2016 Sorento

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Horsepower
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
240 hp @ 6,000 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
240 hp @ 6,000 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
EPA MPG, FWD (City/Highway/Combined)
21/29/24
21/29/24
18/26/21
20/27/23
18/26/21
18/26/21
20/27/23
18/26/21
*Disclaimer
EPA fuel economy estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.
EPA MPG, AWD (City/Highway/Combined)
21/26/23
18/26/21
19/25/22
18/26/21
17/23/19
19/25/22
17/23/19
*Disclaimer
EPA fuel economy estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.
Specs
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
2.4 liter DOHC, 16-valve I-4
3.3 liter, DOHC, 24-valve V6
2.0 liter DOHC 16-valve I-4, Turbocharged
Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
Displacement (cc)
2,359
2,359
3,342
1,998
3,342
3,342
1.998
3,342
Horsepower
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
185 hp @ 6,000 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
240 hp @ 6,000 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
240 hp @ 6,000 rpm
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
260 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
260 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm
252 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
Compression Ratio
11.3:1
11.3:1
11.5:1
10.0:1
11.5:1
11.5:1
10.0:1
11.5:1
Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
Sportmatic™ Sports Shifter
Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
Dynamax All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

The Dynamax Full-Time AWD system uses electronic sensors to monitor road conditions and distribute power to the appropriate wheels, helping with traction and control.

Locking Center Differential

Included with Dynamax All-Wheel Drive. The driver-activated locking center differential provides added low-speed traction in very poor road conditions.

Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC)

Included with Dynamax All-Wheel Drive. TVCC uses yaw rate and steering input sensors to detect unwanted under-steer during cornering, helping to maintain vehicle stability under certain driving conditions.

FUEL ECONOMY
EPA MPG, FWD (City/Highway/Combined)
21/29/24
21/29/24
18/26/21
20/27/23
18/26/21
18/26/21
20/27/23
18/26/21
*Disclaimer
EPA fuel economy estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.
EPA MPG, AWD (City/Highway/Combined)
21/26/23
18/26/21
19/25/22
18/26/21
17/23/19
19/25/22
17/23/19
*Disclaimer
EPA fuel economy estimates.  Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.
Fuel Requirement
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
Regular Unleaded, 87 Octane or higher
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
BRAKES
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Front Diameter (in.)
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6
12.6

Ventilated Type

Rear Diameter (in.)
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1
12.1

Solid Type

Painted Calipers
Red
Black
Black
CURB WEIGHT
Curb Weight
3,704
3,704
3,968
3,878
3,968
3,968
3,878
3,968
FWD, maximum (lb.)
3,832
3,832
4,211
4,178
4,211
4,211
4,178
4,211
AWD, minimum (lb.)
3,840
4,101
4,004
4,101
4,101
4,004
4,101
AWD, maximum (lb.)
3,968
4,343
4,303
4,343
4,343
4,303
4,343
CAPACITIES
Towing Capacity FWD (lb.)
2,000
2,000
3,500
3,500
3,500
3,500
3,500
3,500
Towing Capacity AWD (lb.)
2,000
5,000
3,500
5,000
5,000
3,500
5,000
GVWR - FWD (lb.)
5,026
5,026
5,489
5,115
5,489
5,489
5,115
5,489
GVWR - AWD (lb.)
5159
5,622
5,247
5,622
5,622
5,247
5,622
BODY/CHASSIS
Body Type
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure
Steel Unibody, Iso-Safety Structure

At the core of Sorento is the Iso-Safety Structure. An all-new body that includes extensive use of advanced high-strength steel, industrial strength adhesives, dual seal lip joints, large diameter, and laser welding techniques—delivering innovations so leading, many are patented.

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

Introduced on 2014 Sorento, Electric Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) improves steering feel and reduces weight to aid efficiency.

Rack Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS)

Steering Rack Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) provides greater steering feel and quicker response, for a more agile and sporty driving experience.

Front Suspension - Independent, MacPherson Struts, Coil Springs, Stabilizer Bar

The Independent MacPherson strut-front suspension and stabilizer bar offer precise handling dynamics.

Rear Suspension - Independent, Multi-link, stabilizer bar, Dual-Flow Dampers (DFD)

New H-shaped sub-frame and independent multi-link Rear Suspension with revised bushing and mounting, help enhance ride quality. Rear shock absorbers have been repositioned vertically for improved ride comfort.

Vehicle Turning Circle, FWD (ft.)
36.3
36.3
36.3
36.3
36.3
36.3
36.3
36.3

Curb-to-Curb

Vehicle Turning Circle, AWD (ft.)
36.4
36.4
36.4
36.4
36.4
36.4
36.4

Curb-to-Curb

Exterior
BODY
Smart Welcome Lighting
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Experience a warm welcome as you approach your Sorento. When the Smart Welcome System detects your Smart Key, the outside mirrors automatically unfold and the door pocket lights illuminate—for convenient entry when it’s dark.

*Disclaimer
Included in the Premium Package for the EX and the EX V6.
Front Grille, Gloss Black
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Gloss black finish highlights the Sorento's uncompromising front-end style.

Front Grille, Dark Metallic
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With a distinctive dark-chrome appearance, the Sorento SX and Limited stand apart from the crowd.

Body-Color & Heated Outside Mirrors w/ LED Turn Signal Indicators

The Heated Power Mirrors feature integrated LED Turn-Signal Indicators that accent the clean lines of the Sorento.

