Top Reasons You Should Consider Buying a 2016 Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento got a makeover this year to start its 4th generation. Depending on the trim level it seats five or seven passengers and there are enough combinations of standard or optional equipment to keep everyone happy. So if you are considering buying one check out some of the pros and cons below.
2016 Kia Sorento - Pros
Brand new aggressive look – it’s a sharp new look for the 4th generation 2016 Kia Sorento – a bolder, sportier look. It got a little bit longer and a little bit wider giving it a more aggressive stance. The front end has been redone and features headlights and a more defined intake, LED tail lights as well as LED fog lamps come either standard or optional depending on which trim level you choose. It’s always nice to get in at the start of a new generation of the vehicle.
- Safety – like Kia’s entire lineup the Sorento is loaded with safety features including six airbags and optional features that help the driver avoid crashes or drift out of lanes – it received a 5-star overall crash test rating from NHTSA.
- Larger dimensions / larger interior – due to the new design the Kia Sorento has gotten larger and that carries over into the interior so there is more room now for passengers and cargo storage.
- Comfortable, attractive interior – the 2016 Kia Sorento interior is really well thought out and has a luxurious feel to it – high grade and soft-touch materials are found throughout.
- Choice of three engines across five trims – there are three engines to choose from depending on the trim level. A 2.4L I-4 engine that outputs 185 hp @ 6,000 rpm with 178 lb. ft. @ 4,000 rpm of torque, a 3.3L V6 engine that cranks out 290 hp @ 6,400 rpm with 252 lb. ft. @ 5,300 rpm of torque and the brand new 2.0L turbo-charged I-4 engine that puts out 240 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 260 lb. ft. @ 1,450-3500 rpm of torque. See full engine specs
- ots of standard and available options – while most of the trims come with a lot of standard equipment there are a lot of options to further customize your Sorento to your personality or needs. From exterior highlights such as low profile chrome finished roof rails, power-folding side mirrors, panoramic sunroof to interior upgrades like heated and vented seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob or sunshade screens the 2016 Kia Sorento gives you plenty of combinations to consider.
- Choice of front wheel drive or all-wheel drive – depending on your preference all trim are offered in front wheel drive or all wheel driver versions.
- Warranty –10 year / 100,000 km limited powertrain, 5 year / 100,000 limited anti-perforation and 5 year / 60,000 km limited basic warranty and roadside assistance plan. Kia’s warranty is truly one of the best there is.
2016 Kia Sorento - Cons
- New turbo engine a bit lackluster – when people hear turbo they think of great acceleration – this new engine has been critiqued by many pros as being a bit disappointing and not having the jump they had hoped for.
- Little cargo room behind 3rd row – even though they upped the cargo space behind the rear seat by about 2 cubic feet it still might not be enough room for some people’s needs. With the seats down there should be plenty of cargo space for most.
- Less spacious than competitors – even though they changed the dimensions it is still one of the smaller 7 passenger crossovers. To some people that’s not bad as maneuvering in tight places or
parking is easier – but for people who need more room it might be a deal breaker.
- 3rd row best suited for small people – the 3rd row is best suited for children as there isn’t a lot of legroom back there (only 31.7 inches) – but then again not everyone is a giant and for many that have children this wouldn’t be an issue.
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