To keep the pressure on in the three-row-crossover segment, two years after it last refreshed the Sorento, Kia has delivered a comprehensive re-do of its mid-sizer. Redesigned to be sleek, strong, and adaptive to any needs, the 2016 Sorento has elegantly sculpted surfaces, more cabin space, and a wraparound dashboard for distinctive appeal.
Drawing inspiration from the Kia Cross GT concept that appeared at the 2013 Chicago auto show, the 2016 Sorento wears fresh sheetmetal, rides on a longer wheelbase and is a little wider.
The face looks more intense, with its headlamps pinched tighter than those on the outgoing car.
Kia says 53 percent of the Sorento’s unibody consists of high-strength steel, which, combined with industrial-strength adhesives, dual-seal lip joints, and larger-diameter laser-welding techniques, increases torsional rigidity by 14 percent.