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Updated on: May 4, 2021

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The all-new, fourth-generation 2021 Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover with three-rows of seats unlike any other rival in the segment. The redesigned Sorento's biggest change for 2021 is the expanded variety of configurations that the Kia now offers. The 2021 Sorento's price takes a plunge, as its MSRP now starts from $29,390 for the base LX and goes upto $50,000 for the new X-Line trim. The SX, in particular, boasts glossy black trim and wheels while the X-Line SX-Prestige gets an extra inch of ground clearance, more functional, and exclusive styling and colors - making it a nice off-roading option.

At first glance, the 2021 Sorento looks poised, thanks to bold new styling inside-out. There are four efficient engine options including a new PHEV model for the 2021 Sorento along with more welcome equipment in the standard safety suite. Though we will miss the Sorento V6 and its good max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, the Sorentos's 4-cylinder engines are appreciated for better fuel economy. The new Kia Sorento, which goes on sale in early 2021, and rivals the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Blazer, and Volkswagen Tiguan. Read our in-depth review and pricing analysis of the 2021 Kia Sorento to get a more clear picture of how it is strategically placed in the U.S market.

 

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Pros

Modern and silent interior

More Safety Technology

Bold and Sharp Styling

Improved Fuel Economy Ratings

Available 2nd Row Captian's Chair

4 Powertrain choices including a Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

Longer wheelbase creates more interior space

Cons

No V6 Engine

Reduced Tow Rating

What's New?

The Kia Sorento is all-new for 2021.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29390

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

191 hp @ 5100 rpm

torque

181 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

110.8 in.

length

189.9 in.

width

74.8 in.

height

66.7 in.

curb weight

3968 lbs.

ground clearance

6.9 in.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

zero to 100 mph

18.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/26/29 mpg

highway range

513.3 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

LX $29,390 onwards

191 hp @ 5100 rpm | 2.5L | inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 10-way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat
  • 17" all-season blackwall tires
  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seats
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • Active Blind Spot
  • Additional Power Ports
  • AM/FM/HD, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • LED Pocket Light
  • Manual Front Air Conditioning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

S $31,890 onwards

191 hp @ 6100 rpm | 2.5 L | inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 18" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Air Conditioning, Dual Zone Automatic
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Wrapped Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation
  • Parking Assist
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Shadowline Exterior Trim
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

EX $34,990 onwards

281 hp @ 5800 rpm | 2.5 L | inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 18 In Black Alloy Wheels
  • Dual Front Power Adjustable Seats
  • Enhanced Driver Information Center
  • Keyless entry and keyless ignition
  • Leather Upholstery
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Parking Distance Warning Parking Assist
  • Power Tailgate
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Remote Proximity Keyless Entry

SX $37,990 onwards

541 hp @ 5750 rpm | 2.5 L | inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 19" Alloy Wheels
  • 20" black aluminum Wheels
  • Full LED Headlights
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seat trim
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Navigation System
  • Rainsense Automatic Wipers
  • Red Brake Calipers
  • Sliding and tilting glass Sunroof
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Wireless Phone Charger

SX-Prestige $40,590 onwards

281 hp @ 5800 rpm | 2.5 L | inline 4 | regular unleaded

  • 12 Speakers Bose Premium Audio System
  • 12.3" High-Resolution Color Touchscreen Multimedia Display
  • 20" gray aluminum Wheels
  • 3D Surround Camera
  • Auto Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Power Windows
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Colors and Styles

2021 Kia Sorento in Gravity Grey color 2021 Kia Sorento in Passion Red color 2021 Kia Sorento in Ebony Black color
Gravity Grey

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.8

Engine And Performance

7.7

Fuel Economy

8.5

Interior

8.1

Exterior

7.5

Safety

9.9

Competition

7.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


"Kia's redesigned Sorento may be small for a three-row mid-size SUV, but it shares many excellent traits with its larger Telluride sibling." - Car and Driver.

The 2021 Kia Sorento is completely redesigned, and it sees a host of changes. For more standard equipment, Kia has increased the price of the entry-level 2021 Sorento by $1300 to an MSRP of $29,390. The new top-range Sorento is the X-Line SX-Prestige AWD, a premium model costing $44,390 comes with an emphasis on technology and off-road ability. The previously optional V6 is replaced by a 281-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder. Cargo capacity is improved, and MPG ratings go up a few ticks. Notably, maximum towing capacity drops by 1,500 pounds following the redesign.

