Kia introduces the 2016 Sorento

Kia introduces the 2016 Sorento

With a starting MSRP of $24,900, Kia has rolled out the newly redesigned five-door CUV, the 2016 Sorento. The new Sorento is available in five trim levels — L, LX, EX, SX and SXL — and three engines, including a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder, a 3.3-liter V6 and an improved 2.4-liter normally aspirated inline  4.

Inspired exterior

The clean profile is easily recognizable as Sorento, enhanced with a long hood to deliver a more aerodynamic appearance. Combining a significantly longer 109.4-inch wheelbase (up 3.1 inches) and overall width that’s broadened to 74.4 inches (increased by 0.2 inches), the Sorento’s style allows for greater interior room.

Additionally, the Sorento sits atop four new alloy wheel designs ranging from 17 to 19 inches, depending on trim level.

Classy interior

Premium textures and quality materials may be found throughout the 2016 Sorento’s cabin. The generous application of soft-touch materials is particularly evident around the center console and door panels.

Depending on trim level, the 2016 Sorento comes standard with a 40/20/40 folding second-row seating configuration for five passengers (4-cylinder models) or a 50/50 folding third row for seven-passengers (V6 models). For added luxury, premium Nappa leather trim seating surfaces, similar to those found in Kia’s luxury flagship sedan the K900, is also available.

Additionally, overall cargo volume in the new, 2016 Sorento increases from 72.5 cubic feet to 74 cubic feet while cargo volume behind the third row from 9.1 cubic feet to 11 cubic feet.

Three engines

The 2016 Sorento offers a choice of three engines, including a 2.4-liter inline-4 GDI, a 3.3-liter V6 GDI and a new 2.0-liter inline-4 GDI turbocharged. The 2.4-liter engine, with new Electronic Intake Continuously Variable Valve Timing (E-CVVT), delivers 185 horsepower and 178 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy averages 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined.

On the other end of the engine range, the Sorento’s V6 features 290 horsepower and 252 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy averages 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined.

And in the middle, the new turbocharged I-4 produces 240 horsepower, 260 foot-pounds of torque and fuel economy averages of 20-mpg in the city, 27-mpg on the highway and 23-mpg combined.


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