Specs Overview

  • Price (MSRP)
    $ 27,695
    Fuel Type
  • Engine Name
    Engine: 2.4L Theta II In-Line 4 with E-CVVT Variable Valve Timing
    Transmission Name
    Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic w/Manual Mode
  • Trim
    LX FWD
    Standard L/100km
    11.1 City / 8.2 Hwy
  • Horsepower
  • Body Style
    Seating Capacity (Std/Max)

Safety Ratings

  • IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test
    NHTSA Frontal Crash Rating
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    NHTSA Side Impact
  • IIHS Side Impact
    IIHS Rood Strength
  • IIHS Rear Crash Protect/Head Restraint Rating


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2016 Kia Sorento News and Reviews

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