The 2021 Sorento is an all-new model and bigger inside-out!

New infotainment additions include an 8-inch touch screen (up from 7 inches) and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (though only with the 8-inch touch screen, not the larger optional one). Newly standard driver assistance features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and driver drowsiness monitoring. Not many options, Kia apparently offers a variety of configurations in the form of six trims and four powertrain choices.

2021 Kia Sorento front view
2021 Kia Sorento rear view

7.8/10
Pricing and Features

7.7/10
Engine and Performance

8.5/10
Fuel Economy

8.1/10
Interior

7.5/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2021 Kia Sorento Pricing and Features

7.8/10

The 2021 Kia Sorento is available in 6 trims and its pricing starts at $29,390 for the 2021 Sorento LX (base trim) and climbs from there to $42,590 for the fully-loaded (and all-wheel-drive) SX Prestige X-Line. If you want all-wheel-drive, add $1,800 to the base price. The six trim levels for the non-hybrid Sorento models include - LX 2.5, S 2.5, EX 2.5T, SX 2.5T, SX Prestige 2.5T, and SX Prestige X-Line 2.5T. For a more fuel-efficient choice, a new-for-2021 hybrid powertrain on the middle-tier model is available. The price of 2021 Sorento is almost $1,300 more than its entry-level predecessor, but additional standard equipment should help offset that price hike.

There are not many available options with the 2021 Sorento as Kia offers various trim levels to satisfy varied customer desires. The most notable option on the Sorento LX base model is AWD, which includes an extra Snow setting. On the turbocharged Sorento EX 2.5T model, a panoramic roof with a retractable power sunshade is available while a cargo cover is considered a dealer-installed accessory on all 2021 Kia Sorentos.

Trim

LX

S

EX

SX

SX-Prestige

SX-Prestige X-Line

MSRP (FWD) 

$29,390

$31,890

$34,990

$37,990 

$40,590

$42,590

MSRP (AWD) 

$31,190

$33,690

$36,790

$39,790

$42,390

$44,390

Key Features

17-inch alloy wheels

Adds to/replaces features of the L

Adds to/replaces features of the LX

Adds to/replaces features of the S

Adds to/replaces features of the EX

Adds to/ replaces features of the SX-Prestige

 

Rear-view camera

Noise-reducing windshield

Rear parking sensors

18-inch wheels

noise-reducing front door windows

Advanced AWD system with snow mode

 

Cloth upholstery

Roof rails

Heated front seats

Fog lights

19-inch wheels

Higher ground clearance (by 1.0 inch)

 

Manually adjustable front seats

Front seatback pockets

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Leather upholstery

LED DRLs

Unique design for the 18-inch wheels

 

Automatic headlights

Additional USB ports

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Power-adjustable front passenger seat

Red brake calipers

 

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2021 Kia Sorento Buying Advice

Of the new 2021 Kia Sorento models, we’d opt for the Sorento SX Prestige 2.5T with a starting cost of $40,590. It has turbo power, an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, and excellent fuel economy, along with an upscale interior, a larger 12.3-inch infotainment screen, and the 360-degree Blind View Monitor. Find a Kia Sorento for sale

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2021 Kia Sorento Engine and Performance

7.7/10

"The Sorento's powertrain is a bit of a mixed bag, but the driving dynamics are solid." - Road Show.

The 2021 Kia Sorento comes with a choice of four different powertrains including a base 2.5-litre four-cylinder, a new turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder and two available hybrid powertrains. Priced at $29,390, the base Sorento LX, in FWD or AWD form, has a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine with 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft torque. It comes mated to a conventional 8-speed automatic gearbox. Next in line, the 2.5L Turbocharged four-cylinder engine from GV80 gives out 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. Available in the Sorento 2.5T models with FWD or AWD, the power goes to the wheels via an 8-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Kia offers 4 fuel-efficient powertrain options with the 2021 Sorento!

The 2021 Kia Sorento hybrid costs $33,590 as an S, and $36,590 as an EX, which is available with a hybrid 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder which will be paired with a 44 kWh electric motor to produce a combined 227 horsepower. An all-new 1.6L Turbocharged Plug-in hybrid engine debuts for the 2021 Sorento with an amazing power output of 261 hp. 

