What are the Differences Between the 2021 and 2020 Kia Sorento?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Sorento on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 8:00 am
2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is all-new and redesigned for its 2021 model year, starting the 4th generation of the Sorento midsize SUV model. Changes include, but are not limited to, a more powerful and efficient standard powertrain, hybrid model options, a completely redesigned exterior and interior, new standard safety features, and much more! Today, we’ll find out what’s changed with the new Sorento. It’s the 2021 Kia Sorento vs the 2020 Kia Sorento here at Palmen Kia!

2021 Kia Sorento in Kenosha, WI

2021 Kia Sorento exterior front shot of grille and headlights driving on a forest trail
2020 Kia Sorento exterior shot with red paint color splattered and caked with mud

2021 Sorento vs 2020 Sorento

Model2021 Kia Sorento2020 Kia Sorento
Baseline Engine2.5L Inline 42.4L Inline 4
Horsepower191 hp185 hp
Torque182 lb-ft178 lb-ft
Standard Transmission8-Speed Automatic6-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel DriveAvailableAvailable
City Fuel Economy24 MPG22 MPG
Highway Fuel Economy31 MPG29 MPG
Combined Fuel Economy27 MPG25 MPG
Hybrid ModelAvailableNot Available
Plug-In Hybrid ModelAvailableNot Available
Total Seating77
Starting MSRPTBD$26,990

2021 Sorento vs 2020 Sorento – Cabin Space and Cargo Capacity 

In the press release for the 2021 Kia Sorento, Kia promises that the 2021 Sorento will have more cabin space and cargo capacity than the 2020 Sorento. However, no exact measurements have yet been given. In the meantime, for future reference, here are the cabin and cargo room specifications for the current 2020 Kia Sorento: 

2020 Kia Sorento – EPA Interior Volume – 154.2 ft3 

2020 Kia Sorento – Initial Cargo Capacity – 11.3 ft3 

2020 Kia Sorento – Maximum Cargo Capacity – 73 ft3 

2021 Sorento vs 2020 Sorento – Design 

In addition to its new powertrain and hybrid options, another big change to the next-generation 2021 Kia Sorento model is its sense of style. Influenced by the Telluride, the redesigned Sorento prioritizes a bold new look mixing a rugged appearance with elegant features. 

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When Does the 2021 Kia Sorento Release in the USA? 

There’s plenty more to explore concerning the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento and we look forward to learning more about the model upon its release later this year in 2020. In the meantime, keep track of updates through our blog and contact us for additional information here at Palmen Kia of Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

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