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2016 Kia Sorento

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2016 Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento highlights

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • Nicely constructed
  • Easy-to-use cabin
  • Quiet and comfortable ride


  • Less spacious than some rivals
  • Underpowered base engine

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 29 highway, 24 combined

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The redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento is a great pick for a family hauler

The 2016 Kia Sorento is sized to fit in between smaller compact SUVs like the Honda CR-V and midsize rivals like the Toyota 4Runner. The Sorento is redesigned for 2016, and it offers an impressive cabin made with high-quality materials, along with optional third-row seating that's roomier than before. The Sorento also offers three powertrains to match your driving needs. The standard 2.4-liter engine produces merely adequate power, while a new optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine feels significantly stronger. An available 3.3-liter V6 also provides nice power and higher towing capability.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Kia Sorento is a great car for the price. Customers like the car's room, gas mileage, and features.
5 Stars28
4 Stars10
3 Stars0
2 Stars0
1 Star1

RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Kia Sorento an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Sorento 9th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Kia Sorento details

SX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.