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Kia Sorento 2021 review: S snapshot

EXPERT RATING
8
The S is the entry point into the Kia Sorento range with its list price of $45,850 for the petrol version and $48,850 for the diesel variant.

The S is the entry point into the Kia Sorento range with its list price of $45,850 for the petrol version and $48,850 for the diesel variant.

Coming standard on the S grade are 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, cloth seats, and an 8.0-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As with the previous Sorento there’s a choice of a 3.5-litre petrol V6 or a turbo-diesel four-cylinder. Essentially, they are the same engines from the previous model and the outputs are almost unchanged with the diesel making 148kW/440Nm, while the petrol produces 206kW/336Nm.

All petrol variants are front-wheel drive, while diesel versions are all-wheel drive.

The Kia Sorento has yet to be crash tested, but it would be shocking if this new-gen SUV does not score the maximum five-star ANCAP rating, when the results come out.

All grades come with AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot collision avoidance.

Pricing guides

$69,990
Based on 33 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$57,777
Highest Price
$89,990

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
GT-Line 7 Seat 2.2L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $54,600 – 69,080 2021 Kia Sorento 2021 GT-Line 7 Seat Pricing and Specs
GT-Line 7 Seat Phev AWD 1.6L, Hyb/ULP, 6 SP $64,000 – 80,960 2021 Kia Sorento 2021 GT-Line 7 Seat Phev AWD Pricing and Specs
S 7 Seat 2.2L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $40,100 – 51,260 2021 Kia Sorento 2021 S 7 Seat Pricing and Specs
Sport 7 Seat 3.5L, ULP, 8 SP $41,700 – 53,350 2021 Kia Sorento 2021 Sport 7 Seat Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8
Richard Berry
Senior Journalist

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