What are the Engine Options of the 2021 Kia Sorento?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Sorento, Technology on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at 8:00 am
2021 Kia Sorento exterior side shot parked on a gravel field with a background of forest trees and mountains

2021 Kia Sorento Gasoline, Hybrid, and Plug-In Hybrid Engine Options

The Kia brand recently premiered the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento, the first of the model’s 4th generation with completely new looks, technology, and so much more. In addition to its baseline engine getting a boost in power output over the 2020 Kia Sorento model, the 2021 Kia Sorento will also offer a turbocharged engine option, a hybrid powertrain engine option, and a plug-in hybrid powertrain engine option. Today, here at Palmen Kia, we’ll be looking over all of the engine options of the upcoming 2021 Kia Sorento midsize SUV model!


2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento


2021 Kia Sorento – 2.5L Inline 4 Engine Option 

The baseline engine option of the 2021 Kia Sorento model is a 2.5L inline 4 engine. This engine option is rated at 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and has an expected combined fuel economy rating of 27 MPG

2021 Kia Sorento interior shot of front seating, steering wheel, and dashboard layout
2021 Kia Sorento exterior shot with blue paint color driving past a building near a grass field

2021 Kia Sorento – Turbocharged 2.5L Inline 4 Engine Option 

The second engine option of the 2021 Kia Sorento model is a 2.5L turbocharged inline 4 engine. This engine option is rated at 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque, is paired with an 8-speed wet-dual clutch automatic transmission, and has an expected combined fuel economy rating of 25 MPG

2021 Kia Sorento – Hybrid Powertrain Option 

The new hybrid powertrain option of the 2021 Kia Sorento model includes a 1.6L turbocharged inline 4 engine and a 44 kW electric motor. This powertrain is rated at 227 horsepower, is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and has an expected combined fuel economy rating of 37 MPG

2021 Kia Sorento – Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain Option 

The new plug-hybrid powertrain option of the 2021 Kia Sorento model includes a 1.6L turbocharged inline 4 engine and a 66.9 kW electric motor. This powertrain is rated at 261 horsepower, is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and has an expected all-electric driving range of 30 miles


2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Toyota RAV4


Learn More About the All-New 2021 Kia Sorento in Kenosha, WI 

The 2021 Kia Sorento model is set to release before the end of 2020. For more information on the model, continue to read our blog, contact us, and schedule a test drive with the new 2021 Kia Sorento midsize SUV once we have it in stock here at Palmen Kia of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Sharing is Caring!

Leave a Reply

Adjust Payment Terms ×

We want to help you find the perfect car that fits your budget. Please adjust the options below so we can estimate the most accurate monthly payments.

Estimated Credit Score or Interest Rate

Desired Loan Term (months)

How much will you put down?

All tax, title and vehicle registration fees are additional. See dealer for complete details.