2016 Kia Sorento Review

We are getting ready for the latest 2017 Kia Sorento release. This is a newly announced model which is going to be delivered on the market by the end of the year, as it was estimated. The model is going to feature a lot of changes made to its exterior and is going to add new and dominantly available features.

The latest update that the Sorento car gained was for the 2016 model, apparently not long ago. But the only one year apart we are going to get changes done to this one as well. it took almost five years for the Sorento to get its only big updated as the span between the 2011 till 2016 was not that fruitful for the model. They have made sure that this car is going to be updated with ample features and will try to keep it fresh in a more periodic way.

2017 Kia Sorento rear view, exterior, black color

The latest upgrade brought a higher class fashion to the car boosted by a turbo-engine option. The much more prettier cabin and some class leading features on the indie and we got ourselves a very good looking car. The Kia Sorento 2017 is going to keep all of the changes and the feel about the car which was established with the latest model and will build up on it and expand the offer.

The latest Sorento still has room for 7 passengers and is going to rival the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander in a great fashion as it brings us something to look forward to and something that is reshaping the face of the car. Keep on reading the review and see what else is there to be excited about this car and what are its other specs.


As the period between the 2017 Kia Sorento and the last model has not been that great we do not expect to see many changes. In fact it is going to be a similar kind of a look which the model is going to carry over from before, but it is still going to make some changes which are going to be paramount of the 2017 update. We can expect a lot from the car and most of it will be seen at the release date draws closer, but thanks to the spy photos already released a lot of things are known in advance. The Sorento has a style that makes it an SUV alternative for a Sedona minivan model. The crisp and contemporary lines of the 2016 model are going to be largely present here and still used but there is going to be an added distance made between the front and rear axles allowing for more space on the inside to fir 5 people there.

2017 Kia Sorento side view

The exterior is going to reshape some things and keep the car fresh for a longer period. There are some things that have been refurbished here that were perhaps missed out on the last redesign so this model is a kind of a filler to the previous reshaping and the previous look. Additionally, there were some new color variants announced as well and you can pick your own choice when it comes to the Kia Sorento 2017 look.

2017 Kia Sorento rear angle, taillights and tailpipe


The inside of the 2017 Kia Sorento is going to bring so much more in terms of comfort. The car has expanded on by making a lot of space available on the inside and also by making some new and luxury additions made to it. The spacing in the second row of sets is now ample while there is much more cargo room behind the third row of seats that allows you to pack even more stuff with you while packing for a holiday. The overall design simply has to be among the best in the class, it adds padded surfaces, modern shapes and some smother operating controls for the dashboard, making it much more functional and not allowing too much clutter for it.

2017 Kia Sorento interior

The 4.2 inch screen that the previous model used was exchanged for a 8-inch one and gives us crisp and detailed graphics information about any piece of date that we need. Also there are many more updated gadgets placed inside which are going to keep the previous one and expand on them with newly applied features. The previous model scored a top-rating in the crash test exams and this is going to continue with the newest model as it brings forth the same kind of setup. The gadgets implemented on the inside are going to add a lot of security for the passengers inside and is going to continue the tradition of this being a generally safe car.

Engine specs

The base engine option for the 2017 Kia Sorento is going to remain the same for now. Thus the L and LX trims keep the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine choice as its prime offer. The production level is still the same and it is going to output a total of 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The EX 2.0T and SX-L 2.0T  return with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine option which is going to provide an output of 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque  and a much more livelier acceleration fixture. And finally, in LX, EX, SX, and SX-L trims, there is going to be an option V6 model engine available with the 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque performance rate. The only transmission option is still the a 6-speed automatic and the all-wheel drive system is given optionally as last time for an added fee of course.

2017 Kia Sorento engine view

Release date and price

The great news about the 2017 Kia Sorento is that it is going to be released pretty soon. We are expecting the release date to be by the end of the year and are going to see the car already available for sale in the beginning of 2017. The starting price is going to be at $27,400 for the FWD and $29,200 for the AWD option both as a base MSRP price. The EX 2.0T version costs about $34,100 and the SX-L 2.0T is around $42,900.




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