Kia redesigned its Sorento SUV for 2021, with new engines, a hybrid version, several high-tech features, and added safety equipment.
Three-rows of seating is standard now either in six or seven passenger configuration.
There are three engine choices: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder is standard, a 2.5-liter turbo comes on higher trims and there's a 1.6-liter turbo coupled to a hybrid system.
The hybrid is only a front-drive for now.
A plug-in hybrid will join for the 2022 model year.
EX and above versions get the turbo engine that's coupled to a dual-clutch type automatic, providing ample acceleration.
The ride is rather stiff, however.
Standard advanced safety includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assistance, lane departure warning, and driver attention warning.
Adaptive cruise comes on EX and up versions.