Review: 2016 Kia Sorento LX V6

15 December 2017, Neil Parkhi


The Sorento overall is a unique SUV. It looks aggressive, but it is one machine which can go all sorts of places, even better with a V6. Kia revealed the third generation Sorento in august 2014 in South Korea, and then for its European debut at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. It was meant to be a comfortable SUV. Overall, if you ride in it, it is comfortable, like really. Some people may find it even more comfortable than a 2013 Mercedes E350, that is even more impressive. It makes sense because they make the K900 sedan with that luxury but it is incredible for a Crossover, although the Mercedes E350 we filmed is rear wheel drive though, it is unknown to us about the ride comfort of the Front Wheel Drive model. Other transmissions are available in other countries as well such as a 5 speed auto, 5 and 6 speed manual, as the 6 speed auto is the only transmission available in the United States.


The Sorento does look like one amazing quality vehicle, and it even feels like a quality vehicle as well, which is a good thing, so people can enjoy it at all times. For people who are interested in this car, definitely worth it to look at and take a test drive. It has good ride comfort, and it has good capabilities as which also the handling is really good as well.


Steering and Transmission
Steering Type Speed Proportional, Electric Assist, Rack and Pinion Power Steering
Transmission Type 6-Speed Automatic
Gear 1 Ratio 4.65
Gear 2 Ratio 2.83
Gear 3 Ratio 1.84
Gear 4 Ratio 1.39
Gear 5 Ratio 1.00
Gear 6 Ratio 0.77
Reverse Gear Ratio 3.39
Wheels and Tires
Front Wheel Type 17 inch 5 twin spoke alloys
Rear Wheel Type 17 inch 5 twin spoke alloys
Front Tire Type 235/65R17
Rear Tire Type 235/65R17
Front Suspension Type Independent MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Type Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Features Stabilizer Bars, Coil Springs, Gas Pressurised Shock Absorbers
Length (in, mm) 187.4in, 4760mm
Width (in, mm) 74.4in, 1890mm
Height (in, mm) 66.3in, 1684mm
Wheelbase (in, mm) 109.4in, 2779mm
Weight (lb, kg) 4343lb, 1970kg
Engine Specifications
Engine Type 3.3 litre double overhead cam 24 valve V6
Power (bhp, PS, kW) 290bhp, 294PS, 216kW @ 6400RPM
Torque (lb-ft, Nm) 252lb-ft, 342Nm @ 5300RPM
0-60 mph (0-97 kmph) 5.8 seconds
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Size (gal, L) 18.8 gallons, 71L
Fuel Type (AKI, RON) 87 Octane/AKI Petrol (92 RON)
City Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 18mpg, 8kmpL
Highway Fuel Economy (mpg, kmpL) 26mpg, 11kmpL
Cargo Specifications
Cargo Space (ft3, L) 11.3ft3, 320L
Cargo Space with 3rd Row Seats Folded (ft3, L) 38ft3, 1076L
Max. Cargo Space (ft3, L) 73ft3, 2067L
Price Range
U.S. Dollars $30,500
Canadian Dollars $38,723