2021 Kia Sorento Exterior

What's New For the 2021 Kia Sorento?

For 2021, Kia Sorento proudly flaunts stylishly rugged good looks on an all-new expanded platform. This lengthens the Sorento's wheelbase to create more space for occupants in all three rows. The 2021 Sorento also offers more chic touches throughout the cabin, new sleek digital interfaces, and new safety technologies. In addition, there's an expanded list of engines, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains.

Which Features Are Available for 2021?

The first trim level available for the redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento is the LX. This trim's amenities include cloth bucket seats, a backup camera, manually-adjustable seats in front, and versatile split-folding seats in the second and third rows. This trim also has an eight-inch display screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration and one USB port.

The second trim is the S. Its passenger's seat is power-adjustable, and it has more storage spaces throughout the cabin. The S has additional safety features and an optional Convenience package with parking sensors, automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped shift knob, and steering wheel. The S trades 17-inch wheels for 18-inch wheels. It also gets satellite radio and climate controls in the back. Moving up to the EX, you'll get unique exterior accents, remote engine start, a hands-free liftgate, a wireless phone charger, and leather seats.

The SX piles on the works with a multi-way adjustable passenger's seat, a 10.25-inch display screen, Bluetooth technology, standard navigation, a panoramic sunroof, and voice recognition. The SX Prestige adds a 12-speaker Bose® premium sound system, cooled front seats, and a heated steering wheel. If you opt for the X-Line appearance package, a host of features are added, including exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels, a bridge-type roof rack, increased ride height, and standard torque-on-demand all-wheel drive with center locking differential and downhill descent control. The hybrid powertrain is available on the S and EX trims.

2021 Kia Sorento Interior

2021 Sorento Powertrain Options

Several engines and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive are offered for the Kia Sorento in 2021. The first engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder. The base engine's maximum power output is 191 HP and 182 LB-FT of torque with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The next engine is a 2.5L turbo. This engine creates up to 281 HP and delivers 311 LB-FT of torque, and it's paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.

There is also a 1.6L turbo hybrid engine connected to a 44 kW electric motor that can push out a total of 227 HP and get a combined fuel economy rating of 37 miles per gallon. A plug-in hybrid variant is available as well. It features all-wheel drive and will have a larger 66.9 kW electric motor and a 13.8 kWh battery. This powertrain will put out 261 HP and go 30 miles in only electric mode. Sorento's towing maximum is 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Technologies to Keep You Safe

The 2021 Sorento LX has an abundance of safety and driver-assistance features. It includes an integrated safety assist mechanism that calls for emergency help if the airbags deploy. It also has a Rear View Monitor with Dynamic Parking Guidance, Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist (FCA) w/ Pedestrian Detection, and Driver Attention Warning with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert.

With the second trim, you'll get Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist, Parking Distance Warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. Forward and reverse parking sensors are standard on the top trim. Other driver-assistance and safety features include Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve, Safe Exit Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist.

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