Kia Sorento - Upgrades, Improvements & Changes for the 2021 Model

The Kia Sorento has been completely redesigned for 2021. The new Sorento got some of it's new features from the bigger Kia Telluride SUV. The 2021 Sorento was transformed from minivan-esque to a muscular, more rugged mid-size crossover with its squarer silhouette and more assertive exterior details. The cabin design is an improvement over its predecessor, too, with slick digital interfaces and snazzier styling throughout. The three-row SUV also has a diverse selection of powertrains, including a 281-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a hybrid model that will deliver 39 mpg in the city. The 2021 Sorento looks to further bolster an already impressive portfolio of Kia SUVs.

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New Kia Sorento redesigned for 2021
 
2021 Kia Sorento interior front seat
 
New Sorento with roof rack driving outdoors
 
center console and dashboard infotainment system

The new Sorento may not have the same bold style as the chunky Telluride. But its chiseled lines look handsomely modern and they set off its more prominent styling details, such as the hexagonal pattern in its grille and its eye-catching LED taillights. A $2800 X-Line appearance package is available on all-wheel-drive SX models, which adds a model-specific roof rack and front and rear bumpers. The X-Line is also available in a fetching Aruba Green color that pairs nicely with Sorento's optional brown leather interior.



The 2021 Sorento interior is an upgrade from the 2020 edition. The dashboard offers a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster along with a 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the LX and S Trims and a 10.25 touchscreen infotainment system on the EX and SX trims. The Sorento offers Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and a 6 speaker AM/FM/HD radio standard. Bluetooth wireless/hands free, voice recognition, wireless phone charger and a premium 12 speaker Bose Stereo are available options.

The Sorento has plenty of USB data ports available, a USB Charging Outlet on the Front console. You also get USB Charging Outlets on the 2nd and 3rd rows. The redesigned 2021 Sorento offers 7-passenger seating but some of the trim levels offer 6 passenger seating with 2nd row captains chairs.
 

Comparing 2021 Kia Sorento Trim Levels



      
 Sorento LX
 Sorento S
 Sorento EX
 Sorento SX
 Sorento SX-Prestige
  Starting MSRP $29,390
 2.5 Liter - 4 cyl
   191 hp @ 6,100 rpm
 8 speed automatic
 FWD Standard
 AWD Optional
MPG
24/29/26
CanTow
2,000 lb.
10 yr/100,000 mi warranty
 Starting MSRP $31,890
  2.5 Liter - 4 cyl
  191 hp @ 6,100 rpm
 8 speed automatic
 FWD Standard
  AWD Optional
MPG 24/29/26
Can Tow 2,000 lb.
10 yr/100,000 mi warranty
 Starting MSRP $34,990
  Turbo 2.5 Liter - 4 cyl
281 hp @ 5,800 rpm
 8 speed dual clutch auto
 FWD Standard
  AWD Optional
MPG
22/29/25
Can Tow 3,500 lb.
10 yr/100,000 mi warranty
 Starting MSRP $37,990
Turbo 2.5 Liter - 4 cyl
 281 hp @ 5,800 rpm
 8 speed dual clutch auto
 FWD Standard
  AWD Optional
MPG 22/29/25
Can Tow 3,500 lb.
10 yr/100,000 mi warranty
 Starting MSRP $40,590
Turbo 2.5 Liter - 4 cyl
 281 hp @ 5,800 rpm
 8 speed dual clutch auto
 FWD Standard
  AWD Optional
MPG 22/29/25
Can Tow 3,500 lb.
10 yr/100,000 mi warranty

2021 Kia Sorento - Answers to most searched questions

When will the 2021 Kia Sorento be available?

The New 2021 Kia Sorento is available now. We currently have 20 New 2021 Kia Sorento available. 

Will the 2021 Kia Sorento have a V6 engine? 

The Kia Sorento does not offer a V-6 option. It does offer 3-engines;
The base 2.5L 4-cylinder with 191 hp. a 2.5L turbo-charged 4-cylinder with 281 hp and the Hybrid 1.6L, 4-cylinder that produces 227 turbo charged hp.

How Much is 2021 Kia Sorento? 

The base 2021 Kia Sorento LX has a starting MSRP of $29,390. Followed by $31,890 for the Sorento S, $34,990 for the Sorento EX, $37,990 for the Sorento SX and $40,590 for the top level fully equipped 2021 Sorento SX-Prestige.

What is the gas mileage on the 2021 Kia Sorento?

The 2.5L base engine estimate is 24 city/29 highway while the turbo charged 2.5L engine is 22 city/29 highway.  Combined fuel consumption is about 26 MPG. Fuel efficiency has improved by about 5% from the 2020 base 2.4L 4-cylinder engine.The Kia Sorento also has a turbo hybrid option that get 37 mpg.

What is the 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid price?

The 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid offers 2 trim levels. The Sorento S starts at $34,760 and the fully equipped Kia Sorento EX hybrid starts at $37,760.

Which Kia Sorento Model is the best? 

That depends on what best suits your lifestyle. With 5 trim levels, more fuel efficient engines including a hybrid option, aggressive styling, added comfort and leg room. The new 2021 Kia Sorento will definitely be worth your time.