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About the 2016 Kia Sorento

Vehicle Summary

Are you searching for an SUV built with the extra room and ability your growing family needs? The 2016 Kia Sorento is ready to tackle all your daily errands with aplomb. The standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine earns 185 hp, or you can step up the muscle with either the 2.0L turbocharged option or the 3.3L V6 and its 290 hp paired with the six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic. A three-row configuration in the 2016 Kia Sorento provides enough seating for your crew of up to seven, or take the family on a trip and utilize the available roof rails while towing up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.1 Premium amenities are found on the higher trims and include navigation, push button start with a smart key, and memory for the driver seat and side mirrors. This flexible and fun Sorento could deliver all the functionality your active family demands.

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1 Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.


Q: How many passengers does the 2016 Kia Sorento seat?

A: It is available as a two or three-row SUV with seating for up to seven with the 50/50 split third row installed. 

Q: Is the 2016 Kia Sorento front-wheel or all-wheel drive?

A: The base trim level L is only available in front-wheel drive. All other trim levels can be found with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive when you want extra confidence on snowy or muddy roads. 

Q: What is the maximum cargo and towing capacity of the 2016 Kia Sorento?

A: When properly equipped, the 2016 Kia Sorento is capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds using the 2.0L turbo or 3.3L V6 engine with either FWD or AWD.1 With both rows folded down, there is 73 cubic feet of storage space in the three-row model. 

Q: Does the 2016 Kia Sorento have heated seats or driver memory?

A: Heated front seats are included on the EX, SX, and SX Limited trims with heated outboard second-row seats also featured on the SX Limited. A driver memory system appears on the SX and SX Limited. 

Generation Overview

The Kia Sorento was first released to American dealers in 2002. The 2016 Kia Sorento is the debut year for its third generation, and the SUV received a boatload of technology upgrades, sleek exterior styling cues, and expanded interior luxury options. You can find this ride with either two or three rows of seating, ready to fit your family of up to seven in comfort. The most fuel efficient 2016 Kia Sorento earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg highway when it is equipped with front-wheel drive, the 2.4L four-cylinder engine, and the six-speed automatic transmission.2

This family-friendly model can be found in five different trim levels starting with the L that includes manual air conditioning, cruise control, power side mirrors, and cloth seats. The LX takes you up a notch and features a backup camera, the UVO® infotainment system, and roof rails. The EX introduces you to a fleet of the most popular upgrades such as the 2.0L turbocharged engine, automatic climate controls for all three rows, power and heated front seats with leather trim, and wood-grain interior accents. If you are looking for a luxurious feel to your SUV, check out the SX with its motion-activated power liftgate, a panoramic moonroof, 19-inch machine-finish wheels, and a premium 10-speaker surround sound system. For the ultimate drive, the SX Limited adds LED lights on all corners, chrome finishes, a heated steering wheel and heated second-row outboard seats, and blind spot detection. 

Every trim level includes Bluetooth® technology for hands-free calling while the UVO system introduces voice-activated controls for calling and accessing other apps on the infotainment system. Driver assist features are only included in the Technology package found on the SX Limited. The package is highlighted by adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and auto-leveling headlights that help you to stay on track during stressful commutes. 

2 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See 

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Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2016 Kia Sorento. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2016 Kia Sorento

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (41 reviews)

Pretty good car for the price

AWD/4WD is very convenient on the roads I drive (steep gravel and mud). Haven't been stuck once, but I don't do real 4 wheeling in it (street tires). The 4 cyl non-turbo gets 26-28mpg highway and will tow a 19' day sailer with lower mileage. Good acceleration. I go to a lot of outdoor overnight events. The seats fold flat to make a very comfortable bed. Carries 4 adults and climbing gear comfortably. Add 5th adult with a little squeeze.


  • Power: Amazing what a 4-cyl can do.
  • Fuel Economy: 22-24 city, 26-28 highway

- Barry Fizer, 2016 Kia Sorento

Comfortable. Smooth. Quiet.

Love driving this car. It’s very smooth and comfortable. The V6 provides more than adequate power. We chose the SX model. I did extensive research on several vehicles and kept coming back to the Sorento SX. It came with navigation, blind spot monitoring, backup warning, panoramic sunroof to name a few features. Two weeks after purchase, the sunroof stuck in the open position and would not close. Brought it to CarMax and they took care of everything. They gave me another Sorento as a loaner. I got my car back in 3 days (they took it to a local Kia dealer for repair). I’m hoping that’s the only problem I’ll have. I thoroughly enjoy driving this SUV. The electronics are very user friendly and intuitive. Daily gas mileage is 20 to 22 mpg ...


  • Fuel Economy: Getting 20 to 22 mpg everyday driving ... 27 mpg on trips
  • Ride and Handling: Smooth. Quiet. Comfortable. Great handling.
  • Technology and Entertainment: Very intuitive. Lots of info at fingertips.

- Tony Last Name, 2016 Kia Sorento

Great SUV, Great Price

Having purchased the SX Limited trim level of this Sorento, I'm very happy with my purchase. I've muttered to myself on several occasions that I'm so happy to have this SUV. Roomy, plush, the options are well worth the money. I have finally taken it on a short road trip and was very pleased with the V6 through the Rocky Mountains. Tailgated at Red Rocks and hauled everything in with room for passengers. So far so good.


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  • Power: It has enough power, response to gas pedal to acceleration is a bit slow, but then again, this is an SUV, not a Lambo.

- Jason Aoki, 2016 Kia Sorento

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.