2016 Kia Sorento Review

2016 Kia Sorento Review, The 2017 Kia Sorento attempts to cover two markets with 1 entry, going following the competition’s five- and seven-passenger mid-size crossover SUVs alike. With comfortable seating for five, the four-cylinder Sorento L, LX, and EX models set their sights squarely on autos this kind of since the Ford Edge as well as Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. A naturally aspirated, 185-hp two.4-liter engine is regular on the two the $26,295 L and also the $27,595 LX. The brand’s 240-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is exclusive on the $32,395 Sorento EX. In all Sorentos, torque is routed by a six-speed automated transmission. When the Sorento L is front-drive only, all-wheel drive can be added to all other trims for $1800.

2016 Kia Sorento Review

2016 Kia Sorento Review

The LX opens the option to add third-row seating at a cost of $1490; even so, buyers also will need to test the box for your $1800 LX Comfort package deal, which adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlamps, heated front seats, a energy driver’s seat with memory, dual-zone automatic climate manage, a seven.0-inch touchscreen infotainment method with Apple CarPlay and Android Car connectivity, and much more.

Otherwise, people looking for a Sorento capable of carrying 7 passengers will have to choose the crossover’s 290-hp 3.3-liter V-6 engine. Readily available on the LX for $2290 and within the EX for $1600, the V-6 and its normal third row are the sole powertrain and seating configuration supplied during the $39,495 Sorento SX and within the high-end Sorento SX Constrained (also named SXL) trim, starting at $44,795.

While we rank the Sorento against other five-passenger, mid-size crossover SUVs as a consequence of its conventional two-row seating, the Kia’s obtainable third row is comparable to individuals located in seven-passenger competitors this kind of since the Ford Explorer and also the Hyundai Santa Fe. In truth, the Sorento’s rearmost seat presents a lot more headroom and legroom than the nearly half-a-foot longer Santa Fe’s, although the Santa Fe has extra cargo room behind the third row.

For this assessment we drove an all-wheel-drive 2017 Kia Sorento SXL that rang in at $46,595 as examined.

2016 Kia Sorento Review - Interior:

2016 Kia Sorento Review

What’s New: The Kia Sorento enters 2017 by using a modicum of improvements, quite possibly the most significant of which influence the top-of-the-line Sorento SXL. No longer obtainable with Kia’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the SXL is now a V-6-only affair. The flagship trim also sees its price rise by $4000, despite the fact that last year’s $2500 Technological innovation bundle is now standard equipment. As such, all SXL versions are outfitted with HID headlights (which now swivel to comply with steering inputs), a 360-degree camera program, adaptive cruise handle, lane-departure warning, and an electric parking brake.

New for 2017 is surely an automated-emergency-braking technique. Common about the SXL, this safety characteristic is bundled into the State-of-the-art Technologies bundle inside the LX and SX and into the Advanced Touring package within the EX. Other modifications are highlighted by the addition of Kia’s new UVO3 infotainment process. UVO3 is unavailable on base L versions, optional around the LX, and common on all other trim ranges.

2016 Kia Sorento Review - Features:

2016 Kia Sorento Review

What We Like: As the keepers of the long-term 2016 Kia Sorento SX, we’ve spent loads of miles behind the wheel of Kia’s mid-size crossover. Thankfully, like the 2016 Sorento, the 2017 model is refined. Exterior noise is well suppressed-our long-termer is seven decibels quieter than the new 2017 Audi Q7 at idle-and front-seat comfort is excellent. Meanwhile, the Sorento’s available V-6 and EX-exclusive 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offer ample torque; on top of that, the six-cylinder AWD version is rated to tow 5000 pounds when adequately outfitted.

What We Do not Like: Instead of perfecting a single power-steering process, Kia chose to build two: L, LX, and EX versions have their power-assist electrical motor mounted to the steering column, though SX and SXLs have theirs mounted on the rack. Neither procedure presents considerably inside the method of feedback towards the driver. Also bothersome is access for the rearmost row is designed to be readily available only from your correct side in the motor vehicle, as the left portion on the 60/40-split second-row seat doesn’t provide a straightforward entry/exit function-when parked to the street, though, the passenger side is definitely the safer side for little ones to be jumping into and from the auto. Some shoppers also could struggle to wrap their heads around our check car’s near-$47,000 as-tested value, even if the Sorento’s develop top quality and feature articles are equal to or improved than similarly priced rivals.

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