The Kia Sorento was first introduced in 2003 as an alternative to the Kia Sportage.
Larger in size than the smaller Sportage, it was designed to compete directly with other SUVs on the market. The Sorento set itself apart from the competition with off-road capabilities, and a relatively minute sticker price. A great alternative to the expensive, out of reach SUV, and has been stunning off-road adventurers and commuters alike, since it first hit showroom floors.
The SUV has seen various revisions, facelifts, and complete overhauls over the years, and the 2016 Kia Sorento marks the first year of the third generation of the vehicle.
The 2016 Sorento will immediately garner the attention of drivers on the road, with its sharp new look, and sporty first-impression. The all-new Sorento is redesigned to offer drivers a unique driving experience, unlike that of any other model year.
The SUV is now safer than ever before, with more standard and available safety features than previous generations. With various trim levels to choose from, the Sorento Limited offers drivers the most standard features, for the best price.
The exterior of the 2016 Sorento has been completely redesigned for a sportier, more sophisticated look. The wider stance and longer wheelbase doesn’t just mean extra cabin space, it also means a completely new driving experience.
The 2016 Sorento has room for up to seven occupants, and features second-row sliding and fold down seats, allowing for ultimate versatility and convenience. New features, such as the Smart Power Liftgate, allow drivers even more flexibility than ever before.
It demands the attention of everyone on the road, with its bold new sporty styling. The smooth muscular shoulders, lowered roofline, and Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille, work together to give the Sorento a new look, without compromising it’s recognizable design.
Drivers have more options with the 2016 Sorento, whether looking for off-road adventure, or on-road commuting. Improved overall handling and power help to differentiate the new Sorento from other model years.
The 2016 Sorento has an optional Dynamax All-Wheel-Drive system, that allows drivers a more refined ride, regardless of how rough the terrain may be. For the most power and prestige, drivers can choose the 3.3-liter V6 AWD engine option, that features 5,000-pound towing capacity.
For Sorento drivers who seek adventure and yearn for the unpaved road, Drive Mode Select is the perfect available feature. The advanced technology allows drivers to maximize fuel economy as well as engine performance with the push of a button.
Drivers can change the way their Sorento performs on the fly, with different options that ensure the most advanced performance driving experience.
Safety is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a car, and the engineers behind the 2016 Sorento worked tirelessly to ensure that the SUV was the safest on the road.
Their efforts were recognized and paid off when the Sorento was awarded one of the most prestigious automotive safety awards. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) named the third-generation Sorento a Top Safety Pick, thanks to its long list of advanced safety features that come as standard.
In fact, it doesn’t matter which trim level of the 2016 Sorento you choose, because each model comes with the extended list of standard safety features. They include the following:
Whether choosing the basic trim level, L, or the most expensive Limited trim, you will be protected in every possible way while driving the 2016 Kia Sorento.
Kia recognizes that a price can’t be put on safety, and the Korean automaker decided that a price shouldn’t be put on safety. That is why every trim level offers the same advanced safety features on the 2016 Sorento.
Choosing which of the five trim levels to go with when purchasing the 2016 Kia Sorento can be a daunting task. Each level offers different standard features, equipment, and of course - price tag.
The basic Sorento L starts at under $25,000, and is a great option for those who are looking for a budget buy. The Limited is the Sorento’s highest trim level, and starts a just under $40,000. The Limited offering is packed with standard features, and is far and away the best value for the money spent.
Check out the most impressive standard features that consumers will drive home with when they purchase the 2016 Sorento Limited:
The 2016 Kia Sorento is packed with great standard features, regardless of which trim level is chosen. The Sorento Limited is the best value, and offers more luxury standard features than any other trim level, all for under $40,000.