If you are looking for an affordable SUV that drives and rides well then look no further than the 2016 Kia Sorento. We had the opportunity to test drive this vehicle for a week and it was awesome! Now let me start by saying I am a VAN girl. I love my van and would never consider an SUV – well until now that is. My husband I both fell in love with the Kia Sorento. Not only is it one of the Best Value in SUV’s on the market, the 2016 Kis Sorento received the NHTSA 5-STAR Safety Rating. When it comes to carrying my precious cargo I am always looking at the safety records.
The completely redesigned 2016 Sorento CUV raises the bar in a traditionally utilitarian segment with its refinement and first-class amenities. Available with an advanced All Wheel Drive (AWD) system and up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity, the new Sorento rides on a 3.1-inch lengthened wheelbase, which allows more room for passengers and cargo. We couldn’t believe how much luggage room and leg room there was in this Kia.
The standard premium features and luxurious appointments span the line of five trim levels, and the Sorento is now offered with three engine choices, including a 2.4-liter inline-four cylinder, a new 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-charged inline-four and a powerful 3.3-liter V6 producing 290 horsepower. The all-new Sorento offers a wide array of available driver-aid technology including Surround View Monitor2, Smart Cruise Control2, Blind Spot Detection2 and Lane Departure Warning2.
2016 Kia Sorento
This is a beautifully redesigned SUV that is packed with premium materials and amenities. My husband loved that it offers more headroom and legroom in all three rows, and is capable enough to handle any adventure-seeker’s lifestyle. It is perfect for towing (a boat or your kids) and if you are an on-the-go Mom like me then you will surly fall in love!
- With a new 2.0-liter turbocharged engine option as well as a stronger body structure, longer wheelbase and dynamic driving improvements, Sorento delivers a premium utility experience
- Kia’s popular U.S.-built* Sorento is the first CUV to offer Clari-FiTM1 digital music reconstruction technology by Harman
- Stronger body structure
- Choice of three engines including a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder, the silky smooth 3.3-liter V6 and an improved 2.4-liter normally aspirated inline-4.
We loved the dual AC and Heat, XM Radio and the GPS system. These made our road trip more enjoyable and a breeze because each of us could be comfortable and we had amazing tunes to listen too! Best off all there was plenty of trunk space for our luggage, headroom and legroom and the vehicle handled well on the interstate. Even though it is an SUV it is easy to park. We love how easy it was to drive and that you could see out of it with no issues. Hard to believe but both my husband and I are considering a Kia Sorento for our next purchase! Now that is saying a lot for a van girl to consider that!
Disclaimer: We were provided a 2016 Kia Sorento to test drive however all opinions are 100% our own.