2021 Kia Sorento's powertrains never feel underpowered!

With a turbocharged 2.5L engine, the 2021 Sorento sprints from 0-60 mph in scant 7.2 seconds (estimated) and reaches a top speed of 124 MPH. Talking about stopping, the new Sorento is equipped with 12.8-inch front ventilated discs and a 12.0 inch rear solid disc brake as standard. Its curb weight ranges from 3,715 to 4,120 pounds. The maximum towing capacity of the Sorento 2.5T is claimed to be 3,500 pounds.

Models

2021 Kia Sorento LX

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Chevrolet Blazer

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

MSRP

$29,390

$25,900

$28,800

$24,945

Engine

2.5L Turbocharged Inline-4

2.4L Turbo Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive

Front-Wheel Drive

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed shift-able automatic with SHIFTRONIC

9-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed automatic

Power 

191 hp @ 5,100 RPM

185 hp @ 6000 RPM

193 hp @ 5000 RPM

184 hp @ 4400 RPM

Torque 

181 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

178 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM

188 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

221 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

0-60 mph

7.2 (est.) sec

8.9 sec

7.9 sec

10.1 sec

Quarter mile

17.3 sec

16.7 sec

16.1 sec

17 sec

Top Speed

130 MPH

127 MPH

120 MPH

122 MPH

The 2021 Sorento's specs include Adaptive All-Wheel-Drive with Lock Mode and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control as standard. The 2021 Kia Sorento also features more tech like Hill Start Assist Control and All-Weather Performance Driving modes, making the new Sorento's ride and handling definitely feel more poised and ready for action than its predecessors. The 2021 Sorento has a reasonable comparison to make with Kia’s Telluride SUV, offers Telluride's glimpse in fraction of price.


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2021 Kia Sorento Fuel Economy

8.5/10

The base Sorento LX, in FWD or AWD form with a 191 hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine gets an EPA estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy of 24 mpg/29 mg/27 mpg. The combined MPG of the 2021 Sorento sees a 2-mpg improvement over the previous base Sorento. Opting for the AWD Sorento with a locking center differential drops the gas mileage to 23 mpg/25 mpg city/highway.

The 2021 Sorento is not that different in overall-size, offers Promising Driving Dynamics!

The turbocharged 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that comes mated with an 8-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission gets EPA combined fuel economy of 25 mpg, almost 3 mpg better than the previous V6-powered Sorento. The Kia Sorento 1.6T Hybrid's EPA-estimated fuel economy of 39 mpg city/35 mpg highway/37 mpg combined, it is the most efficient 2021 Sorento.

Models

2021 Kia Sorento LX

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Chevrolet Blazer

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

MPG (City) 

24 

22

21

22

MPG (Highway) 

29

29

27

29

MPG (Combined)

27

25

23

15

Fuel Capacity

18.8 Gallons

18.8 Gallons

19.4 Gallons

15.3 Gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles) 

451/545/488

414/545/470

407/524/446

336/443/229

The newer turbocharged engines on the Sorento are to be expected t be significantly more frugal than the current engines on offer and hence, we cannot take the 2020 mpg figures as a reference here. Talking of others. The Hyundai Santa Fe wins the frugality test with the most range out of all the others.


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2021 Kia Sorento Interior

8.1/10

"The Telluride deserved praise for offering a premium interior at mainstream prices, and it looks the Sorento will do the same, and then some." - Carbuzz.com

The 2021 Kia Sorento rides on a whole new platform, which allows the new Sorento's interiors to offer more space and upscale cabin. With six trim levels offered, a 6- or 7-seat Sorento cabin offers distinct interior materials such as bright satin finishes, open-pore wood inlays, and embossed leather on the $42,590, top-of-the-line Sorento SX Prestige models. The overall dashboard looks and feels very modern with the switches and buttons placed conveniently for the driver to reach out to while driving.

