2016 Kia Sorento L, LX, EX, SX, and SX Limited Trim Levels & Features

2016 Kia Sorento trim levels

Let us first briefly introduce this cool-looking Kia crossover vehicle, while later we will take a closer look at each of the trim levels and features that come along!

The Kia Sorento is all-new for the 2016 model year, and it is fast becoming the go to vehicle for families on the move.

The new Sorento comfortably holds 5 passengers, but can also easily accommodate 7 when the third row of seating is included.

2016 Sorento Trim Levels

The excellent passenger space does little to cut into the huge space that is also made possible for cargo.

The 2016 Sorento also has some real towing power, thanks in large part to the newly available 2,0L turbocharged engine.

The first thing that jumps out, though, is the exterior design, and those of you who follow our blog will be sure to have noticed the little inspirations drawn from the Cross GT concept from back in 2013.

A large part of the focus for the Kia design and engineering team as to create a body structure that was stronger than before, which would mean an improvement in NVH levels in the cabin.

All of that makes for a more comfortable driving experience.

There are a trio of engines available in the new Sorento: a new 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder, the potent 3.3L V6 and an enhanced 2.4L GDI unit.

The 2016 Kia Sorento is available in 5 different trim levels. Listed here are all five.

2016 Kia Sorento trim levels

  • L
  • LX
  • EX
  • SX
  • SX Limited

2016 Kia Sorento L

The base Kia Sorento L comes fitted with the entry-level 2,4L GDI engine generating 185 horsepower.

It sits on 17-inch tires and boasts LED running lights and body-colour heated mirrors with LEDs for a sophisticated sense of style.

The number of standard safety and convenience features is huge, so let us only mention some of them.

  • Manual air conditioning
  • Bluetooth wireless technology with voice recognition
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column
  • Auto Cruise control
  • 2nd-row 40/20/40 split-folding seats
  • Auxiliary and USB audio input jacks

2016 Kia Sorento LX

Next in line is the Sorento LX, built upon the L trim but with added extra features. Here are some of them.

  • Auto light control
  • Roof rails, finished in silver exterior color
  • Rapid charge USB ports
  • Sound-reducing windshield
  • Rearview camera

2016 Kia Sorento EX

The next step up, the EX, enhances the overall ride quality by incorporating Kia’s latest 240-horsepower 2,0L turbo-charged engine.

Along with more powerful engine come additional features and technology options. Let’s have a look at them here.

  • 18-inch alloy-wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Dual zone automatic temperature control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Interior accent illumination

This trim also includes the Convenience Package which adds the following features: rear parking sensors, eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and auto-dimming mirror.

2016 Sorento SX

The 2016 Kia Sorento SX sits on 19-inch alloys and offers an array of luxury features, including:

  • LED taillights
  • Panoramic sunroof with power shade
  • Navigation system with 8″ display
  • Infinity audio with 10 speakers

Top-of-the-range 2016 Sorento SXL

The fifth trim level available on the new Kia Sorento is the range-topping SX Limited or SX L.

It screams luxury, so let’s have a look at all those premium features here.

  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated second row seats
  • Leather heated steering wheel

Optional Technology Package is also available on the SX Limited trim and that includes a few additional luxury features including xenon headlights, multi-angle parking camera, electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure and forward collision warning.


The 2016 Kia Sorento crossover vehicle is a complete package that has been given the premium touch both inside and out.

The use of high-strength steel in the build have not only made the vehicle stronger, it has also ensured that the comfort and driving dynamics have been vastly improved.

It also means that NVH levels in the cabin are better than ever before, all of which adds up to a CUV that the whole family will love.

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