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How Far Can I Drive the 2021 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid?

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid Driving Range 

Our team at Friendly Kia can’t wait for the arrival of the 2021 Kia Sorento here in Tampa Bay. Not only will we be getting the traditional gas-powered Sorento but also a first-ever Sorento Hybrid and Sorento Plug-in Hybrid. If you’re like us, you can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one of these hybrid Sorento models.  

For those who haven’t dabbled in hybrid SUVs before, you may be wondering how far you can drive the new 2021 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid model. This guide to the 2021 Sorento Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid driving range and specs is here to help.  

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2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid Power Specs and Range 

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Just when we thought the Sorento couldn’t get any better, Kia hit us with a full 2021 redesign and brought in, for the first time ever, hybrid and plug-in hybrid Sorento models. 

The 2021 Sorento Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder Turbo Hybrid engine with a 44kW motor and a 6-speed automatic transmission. With this system in tow, the Sorento Hybrid delivers 227 horsepower and earns an estimated 39 mpg in the city, 35 mpg on the highway, and 37 combined mpg overall.  

A similar setup is found in the plug-in hybrid Sorento variant, which is fitted with a 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder Turbo Plug-in Hybrid engine with a 66.9kW electric motor. The PHEV Sorento will deliver 261 horsepower on the road and offer an estimated 30-mile all-electric range. 

When Can I Get a Hybrid Sorento SUV in Tampa? 

The 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid will arrive at Friendly Kia before the end of 2020 and will join our lineup at the same time as the standard gasoline-powered Sorento model. The 2021 Sorento Plug-in Hybrid is slotted to arrive a few months after the initial Sorento release and shoppers can expect to see it on the Friendly Kia lot sometime in 2021. Stay tuned to our blog for more updates on the Sorento Plug-in Hybrid release date as more information is confirmed.  

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The driving range and fuel economy provided by the 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid and Sorento Plug-in Hybrid are sure to impress. To get started on your search for a new Sorento model in the Tampa Bay area head over to the Friendly Kia inventory to view our current lineup of in-stock models. If you don’t see the model you’re looking for, contact a member of our team so we can help get you the car of your dreams here in New Port Richey, FL.