2021 Sorento's interior more distinctive for 2021 without being a carbon copy of the Telluride!

Despite being 10 inches shorter than the bigger Mazda CX-9, the 2021 Sorento matches that CUV's third-row legroom (29.6 inches) and offers more passenger volume overall. The Sorento's higher trims are limited to six passengers with their second-row captain's chairs. Behind the third row is a relatively small 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Folding the Sorento's third-row expands the cargo room to 38.5 cubic feet while folding down the captain's chairs opens the cabin up to an impressive 75.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Models

2021 Kia Sorento LX

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Chevrolet Blazer

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

Seating Capacity

7

5

5

5

1st Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.3/59.0/41.4

41.2/59.1/44.1

39.8/59.1/41.0

39.6/57/40.2

2nd Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.1/58.0/41.7

39.2/58.3/40.9

38.6/58.6/39.6

38.9/55.8/38.7

3rd Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

36.8/53.0/29.6

-

-

-

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

12.6

35.9

30.5

37.6

"With infotainment and connectivity features at the forefront of new-car technology, the Sorento supports all of the most desirable content." - Car and Driver.

In terms of technology, the 2021 Sorento features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with Blind View Monitor, surround-view cameras, up to eight USB ports, an eight-inch or 10.25-inch infotainment display with connectivity for up to two smartphones, and a Bose premium sound system with 12 speakers. You can also opt for packages like the EX Sport package and the EX Touring package which add to the list a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, 110V power socket, 8-inch infotainment screen, and navigation. For those counting, you'll find six charging USB ports on the entry-level LX and the SX Prestige offers eight as well as a wireless charging pad. 

2021 Kia Sorento all-new dashboard and infotainment!

That being said, the following are the major interior features you will find inside the 2021 Kia Sorento:

  • Ambient lighting
  • Moon lamps in the front doors and dashboard
  • 10.3-inch infotainment setup
  • 12-3-inch Digital LED driver instrument cluster
  • Plush leather upholstery
  • Power adjustable seats for front and second row
  • Chrome lined A/C vents, door latches, drive mode selector
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • USB Charging ports in each row 

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2021 Kia Sorento Exterior

7.5/10

"The 2021 Sorento gets a makeover that breaks free of the bulbous minivan mold of its predecessor."-  The Car Connection.

Starting at $29,390 for a front-wheel-drive LX model and going up to $45K for a loaded all-wheel-drive SX, the 2021 Sorento costs less than the larger Telluride but has the brand's signature “tiger nose” grille. Joined by triple-beam LED headlights, and a sleek daytime running light, the Sorento’s exterior looks largely the same as the outgoing version except for a fin-like tab near the rear window.

2021 Kia Sorento drops the bland look for a more stylish exterior!

The increased dimensions offer more interior space. The Sorento’s wheelbase stretches 1.4 inches, and six different wheel designs ranging in size from 17 inches to 20 inches add to the profile. 

Models

2021 Kia Sorento LX

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Chevrolet Blazer

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

Curb Weight

3968 lbs

3591 lbs

3782 lbs

3847 lbs

Length 

189.9"

187.8"

191.4"

185.1"

Width 

74.8"

74.4"

76.7"

72.4"

Height 

66.7"

66.1"

67"

66.3"

Ground Clearance 

6.9"/8.2" (FWD/AWD)

7.3"

7.4"

7.9"

Wheelbase 

110.8"

108.9"

112.7"

109.8"

The new X-Line SX-Prestige trim is more stylish, assertive and is available with an exclusive Aruba Green paint. The X-Line model is raised 1.0 inches over the standard Sorento for better approach and departure angles off-road.

The notable exterior features of the 2021 Kia Sorento are:

  • LED Headlights and Taillights 
  • LED DRLs and Foglamps
  • Power-operated cargo door
  • Continental high-performance all-weather tires
  • 19/20/21 inch wheels 
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Aggressive Tiger-grille
  • Chrome highlights

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2021 Kia Sorento Safety

9.9/10

Kia has enhanced the technology and features in the standard safety suite of the 2021 Sorento. Although the 2021 Kia Sorento hasn't been crash-tested by NHTSA or IIHS, safety ratings will be more than assuring. The standard safety equipment list even includes a lane-keep assist with lane-centering, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning system and automatic emergency braking, a driver-attention warning, and a Rear Occupant Alert.

The Sorento SX Prestige offers plenty more out of the box features. If you want smart cruise control, it’s standard on these models: EX 2.5T, SX 2.5T, SX Prestige 2.5T, SX Prestige X-Line 2.5T, and the EX 1.6T Hybrid.


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2021 Kia Sorento Competition

7.0/10

2021 Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Santa Fe

Both the Santa Fe and the Sorento have been cousins and share a lot in common. Everything is similar to both the cars starting from the luxury offered to the build, fit, and finish of the cars.

