The new 2021 Kia Sorento has been spied testing and is heavily camouflaged. The upcoming midsize-SUV will be redesigned and it will look more sporty than before. The model that is caught offers the same attractive lines as the current model. Thanks to an affordable price, premium design, and powerful engines, the Sorento is one of the company’s best-selling SUV.
Three-row SUV offers a spacious cabin and plenty of amenities. Also, cabin Is great arranged and is able to accommodate seven passengers. Thanks to all the above, the 2021 Kia Sorento will rival the best models on the markets. This includes the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Nissan Pathfinder.
2021 Kia Sorento Redesign
The first spy photos of the 2021 Kia Sorento emerged online. According to them, the new model will get some refreshments outside. However, as before, the Sorento will remain to be strong and attractive SUV. The front will be attractive thanks to the new headlight configuration.
However, most of the parts of this SUV are covered with wrap, and because of that, we can only see minimal visual changes. However, this SUV will definitely get the new grille. From some gossip, the manufacturer will also use stainless-steel bumper and roof rails as standard. Also, the standard model will come with an acoustic windshield and shark-fin antenna found on the other Kia`s models. From the sides, 17 to 19 inches will be available to choose from.
Interior Design and Trim Levels
The new 3-row midsize-crossover SUV will get finally a new cabin. There will be some changes that will make this SUV even more competitive. So, if you need an SUV that offers plenty of room and comfort, the upcoming Kia Sorento is an ideal choice. This model is available with three rows of seats and it can accommodate seven passengers. However, the third row is not comfortable for adults, but it`s ideal for small kids.
As we already wrote, the upcoming model besides outside changes will get some interesting features inside. Even the standard trim is rich. The base SUV will include leather seating, a power front-passenger seat, a great 7-inch digital screen, a navigation system, and heated front seats.
Most equipped SX will bring more. The features like an 8-inch screen, premium Nappa leather interior, heated and ventilated front seats and heated steering wheel, premium 10-speaker Harman/Kardon surround-sound audio system and a panoramic moonroof are standard on this trim.
The safety of the 2021 Kia Sorento will be better and we can expect a great rating. Standard features are cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning and so on.
Under the Hood
The upcoming 2021 Kia Sorento is the SUV that will be offered with two engine options. The aging 2.0-liter turbo engine has been replaced with the new 2.4-liter engine. According to officials, this engine will get more outputs this time. It will be able to deliver around 200 horsepower. Previous models with this engine provide 185 horsepower. This engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and FWD system as standard.
The second engine that is optional is stronger. This engine consists of the 3.3-liter V6. However, at this moment there is no info on how many horses this version will provide. The current model with the same engine delivers 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, so, with the new release, we can expect some output boost. Furthermore, this engine is available with an 8-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system as standard.
2021 Kia Sorento Price and Release Date
The 2021 Kia Sorento from the information that we got will get a minimal facelift outside. The interior of this model will provide much better quality than before. However, according to the officials, the price will remain the same. The base model starts at $27,000, while the LX trim cost $28,500.
The SX trim is one of the most equipped and is priced at $47,000. Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Nissan Pathfinder are the models that will keep challenging with the 2021 Kia Sorento. The new SUV will be available to the markets in the middle of 2020.