2021 Kia Sorento

Charlotte Review - 2021 Kia Sorento

Vehicle Overview

The 2021 Sorento showed up in news headlines recently, and it’s looking beefier and curvier these days. Gone is the slimmed down Sorento and in its place is the sculpted elegance we’ve seen in sneak peak photos of the 2021 Sorento. Rusty Wallace Kia wants to introduce you to the new Sorento today as our way of serving Knoxville, Maryville, and Alcoa customers. This year’s trims include the L, LX, S, EX, and SX. Which one is going to catch your eye?

Charlotte NC - 2021 Kia Sorento's Overview

Exterior – 2021 Kia Sorento

The longer wheelbase of the Sorento in 2021 creates a longer look for the vehicle. It also increases interior space, but what it does for the exterior is even more flattering. It’s a more aggressive, bolder look for the model that really showcases the larger upscale wheel options and more elaborate grille. Sporty exterior features include brilliant LED headlamps and taillamps with a more futuristic shape, along with body-color exterior accents and deep-tinted windows that hint at privacy and modernity within the Sorento.

Charlotte NC - 2021 Kia Sorento's Exterior

Each of these new design features is serving Knoxville, TN with a Sorento that’s much easier to choose in 2021. The SX is a sporty trim that features top of the line LED headlights, larger wheels, and a host of body-color features that really spruce up the look of the new Sorento. We know that all trims of Sorento are elegant this year, though, and so much more powerful looking.

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Interior – 2021 Kia Sorento near Knoxville

The gentle ride and plush interior are two of the highlights of the model. Our 2021 Kia Sorento review starts off with the versatile options you have on the new Sorento interior. The base model L has cloth seating and basic stereo and touchscreen amenities, while your SX is going to sport things up in a way you’ve never seen the Sorento before. The two focal points of the dash are in front of your wheel and then just to the right of the driver’s seat. A 12.3″ digital instrument cluster is hallmark of the SX trim.

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It’s large, futuristic, and highly connected to all of the information of your Sorento. To the right of this is a 10.3″ touchscreen infotainment system that is out of this world “big.” And it’s not just big in the sense of its size; this is a highly advanced infotainment system with a first class interface. Your driving tools are more upscale this year, too, and it includes a rotary shift knob and drive mode selection menu. Throw in sport leather seating on the SX, and you’ve got a Sorento that can shine if you want it to. It can also be a practical minded vehicle.

Mechanical – Kia Sorento specs near Knoxville

Kia kept the powertrain here simple to understand but very advanced under the hood. There’s even a hybrid this year that works in partnership with an electric motor (soon to be announced). So far, the most powerful engine is a turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that is coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. You can grab all-wheel drive on that or stick with the base configuration. The hybrid powertrain will give you a total of 227 horsepower, with 59 horsepower coming from the electric motor. Range specs have yet to be announced, but we’ll keep you posted here at Rusty Wallace Kia. For now, we know that you’ll have the choice to get a gas engine or hybrid model of Sorento, and that means a lot to our more environmentally conscious shoppers. Reducing emissions is one of the chief goals of opting for a hybrid powertrain, but it’s not the only reason. Today’s hybrid Sorento looks, feels, and drives just like a “real” Sorento and continues to give families more capability and options in their everyday life.

Safety – 2021 Kia Sorento dealer

The Sorento has always been a remarkably safe vehicle. Returning features will be automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. However, many formerly optional features are debuting on the new Sorento as standard features. For example, adaptive cruise control is both a safety feature and a convenience feature for drivers who have to make their way through busy stop and go city driving every day. Thanks to these features being bumped up to standard, you’ll find that safety features on the new Sorento are much more economical this year. Models like the SX will get the full range of safety features, but you’ll find that your base model L is also nicely decorated with today’s latest driver-assist features. Practical features like advanced, multistage airbags and seat belt enhancements are also generously gifted to the Sorento.

Request Information – 2021 Kia Sorento dealer

Thanks for reading our 2021 Kia Sorento review. We hope it put you in the mood to shop for your next family SUV. As a family model, or the vehicle of a young and single upstart, the Sorento strikes all the right notes for both types of buyers. All people want to save money, and our specials at Rusty Wallace in Knoxville on the 2021 Sorento are your ticket to a lower price on your favorite trim. You can request information about trims of Sorento that interest you or simply grab a quick quote yourself from our online payment tool. It will show you your bottom line price, monthly payment, and even down payment. Remember, though, that when we add those specials to your quote, it lowers the price even further. Call today for more information.