Is the 2016 or 2017 Kia Sorento Right for You?
Kia has a reputation for consistently upgrading its vehicles each year, even if the changes are subtle. However, 2017 brings some changes significant enough to add to the price of the Sorento. The body style looks the same, but Kia obviously knows what it’s doing with such additions as automatic braking making its way into the list of features. In addition, the previously optional V6 engine is now standard in the 2017 Kia Sorento.
An Edge on the SUV Market
Due to the advancements in technology and competitors making technology packages standard, Kia is following suit in order to maintain its edge in the midsize SUV market. The 2017 Sorento SX Limited will get 2016’s technology package, as well as the automatic emergency braking system and swiveling headlights. In fact, all trim levels get some standard features that were optional in the previous model year.
A Feature-Rich Kia SUV
More features of the 2017 Sorento include the base getting the automatic emergency braking, lane departure and forward collision warning systems, and adaptive cruise control. The new UVO3 infotainment system is also being introduced as an option on the L and LX trims. It is standard on all other trims.
Kia Sorento Efficiency
The 2017 Kia Sorento’s 2.4-liter V4 engine does experience a 1 mpg drop in fuel economy when compared to the 2016 model year. This has happened on all front-wheel-drive models. Perhaps this is due to the upgrade from the standard V4 to a standard V6 engine. Nonetheless, the loss is negligible when considering all of the new features that are being introduced.
Check Out the 2016 and 2017 Sorento!
Of course, the 2016 model is going to come at a lower cost than the 2017 model. Kia is increasing the price for the 2017 due to the new array of standard features. You can stop by Ray Brandt Kia of Harvey, Louisiana, and check out both the 2016 and 2017 model years to determine which is going to work best for your needs and your budget.