The 2021 Kia Sorento is one of the newest and boldest Kia SUVs. Offered at Bessada Kia in Pickering, ON, drivers that take the Sorento for a test drive come back convinced that it is the SUV for them.
The Sorento reenters the mid-size crossover class boldly with a muscular style that does not distract from its cargo- and family-hauling capabilities.
Everything about the Kia Sorento is new as it was upgraded for the 2021 model year with boxier proportions and bolder styling. The Sorento sits on a brand-new platform that increases the SUV's size both inside and out.
The new design is also digital-focused with an improved touchscreen infotainment system, upgraded standard safety features, and much more. It is a great choice for drivers that want a family vehicle and passenger hauler that is different than other mid-size crossovers.
While it once resembled a minivan, the Sorento's new look is all SUV. Much of its muscular design and squarer silhouette can be attributed to the new platform with a wider wheelbase. This assertive look is also due to its wide grille and high-positioned headlights.
Kia completely changed the interior of the Sorento as well with the 2021 model. The modern design includes unique rhombus-shaped air vents, integrated ambient lighting, and a dashboard with a prominent touchscreen infotainment system.
Thanks to the new platform, the Sorento gained extra space for passengers and cargo. A third row comes standard, allowing the Sorento to hold up to seven passengers. Cargo space dimensions are 357 litres behind the third row, 1,274 litres behind the second row, and 2,139 litres behind the first row.
The 2021 Kia Sorento SUV is powered by a standard 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 191 horsepower. It offers a smooth ride and adept handling for an SUV its size. Kia also offers an upgraded engine, which is standard on higher-end models. This is a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder that offers 281 horsepower and quick acceleration.
In terms of safety technology features, Kia upgraded its standard offerings for 2021. The Sorento now comes equipped with lane keep assist, lane follow assist, advanced forward collision avoidance assist, and a rearview camera.
The dashboard of the 2021 Kia Sorento is dominated by a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers intuitive controls and smartphone connectivity. Higher trim levels get a larger 10.25-inch multimedia interface with integrated navigation.
Starting at $33,995, the 2021 Kia Sorento is offered in six different trim configurations to appeal to a wide variety of buyers. As the trim level increases, so do the standard features of the Sorento. However, every model features heated front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and driver-assist technologies, making even the base model a well-equipped three-row SUV for the price.
Completely transformed from its previous design, the 2021 Kia Sorento offers drivers something new, something bold, and something amazing in the mid-size SUV class.