2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid Release date, engine

The 2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid has been beautifully designed for families of 5 to 7 members and considering it is a hybrid car, fuel costs are extensively reduced while maintaining at par quality level foe the vehicle. The 2016 Sorento Hybrid has Hid lamps and fog lights right below them and a camera just below the KIA logo. The front view has a tiger nose effect to this model. At 187 inches long The 2016 Kia Hybrid has gained over 3 inches over the 2015 model. This has made it gain more interior space to hold up to 7 passengers. An exterior view also reveals that The 2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid has a much narrower bumper than the 2015 Kia Sorento.

2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid front

2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid Exterior

This narrower bumper forms a close relationship with the Nissan Rogue and the Toyota Highlander. Even though the Nissan Rogue has a 7 passenger option, it is a few inches shorter than The 2016 Kia Hybrid. This model considerably slots just between The Santa Fe and The Santa Fe Sports in terms of the overall exterior dimensions. In addition, The 2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid has increased the wheel bases by about 3 inches in order to create space and room just in the second row passenger seats. The exterior style rates about 8.5 out of a possible 10.

2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid rear

2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid Engine

Under the hood of The Kia Sorento Hybrid, a few things remain the same. The same basic 2.4L and 3.3L engine line has been incorporated in the 2016 model. The 2.4L engine has been slightly revised for The Kia Sorento Hybrid and now it produces 185 horse power (at 6000) and 178 feet of torque (4000). The V6 Sorento has 3.3L engine option that produces 290 horse power (at 6400) and 258 feet of torque (5300). However, The Kia Sorento Hybrid has introduced a third option engine which is 2.0L turbo charged 4 cylinder engined. This 4 cylinder engine produces 240 horse power (at 6000) and 260 feet of torque (between 1450 and 3500).

2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid interior

2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid Price

The great thing is that one can obtain The Kia Sorento Hybrid with all the three engines at an additional $1800. This helps you save on gas cost and get maximum utilization since the all wheel drive options (for the 3 engines) is expected to reduce gas consumption by 1.2 Mile per Gallon across the board. Front driver seat get a 10/10 rating due to the utmost comfort and adjust-ability. However the passenger seats get a rating of 9/10 due to space limitations, the same goes for the luggage compartment. The Kia Sorento Hybrid price has increased compared to the 2015 model, this is around $24,900 (for the 2.0L engine). The release date for The 2016 Sorento Hybrid has not been confirmed yet, but the model will most probably be rolled out in first quarter of 2015.

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