Red 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid

2021 What Car? Car of the Year Awards Recognizes All-New Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sorento Wins “Large SUV of The Year” Award

It is not even a month into the new year and the 2021 Kia Sorento has already begun taking home awards to its trophy case. This time around, the highly praised Sorento was named “Large SUV of the Year” at the 2021 What Car? Car of the Year Awards.

During this year’s awards, the Sorento was up against stiff competition, but the redesigned Sorento earned endless praise for its interior, fuel economy, and driving dynamics. See what helped the Sorento earn this top award below.

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Sorento Hybrid Earns Large SUV of the Year Award

During the judging in this year’s What Car? Car of the Year Awards, the panel chose the Sorento Hybrid as the Large SUV of the Year. This variant’s package of standard safety features – including Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Passenger Safe Exit Assist, Blind View Monitor, and Forward Collision-Avoidance – and notable fuel economy were noted as key components in the vehicle’s win. The 2021 model year marks the first arrival of a hybrid Sorento variant in the Kia lineup.

Dashboard in 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid
Red 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid
Interior view of 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid

2021 Kia Sorento HEV Specs and Features

As we said above, the Sorento is bringing more safety technology than ever before and the new hybrid powertrain sets this SUV even further ahead of the competition. Here is a snapshot of just some of the standout specs and features that helped the feature-filled Sorento HEV take home the What Car? Large SUV of the Year award.

  • Turbo-Hybrid powertrain with 227 horsepower and 37 MPG combined
  • Flexible seating with available second-row captain’s chairs
  • Best-in-class overall passenger volume
  • 8.0-inch or 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • 12.3-inch full digital meter cluster
  • 8 USB charging port
  • 17-inch aero design alloy wheels
  • Durable SynTex seat trim

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You can find this year’s What Car? Large SUV of the Year here at Friendly Kia in Tampa Bay, FL. Start your search for a new 2021 Kia Sorento or Sorento Hybrid in the Friendly Kia online inventory. Contact a member of our team to book a test drive and be sure to check out some of our model comparisons to see how the Sorento stacks up against the competition.