2016 Kia Sorento – Review and Road Test

Wider and longer than its predecessor, the third-generation Kia Sorento builds on everything we already like about Kia’s midsize SUV. But does bigger necessarily mean better? KBB’s Zach Vlasuk investigates.

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MiG DoM says:

I have this Kia

Hoàng Nam says:

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Nick S says:

I bought one of these brand new sorento lx. At 14500 miles problems with ac losing power, brakes going to the floor, and banging sound shifting into drive /reverse. Plus a few times on freeway stuck on 40MPH as soon as you push accelerator it would power up veering to the left . Took it back many times to dealer! Trust me buy a Toyota Rav4 or Honda…..

PussMag says:

the reason behind Top Trim being $42k, KIA is targeting to wealthy people, not all of them want Germans

Kimber Bowers says:

Test drove one. Wanted to buy. But the lack of vertical seat motion ultimately led me to look at its competitors.

Kufre Udobong says:

That steering wheel is horrible

Freeda Birda says:

Only thing I don’t like kia is the badge. Come on kia.. Change your badge. Kia has a negative stigma due to the crappy cars 10 years ago. Today Kia looks better imo than any other vehicle ESP for the price and significantly higher quality and more reliable than kias of the past

Gustavo José Pérez López says:

All of this midsize SUV looks the same, and for some angles, looks close to a minivan. I’m a little boring of this styles.

adams1696 says:

The taillights remind me of Grand Cherokee

Donsburt says:

I got this because of the pierce brosnan commercial

Seth Anderson says:

Looks like a crossover Sedona

shopwithaaron says:

Like so many Kia products….Might be the best looking of the bunch! Great value too!

T McReynolds says:

I have one and I love it

NavyGunFreak 2016 says:

which model was this? in debating on this a crv or pilot

Royhan says:

KIA is better than Hyundai


The big picture is this Korean company gives us mid size SUV for the price of small size SUV. If willing to add few $$$. The question is Hyundai Santa Fe or Kia Sorento?

mistertee says:

I really like it. But please don’t tell anyone.

Vincent Chen says:

I agree, get the Turbo or the 3.3 V6. This is one fine CUV. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is in trouble. I have already driven the Summit, and the Overland trims. My standard for the midsize class. If this Kia on the drive is as nice, it maybe my next CUV. It is not so value priced as some dealer gouging at least in my area makes it in Grand Cherokee territory price wise. Please be careful when shopping as some dealers use “AMV”, which means in english Added Market Value. They are gouging you for another $2000.00! This should be illegal, but it is not. If you pay it, you are out of your mind.

I need to drive the Sorento, but I will not buy from a dealer that sells $2000.00 over the sticker price. That is like paying 30% more for your groceries than you should for no additional benefit.

The Photo Booth Chick says:

It has features of the Infiniti QX60 (used to be JX 35)…. I wish the interior was available in all TAN or WHITE or something bright.  No really feeling the two tone.  Love the ride…

Three coins says:

Very nice SUV!

Alex Cupples says:

I like the design of the newer sorrentos. They just look good

MilanoFootball says:

The 2016 KIA Sorento has a very nice luxurious design. 
I really like the fact that the greatly improved the steering this year to a more heavy type steering, making the driver feel more confident. And the luxurious seats are class-leading I’ve heard. 
KIA is one of the most popular brands in the US. We’re living in 2016 and I think it’s time to realize that KIA is selling more cars than Toyota in countries like Russia and Brazil.

jjs777fzr says:

KIA is growing on me despite being old enough to recall the kah kah kah kia! commercials when their cars were similar in quality to Hyundai from decades ago. Now my neighbor across the street and my tenant both have the Sorento. It’s tempting especially as I’m shopping for a suv now for the wife. I guess if it’s for the wife I shouldn’t care as much but I just find it hard to consider a car not American made where the dollars simply go over seas (further helping to widen the trade gap).

quietguy1948 says:

40 large for a full boat Kia tips the scales… I’d look at others in the class.
Good review – gave that a thumbs Up… But Kia’s begun to price themselves out of the ball park.

Charles allen jr says:

If you are going to get the Kia Sorento, Please do not get the base model engine. IT’S WEAK!!! Get the LX V6 or the EX or SX Models. A vehicle that size needs horsepower. That would be my choice.

Reggie Lee says:

Bought one 4 hours ago. EX 4 cylinder turbo. So far so good 🙂

Chiqkena Collins says:

bought the limited model 5 days ago. I have to say I never thought I would buy a kia but it an amazing car…I still think it a little pricey, but it has everything I wanted in a car within my price range


damn cars in western countries are cheaper and has all complete features.

fish fingers says:

Those ex Audi designers at Kia are doing a great job.

digiver says:

Dang… Kia is doing good on designs… love it

PringleTime says:

can’t decide between this or 2016 mazda cx9 any help?

Gabriel Dominguez says:

Hate kia

tigerbalm says:

The 4 LED’s look out of place and goofy, ruins the front design.  The copied the lower rear end of a Porsche…

Yadira Ayala says:


gene978 says:

hey Zack, Found myself on the lot yesterday looking at a loaded Nissan Rogue for around $30K and right next to it was a Kia Sportage fully equipped for …WAIT FOR IT…….$34K I took a quick look inside the Sportage and said NO CONTEST to the ROGUE or Escape, or CR-V, or CX-5, etc. lol Great review. I know my story wasn’t about the Sorrento but I’m still in shock.

Grant Jones says:

Why do cars need all those electronics. That’s why the price is so darn high. All people need is is something as simple as a 1950s with no computers. Its outrageous what people are tricked into buying these days, both electronic wise and crappy Asian cars.

fish fingers says:

Well, the Kia badge is way better than the pound land red tick mclaren badge. But yes, they could update it

Sriram Rao says:

@0:31, That’s why i like you guys. Nice review by the way

Imanol Kutch says:

I was thinking equinox but after reading horrible things about that car, I decided I’m buying a sorento.

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