2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento
Posted on September 10, 2015
The 2016 Kia Sorento has been completely redesigned for this
model year. It has been reimagined and improved across the board. What was an
excellent midsize crossover is now a superb midsize crossover. It was already
one of our favourite cars from the Korean automaker and we think it will be
2016 Kia Sorento design
At first glance, it appears the 2016 Kia Sorento has changed
very little, yet is all new. It is slightly larger and the front end sits more
upright. It is a more mature design that shows Kia coming of age. With
influences from European and domestic SUVs, it fits on Canadian roads
The tiger nose is still present and correct but has been
refined to look even better. The main grille is matched by a lower grille
flanked by projector driving lights. The angled headlights add a slightly
aggressive look that adds a bit of road presence to what is otherwise a
friendly looking vehicle.
Inside, the improvements continue. Materials have improved,
finishing has improved, the driving position offers much more support and
visibility and passenger room is even more generous. In other words, there is
more of everything. Space, comfort, quality and technology.
Engine and transmission
There are three engine options for the 2016 Kia Sorento. A
2.4-litre four cylinder that produces 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque that is
standard on the L and LX trim. A turbocharged 2.0-litre four that produces 240
hp and 260 lb-ft of torque that is available on EX and SX and a 3.3-litre V6
that produces 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque available as an option on EX but
comes standard on SX.
All use the same six speed automatic transmission to send
power to the front. AWD is an option.
All engines are now more refined and capable than ever
before. They drive smooth, deliver steady power and very capable in any
2016 Kia Sorento trims
The 2016 Kia Sorento is available as a two or three row SUV
and five trim levels L, LX, EX, SX and SX Limited. The Sorento L offers 17 inch
alloys, LED running lights, air conditioning, cruise control, switchable
driving modes and CD audio.
The LX adds auto lighting, noise-resistant windshield, roof
rails, reversing camera, touchscreen with Uvo eServices. The upper trim levels
add everything from leather interior, cross traffic alerting, Infinity audio,
LED lighting and much, much more.
The 2016 Kia Sorento is an excellent upgrade to what was
already a great car. It looks fresh, drives well and offers even more car for
the money. Overall it is a much higher quality product at much the same price.
Check out the 2016 Kia Sorento for yourself at GeorgetownKia, 199 and 314 Guelph Street, Georgetown, Ontario.