2016 Kia Sorento Release Date, Review, MSRP Price, Specs – With the newest entry on the Kia lineup we get the 2016 Sorento car. It is a vehicle that has changed its shape and size considerably and has added a few extra centimeters in its dimensions. But with the recent update and various redesigns that the car has received it still looks as if the car has only evolved. Expect the new Sorento to provide better overall specs and most of all additional comfort on the inside.
There have actually been a lot of things that have changed for the Sorento. Besides the obvious one which is reshaping the car a bit there is the change of the sheet metal that has been used. The larger interior also receives some more higher comfort levels but also ups the performance with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine as well. But the car also offers a better surrounding with the enhanced safety features that the car comes with now. The rivaling card is stacked with such cars as 2016 Ford Edge, Nissan Murano and the 2016 Dodge Journey being their in the closer mix along side the Sorento now.
What is also offered inside the Sorento is the change in seating. The car does come with the third row of seats as before but upgrades the passenger rate from 5 to 7. This will certainly enhance the usability of the Sorento and will influence the sales in a great way. The size makes a whole lot of difference for the Sorento as well as the car is an added three inches longer and has a larger wheelbase and even a bit taller than before. In order to help you get a better understanding of the car we have prepared this review and even added some first rate pictures to help you with getting to know the 2016 Kia Sorento vehicle.
2016 Kia Sorento Exterior Design
Concerning the exterior look of the new 2016 Kia Sorento, it really represents an evolution of design that we have present hear. It incorporates the looks and good ideas from some rival models and uses them brilliantly to make a significant personal one. Perhaps the changes are not that apparent immediately. You can easily mistake the current model with the 2015 one if you are not aware that an evolution has been done here. What the designers have actually managed to achieve here is to put a new shine on an old design which enables the car to look modern and great compared to the previous look.
Getting in more detail, the headlights array has been narrowed down a bit while enabling the air pockets air intakes to stand out more. With the addition of LED positioning lights and fog lamps as well as the taillights the car gets a more punctuating look. They finish off the front part with an appropriately added grille which actually enables to whole new aerodynamic concept of the car to be possible. Looking at the profile, you won’t notice that much changes, but what is apparent is that the car incorporates a more mature look that way. It adds more softness to the overall look and the grille part may be the only thing that is protruding compared to the previous look.
Interior – 2016 Kia Sorento
As for the inside of the 2016 Kia Sorento, there are much more changes compared to the outside look. The cabin has been remodeled and changed more than the outside of the vehicle has and the result is a much suitable and modern surrounding. With a much more upscale look the car has added more class to it and it owes that to the included soft materials that have been added. The soft touch trims are noticeable on the dash as well where you have all the equipment that control navigation, audio systems and climate all neatly arranged which also declutters the inside.
What is interesting to notice is the horizontal plane’ logic applied to the design. With the added belt wraps from the door trim around the he top of the instrument panel it poses a very peculiar look which brings some refreshment to the inside. The dash has been actually placed lower this time but all the important controls are placed higher and are easier to reach. And it tops it off with soft touch materials all over. Not only have the seats been given a high end comfort specter but also everything that you can touch from your seats has some fine touch surfaces. It makes a whole lot of difference for the Sorento as it provides the people with a much better inside atmosphere than before.
The 2016 Kia Sorento will come with three engine options. The first two are going to be carried over from the 2015 model and they are going to be the 2.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine and a 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6. For more info take a look here: http://www.kia.ca/sorento The third engine option is a new addition for the Sorento this year and adds a bit more power to the mix. While adding the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine the power output is set at 240 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. All of the given powertrain options will use the same a six-speed automatic transmission and can be equipped with front-wheel drive or the so-called DynaMax all-wheel drive. Off roading may not be Sorento’s cup of tea with the present conditions, but it can make some good performance ratings when being driven on snowy terrains.
Wheelbase: 109.4 in
Length: 187.4 in
Width: 74.4 in
Passenger volume: 154 ft³
Cargo volume: 11 ft³
Curb weight: 3704 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 7,2 sec
MPG: 21/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ebony Black, Sparkling Silver, Titanium Silver…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs
Price and release date
The base MSRP price of the Kia Sorento will be 24,900 USD. This is of course the price for the base option while the 2.4 L LX will be priced at 26,976 USD. The highest trims are the 3.3L SX and 3.3 L SLX which get a price tag of 39,900 USD and 43,100 USD base MSRP. The car will be available come next year and the released date is scheduled for February.
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