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2021 Kia Sorento
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2021 Kia Sorento Pricing and Specs

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$46,850*

The Kia Sorento 2021 prices range from $46,850 for the basic trim level SUV Sorento S 7 Seat to $64,070 for the top of the range SUV Sorento GT-Line 7 Seat.

The Kia Sorento 2021 is available in Diesel and Regular Unleaded Petrol. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 3.5L 8 SP Auto Sports-Matic to the SUV 2.2L 8 SP Auto Dual Clutch.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Sorento 2021, Richard Berry gave it a rating of 9 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Kia Sorento Models SPECS PRICE
GT-Line 7 Seat 2.2LDiesel8 speed automatic $64,070
GT-Line 7 Seat 3.5LRegular Unleaded Petrol8 speed $60,070
S 7 Seat 2.2LDiesel8 speed automatic $49,850
S 7 Seat 3.5LRegular Unleaded Petrol8 speed $46,850
Sport 7 Seat 2.2LDiesel8 speed automatic $52,470
Sport 7 Seat 3.5LRegular Unleaded Petrol8 speed $49,470
Sport+ 7 Seat 2.2LDiesel8 speed automatic $56,850
Sport+ 7 Seat 3.5LRegular Unleaded Petrol8 speed $53,850

Kia Sorento 2021 FAQs

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

  • What is the longevity of diesel-powered SUV and Passenger vehicles in Australia?

    Of all the technology you’re considering right now, the only one that sounds any real alarm bells is that of the double-clutch transmission. It’s not that Kia’s version of the DCT is worse than many others – nor is it the worst of the lot – but there have been complaints over the operation and lifespan of these units generally. Sometimes the fault is a software glitch, but in other DCTs – particularly the dry-clutch variety – the problems are mechanical and can lead to catastrophic failures.

    With that said, it’s also true that Kia in Australia offers a fantastic factory warranty, so you should have no worries for at least the first seven years. It’s also the case that Kia Australia takes its reputation very seriously and is one of the better companies when it comes to sorting out faults and problems with its products. We’re pretty big fans here at Carsguide of the current Toyota hybrid technology, and it’s looking like the new Kluger Hybrid will be just as popular as Toyota’s other hybrid offerings. Perhaps more so as the non-hybrid Kluger can be thirsty.

    As for the requirement for premium ULP, when you consider that the Kluger Hybrid will, around the city and suburbs where most of them will spend the vast majority of their lives, use about two thirds of the fuel of the V6 Kluger (maybe even a bit less than that) then the extra cost per litre is more than compensated for by the reduced cost per kilometre. And in case you were worried about Toyota’s hybrid tech, the new Kluger Hybrid comes with up to 10 years of warranty on the battery-pack provided the vehicle is serviced correctly and inspected once a year.

    The other thing you might consider is the next-size-down Toyota hybrid, the RAV4. This is quite a spacious vehicle these days and offers excellent fuel efficiency and driveability. It’s cheaper than the Kluger, too. Definitely worth a look. Overall, the broader view is that a petrol hybrid vehicle is more future-proof than a conventional turbo-diesel.

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  • Are caps to stop petrol being used in diesel vehicles reliable?

    This is a real problem and many road service call-outs are, in fact, caused by this very problem. It’s vastly more common for petrol to be put into a diesel vehicle than the other way around, simply because a petrol bowser nozzle will fit into the diesel car’s filler neck, but not the other way around. But should you mistakenly put petrol into a modern, common-rail diesel engine, the entire fuel system needs to be cleaned as a result. And that’s the best-case scenario, because if you drive any distance with petrol in the system, repairs can top $10,000 in some cases.

    The devices you have listed usually work in the same way; they replace the car’s standard filler neck and act as a physical barrier to an unleaded petrol nozzle being inserted into the car. Unless the nozzle being presented is a diesel-sized nozzle, you won’t be able to put anything into the tank. Installed correctly, they should present no problems, but as with any part of a car’s fuel system, the installer needs to know what they’re doing. But they’re popular with fleet vehicles (which are driven by a variety of people who may or may not know the vehicle is diesel-powered) and families with a fleet that uses more than one type of fuel.

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  • Why does my 2017 Kia Sorento randomly lose power?

    It sounds like something electronic is randomly playing up and that’s causing the intermittent problem. Modern engines like these use a raft of sensors to keep the on-board computer informed of what’s going on and keep everything running smoothly and efficiently. If just one of those sensors stops working properly, all sorts of havoc can result.

    It’s a bit strange that the on-board diagnostics of the vehicle aren’t throwing up a relevant fault code when your mechanic interrogates the computer but, again, some of these modern electronic systems require some pretty specific software. Which means a trip to a Kia dealership might provide a more in-depth answer to what’s going on.

    The good news is that since 2014, Kias sold new in Australia have been covered by a seven-year warranty, so your Sorento is well and truly still under that factory cover. Which means it shouldn’t cost you anything to have the problem sorted out by Kia.

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