**I was provided a 2016 KIA Sorento SXL AWD to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.**
My family and I had the opportunity to test drive the 2016 KIA Sorento SXL AWD. We decided to really push the medal to the pedal by taking a mini road trip to Savannah. The first look at the 2016 KIA Sorento had a wow effect on me. I’m a bit different when it comes to car reviews because my first place to look is always the trunk. Crazy right? Call me crazy but this wanderlust always wants to ensure that she has enough room for all of her luggage. What can I say? I have never been a light packer. I will pack my entire closet in a suitcase if I can make it fit. What I loved about the 2016 KIA Sorento trunk space was that it could be expanded by leaving the additional third row seat down. Yep! It has a third row seat which is a bonus for me. I have enough room to add a few extra bodies (my niece and nephews) in the car.
I’m sure that every traveler has the debate with their passengers about which station they will listen to but luckily for me and my crew we all love Pastor Joel Osteen’s channel. The clear sound that we receive from SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio and the amazing sound that you get with the Infinity Surround Sound Audio System is A1. This is definitely a great addition to this amazing vehicle.
The ride in this vehicle was all smooth sailing. This car handles very smoothly both around town and on the road. My family and I were presently surprised with how roomy the vehicle was inside because from the look on the outside it appeared to seem like a smaller version of an SUV. I am definitely an SUV Lover and this beauty held its on and earned a place on my list of potential vehicles to own. The manufacturer suggested retail cost is $43,100 which isn’t bad for all of the amazing loaded features:
- 3.3L V-^ GDI Engine
- Independent Front and Rear Suspension
- Full-Time AWD w/Lockable Center Differential
- UVO eServices Telematics w/Rear Camera Display
- 50/50 Split Folding 3rd Row Seats
- Smart “Hands Free” Power Liftgate
- Panoramic Roof with Power Sun Shade (Amazing!)
The Sorento was a perfect fit for my entire family including my oldest son who is off to college but had the opportunity to ride along with me as we went to purchase his monthly grocery and snacks. I was stopped at several locations that I visited and questioned about how the SUV handled on the road and my response was the same every time….”It’s Amazing!”If you don’t believe me why don’t you check out my little KIA buddy. It looks like he’s loving the trip and the new ride!