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$300 / month
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2021 Kia Sorento Overview

Anthony Sophinos
Automotive Editor - January 7, 2021

What's New

If you didn't already know, Kia is on major upswing. First it was the Kia Stinger sport sedan, then it was the Kia Telluride three-row SUV, now it looks to be the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento.

The Sorento, for anyone who hasn't kept pace with the midsize crossover leaderboards, never attracted much in the form of praise or accolades. The new one seems intent on changing that. It wears much more confident styling, can pack a powerful turbocharged punch, and is brimming with technology and safety equipment.

There's no such thing as an easy win in this segment, so not even the Sorento's new looks and features can ensure success. After all, other tempting choices like the Ford Edge, Chevrolet Blazer, and Honda Passport are also using styling, tech, and practicality to win over customers. The new Sorento has its work cut out for it if it wants to beat back its competition and own the segment with Telluride levels of confidence.

Choosing Your Kia Sorento

The latest Sorento drops the old base L model, leaving five trim levels: LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige. Pricing starts at $30,560 including destination for the LX and climbs to $41,760 for the range-topping SX-Prestige.

Engine Choices

A much broader range of powertrains distinguishes the new Sorento from its predecessor. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is the least exciting choice. A turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder is far more potent, which becomes standard on the EX. This engine is also being rolled out in other Hyundai products like the new Genesis GV80.

In a first for the nameplate, hybrid power is also available. The Sorento Hybrid is covered separately on our website.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.5L 4-Cylinder191 hp182 lb-ft26 mpg
2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder281 hp311 lb-ft25 mpg

An eight-speed automatic transmission pairs up with the base engine, while the 2.5-liter turbo-four gets a segment-exclusive wet dual-clutch automatic. The "wet" refers to the gearbox's lubricated clutches that better dispel heat and, therefore, handle higher torque loads. All-wheel drive is only standard on the SX-Prestige, all other models offer it as optional.

The fancy transmission in the turbo model hints at how seriously Kia has begun to take performance. Does that mean the new Sorento is a sports car? Hardly, but Sorento models equipped with the turbo motor will be one of the most powerful choices in the segment. It won't yet give the Ford Edge ST a run for its money, but perhaps down the line we'll see something that will.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Unlike some other models at this size and price point, the Sorento comes with a choice of six- or seven-passenger seating. Seven-passenger models use a tradition three-across second-row bench with a two-seat third row; six-passenger models come with second-row captain's chairs. Third-row leg room is just 30 inches, but the second row boasts a front-seat-like 42 inches.

Behind the third row, there's room for 12.6 cubic feet worth of cargo. Folded down, 45 cubic feet are available. With both the second and third rows folded, 75 cubic feet of cargo room opens up.

Safety Features

Kia calls their suite of safety features Drive Wise, and the bundle encompasses a wide variety of standard features. These include automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, lane follow assist, and automatic high beams. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are standard on all but the base model.

Other equipment that's optional or found on the pricier trims include a blind-spot camera system, a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and safe exit assist.

Connectivity

Every Sorento gets an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Bluetooth, six-speaker audio, and six USB ports are all standard. Higher trim levels add two extra USB ports and SiriusXM satellite radio.

SX and SX-Prestige trims swap out the 8-inch touchscreen for 10.25-inch unit. The bigger screen is accompanied by HD radio, navigation, voice recognition, and multi-device Bluetooth connectivity that can pair two phones simultaneously.

UVO, Kia's subscription-free telematics service, comes standard on most models but gets enhanced features on the more prestigious trims. Some of its many capabilities include voice-activated climate control, seat adjustments, radio, real-time weather and traffic information, and the ability to store user profiles. It also features Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant capability.

Two all-new UVO features debut on the Sorento: last mile navigation, which provides walking directions up to 1.2 miles from where the car is parked, and a car locator feature that provides imagery of the car's surroundings as taken by the surround-view camera system.

LX - From $30,560

The cheapest Sorento costs $1,300 more than last year's base model, but the upcharge is small versus the LX's long list of standard features. LX buyers get cloth upholstery, 17-inch wheels, one-touch folding second-row seats, LED headlights, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering column. A standard acoustic front windshield and privacy glass is a generous touch, and body-color mirrors and door handles disguise the LX's lowly place in the lineup.

There are no option packages available, but some standalone add-ons include a $330 auto-dimming rearview mirror, $1,500 rear-seat entertainment system, and $425 remote start.

S - From $33,060

Moving into the S trim brings 18-inch wheels, a smart key with remote start, UVO telematics, and dual-zone climate control. Synthetic leather and power heated front seats enhance the cabin, as does the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. Gloss black exterior accents give this model a more sporting flair.

Options are largely similar to the LX, with the exception that a $1,300 panoramic roof is now available.

EX - $36,160

Turbocharged power comes standard on the EX, though all-wheel drive remains on the option books. Other standard features include a power liftgate, wireless charging, LED fog lights, and captain's chairs. On the safety front, the EX gets standard adaptive cruise control and cyclist detection.

SX - From $39,160

The SX certainly looks its nearly-$40,000 price thanks to standard LED lighting, 20-inch wheels, and panoramic roof. Inside, an eight-way power passenger seat, metal trim, LED map lighting, and the bigger touchscreen can all be found standard.

Though the panoramic roof was made standard, buyers still need to pay $330 for the auto-dimming mirror or $1,500 for the rear entertainment system.

SX Prestige - From $41,760

As the halo model, the all-wheel-drive SX-Prestige doesn't leave buyers wanting for much. Front occupants are treated to ventilated seats, and all passengers enjoy genuine leather upholstery and a Bose 12-speaker audio system. A 12.3-inch digital cluster, a surround-view camera, power-folding exterior mirrors, and front and rear parking sensors are all standard equipment as well.

For $200, the X-Line Package includes an exclusive Aruba Green paint color, a roof rack, an extra inch of ride height, and hill-descent control.

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CarsDirect Tip

The new 2021 Kia Sorento is a tempting package in any of its trims, but we found ourselves most smitten with the EX. The turbo power, six-passenger seating, and an extra helping of tech all make this the Sorento to have. The best part? At just over $36,000, it won't break the bank.

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