Power-Folding Outside Mirrors
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To handle tight parking situations, the Outside Power Mirrors conveniently fold in.

*Disclaimer
Included in the Premium Package for the EX and the EX V6.
Reverse Tilt-Down Outside Mirrors

You can program your outside mirrors to tilt down while you reverse, giving you a better view of what surrounds your Sorento.

Panoramic Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
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The available Panoramic Sunroof lets you enjoy fresh air and a feeling of spaciousness. It also includes an easy-to-use power sunshade.

*Disclaimer
Included in Touring Package for the EX and the EX V6.

Smart Power Liftgate
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Stand behind the Sorento with your Smart Key and the liftgate opens automatically for you. A class exclusive—no hands or feet required.

*Disclaimer
Included in the Premium Package for the EX and the EX V6.
Power Liftgate with Programmable Height Adjustment
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With a height-adjustable liftgate for a comfortable reach and hassle-free ceiling clearance, the Sorento is programmable customization to fit your needs.

*Disclaimer
Included in the Premium Package for the EX and the EX V6.
Solar Control Glass

Solar Control Glass on windshield and front windows reduces interior heat build up on sunny days—helping to keep you cool.

Sound-Absorbing Windshield Glass

A thin film fixed between layers of glass helps the windshield to reduce wind noise penetration at higher speeds.

Sound-Absorbing Front Window Glass
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Additional acoustic film is applied to the front windows, providing enhanced soundproofing for a relaxing ride.

Privacy Glass

Standard Privacy Glass reduces heat buildup and offers some privacy for the rear seat and cargo areas.

Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers

Front Intermittent Windshield Wipers are convenient on rainy days.

Windshield De-Icer (All-Wheel Drive (AWD) only)

Heating elements in the lower windshield helps melt snow and ice buildup around the wipers. All-Wheel-Drive models only.

Heated Rear Glass with Timer

Heating elements help defrost or melt snow from the rear window. There's also a convenient, automated shut off system to prevent overheating.

Rear Wiper/Washer
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The Rear Wiper/Washer is a useful feature during inclement weather.

Projector Beam Headlights
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The Projector Beam Halogen Headlights offer substantial illumination, allowing you to see the road ahead.

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Projector Beam Headlights w/ Auto-Leveling
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High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlights are self-leveling and provide bright, crisp lighting of the road ahead.

*Disclaimer
Included in the Technology Package for the Limited and the Limited V6.
Auto Light Control

The Auto Headlight Control offers the convenience of having the headlights adjust to the level of outdoor light.

Positioning Lights, Light Bar LED
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LEDs create a streak of crisp lighting above the headlights.

LED Positioning Lights, Jewel-Type
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A row of individual LEDs shimmer above the headlights, adding an extra layer of style to the front of the Sorento.

Bulb-Type Front Fog Lights
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These fog lights are seamlessly integrated into the Sorento's body. The Sorento SX features a gloss-black trim for added elegance.

LED Front Fog Lights
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Seamlessly integrated into the lower front fascia, the LED Front Fog Lights offer a dramatic look while providing crisp illumination.

LED Rear Combination Lamps
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The Rear LED Tail Lamps add a stylish touch and provide enhanced visibility.

Low Profile Roof Rails, Silver Finish

The Roof Rails offer a variety of options for mounting accessories and add to the sporty look of the Sorento.

*Disclaimer
Do not exceed the weight capacity for roof rails.
Low Profile Roof Rails, Chrome Finish
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The Roof Rails options feature a low profile and sleek chrome finish.

*Disclaimer
Do not exceed the weight capacity for roof rails.
Included in Touring Package for the EX and the EX V6.

Rear Spoiler
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The body-color Rear Spoiler enhances the aerodynamics of the Sorento while boosting its performance-oriented look.

Lower Bumper Accents, Silver

Silver accents brighten up your Sorento's bumper.

Lower Bumper Accents, Stainless Steel

Front and rear Stainless-Steel Accent Plates add a rugged, sporty appearance to the Sorento SX and Limited.

Rear Bumper Protector, Stainless Steel

This stylish stainless-steel accent helps protect the rear bumper from minor scratches.

Wheel Arch Moulding, Body Color
Lower Door Moulding, Body Color
Lower Door Moulding, Chrome

Exclusive to the Sorento Limited V6.

Locking Fuel-Filler Door

The electric remote Locking Fuel-Filler Door helps provide secure closure.

Shark Fin Antenna
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The Shark Fin Antenna provides subtle, modern detailing to the Sorento's exterior.

*Disclaimer
Included in the LX and LX V6 Convenience Packages on Sorentos produced from June 2015.

Oval Exhaust Finisher

The Oval Exhaust Finisher adds another level of sophistication to the Sorento.

Snow White Premium Pearl Paint
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The Snow White Pearl exterior offers an added touch of sophistication to your Sorento.

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: (in)
109.4
109.4
109.4
109.4
109.4
109.4
109.4
109.4
Track: Front/Rear (in)
64.3 / 64.7
64.3 / 64.7
64.3 / 64.7
64.1 / 64.5
64.1 / 64.5
64.1 / 64.5
64.1 / 64.5
64.1 / 64.5
Length: (in)
187.4
187.4
187.4
187.4
187.4
187.4
187.4
187.4
Width: (in)
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.4
74.4
Height: without Roof Rails (in)
66.3
Height: with Roof Rails (in)
66.5
66.5
66.5
66.5
66.5
66.5
66.5
Ground Clearance: (in)
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3
7.3