Kia Motors completely overhauled the 2016 Kia Sorento to pursue a larger share of crossover sales, one of the fastest-growing vehicle segments in Canada. To achieve this, Kia transformed the Sorento into an elegant, technologically-advanced SUV that is as functional as it is beautiful. The result is stunning. "It's bold where the previous iteration was timid, sporty rather than placid and generally just a little more in your face than the outgoing crossover," writes David Booth of Postmedia.
Climb inside the Kia Sorento and you immediately realize how much thought Kia put into this new SUV. The interior finishes are high end, with available Nappa leather and piano black trim, which make the Kia Sorento comparable to luxury models selling for tens of thousands more. As David Booth pointed out, Kia also made the Sorento easy to operate. Vehicle information is very easy to access and Kia's entertainment system is pleasurably simple. Kia also added an improved lower door seal to keep water, snow and salt out of the interior cabin. The rear seats fold flat for massive cargo space. And the seats split three ways instead of two for maximum flexibility. The Kia Sorento is also available with a smart rear hatch that doesn't make you dig into your pockets for the key or awkwardly stick your foot out. If you simply stand by the gate with the key in your pocket, the gate will open after three seconds. No kicking, no chanting Open Sesame, no hassle. The rear lift gate is just one of the many thoughtful features on the new edition. It makes sense that the Sorento was dramatically improved, as its transformation was lead by Kia's Peter Schreyer, who previously designed vehicles for Audi and VW.
Not only is the Sorento redesigned, it is now available in several versions so you can find the one that best suits your needs. There are three engines to choose from, the 2.4L four-cylinder with 185 horsepower, the 2.0L turbo, which offers four-cylinder fuel efficiency with V6 power, and the 3.3L GDI V6, available in the seven-passenger version of the Sorento.
Not only does the Sorento turn heads for its appearance and content, it is well made. J.D. Power now ranks Kia among the top vehicle manufacturers in the world for initial quality in the U.S. Only companies like Porsche could achieve similar results. Kia now surpasses Honda, Toyota, Dodge, and all the other mainstream brands for initial quality. It is clear that Kia produces quality vehicles that are worth a closer look.
With the Kia Sorento, Kia continues its tradition of offering best-in-class vehicles paired with the most competitive pricing, finance and lease rates. At Castlegar Kia, the Kia Sorento is on sale and you will be impressed by our current offers on this high-quality vehicle. Our dealership has achieved the highest customer satisfaction rankings in Canada as measured by Kia Canada, so we are confident you will enjoy your experience. If you are seeking something different, both in terms of a vehicle and an ownership experience, visit Castlegar Kia today to view the totally transformed Kia Sorento.