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What is the Best Kia Vehicle Engine?

2021 Kia Engine Lineup and Power Specs Overview 

As more and more vehicles join the Kia lineup, the range of available engine options grows. Performance-focused drivers and eco-minded shoppers alike often ask us – what is the best Kia vehicle engine? We have compiled a list of all of the gas-powered 2021 Kia engines in the brand’s lineup along with their power specs to give you an overview of how each powerplant performs.  

The Kia brand has remained one of the most affordable brands on the market, and with its range of powerful engine options the success of the model lineup continues to skyrocket. Nearly every model in the Kia lineup offers more than one engine option, giving shoppers the ability to customize their vehicle’s performance to match their needs and desires.  

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2021 Kia Engine Lineup Specs 

There are ten different traditional combustion engines available in the Kia brand lineup. Below we have laid out the specs and availability of each option, arranged from least to most powerful. 

1.6L 4-Cylinder Engine 

2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine 

  • 147 horsepower   
  • 132 pound-feet of torque 
  • Available in 2021 Kia Forte, 2021 Kia Soul, 2021 Kia Seltos  

1.6L 4-Cylinder Engine with Turbocharger 

  • 175 horsepower (Seltos) 
  • 280 horsepower (K5) 
  • 201 horsepower (Soul and Forte) 
  • 195 pound-feet of torque  
  • Available in 2021 Kia Soul, 2021 Kia Forte, 2021 Kia Seltos, 2021 Kia K5 

2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine 

2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine 

2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine with Turbocharger 

  • 240 horsepower (Sportage)
  • 255 horsepower (Stinger) 
  • 260 pound-feet of torque 
  • Available in 2021 Kia Sportage, 2021 Kia Stinger 
2021 Kia K5 engine
2021 Kia Telluride engine
2021 Kia Stinger engine

3.3L V6 Engine 

  • 276 horsepower (Sedona) 
  • 290 horsepower (Cadenza)
  • 248 pound-feet of torque (Sedona)
  • 253 pound-feet of torque (Cadenza) 
  • Available in 2020 Kia Cadenza, 2021 Kia Sedona 

2.5L Turbo Engine 

  • 281 horsepower (Sorento) 
  • 290 horsepower (K5) 
  • 311 pound-feet of torque 
  • Available in 2021 Kia Sorento, 2021 Kia K5 

3.8L V6 Engine 

3.3L V6 Turbocharged Engine 

  • 365 horsepower 
  • 376 pound-feet of torque 
  • Available in 2021 Kia Stinger 

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Custom Performance at Friendly Kia 

Here at Friendly Kia, you can get behind the wheel of a Kia model powered by any of these performance-ready engine options. Head over to the Friendly Kia online inventory to get a look at all of our in-stock Kia models available in New Port Richey today.