The 2021 Kia Sorento ushers in the vehicle’s fourth generation and is now available at your local Kia dealer serving Youngstown Pittsburgh Mercer area drivers. This model has long been one of Kia’s great success stories because its rather unique: a compact crossover with three rows and seating for seven. With the 2021 model, Kia expands the wheelbase but not the overall length by much. This allowed Kia to maintain the small crossover form factor while also expanding cargo area and legroom. Kia has overhauled the style too moving on from its minivanesque roots to a much bolder and modern design. The standard equipment and options were broadened, and Kia now offers four powertrains, including a hybrid that will be available at release and a plug-in hybrid powertrain that will come later in the model year. As you expect from Kia, you also get oodles of tech and standard driver aids, and you can test-drive the Sorento today. You can also contact us online for the latest Taylor Auto Group Internet specials.
The big change for the 2021 Kia Sorento over the previous generation is that the wheelbase is now longer by 1.4 inches. This does not change the overall length much, which is about 190 inches compared to 189 inches for the preceding model. The exterior style is much more modern now, and even without badging, you can now tell that the Sorento and Telluride are the same brand. Similarities include the grille, hood, headlamps and taillamps. Wheel size starts at 17 inches and extends up to 20 inches, and Kia now offers multiple wheel designs that you can choose from. Kia has also introduced an X-Line option for the top-tier trim that increases ride height by an inch and adds special 20-inch wheels.
The 2021 Kia Sorento near Youngstown has a redesigned cabin as well. Kia has improved material quality throughout, added many amenities and focused on usability. The previous generation offered more than 11 cubes of storage space, which is an area Kia really wanted to improve. The extended wheelbase allowed the 2021 Kia Sorento near Youngstown to offer more than 12 cubes behind the third row, more than 39 behind the second row and more than 74 behind the front row. Kia also used the added space to increase legroom throughout the vehicle. It upgraded the standard infotainment system with an 8.0-inch color touchscreen and offers a larger 10.3-inch touchscreen and an integrated navigation system.
With the 2021 Kia Sorento near Youngstown, you have your choice of either front- or all-wheel drive. FWD is standard, and AWD is optional. The base setup features an eight-speed automatic transmission and a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 191 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque. Drivers who want more performance can opt for a turbocharged version of that engine that makes 281 hp and 311 lb.-ft. Kia mates the turbo to a seven-speed automatic with a dual clutch. The hybrid powertrain is only available as FWD and makes 227 hp. The hybrid plug-in powertrain, which will arrive mid-model-year, will only be available as AWD and will make 261 hp.
The 2021 Kia Sorento gets the latest version of Uvo, Kia’s suite of infotainment technologies. An 8.0-inch color touchscreen is standard, and a 10.3-inch touchscreen and integrated navigation system are optional. Features include Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, USB ports, voice recognition and more. You can opt for a Bose audio system and wireless charging pad. All models have Kia Drive Wise, which includes forward collision and lane departure mitigation systems. Optional driver assistance technologies include adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot monitor.
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