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5. 2016 Kia Sorento

STARTING PRICE: $25,100

5. 2016 Kia Sorento

What’s New?

The new 2016 Kia Sorento, a midsize crossover, has been regarded as one of the top family vehicles for the price, it has a powerful appearance and a great performing powertrain for the price. The 2016 model has been fully redesigned.

Exterior Design 

As one of the best looking SUV in its class, the 2016 KIA Sorento sports a classic tiger nose grille and a blunt nose which gives the vehicle an exceptional look. The added length plays a key role in reducing the ‘stubbiness’ of the vehicle, thus making the vehicle look more urban and sleek. The LX and Base model features 17 inch alloy wheels while the EX gets 18 inch alloy wheels. The additional chrome trim and the LED fog lights make this vehicle have a convincingly upscale look.

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Interior Design and Technology

Available in two main configurations, the 2016 KIA Sorento has been engineered with a 3 mode driver setting, cruise control, stain resistant cloth upholstery, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The LX trim level features a 4.3 inch touch screen interface and UvoeServices. A convenience package is available and features an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, leather wrapped steering wheel and heated front seats. The SX model features an upgraded leather upholstery, heated second row outboard seats and ventilated front seats.

Engine and Fuel Economy

The 2016 KIA Sorento sports a 2.4l 4-cylinder engine which delivers an estimated 185 horsepower and 178 pound per feet of torque. A 6 speed automatic transmission system is standard together with a front wheel drive. The SX and EX have been engineered with a 3.6l 4-cylinder engine which produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound per feet of torque. The EPA fuel economy for the base model is estimated at 24 mpg combined i.e. 21 city and 29 highway.

Source: Kia

Source: Kia

Safety

As a 2015 IIHS top safety pick, the Sorento has only upgraded its safety features making advanced safety as standard. Antilock brakes, front side airbags, traction and stability control are all offered as standard safety features. Standard on the SX, SX Limited and EX trim levels are the rear view cameras, UVo e-services and rear parking sensors. A rear crossing traffic warning system is optional on the EX trim level.

 

 

Featured Image: Kia.com


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