Kia’s Sorento is a big deal for the company, and so it needed to get the 2021 Sorento pitch-perfect. For the new model year there’s a more mature aesthetic, with less chromework and more focus on sculpted surfaces and detailing. Up to 20-inch wheels are now available, and there’s Kia’s latest grille design and new signature lighting.
Inside, there’s a choice of 4+2 or 5+2 seating, with optional second row captain’s chairs. The driver can optionally have a 12.3-inch digital display, and there’s a choice of 8-inch or 10.25-inch center displays. Leather is optional, as are a variety of active safety and driver-assistance aids.
2020 will see three engine options: a 2.5-liter inline-four in FWD or AWD form, a 2.5-liter inline-four turbo in FWD or AWD, and a 1.6-liter hybrid, in FWD only. 2021 will bring a fourth choice, a plug-in hybrid AWD.