2016 Kia Sorento 2.0T AWD Tested: Four Can Be More than Six


2016 Kia Sorento SX-L 2.0T AWD
-It used to be rare that we’d test a four-cylinder vehicle that cost more than the same model equipped with a V-6, but that’s becoming more common—and it’s what we have here: a loaded Kia Sorento SXL for $ 45,095, fully 10 percent pricier than the V-6 AWD edition tested previously. This four, though, isn’t the base engine—it’s the 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter found in the EX and in this SXL (for “SX Limited”) trim level. It generates more torque at lower rpm than does the 290-hp 3.3-liter V-6, while squeezing an extra 2 or 3 miles out of each gallon of regular unleaded gasoline, according to the EPA ratings. Like all Sorentos, it features a six-speed automatic. READ MORE ››


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