2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 GMC Acadia

White 2021 Kia Sorento and black 2020 GMC Acadia

While it hasn’t made its way off of assembly lines quite yet, shoppers throughout Tampa Bay are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2021 Kia Sorento at Friendly Kia. This full-size Kia SUV is bringing versatility and style that is unlike anything we’ve seen in a Sorento model before. This 2021 model has been sculpted into something everyone will love and its lineup of features and tech is sure to win over hearts from all around.

The style and design of the 2021 Kia Sorento isn’t the only thing it is bringing to the table. This Kia SUV is bringing features and functionality that is giving the competition a run for its money. In this 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 GMC Acadia comparison we are taking a look at how the upcoming Sorento compares to one of its existing members of the competition. Keep reading to learn more about the 2021 Kia Sorento or click the link below to view the current lineup of in-stock Sorento models at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 GMC Acadia

2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission Transmission 9-speed automatic transmission
Yes Hybrid Variants No
8.0-inch touchscreen Standard Infotainment Center 8.0-inch touchscreen
10.25-inch touchscreen Available Infotainment Center N/A
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Sorento Accelerates Ahead of Acadia

The chiseled exterior of the 2021 Kia Sorento has been catching eyes and winning over hearts since this SUV first debuted. The 2021 Sorento has been fully redesigned into something that is unlike any Sorento before it. Fitted with a bolder tiger-nose grille, triple LED headlights, and deeper design lines. The rounded exterior of the competing 2020 GMC Acadia hardly stands up to the athletic stance of the 2021 Kia Sorento.

Beneath the hood of the Sorento beats the heart of a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With this power duo in place the Sorento pumps out 277 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque on the road. In addition to its standard gasoline-powered setup, the Sorento is also set to offer a range of hybrid variants, including traditional hybrid models and plug-in hybrid offerings. The competing 2020 Acadia is fitted with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and generates just 193 horsepower on the road.

For more information on the 2021 Kia Sorento, check out the Friendly Kia blog or contact a member of our team today.