2016 Kia Sorento towing capacity goes up to 5,000 pounds.

2016 Kia Sorento Highlights

  • Fuel Economy (CTY/HWY) 21/29 mpg
  • Car Type                                 SUV
  • Transmission                         6-speed Shiftable Automatic
  • Basic Warranty                      5 Yr./ 60000 Mi.
  • Bluetooth                               Yes
  • Heated Seats                         No
  • Engine Type                          Gas
  • Total Seating                         5
  • Cylinders                               Inline 4
  • Drive Train                           Front Wheel Drive
  • Navigation                             No

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2016 Kia Sorento price

2016 Kia Sorento MSRP
Model Engine Drive Msrp
2016 Sorento L 2.4L I4 FWD – 6 A/T $24.900
2016 Sorento LX 2.4L I4 FWD – 6 A/T $26.200
2016 Sorento LX 2.4L I4 AWD – 6 A/T $28.000
2016 Sorento EX 2.0L Turbo FWD – 6 A/T $31.100
2016 Sorento SX-Limited 2.0L Turbo FWD – 6 A/T $39.900
2016 Sorento EX 2.0L Turbo AWD – 6 A/T $32.900
2016 Sorento SX-Limited 2.0L Turbo AWD – 6 A/T $41.700
2016 Sorento LX V6 3.3L V6 FWD – 6 A/T $28.300
2016 Sorento EX V6 3.3L V6 FWD – 6 A/T $31.700
2016 Sorento SX V6 3.3L V6 FWD – 6 A/T $37.900
2016 Sorento SX-Limited V6 3.3L V6 FWD – 6 A/T $41.300
2016 Sorento LX V6 3.3L V6 AWD – 6 A/T $30.100
2016 Sorento EX V6 3.3L V6 AWD – 6 A/T $33.500
2016 Sorento SX V6 3.3L V6 AWD – 6 A/T $39.700
2016 Sorento SX-Limited V6 3.3L V6 AWD – 6 A/T $43.100

2016 Kia Sorento Release date

2016 Sorento is expected to go on sale early next year.

2016 Kia Sorento interior

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The 2016 Sorento maintains Kia’s reputation for interiors that feel more luxurious than you’d think, especially on Limited models with their softer leather. Yet all models benefit from the new dash and interior design, which borrow from Kia’s K900 and Cadenza luxury sedans. The front-row and 2nd-row seats are comfortable, with plenty of headroom and legroom, but like most midsize SUVs, the third row is reserved for the smallest of adults and children. Cargo space behind the third row is limited to small items, but fold it down and you have more than adequate room for larger items.

2016 Kia Sorento exterior

The Sorento’s added length goes a long way to reducing the stubbiness of the old car, making the new SUV look sleeker and much more modern. Base and LX models offer 17-inch wheels, while EX models get 18-inchers, and SX gets big 19-inchers, which are chrome on V6 Limited models. The LED fog lights and additional chrome trim on Limited models make for a convincingly upscale look.

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2016 Kia Sorento Engine

Engine & Performance

  • Base Engine Size – 4 L
  • Cylinders Inline – 4
  • Valve Timing – Variable
  • Horsepower – 185 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Cam Type – Double overhead cam (DOHC)
  • Valves – 16
  • Torque – 178 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
  • Turning Circle – 3 ft.

Weights and Capacities

  • Maximum Towing Capacity – 2000 lbs.
  • EPA Interior Volume – 4 cu.ft.
  • Curb Weight – 3704 lbs.
  • Angle of Departure – 0 degrees
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity – 5 cu.ft.
  • Maximum Payload – 1322 lbs
  • Gross Weight – 5026 lbs.
  • Angle of Approach – 9 degrees
  • Cargo Capacity, All Seats’ in Place – 38.8 cu.ft.

Kia Sorento 2016 mpg

Base 4-cylinder will be rare option and is rated at 20/27 mpg with FWD and 19/25 mpg with 4WD config. V6 is more widespread and offers similar figures and it’s easy to see why you’ll most likely find Kia Sorento 2016 with one of these engines which are rated at 18/25 mpg or 18/24 mpg with FWD or 4WD respectively.

2016 Kia Sorento review

A fully redesigned Kia Sorento is on its way. That’s the latest from Kia, which recently released its first official photos of the all-new midsize crossover that is slated to go on sale early next year. We’re already impressed with the 2016 Kia Sorento for its bold new styling, and we’re excited to see what else it will have to offer.

Pros

User-friendly controls; well-made and attractive cabin; versatile second-row seat; ample features for the money; long warranty; excellent crash test scores.

Cons

Turbo engine isn’t as punchy and efficient as expected as; less spacious than most seven-passenger competitors.

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