The Kia Sorento is one of the first vehicles that comes to shopper’s minds when they think of the Kia brand. This model has been a staple member of the Kia lineup since 2009 and ever since its debut it has been getting better and better. With the 2021 model lining up to release this year, it is propelling the popularity of the SUV genre even further.
As Kia-loyalists wait for the arrival of the 2021 Sorento on dealership lots, they are starting to wonder how this model will stack up against other members of the competition. This 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comparison from Friendly Kia is going to examine that very question. Keep reading to see how the upcoming 2021 Sorento compares to the latest addition to the Volkswagen lineup. Click the link below to see our current in-stock lineup of Kia Sorento models in New Port Richey, FL.
2021 Kia Sorento
2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
|2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine||Base Engine||2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine|
|8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission||Transmission||8-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport Mode|
|277 horsepower | 258 pound-feet of torque||Power Specs||235 horsepower | 258 pound-feet of torque|
|Available||Hybrid Variant||Not Available|
|Three rows – seven passenger seats||Rows of Seating||Two rows – five passengers|
|10.25-inch touchscreen||Standard Infotainment Center||6.5-inch color touchscreen display|
|12.3-inch display||Instrument Cluster||10-inch TFT display|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Powertrain Warranty||4 years/50,000 miles|
The Kia brand has kept most of the details surrounding the 2021 Kia Sorento under wraps, but based on what we know so far, this model is skyrocketing above the competition. The seven-passenger 2021 Sorento is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. With 277 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque on tap, the Sorento blows away the 235-horsepower engine that sits in the 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport. The upcoming Sorento model is also set to offer a wide range of engine options, including a hybrid variant. The competing Atlas Cross Sport does not offer any hybrid models in its lineup.
The tech-forward cabin of the 2021 Kia Sorento stands above that of the newcomer VW SUV. This Sorento comes equipped with a standard 12.3-inch instrument cluster display along with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. These two massive displays will keep every driver feeling connected and in-tune with their Kia model while behind the wheel. The 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport comes equipped with two displays that both measure in smaller than the Sorento, with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a 10-inch TFT display.
For additional information on the upcoming 2021 Kia Sorento, or to reserve a model, contact a member of the Friendly Kia sales team today.