2016 Kia Sorento

April 20th, 2015 by

Kia Sorento

Kia received feedback concerning the 2015 Sorento and our loyal customers that visit us from Portland suburbs such as Hillsboro and Salem, Oregon can expect a completely redesigned SUV. The smaller alternative to crossovers like the Toyota Highlander still provides plenty of room for your family to traverse the beautiful western Oregon countryside. Kia designed the exterior of the 2016 Sorento to present a sophisticated look that attracts the attention of our friends from Beaverton. The best part about the 2016 Kia Sorento is that for all of the competitive advantages it holds over crossovers, it costs much less to purchase.

The New Kia Sorento Overview

What can we expect on the new 2016 Sorento?

The standard 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that powers the 2016 Kia Sorento generates 185 horsepower and 178 pounds-feet of torque. Standard six-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive combine with the engine to tow up to 2,000 pounds. Available all-wheel drive decreases fuel efficency by two miles per gallon, but the extra power boost provided by the all-wheel drivetrain allows commercial haulers to move loads that exceed 2,000 pounds. Kia designed the EX and SX 2016 Sorento trims to operate on a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers 240 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. Because of its smaller than average crossover design, many of our Portland area customers that travel from Salem and Hillsboro, OR, only require the standard engine to navigate ever changing Oregon terrain.

2016 Kia Sorento Performance

It’s kind of a big deal.

The 2016 Kia Sorento motors on 19-inch wheels that absorb all of the punishment given by undulating terrain. Passengers don’t feel the crossover SUV suddenly jerk forward or to the sides because one of the wheels lost control of the pavement. Driver Mode Select features the Normal, Sport, and Eco modes that change transmission shift points and steering range. All three modes ensure precise steering to provide passengers with smooth rides. Underneath the 2016 Kia spans an advanced suspension system that modifies the crossover SUV’s position over different types of driving conditions.

Safety Features in the 2016 Kia Sorento

You’ll love it!

As our Beaverton, Oregon dealership customers know, not many vehicles in any class receive the highly coveted Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick designation. The 2015 Kia Sorento exceeds all the safety standards required by the IIHS to earn the honor. Traction and Stability Control is Kia’s answer to SUV critics that worry about the vehicle rolling over into ditches and medians. The cutting edge safety feature automatically adjusts the steering wheel to correct deviations from the vehicle’s intended path. Blind Spot and Rear Cross Traffic Warning features prevent collisions caused by drivers that guess whether the coast is clear. The two safety features work best for drivers pulling out of crowded parking lot spaces and down obscured driveways. A complete suite of airbags protects every inch of the driver and front seat passenger.

2016 Kia Sorento Interior and Exterior

Impressive German Engineering.

Kia designers spent countless hours making sure our loyal Portland customers enjoyed the new style inside of the 2016 Sorento. The two-tone color exudes the type of sophistication that you expect from luxury automakers, such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Plush leather that cools the skin covers the seats. Easy to access controls operate the comprehensive touchscreen interface that presents navigation information and your favorite movies. The increase in passenger space for the 2016 Kia Sorento is almost as noteworthy as the interior design changes. Second row passengers gain nearly an inch of additional legroom. Customers of Beaverton Kia that make frequent camping trips should find the 2016 Sorento provides plenty of cargo space for gear and equipment. Cargo capacity for the 2016 Kia Sorento has increased by 11 cubic feet.

Stop by Beaverton Kia to test drive the 2016 Sorento. We are less than a 20-minute drive from downtown Portland and within a short distance from Hillsboro and Salem, OR. While you’re here, interact with one of our friendly and knowledgeable finance professionals and visit our state-of-the-art service center. Contact Beaverton Kia serving the Portland, Hillsboro, and Tigard areas. We would be happy to answer any questions about specs, prices, and what changes to expect.  Contact us today!

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