In 2002, Kia introduced the Kia Sorento. It had two options for transmissions: a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic. Its motor was a 3.5 double overhead cam V6 from Hyundai and pumped out 192 horsepower. Today, it is in its third generation with the 2016 Kia Sorento. It features a stronger body construction, an overall length that’s three inches longer than the previous generation, and a wheelbase that’s 3.1 inches wider. Avid fans of Kia in Indianapolis would surely love this new version.
The 2016 Kia Sorento is available in front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). The six-speed automatic transmission is standard, but there are three engines that are being offered: a 2.4-liter, direct injection four-cylinder, a 3.3-liter direct injection V6, and a 2.0-liter direct injection turbo four-cylinder new to this model. The strongest is the V6 which boasts 290 horsepower, followed by the 2.0-liter giving 240 horsepower.