The 2021 Kia Sorento is the midsize-SUV that will keep the same attractive lines as the current model. The new model has been spied testing and its body is covered with camouflage. We must add that Sorento is one of the company’s best-selling SUV last couple of years.
The Sorento is offered with an attractive design and two powerful engines. Also, it`s an affordable SUV that comes with three rows of seats and is able to accommodate seven passengers. Thanks to all above, the 2021 Kia Sorento is ready to rival models such as Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Nissan Pathfinder.
2021 Kia Sorento Redesign
The exterior of the 2021 Kia Sorento will remain to be strong and attractive. According to the manufacturer, the new model will be recognized by the same lines as the current one. The first spy photos appear and the whole body of this popular SUV is camouflaged. However, we can expect more modifications at the front and rear fascia.
The new headlight system can be expected to provide more visibility during the night. The front comes with the recognized stainless-steel bumper and metallic grille. The chrome roof rails will be part of the higher trims.
Interior Design and Trim Levels
The new 2021 Kia Sorento is the 3-row midsize-crossover SUV that continues to offers a comfortable cabin and latest techs inside. This SUV is the best choice if you need a family car that offers plenty of room and comfort. Thanks to great arrange the new model is able to accommodate seven passengers. The third row is not comfortable for adults but is ideal for small passengers.
Like the previous model, the new one will remain to be offered with the same trim levels. Furthermore, the EX V6 trim will add to this SUV more equipment as standard this time. Some of the features that come with this trim are leather seating, power front-passenger seat, a great 7-inch digital screen, navigation system, heated front seats, and attractive 18-inch alloy wheel.
The top of the offer is an SX trim. With this trim comes 8-inch screen, premium Nappa leather interior, heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel. Also, the premium 10-speaker Harman/Kardon surround-sound audio system and a panoramic moonroof are standard on this trim.
The Kia Sorento is the SUV that is very safe. Thanks to the driver-assistance features that offers cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning, this model is ranked high. Furthermore, with the new model, we can expect even better results.
Under the Hood
Two engine options will be available under the hood of the newest 2021 Kia Sorento. Both engines are present in the current model. However, with this year model, there will be some changes. The first engine that powers this SUV is a 2.4-liter engine that according to officials will be able to deliver around 200 horsepower. This engine will be available with a 6-speed automatic transmission and FWD system as standard.
The second engine that comes as the optional is the more powerful 3.3-liter V6. Unfortunately, as this moment there is no official output number. The current model with the same engine makes 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, however, the new model with this engine may get some boost. Like the current model, the new one will continue to offers the same 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system as standard.
2021 Kia Sorento Price and Release Date
The 2021 Kia Sorento will get minimal changes and updates. So, we can expect the same Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $27,000 for the base model. However, with the choice of LX trim, the price will go up 1500 dollars more on the base price.
Furthermore, the same trim with the V6 engine will cost $32,000. The SX trim that is also the most equipped will go up to $47,000. Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Nissan Pathfinder are the models that will challenge the new 2021 Kia Sorento. Company’s newest SUV will arrive in the middle of 2020.