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Awards, Accomplishments and News on the 2016 Kia Sorento


2016 Kia Sorento Named to Consumer Reports' Best Cars of the Year List

The Kia Sorento has been named one of the best cars of 2015 by Consumer Reports. The automotive advocate magazine tests every single vehicle on the road today and this month has published its best and worst list of the year. 

The Sorento was the highest-rated, non-luxury SUV on the road today and one of only eight vehicles across the industry named to the best of 2015 list. 

The Sorento was praised by Consumer Reports for its comfortable and quiet ride, plus what they called an "excellent" infotainment system. Consumer Reports also liked the way the Sorento straddled the line between crossover and SUV. It was praised for having a "city-friendly" size while still offering the family-friendly accommodations like a larger trunk area, ample legroom in the front and back, and even offering room for seven. 

The Sorento even offers luxury at a non-luxury price thanks to optional features like Bluetooth, backup camera, and the UVO system that works directly with apps like Google Maps, Pandora, Facebook and Yelp. It also offers a dual panoramic sunroof, heated leather seats and a power lift gate. 

The Sorento was also completely redesigned for the new year. It's a longer, taller vehicle with increased cargo capabilities and more legroom. This year's model was built with all-new high strength steel and structural improvements that helped it to earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick. 

Read all about the Sorento in our review. 

Waikem Kia in Massillon, Ohio, has a great selection of these 2016 Kia Sorento models on the lot today. We're excited to show you why Consumer Reports loves the Sorento, so get your price quote today to see how a great SUV can be so affordable to drive. 


2016 Kia Sorento gets an "A" in cars.com's car seat test. 


The 2016 Kia Sorento gets an A score in cars.com's car seat test. Real mothers tested the SUV and gave it the top score for ease and child safety. 

Kia improved the car seat capabilities in this year's model. The mothers who tested the vehicles liked the latch seatbacks for better access. They also liked that they didn't need to move up the front seats in order to accomodate the car seat in rear-facing mode. 

Car Seat Test: 2016 Kia Sorento 

Latch: A

Infant Seat: B

Rear-Facing Convertible: A

Forward-Facing Convertible: A

Booster Seat: B

Cars.com said the vehicle fits two car seats comfortably in the second row. 

An A Grade means the vehicle has: "Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn't impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row."

A B Grade means the vehicle has "Plenty of room. One fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row when available."

The 2016 Kia Sorento is also an IIHS Top Safety Pick that received a perfect score in all five crash tests. This year's model was redesigned to improved the score in the small overlap front test, which simulates what is happening when a vehicle hits a pole or tree. This year's model gets teh top score of good. 

Waikem Kia has a great selection of 2016 Kia Sorento models on the lot today. So view our inventory and bring the entire family in to see the SUV and see for yourself why the experts see it as the best choice for your driveway. 

2016 Kia Sorento Named IIHS Top Safety Pick 


The all-new redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick. With a perfect score in all five crash tests, the Sorento can now be considered one of the best of the best for vehicle safety.

This SUV was completely rebuilt for the new year with a more refined interior and better ride quality than ever before. In previous designs, the Sorento has struggled in some crash tests, but for the first time ever, the Sorento received the top score of good in every test:

Front small overlap: Top score of good

Front moderate overlap: Top score of good

Side: Top Score of Good

Roof Strength: Top score of good

Head restraints and seats: Top Score of good.

In a front small overlap test that simulates what happens when the car collides with a pole or tree, the Sorento received a top score of good. IIHS reported that the driver’s space was well-maintained after the crash and the side curtain airbag did a good job of protecting the dummy’s head.

“Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity,” IIHS says.

The new Sorento comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability controls, front side airbags and front and second row side curtain airbags. A rearview camera is optional on the base LX model and it’s standard on all higher trims. Other safety/technology options include blind-spot warning system,  rear cross traffic warning system, lane departure warning and forward collision warning systems.

With standard alloy wheels and more premium materials in the seats, dash and doors, the Sorento has a more quality feel than ever before. The new Sorento also features mechanical improvements including a stronger structure, upgraded suspension, and improved steering for a quieter ride and improved ride quality.