A Detailed Review Of the 2021 Kia Sorento: Specs, Safety, & Features

2021 Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento Review in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Today, crossovers have become the vehicle of choice for many Canadians. Currently, they account for almost 50 percent of all new vehicle sales. Though the crossover segment is made up of other sub-segments, the compact and mid-size segments are the most popular. As automotive consumers from Cape Breton, Truro, Guysborough, Canso, Antigonish, and Nova Scotia’s surrounding areas have slowly moved away from sedans and gravitated towards crossovers. So when Kia decided to introduce the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento, they knew they had to get it right. The outgoing model was loved and highly regarded by automotive consumers as it offered many of the features they needed and wanted.

At Strait-Way Kia, we are excited to offer the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento and can’t wait to show you why it’s the best mid-size crossover in the segment. Our new vehicle inventory features the Sorento and the rest of Kia’s amazing lineup. We invite you to browse our inventory online or in-store and get into contact with our finance centre. They are ready to help you get behind the wheel of your new Kia by getting you the financing you need.

2021 Kia Sorento Interior

The 2021 Kia Sorento falls in line with its bigger brother, the Kia Telluride. Its prominent front end, muscular proportions, and bolder styling are a departure into a new realm for this vehicle. The headlamps are now incorporated into the grille with Kia’s famous tiger eye LED daytime running lights. These lights signify the intense impression of the lines around a tiger’s eyes. The windswept design is elevated by pushing the A-pillars back slightly; the strong character lines, vertical taillamps, and smooth rear end only add to its allure. The top of the line trim will feature 20-inch wheels that are sure to stand out.

2021 Kia Sorento Interior
2020 Kia Sorento Exterior

Take a step inside and experience the full-fledged luxury of Kia. The cabin features materials that are normally found in the luxury segment. Beautifully wrapped leather upholstery can be found throughout, with rhombus-shaped air vents, intricately stitched seat inserts, and integrated ambient lighting. The interior looks fantastic with a rotary shifter placed strategically in the centre console, and the dashboard is filled with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. With up to eight USB ports, occupants will have enough places to charge their devices, or in the case of the driver and front passenger, a wireless charging pad will do the trick. Apply CarPlay, and Android Auto are standard, and for those who expect an upscale listening experience, a 12 speaker Bose system has you covered.

2020 Kia Sorento Exterior

Kia Sorento 2021 Performance

For 2021, the Sorento will again offer two powerful engine options. A responsive 2.5-litre four-cylinder produces 191 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque; this powerplant is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is increased by 4.9 percent. If you’re yearning for more grunt when you step on the peddle, the optional 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder is the right powertrain for you. It is paired to an eight-speed wet dual-clutch transmission, which is a segment-exclusive. This engine pushes out an exhilarating 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque. Drivers will notice a 10.8 percent increase in fuel efficiency over last year’s V6. A maximum towing capacity of 3,500 kg allows you to tow anything you need. Canadians can also look forward to an eco-friendly Sorento with a hybrid and plug-in hybrid arriving in 2021. A 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder will be paired up with a 44 kW electric motor. The plug-in hybrid will feature the same 1.6-litre turbo; however, a larger electric motor producing 66.9-kW is featured. To keep you and your passenger safe, the 2021 Sorento will feature driver-assist technologies like forward collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane departure warning and land keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Kia Sorento Trim Levels

For 2021, the Sorento has changed up its trim levels a bit, offering consumers more features right from the base trim. This year you have the option of choosing from the LX+, LX Premium, X-Line, EX, EX+, and SX. Each trim is packed with the technology, comfort, and convenience features you have come to expect from Kia. Please contact us if you need more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will the 2021 Kia Sorento have a V6 Engine?
    • The 2021 Kia Sorento has dropped the V6 engine, instead offers two four-cylinder options. A naturally aspirated 2.5-litre and a turbocharged 2.5-litre.
  • How reliable is the Kia Sorento?

    • The Kia brand has won many reliability and safety awards over the years, and the Sorento is no different. Previous buyers have praised the Sorento for its reliability and longevity.