Three 2021 Kia Sorento vehicles in front of water

What’s New for the 2021 Kia Sorento?

2021 Kia Sorento Design Updates and Engine Specs 

Nearly 1.5 million Kia Sorento models have been sold since the vehicle first joined the automotive scene and now for 2021 Kia is bringing an all-new Sorento model. The Kia Sorento has been designed around a boxy and rugged sculpture, changing the path that many rounded SUVs have followed. The new 2021 Sorento wears an even sharper tiger face front grille, accented by an aggressive mesh insert. The creased exterior design is sculpted into precise perfection, mimicking some of the design details found in its sibling Telluride.  

The clean and upscale 2021 Kia Sorento has been at the front of every Kia enthusiast’s mind since word first released about a fully redesigned Sorento. The Friendly Kia team is confident in saying that the redesigned 2021 Sorento did more than exceed everyone’s expectations. Get a closer look at what’s new for this Kia SUV in this guide to the 2021 Kia Sorento design updates and engine specs. 

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2021 Kia Sorento Design Updates 

There’s only one word that can fully encompass the design and look of the 2021 Kia Sorento and that is “bold.” The Sorento is nothing short of exceptional, offering adventure-set good looks, a rugged build, and confidence-inspiring power. For the 2021 model year, the Sorento is offered in five trim levels – LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige. 

Front view of 2021 Kia Sorento driving on gravel
Side view of seats in 2021 Kia Sorento
Side view of red 2021 Kia Sorento

This Sorento model wears crisp design lines throughout its interior and exterior along with rugged styling cues that make this SUV hard to ignore. Six different wheel design options are available for shoppers, with sizes ranging from 17- to 20-inches.  

Inside the Sorento cabin, drivers can enjoy the luxurious look of bright satin finishes, quilt-patterned leather seating, open-pore wood inlays, metal texture inlays, vertical center air vents, and more.  

Steering wheel and dashboard in 2021 Kia Sorento
Front view of red 2021 Kia Sorento
Side view of blue 2021 Kia Sorento

The 2021 Sorento makes room for up to eight adult passengers with its two three-passenger rear bench seats. Available reclining second-row captain’s chairs offer extra space in the second row and leave room for up to seven passengers. The folding second- and third-row seats allow for easy expansion of interior cargo space, making every adventure possible.  

2021 Kia Sorento Engine Specs 

Kia Sorento models will initially be available with three powertrains, with a plug-in hybrid variant coming at a later date. Including the later-available engine offering, the following powerplants are available for the fourth-generation Kia Sorento: 

  • 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine | 191 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque 
  • 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder turbo engine | 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque 
  • 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder turbo hybrid engine | 277 horsepower with 5 kWh battery 
  • 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder turbo plug-in hybrid | 261 horsepower with 8 kWh battery 

2021 Kia Sorento Full Reveal Video 

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Our team at Friendly Kia can’t hold its excitement back about the 2021 Kia Sorento design updates and engine specs. Stay tuned to our blog for even more updates surrounding the 2021 Kia Sorento. Contact a member of the Friendly Kia team for more information on the arrival of the 2021 Sorento in Tampa Bay, FL.  

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