The 2021 Kia Sorento is the most adventure-ready Sorento we’ve seen yet and our team at Friendly Kia can’t wait for its arrival in Tampa Bay. The sleek and sophisticated Sorento offers shoppers an adventurous attitude, street-ready style, and a performance that is set to impress. Shoppers looking for a new Sorento will have four powertrains to choose from, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants.
Local shoppers looking forward to the new Sorento may be curious how this updated powerhouse compares to the competition. In this comparison guide, our team has paired the 2021 Kia Sorento up against the 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee to help adventure-seekers find their next SUV in Tampa Bay.
2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
|2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine||Base Engine||3.6-liter V-6 engine|
|191 horsepower | 182 pound-feet of torque||Base Power Specs||295 horsepower | 260 pound-feet of torque|
|8.3 inches (X-Line Models)||Ride Height||Unspecified|
|Available||Hybrid Model Option||Not Available|
|12.6 cubic feet/38.4 cubic feet/75.5 cubic feet||Cargo Space (Behind third row/second row/first row)||XX/36.3 cubic feet/68.3 cubic feet|
The 2021 Kia Sorento is set to impress with its range of updates and added features. For the 2021 model year the Kia Sorento is bringing in four powertrain options, one of which makes this SUV the most powerful hybrid electric vehicle in its class.
A 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine comes standard in the 2021 Sorento and generates 191 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque on the road. Individuals looking for an extra boost of power on the road can opt for the 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder turbo engine paired to the segment-exclusive 8-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission. This turbocharged setup delivers 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque around Tampa Bay.
For the first time ever, Kia has brought hybrid powertrains to the scene for the Kia Sorento. Shoppers looking for an eco-minded SUV can opt for the traditional hybrid powertrain setup or the plug-in hybrid variant that will join the lineup in 2021. The competing 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee does not offer its shoppers a range of hybrid model options, limiting the variants available for customers.
The 2021 Kia Sorento checks every box on shoppers’ lists, bringing everything locals are looking for into one vehicle. If you are looking to get behind the wheel of a next-generation Sorento in the Tampa Bay area, come see our team at Friendly Kia. We can’t wait to help you find the Sorento you’ve been dreaming of.