2017 Kia Sorento Automated Braking Review – Even though the sheet metal might appearance the very same as last year, the Kia Sorento goes into 2017 with a small number of new techniques up its sleeve, the most noteworthy becoming the accessibility of automatic emergency braking. Prices are up on the table, with as tiny as $290 being included in the base price of the Sorento LX V-6 and as a lot as $4000 added to the base price of the SX Limited-a shape that’s partially the end result of the Korean company’s decision to make the formerly recommended V-6 engine healthy.
On top of this, all Sorento SX Limiteds, commonly known as SXL, now appear equipped with final year’s Technology package (a $2500 bundle on 2016 models), as nicely as newly available swiveling front lights as well as an automatic emergency braking system. Much more impressive is the fact that all Sorentos, conserve for the base L version, can be got with automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and forward-accident and lane-departure caution techniques. Standard on the SX Limited, these items are packaged into the Sophisticated Technology package in the Sorento LX and SX, and the Innovative Touring package in the EX. Meanwhile, Kia’s new UVO3 infotainment system makes its method to the mid-size crossover. Inaccessible on the L, optionally available on the LX, and average on all other trims, UVO3 provides Android Auto and Apple CarPlay help.
Lastly, Sorentos with the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine sees highway fuel economy tumble by one mpg, as do front-wheel-drive V-6 models. The EPA now rates the four-cylinder at 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway (21/25 with all-wheel drive) and the V-6 at 18/25.