Like many other members of the Kia lineup since 2020 began, the Kia Sorento was due for a redesign. It may not have been the oldest design out there, but the 2021 model year begins a new generation for the Sorento. The softer, unassuming aesthetic has given way to a more angular, aggressive sense of style that makes the Sorento stand out in the crowd of other mid-size crossovers.
The heavy exterior and interior changes help elevate the Sorento to new heights. But looks are only part of the transformation. Updates to comfort and convenience technologies back up a wave of safety equipment improvements. Together, these changes push the Sorento out of relative obscurity and further into the limelight than ever before. The chart below lists some of the most important specifications and available features on the 2021 Kia Sorento.
|2.5L I-4 Engine or 2.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine||Highway Drive Assist||Rear Occupant Alert|
|191 Horsepower or 281 Horsepower (Turbo)||Advanced Smart Cruise Control||Safe Exit Assist System|
|181 lb-ft of Torque or 311 lb-ft of Torque (Turbo)||Full TFT Supervision Digital Cluster||Advanced Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist|
|8-Speed Automatic or 8-Speed Wet-Type Dual Clutch Transmission||LED Interior Lighting||Parking Collision Avoidance Assist – Reverse|
Families will find the 2021 Kia Sorento a great fit for most situations, provided that family isn’t more than 8 people in size. As a three-row mid-size crossover, there aren’t a lot of competitors in the same class, but the Sorento still offers a lot of uniqueness in terms of design to help it distinguish itself from other mid-size crossovers. The second engine option is a turbocharged engine bursting with power and potential. As such, trims equipped with the turbocharged engine open up the potential for some light trailer pulling and more. The Sorento is an all-around useful vehicle with plenty to offer.