Kia wants you to “let the adventures begin” in their brand new powerhouse Sorento. This is a newly available SUV crossover from Taylor Auto Group that holds your family’s memories in its cabin. As the incoming 4th generation of Sorento, the new model features a brand new hybrid powertrain selection that’s going to really capture the imaginations of those families who prize efficient gas mileage and environmental responsibility. The new Sorento cares about our world just as much as you do. Join Taylor today as we look at the 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento near Pittsburgh.
The exterior of any new SUV is the style that “writes the next chapter.” If that’s true, the 2021 Sorento is writing a much longer, easier to read chapter than the 2020 model. The mid-size Sorento is just right in 2021. It features a more off-road design that is displayed in promo pics. You’ll see the Sorento and its body-color door handles and chainlink blacked out grille demolishing a stream in the woods, always with a get out of my way attitude. The biggest difference in 2021 is that the Sorento is the same basic sleek, uniform style, but it has standout adventure gear throughout the frame. We love the thick roof rails that Kia shows handling a large kayak during that stream demolition. The outdoorsy persona of the Sorento looks great on it, and Kia really capitalizes on that in their color palette. You’ll fine X-line exclusive Aruba Green, Everlasting Silver, and Crystal Beige all sophisticated and a new look on the Sorento.
Both the 2020 and 2021 models seat 7 people and boast a mid-size interior. However, Kia moves everything around on the 2021 model to clear more space for your family adventures and everyday leisure. It’s the perfect interior to relax in. The Sport gets a new SynTex seat trim and toasty heating for the front seats. Standard third row seating can be folded down in a flash to make room for your outdoor equipment. Perhaps the biggest upgrade, though, is the 3D-embossed genuine leather seat trim in luxury trims that pave the way for a “pop out at you” look of charm and sophistication. Your Smart Key gives you access to a Smart Power Liftgate that senses your presence and opens your door for you in the blink of an eye. Get ready for an interior that welcomes you to its fold. And don’t forget to grab 2nd row captain’s chairs for the kids!
Kia made the powertrain of the Sorento simple in 2021. You get 191 horsepower, 26 combined MPG, and an 8-speed automatic transmission that anticipates every shift in power before you do. It’s a transmission that seamlessly translates your engine power into something meaningful and fun to experience. Cameras in the cabin of your Sorento help you to control your new mechanical toys. For example, we love the new 360 degree Surround View Monitor that captures all of your exterior scenes. You’ll always have confidence in the situations facing your new Sorento. It sees all and responds to all in a split second that can save your life.
Adaptive all-wheel drive with lock mode is standard on many trims this year, and it’s one of the best all-wheel drive systems in the automotive universe today. In fact, it’s so good that we rank it as a safety feature on the 2021 model. This vast improvement in traction via all-wheel drive is one of the hallmarks of the 2021 Sorento, but it’s by far just the first in a series of features that improve your stability. Torque vectoring control increases “cornering stability” so that you can zip through curves in even the most demanding of driving situations. Nothing is too tough for the Sorento. It also has your back in lane changes, as they’ve improved lane keep assist and even incorporated an active feature where your Sorento can steer you back into your lane when the going gets rough. Smart Cruise Control with Stop & go makes for safer city streets. It sets following distance and can stop and go as you’re driving through that tedious daily commute. Nothing is ever tedious or unsafe in the Sorento! Drive Wise is immensely improved and ready to help you command the roads.
The new mid-size Sorento trumps its predecessor in all the ways that matter to you and your family. Contact us here near Pittsburgh today to get your first up close tour of this astonishingly high quality family SUV. Call Taylor Auto Group today.