2015 vs. 2016 Kia Sorento: Get the Difference with Full Specs & Review
In the last couple of years, the Kia Sorento has evolved and has indeed carved a niche for itself when it comes to the mid-size-SUV cars. The Kia Sorento comes with a long manufacture’s warranty. The Kia Sorento also has multiple engines, several other desirable materials, and a 3-row seating. Thereafter, for the year 2016 the Kia Sorento has been redefined and re-made in order to stay at the top in priority lists of the customers. Read below, the difference between the 2016 model of Kia Sorento and its predecessor on several comparison lines.
The interior of the Kia Sorento looked a little outdated in the 2015 version of the Kia Sorento. Now, the makers have putted in all the best efforts to update and upgrade the Kia Sorento in its 2016 version. The dashboard has been redesigned to look appealing. You will also notice an updated infotainment system in the new model of the car. The other changes in the interior include a new steering wheel, a more expansive center console accompanied by several new buttons and a new gauge cluster. Other materials used in the interior have also been improved. The car now looks more spacious than before.
You will notice thorough changes in the exterior of the 2016 model of Kia Sorento when compared with its predecessor. Though you cannot call these changes dramatic yet. The evident updates in the exterior of Kia Sorento include a unique fog-light style that makes use of four different lamps, more rounded corners, a new rear end with updated taillights and a larger grille.
The powertrains of the new model of the Kia Sorento has been increased from two to three.
The model’s base-level engine is of 2.4-liter 4-cylinder. In the 2016 model of Kia Sorento, the power may slightly vary from 191 horsepower to 185 horsepower. The use of midrange engine that is supported by a base-level 4-cylinder and the Sorento’s optional V6 is something to look forward in the 2016 version of Kia Sorento.
While taking a ride on the new Kia Sorento 2016, you will notice significant changes in the overall driving experience. The suspension has been improved dramatically. This will ensure that you get a smooth and comfortable driving experience. The handling has been made more responsive. It also possesses an imposing view of the road. The older version too had the same, so this is not something to be called as a change.
The federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not yet crash- tested the 2016 version of the Kia Sorento. However, the 2015 model of the Kia Sorento had a complete 5 star rating when it comes to safety and we are quite sure that the same rating would be given to the 2016 version of the car. The latest version has been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is a nonprofit organization and it has given the model a Top Safety Pick score. It would have received the Top Safety Pick+ if it would have had an additional feature of automatic braking.
Finally, we conclude, that you will definitely experience an evolution in the 2016 version of Kia Sorento when officially compared to the predecessor. The styling has just evolved slightly, however, when we talk about the interior then you can be quite certain that it has been improved significantly. The Engines of the latest version of Kia Sorento are mainly carried over. Moreover, the crash safety feature and new midrange turbo charged 4-cylinder will probably remain same to last year’s model of Kia Sorento. The ride comfort has been significantly enhanced and the handling is flawless. The larger interior will provide you with unbeatable safety and convenience when on the wheels.
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