The 2021 Sorento will be offered in five trims: LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-Prestige and available with either FWD or AWD. Hybrids come in S and EX trims and are front-drive only.
We give the lineup a 9 for features. It’s stuffed with great standard equipment and an excellent 5-year/60,000-mile warranty, good infotainment, and excellent value. Options are nearly nonexistent, though; Kia requires a move up into higher trim levels for fancy add-ons.
The $30,565 Sorento LX comes well-equipped with 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, cloth seats, a 6-way adjustable driver seat, a second-row bench seat, a third-row seat, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All Sorentos have automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and automatic high beams. All-wheel drive costs $1,800.
Step into the $33,065 Sorento S if you want standard 18-inch wheels, synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power driver seat, heated front seats, automatic climate control, blind-spot monitors, and rear parking sensors. The $34,765 Hybrid S is slightly different: It has 17-inch wheels and second-row captain’s chairs.
Which Kia Sorento should I buy?
Our pick is the $36,165 Sorento EX, which comes with the turbo engine, 18-inch wheels, second-row captain’s chairs, wireless smartphone charging, and adaptive cruise control. It’s also sold in $37,765 EX Hybrid form with a rear spoiler, a panoramic sunroof, and front and rear parking sensors.
How much is a fully loaded Kia Sorento?
The $39,165 Sorento SX comes with 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, an 8-way front passenger power seat, a 10.3-inch touchscreen, and non-wireless CarPlay/Android compatibility. But for the top edition, you’ll want the $41,765 SX Prestige (front-drive only) or the $43,765 X-Line (AWD only), which have a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, perforated leather upholstery, cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, 12-speaker Bose audio, and a surround-view camera system.
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