Firts Look: 2016 Kia Sorento on Everyman Driver

The 2016 Kia Sorento builds on everything we already like about Kia’s midsize crossover SUV. The new Sorento is bigger, but not so much so that it sacrifices the old Sorento’s maneuverability. The 2016 Sorento also has more high-tech features, offering things like adaptive cruise control, an all-around-view camera, and Siri Eyes Free for your iPhone. You have a new engine to choose from, a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that splits the difference in performance and fuel economy between the standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and the upgrade 3.3-liter V6 engine. The styling inside and out is sharp and spot-on, and the driving experience is also markedly improved. We’ll put it this way: If you liked the old Sorento, you’ll love this new one. New Sorento buyers have a choice of engines, but it gets complicated. Standard in L and LX models is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder offering up 185 horsepower, 178 lb-ft of torque, and the best fuel economy – 29 mpg on the highway. The standard engine in EX and Limited Sorento SUVs is the new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, with 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, that engine is only available on 2-row models. Three-row EX and Limited models, and all SX models, come with the 3.3-liter V6 with its 290 horsepower.

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Jesue Rodriguez says:

Good video!!! Now I can see good points to buy it..

DC Johnson says:

Love the the music at 0:31. I remember this same music playing in a previous video you did on the 2013 Sorento. It fits the vehicle very well.

bigbuckoramma says:

For as upscale and improved the interior of the 2016 model is, why in gods name did they leave the older round center steering wheel section? It makes the wheel look dated, and very out of place with the rest of the swooping modern dash.

I have no doubt it was done because that airbag layout and center cap design has already gone through the various regulatory groups approval process around the world, and reusing an existing part means no cost in re-certification for each and every one of them.

But it was the one thing my eye was drawn to. Otherwise, its hard to find fault with the rest of that interior, looks fantastic.

Ntokozo Mhlongo says:

when is this gonna be available in South Africa?

Moosey1789 says:

straight outta cadenza

urenda573 says:

Does anyone how much the price of a vehicle(SUV) would go down during the last weekend of December?

wayne sanders says:



This is such an awesome SUV 🙂

Cod4 37 says:


cadsux says:

Hello Dave, which engine did you prefer, this turbo or last year’s V6? Also, will you eventually do an off-road review like last time? Thanks.

구세환 says:

If you bought 2015 sorento , check your seat inside. it got rusty. My sorento got rusty all seat inside.

Court Mojo says:

Santa Fe sport is still nicer, and before ignorance goes a bliss on here, NO they are NOT the same vehicle

Kishin Ratwani says:

all cars should havea turbo 

Royalorgans says:

what’s the MPG on the Turbo, V6 and 4 cylinder. Can you get the SXL version with 4 cyclinder engine or Turbo Engine.

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B_IQ 11 says:

Toyota landcruiser VX.r or Prado and the Lexus GX460 is much better than this cuz they are durable and last longer and stronger as well as you can use them on offroading easily even the are kinda overpriced but they deserve that price to get a powerful SUV . My brother 56000$ landcruiser prado 2014 doen’t have panoramic roof also . #lexus #toyota #prado #landcruiser

Dreadzedan says:

the Korean kia logo looks so much better, doesn’t kia understand that a small touch like a nicer logo would go a very long way. they are doing everything except that which is silly.

Daniel says:

Me encantoooooo este Kia sorento!!! solo quiero saber cuando llega a  mi país Ecuador  y que versión van a traer!!! I love Kia!!!

banko222000 says:

Hey Dave! Great video.   I’ll be in the market for a new SUV during the summer. One thing on my check list for the new SUV is adaptive cruz control.  Did you notice if the Sorento offered it? 

vito libido says:

only choosing from base models – sorrento, sportage, rogue Tuscan, cx5, Ford Fusion, Altima, Mazda 6 or Accord… which one should I get? – I’m 6’3 and don’t care about 3rd row and I’m also single and looking to mingle PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE IM GOING CRAZY

Mic Geneva says:

One of the reasons for people to buy a sorento is third row. I took a quick view but didn’t see the part. If I didn’t miss anything, I do hope you categorize the car before doing the review, I think it’s important. Most other youtubers have their specialties about reviewing cars, I didn’t see this character from yours. Do hope you get better.

Brett M says:

Being an owner of a 2010 Sorento I’m a big fan and this looks even better than the old model. I don’t understand the love you Americans have for Petrol cars ( sorry, gas!)
We had the diesel version of the old Sorento and it was a fantastic car with a cracker of an engine which we loved as we towed a van on long road trips and the extra torque with the diesel not to mention great fuel economy was greatly appreciated. Why don’t you guys do diesel cars? Don’t you realise they are so much better for towing and fuel economy?
You are really missing out. In Australia no-one tows anything with a petrol car, theyre all diesel – in fact I’d refuse to buy a car now thats not diesel. Please explain??

1guyin10 says:

Looks like another step forward for the “made in Jawja” Sorento.  That cabin would not be a bad place to be.

JHJ8203 says:

Great review Dave! I always enjoy watching your videos 🙂 since it has gotten longer, does it have more leg room in third row?

Mike Savich says:

I work for kia these are really nice his ever I wouldn’t pay 50k seems high. yes there engines are great rarely see and bad issues except driver error .

Julio Chavez says:

Please help kia sorento or Hyundai Tuscan

Marcus Jensen says:

I test drove the 2016 Kia Sorento 3 days ago and it’s the best SUV I’ve test driven this year. Better than the 2015 Toyota Highlander and 2015 Nissan X Trail. 
The AWD drivetrain on the new 2016 Sorento is miles better than anything found in a comparably priced SUV from other brands. And the seats are very luxurious. The handling is one of the biggest changes, none of that numb steering we saw in previous Korean/Japanese SUVs.

digiver says:

One of the better car review channel, I like it

Gibrahan Caro says:

I wanna trade my 2013 sorento for this newer one. I love the sorentos. I will prefer a sorento any day.

Yippie says:

6 feet and taller would be a good place to be? My head touches the roof!

Nathaniel Yosores says:

Does It have manual and color red? Can I open the sun roof? Is there a cup holder on the middle?

MilanoFootball says:

KIA cars are built like tanks and the 2016 KIA Sorento is now exception. 
Also, KIA is a contract defence manufacturer which manufactures armored vehicles for the Korean and US military. 
KIA are SUV specialists. And they have the 2nd highest market share in the Russian auto market after Hyundai.

Oumar DiAlLo says:

The music throughout this video was really good. Had me jamming along until you started reviewing lol. Reminds me of RnB from a while ago.

GoodDay says:

It is nice but I still cannot get used to the fact it is still Kia.

Thibault Dc says:

It looks much nicer in real :p

Alan says:

What a beauty

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