What’s New on the 2021 Kia Sorento?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, New Kia Models on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 5:01 pm
Grey 2021 Kia Sorento and red 2020 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento 

The fully redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento is setting the bar for crossovers and SUVs across the market. The automotive world has been buzzing with excitement ever since we first got a glimpse of the 2021 Sorento and now with even more details revealed, the excitement is far from over. The Kia Sorento was set to make its world debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, but with its cancellation, many enthusiasts are left wondering what is to come for the 2021 Sorento.  

This guide is going to dive into everything we know so far about the Sorento to give you an idea of what’s new for this Kia model as well as how it compares to last year’s 2020 model.  

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2021 Sorento Updates, Added Features, New Powertrains 

The 2021 Sorento is bringing a full lineup of updates and features with it that can’t be found in previous Sorento models. One of the most notable new features that is helping the 2021 Sorento set itself apart from previous generations is its inclusion of an electrified model.  

For the 2021 model year, the Kia Sorento will be offering a hybrid powertrain that consists of a single electric motor paired with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This power duo is set to deliver a combined output of 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque on the road. The use of a hybrid powertrain in the 2021 Sorento gives drivers the opportunity to experience high levels of performance behind the wheel while maintaining impressive efficiency and low emissions. Shoppers looking for a traditional model can opt for one equipped with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

Interior view of 2021 Kia Sorento
Interior view of 2021 Kia Sorento

In terms of style and design, we know this 2021 Sorento model is set far ahead of what the previous generation offered in terms of style. The 2021 Sorento is completely redesigned with a sculpted exterior, tiger-eye LED daytime running lights, embossed wood-effect interior accents, vertical LED taillights, a longer wheelbase, and more.  

How Do the 2021 and 2020 Kia Sorento Compare? 

2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento 
2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine Base engine 2.5-liter I4 engine 
8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Transmission Electronically-controlled 6-speed automatic transmission 
12.3-inch display Instrument cluster 3-inch MONO TFT LCD display panel 
10.25-inch display Infotainment center 7-inch display 
Tiger-eye LED DRLs | Vertical taillights Exterior lights Projector-style headlights | Rear combination lamps  
Sculpted Front Fascia Design Rounded 

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Friendly Kia is the best place to stay up to date on the latest Kia news. Stay tuned to our blog for more information about the upcoming Sorento as additional details roll in. If you’re already sold on the 2021 Kia Sorento, head over to our reservation page to reserve your new model today.  

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