The third generation 2016 Kia Sorento comes seriously updated inside and out. It will hit the market with significantly redesigned and elegant exterior, interior covered in premium materials and packed with technology, while under the hood can be found two already known engines and one all-new.
2016 Kia Sorento Exterior
According to KIA, the new 2016 Sorento is their most refined model yet. Redesigned in smooth and soft lines, along with new updated elements, it provides sophisticated and elegant exterior. Up front is large tiger-nose grille which, depending on chosen trim, can be Gloss Black or Dark Metallic (2016 Sorento EX and EX V6 come standard with Gloss Black, while the SX V6, Limited and Limited V6 are standard with Dark Metallic).
|2016 Kia Sorento Dimensions||(Inches)|
|Height||66.5 (with Roof Rails)|
Projector beam headlights come standard on all models, while customers who opt for Limited and Limited V6 trim can choose High Intensity Discharge (or simply, HID) headlights with auto-leveling. Jewel type positioning lights are reserved for higher trims only, while more basic ones have light bar LED ones. The new Sorento EX, EX V6 and SX V6 will have standard bulb-type fog lights, and of course, Limited trims have LED foglights.
Outside mirrors are heated and body colored, with LED turn signals on all models. But, here also we have some differences. Advanced trims will have power folding and reverse tilt-down mirrors option. Around back, 2016 Kia Sorento features a rear spoiler and LED taillights.
|2016 Sorento Exterior||L||LX||LX V6||EX||EX V6||SX V6||LIMITED||LIMITED V6|
|17″ Alloy Wheels||Standard||Standard||Standard||–||–||–||–||–|
|18″ Alloy Wheels||–||–||–||Standard||Standard||–||–||–|
|19″ Alloy Wheels||–||–||–||–||–||Standard||Standard||–|
|19″ Alloy Wheels, Chrome||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||Standard|
2016 Kia Sorento Interior
The 2016 Kia Sorento interior is covered in premium materials. Basic models come with Cloth Seats with YES Essentials Fabric Treatment while higher levels can choose leather and premium Nappa leather seating. Convenience features include SiriusXM radio system as standard on all models, while UVO eServices Infotainment, Infinity surround audio, Voice command navigation with 8 inch display are standard on top three trims.
Other goodies include rear camera display, surround view monitor, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, smart cruise control, forward collision warning system, lane departure warning and much more.
2016 KIA Sorento Engine Specs
Depending on trim chosen, the 2016 KIA Sorento is powered by one of three engines available. The first one is a 2.4 liter DOHC 16 valve I-4 which delivers 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, second one is 3.3 liter DOHC 24 valve V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque, while third option is 2.0 liter DOHC I-6 Turbocharged which brings power of 240 ponies and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 22/29/24 mpg (city/highway/combined) 2.4 liter engine, 18/26/21 mpg for 3.3 liter engine and 20/27/23 for 2.0 liter engine.
|2016 Kia Sorento Configurations||L||LX||LX V6||EX||EX V6||SX V6||LIMITED||LIMITED V6|
|2.4 liter DOHC 16 valve I-4||Standard||Standard|
|3.3 liter DOHC 24 valve V6||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|2.0 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4, Turbocharged||Standard||Standard|
|Electronically Controlled 6 speed AT||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Sportmatic Sports Shifter||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
2016 Kia Sorento Price and Release date
The 2016 Kia Sorento prices will vary on a trim chosen (of course) and it is already available on the market.
|2016 Kia Sorento||Starting MSRP|