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Kia Sorento 2021

Our most recent review of the 2021 Kia Sorento resulted in a score of 8.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Journalist Tom White had this to say at the time: The Sorento badge has gone from being the oldest looking and feeling Kia product to stepping the whole brand into the future. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Tom White liked most about this particular version of the Kia Sorento: Stunning design, Absurdly spacious, Quiet and comfortable

The Kia Sorento is also known as the Naza Sorento (Malaysia) and the Pyeonghwa Ppeokkuggi 2405 (North Korea) in markets outside Australia.

Kia Sorento 2021 Price and Specs

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Kia Sorento Model Body Type Specs Price
Black Edition SUV 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $52,190
Black Edition SUV 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $48,690
GT-Line (4X2) GSL NAV SUV 3.5L ULP 8 SP AUTO $56,190
GT-Line (4X4) SUV 2.2L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $59,690
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Kia Sorento 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Kia Sorento here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy a Kia Sorento 2013 to 2017 or Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 to 2017

    Hi Nor, the Kia Sorento is generally reliable and robust, with only a few electrical problems being the main issues, but most should have been sorted out by now. As the Sorento is closely related to the Hyundai Santa Fe, the same would apply to that SUV too.

    The 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine you mention was only available in the UM model from 2009 to 2011. After that a 3.5-litre V6 took over. Both engines are known to be robust and dependable. We'd go for the V6 because it does not have to work as hard as the 2.4L hauling such a big and heavy vehicle around. Note, though, that the V6 is thirsty. 

    The diesel is the best choice out of all of the engines available, as it is strong and hard-wearing as well as much more economical. 

    In our opinion, the Sorento is a better buy than the Santa Fe, since it has more glass area and so is easier to see out of. The interior is pleasant, comfortable and easy to use. And, from the XM model launched in 2015, it is a nicer and quieter car to drive.

    Finally, the Kia has offered a seven-year warranty as opposed to the Hyundai's five-year warranty since October 1, 2014, meaning it is possible to buy an older Sorento and still be covered by the factory warranty. 

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  • Should I buy a Kia Sorento 2020?

    The Sorento seems like a pretty good choice. But don’t forget its cousin, the Hyundai Santa Fe which is also a great vehicle. On balance, though, the Kia seems a little better value and has a superior warranty. In fact, the Kia factory warranty of seven years/unlimited kilometres is an industry leader and makes for great long-term peace of mind.

    If you’re happy with the way the Kia drives and works for your family, then there’s no reason not to make that your first choice.

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  • What SUV should I buy?

    There are many SUVs that would fit within your budget. I would suggest you try a Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Isuzu MU-X, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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  • Kia Sorento 2016: Transmission downshifting

    It wouldn’t hurt to change the fluid, but it’s more likely to be in the valve body.

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Kia Sorento 2021 Seats

The Kia Sorento is a seven-seat large SUV. In base S form the seat trims are cloth as opposed to leather on higher grades. Adjustability is manual for the front passenger seats, with teloscopic steering adjust for the wheel.

The second row offers healthy amounts of room for adults of every size, and is on rails to allow for adjustability if you have third row passengers. The second row features two ISOFIX and three top-tether child seat mounting points.

Meanwhile the third row consists of two wide seats, each with its own ISOFIX and top-tether mounting points. Rear seat space is adequate for adults if the second row is moved forward roughly 30 per cent of its rail distance.

Kia Sorento 2021 Seats

Kia Sorento 2021 Interior

The Kia Sorento's cabin is modern, stylish and practical. There's the striking design with cheese-grater textures in the dash and doors, the large centre console with chrome trim and the rotary shifter. 

There's modern tech in the form of the giant 10.25-inch display on the Sport grade and above with its captivating menus. 

And the made-for-a-family cabin practicality with great storage and spacious seating. 

Kia Sorento 2021 Accessories

Standard fit even on the base Sorento S includes an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, manual air conditioning, a 4.2-inch multifunction display between the analog instrument cluster, leatherbound wheel and shifter, and four USB ports.

The Sorento scores 17-inch alloy wheels, LED head- and taillights, front and rear parking sensors, and a reversing camera. Its most notable spec omissions include climate control, push-start ignition, and keyless entry from higher grades.

Kia Sorento 2021 Boot Space

The Kia Sorento 2021 SUV has a boot space size of 616 Litres.
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Kia Sorento 2021 Speed

Kia Australia does not offer an official 0-100km/h time for the Sorento.