Posts Tagged ‘2016 Kia Sorento’
2016 made it official that the auto market is starting to shift. SUVS and crossovers (CUVs) are starting to dominate, and although some of us still love sedans and sports cars, the focus is also turning towards the big metal cages. In December, AutoGuide took a look at midsize three-row crossovers and the results may surprise you.
Five CUVs were measured and tested on a variety of specs, from mechanical engine specs and horsepower to cargo space and price. How each would hold up when pitted against the other four would clearly define which one stood out. The vehicles consisted of the 2016 Mazda CX-9, the 2016 Honda Pilot, the 2017 GMC Acadia, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2016 Kia Sorento, and the rating of each crossover is in AutoGuide’s ranking of worst to best.
Wouldn’t you know, AutoGuide rated the Kia Sorento as the most affordable three-row mid-size crossover that is also fairly comparable to its more expensive competitors. Many of its specs were similar or a few digits shy of competitors, but given that some specs (wheelbase for one) don’t really say much when it comes to a customer’s comfort and feelings towards a vehicle, let’s look at engine, fuel economy, cargo space, towing capacity, and of course, the price.
Like the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, every year Strategic Vision measures an owner’s experience with their vehicle after 90 days of ownership. But instead of measurements for quality, Strategic Vision’s evaluation is based on how much love a consumer has for their vehicle.
Love is hard to quantify, but Strategic Vision’s survey asks for ratings on over 120 vehicle aspects, ranging from simple stuff like the operations of the door handles to the overall performance of the vehicle. This year, Kia, Chevrolet, Dodge and Jeep are among the SUV brands that consumers love the most, and all four of those vehicles are available at Miami Lakes Automall!
Mid-Size CUV: 2016 Kia Sorento
Everyone likes a crossover, and why not? It’s a great combination of the maneuverability of a smaller car and the toughness and cargo space of an SUV. The Kia Sorento is available as a five- or seven-passenger vehicle and it offers as much as 100 cubic feet of storage space for five passenger models and a 110 cubic feet for seven-passenger models. Kia is also known for its top safety standards, making the Sorento a great choice for families.
With seven trims available, there are many options a buyer can utilize to customize their new Kia Sorento. There are a range of standard features, but there are some optional high-end finishes and tech features available as add-ons. Plus, the amount of features to make the Kia Sorento a convenient vehicle are large and plenty, making it a top choice and a CUV to love. Starting MSRP at $25,400.