belong Kia Sorento 2021 “Kia Sorento 2021” For the mid-size SUV category. The Kia Sorento has a powerful optional turbo engine and provides a comfortable ride on most tracks, in addition to enjoying good fuel economy. The Sorento has a stylish interior with three rows of seats and a large cargo capacity. Not only does it have these qualities, but it costs less than a lot of its competitors, making it a good choice for people looking for value for money.
You won’t have to go far. In this class of cars, you can get another mid-size Kia that can seat up to eight people and offers more cargo capacity. We are talking here about the older sister Kia Telluride, which also has an excellent interior design and the same easy-to-use infotainment system. The Telluride has a more powerful V6 than the two Sorento engines, but the Sorento has good fuel economy. It’s also worth noting that Telluride costs more than its competitor and younger sister Sorrento.
The Toyota Highlander is also a good mid-size SUV, not a great one, positioning itself in the middle of this class of cars. Like the Telluride, the Highlander costs more than the Sorento and also seats up to eight people and offers more cargo capacity, but the Sorento comes with a nicer interior and has an easier-to-use infotainment system. The Sorento also has good fuel economy and better road handling, but is less powerful than the Highlander.
Comparison between Kia Sorento 2020 and 2021
2021 Kia Sorento features
- Good fuel economy
- Stylish interior design
- Attractive exterior design
- Plenty of space in the first and second rows
- Powerful optional motor
- Long list of security systems
Disadvantages of Kia Sorento 2021
- Small cargo capacity behind the third row
- narrow third row
- The 2021 Kia Sorento is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine standard on the LX and S, producing 191 horsepower and 246 Nm of torque.
- The rest of the models are equipped with a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces 281 horsepower and 421 Nm of torque.
- Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
- Front-wheel drive is standard on all models, and all-wheel drive is optional.
- The 2021 Kia Sorento is capable of towing up to 1,587 kilograms when properly equipped.
With front-wheel drive and the engine as standard, the Kia Sorento scores 10.2 kilometers per liter in the city and 12.3 kilometers per liter on the highway. And with all-wheel drive, the ratings drop to 9.7 kilometers per liter in the city and 10.6 kilometers per liter on the highway. These are among the best in the midsize SUV segment.
Fuel consumption rates for the available turbocharged engine are 12.3/9.3 kilometers per liter in the city and highway with front-wheel drive, and 11.9/8.9 kilometers per liter in the city and on the highway with all-wheel drive.
The 2021 Kia Sorento is a medium-sized SUV, with a total length of 480 cm, a wheelbase of 281.4 cm, and a width of 190 cm. The height of the car is 169.4 cm with front-wheel drive, and 178.5 cm with all-wheel drive. The weight of the empty car starts from 1685 kilograms, and reaches 1868 kilograms. The Sorento has a ground clearance of 17.5 cm with front-wheel drive, and 20.8 cm with all-wheel drive.
The front of the car has LED headlights on both sides of the tiger’s nose grille, and the upper trims add DRL lights in the headlights and LED taillights. At the rear there is also a roof spoiler and dummy exhaust tips with a fake diffuser, and you can equip the roof of the car with bars or a panoramic sunroof. You also get the optional X-Line package on the SX-Prestige, which includes roof racks, unique bumpers, gray wheels, special fender badges, and a 2.5cm ride height increase.
2021 Kia Sorento colors
- Passion Red Tintcoat
- Glacier White Pearl
- Sapphire Blue
- Everlasting Silver
- Sparkling Silver
- Crystal Beige
- Gravity Gray
- Ebony Black
- Aruba Green
The 2021 Kia Sorento accommodates up to seven people in three rows of seats in its standard configuration, and you can choose the captain’s seats in the second row that reduce the capacity to six. The first two rows of seats are comfortable and provide good support and provide enough head and leg room for adult passengers. The third row seats are not wide, and they are low to the ground. These seats are designed for occasional use or for young children only. So even if adults could just sit there, they wouldn’t be very comfortable on long or short trips. The Sorento has sliding seats in the second row that offer plenty of legroom, which is exceptional for a car of this size.
The interior of the Kia Sorento has been beautifully designed, with the use of high-quality materials in the cabin. The interior is well isolated from outside noise. Depending on the category you choose, you will get a different interior design, but all designs are well built. The base LX is equipped with black cloth seats and an interior with metallic accents. The S-Class replaces the fabric with SynTex synthetic leather upholstery in black or gray. The EX-Class adds open-pore wood to its interior design. The top-of-the-line SX-Prestige is equipped with gray or black genuine leather seats, and you can get a rust-colored interior with the available X-Line package, replacing the wood-and-metal trim interior.
Many three-row SUVs have more cargo capacity behind the third row than the 0.33 cubic meters in the Sorento. This figure drops to 1.27 cubic meters with the third-row seats folded, and rises to 2.11 cubic meters with the two rear rows folded down. These numbers are all small in the midsize SUV segment.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
- 5-year or 60,000-mile limited warranty.
- Roadside assistance for 5 years or 60,000 miles.
- Powertrain warranty for 10 years or 100,000 miles.
- 5-year or 100,000-mile perforation warranty.
The National Road Safety Administration has notNHTSAConducting crash tests in the 2021 Kia Sorento. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s tests”IIHSThe Kia Sorento received the highest rating of “good” in all six crash tests. The SX and SX Prestige grades received a “good” rating for the quality of their headlights on the road, as well as a Top Safety Pick. The rest of the categories got the lowest rating of “Poor”. The Sorento received an average rating of “Advanced” for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle frontal collision avoidance system, and the highest rating of “Superior” for its standard vehicle-to-vehicle frontal collision avoidance system. The optional vehicle-to-vehicle and pedestrian-forward collision avoidance systems were rated “Superior”.
Standard safety equipment: Traffic Sign Recognition, Rearview Camera, Forward Collision Warning, Forward Automatic Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Drowsiness Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning.
Available safety equipment: Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Vehicle Exit Warning, Surround Parking Camera, Automatic Reverse Emergency Braking.