2016 Kia Sorento 4D Sport Utility Snow White Pearl LX 3.3L DOHC 6-Speed Automatic with Sportmatic FWDAwards:* JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study * 2016 KBB.com 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned 3-Row SUVs Under $30,000 * 2016 KBB.com 10 Best Used Midsize SUVs Under $15,000 * 2016 KBB.com 10 Best SUVs Under $25,000Reviews:* User-friendly controls; well-made and attractive cabin; versatile second-row seat; ample features for the money; long warranty; excellent crash test scores. Source: Edmunds* The 2016 Kia Sorento has been redesigned with a sleeker, more sculpted exterior. It has a wider stance and longer wheelbase for an even more versatile cabin space with available seating for up to seven. The automatic and intuitive available hands-free Smart Power Liftgate opens when it senses your smart key, the liftgate can even be adjusted to your height preference making it easier to close. The Sorento comes with a choice of 3 engines including a 2.4L with 185hp, a 2.0L turbo engine making 240hp, and a 3.3L V6 producing 266hp. With the available Dynamax All-Wheel-Drive system, the Sorento delivers a smooth, refined drive even on rough roads and combined with the V6 engine can tow up to 5,000lbs. The spacious cabin is clean and modern featuring available heated and ventilated seats with nappa leather trim, a 14-way power adjustable driver's seat, a panoramic sunroof, and up to 8 available power outlets. The standard cloth seats are designed by YES Essentials and features soft, quick-drying fabric that resists stains, reduces static, and even helps eliminate odors. With UVO eServices you have in-car connectivity based on the capabilities of your personal device on an 8 inch touch screen. Features can include internet radio, navigation, a rear-camera display, and parking minder which can track where you parked your car with the assistance of your smartphone. The Clar-Fi and 10 speaker Infinity Surround Audio System bring you rich, clear sound as it was meant to be heard. Safety features include available blind-spot detection, back-up warning systems, lane departure warning systems, and advanced smart cruise control. Passive features include the all-new body constructed with 58% advanced high-steel and advanced airbags. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
While last year's Sorento only offered two engine options, the 2016 model adds an exciting new turbocharged 4-cylinder engine to the lineup. Displacing 2.0L, the new turbocharged engine makes 240 hp and slots squarely between the non-turbocharged four and 6-cylinder engines in the Sorento lineup, providing good power without a huge penalty to fuel economy. The base 4-cylinder is a 2.4L unit that makes 185 hp, while the more powerful and expensive V6 displaces 3.3L and makes a full 290 hp. All three engines are mated to a 6-speed transmission, while all-wheel drive is an option across the entire lineup, save base L models. Even the all-wheel drive V6 Sorento is rated 18 mpg in the city, while 4-cylinder models without all-wheel drive can achieve up to 29 mpg on the highway. The Sorento comes in five trim levels, L, LX, EX, SX and Limited, while all but the L model are available with a V6. The L may be the lowest trim level for the Sorento, but it's far from just a basic people mover. The L still comes with plenty of features to please those who maybe don't want to splurge too much on their new car purchase. Standard equipment on the L includes Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, a USB input jack, power windows and door locks, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and keyless, remote entry. LX models feature a UVO eServices infotainment system, a rear mounted camera, additional USB charging ports, the option of adding third row seating, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels and a set of roof rails. The EX comes standard with the 2.0L turbocharged engine, though the V6 is still an option. Buyers opting for the EX will also get dual-zone climate control, heated, 8-way power adjustable front seats, a backup warning system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seating trim, a gloss black grill, fog lamps and 18" alloy wheels. The sporty SX trim gets even bigger 19" wheels and several body colored exterior additions to give the SUV a more cohesive look. The SX trim also includes a panoramic sunroof, a power rear liftgate, an Infinity sound system, voice recognition, a blind spot detection system with rear cross traffic alert, a thinfilm technology instrument cluster and rear seat sunshades. The top of the line Limited trim includes just about everything. Unique items include premium Napa leather seating surfaces, ventilated front seats, heated second row seats, a driver's seat memory system, a heated steering wheel, alloy pedals and LED foglamps.