But the Santa Fe provides more space than the Sorento and the Sorento is a better car to drive than the Santa Fe. The 2021 Sorento will provide more space inside but will it be more than the Santa Fe? Let’s see.

2021 Kia Sorento vs Chevrolet Blazer

The Blazer is basically a bigger Camaro, as many people say. It is meant for some spirited drives and the power delivery is very linear. The steering is responsive and the body roll is controlled very well by the suspension.

2021 Chevrolet Blazer SUV 

The Sorento is based on a new platform that will drastically improve the dynamics of the car which might mean an all-around package for the owners. 

2021 Kia Sorento vs Volkswagen Tiguan

The VW is also a very close match to the Kia in terms of everything but the Kia manages to outpace the VW in everything in the current generation.

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

The newer Sorento is expected to outshine the VW in every way possible! However, the Tiguan is expected to receive a major update as well to rival its competitors. Hence only time will tell which car will have the ultimate upper hand.

2021 Kia Sorento Final Verdict

One issue with the 2021 Sorento, though, is that while it does cost slightly less than the Telluride ($29,390 versus $31,990), but the smaller three-row enters the domain of its sibling at the price points. In the midsize segment, the 2021 Kia Sorento is costlier than most of its rivals but is the only one to offer three-rows of seating.

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2021 Kia Sorento Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the release date of the 2021 Kia Sorento?

The 2021 Kia Sorento has been unveiled and will reach dealerships by the end of 2020 or early 2021.

What is the price of the 2021 Kia Sorento?

The 2021 Kia Sorento starts at an MSRP of is priced from $29,390 and goes all the way upto $50,000.

Does the 2021 Kia Sorento come in Hybrid?

Yes, Kia has introduced a new hybrid 1.6L Turbocharged four-cylinder in two states of tune based on the battery pack coupled. It can be had with either a 44 kWh electric motor or a more powerful 66.9 kWh electric motor.

When will the 2021 Kia Sorento be launched?

The 2021 Kia Sorento will go on sale later in the year 2020 and the pricing will also be revealed at that time.

What powers the 2021 Kia Sorento?

The 2021 Kia Sorento will be offered with a choice between 2 engines: a standard 2.5L GDI and a more performance-oriented 2.5L Turbocharged GDI. However, for the 2021 model year, a hybrid engine will also be offered. 

How reliable is the new 2021 Kia Sorento?

Kia has an outstanding image for producing some of the most reliable cars on the planet and the new Sorento is no exception. The Kia Sorento scored an astonishing 4.5 out of 5 points in terms of reliability, which is a statement in itself.

2021 Kia Sorento Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.2

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8.4/10 Safety
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Al

2021 Kia Sorento

SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 8A)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 10, 2021

The Baby Telluride!

Pros - Better fuel economy. Nifty convenience features. Good off road capability.

Cons - Need to fold 3rd row seats often for boot. No complimentary maintenance bundled.

The powertrain provides enough grunt to tackle most driving conditions with ease. The drive-mode selector makes sure of that. Great performance, very nice interior with great safety and comfort features. Quiet with good handling. 8 speed transmission is very smooth. Good value for the money! Handles well for an SUV. Very comfortable ride. All the bells and whistles take some time to learn, but they all work well. I wish there was a little more horsepower, but the Sport mode gives her some pep. They not only help make right choice and offer handsome deals, but also help during entire buying procedure.

9/10
Features
10/10
Interior
10/10
Design
10/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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Norma L. Rabb

2021 Kia Sorento

LX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

budget suv with bold apperance and great comfort

Pros - Grille size is great, great suspension making it off road capable, excellent cargo space

Cons - Low mileage for hybrid,plastic interiors,

off roading capable dynamics, hybrid transmission 8 speed automatic, 12.3inch infotainment, ambient lighting, leather seats, car has good ground clearance making it off road capable, apple and android auto support, blindspot assist, cruise control, airbags which are passengers sensing tech based, car is fast, in the budget buy it.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Brian M. Weathers

2021 Kia Sorento

L 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

aggressive design car

Pros - Environment car as it's hybrid which was a good reason to buy for me, i like the design, and power

Cons - Slow acceleration, low mpg for hybrid

spacious interiors, heated seats, moonroof foldable seats to increase cargo space, seating for 7, design is bold and powerful, wheels look great, front design is good, electronic assist, abs, lane assist, i like it and i would recommend too.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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