Comparison - Kia Sorento Hybrid 2021 - vs - Kia Sorento SX 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
36,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
$
41,790
Updated: 
31 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Platinum Graphite
#61656A
Steel Gray
#ADB0B3
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Silky Silver
#D7D7D7
Aurora Black
#141414
Runway Red
#F21A27
Gravity Blue
#273A5B
Color: 
Ebony Black
#121212
Snow White Pearl
#FAFAFA
Dragon Brown
#504744
Passion Red
#9E212B
Gravity Gray
#61656A
Imperial Blue
#273A5B
Everlasting Silver
#7C7C78
Sangria
#270710

Electric

Motors: 
AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
Top Speed: 
124mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover SUV strikes out in a new styling direction, and brings hybrid and plug-in models along for the adventure.

PROS
More expressive
Available hybrid powertrains
Bigger interior
More square inches of touchscreen

CONS
What’s with the door tooth?
Third-row seat’s very, very small
More noise
More hard plastic in the cabin

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Sorento is all new for 2021, with a starting price that's $2450 higher than last year. Its boxier proportions and bolder styling mark a stark departure from the curvier and softer appearance of the outgoing Sorento. In addition to riding on an all-new platform that's bigger inside and out, the new Sorento adds a hybrid powertrain as well as an eventual plug-in variant.We like the EX trim level. It's pricier than the bottom two models, but it comes standard with the more powerful 281-hp turbo-four. It also has nicer amenities than the S trim below it that include leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, remote start, and snazzier styling such as 18-inch wheels and black exterior accents.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Kia Sorento comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.Lightly refreshed bumpers and exterior lighting.EX Sport and SX Limited trims dropped.

PROS
Convenient size should fit many families
Ample feature content for the money
Stylish and quiet interior
Extra-long warranty coverage

CONS
Less cargo space than other three-row models
Third-row seat is strictly for kids
Lackluster acceleration even from the V6 engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Kia Sorento skimps on third-row seating, but in all other respects it’s a more than respectable crossover SUV.

Pros
Upmarket feel inside and out
Terrific ride quality
Responsive, natural steering
Strong value and warranty
Solid, quiet feel

Cons
Second row sits too low
Don’t bother with the base engine
Mediocre fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Changes are minimal on the 2020 Kia Sorento. There are modest styling updates front and rear, and Kia has consolidated the trim levels and packaging on V-6 models. The ritzy SX Limited and its lofty price are gone, but the one-step-down SX provides most of the important content. The standard navigation system on SX models now includes an integrated modem that allows you to control certain vehicle functions remotely and can notify you if you inadvertently leave a kid in the back seat.

Pros
Simple interior layout, agreeable driving experience, seating for seven in a mid-size body.

Cons
Difficult-to-access third row, numb steering, some safety features limited to upper trims.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
39.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
3.30L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
Horsepower: 
177hp
at 5 500rpm
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
37.30Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Handle
Front, Rear And 3rd Row Cupholders
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.40in
189.00in
Width: 
74.80in
74.40in
Height: 
56.90in
66.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.30in
Front Track: 
64.80in
Rear Track: 
65.10in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
109.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
56.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
58.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
73.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
11.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.80degrees
16.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.10degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3999.00lbs
4101.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power Door Locks
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Smart Power Tailgate
Outside Mirrors, Power-Adjustable and Heated
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
2-Way Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat
4-Way Adjustable Passenger Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
One-Piece Folding Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, Multi-link
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear Air Conditioning Vents
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8.0-inch Touch-Screen
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
6 Speaker
USB Charging Outlet, Front Console (2),2nd Row (3),3rd Row (2)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Sport Body Styling
Front Grille, Dark Hyper Silver
Roof Rails, Low Profile Satin Chrome
Outside Mirrors, Body-Color
Mirror-Mounted LED Turn Signal Indicators
Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade
Privacy Glass
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In
19 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) with Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Forward & Reverse
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist
Rear View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist (FCA) w/ Cyclist Detection and Junction Turning
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Auto Delay Off Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch
Bumper Applique Texture
Mud Guards (Front And Rear)
Washer Heater
Puddle Lights
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Tow Hitch (3.3L)
Cross Bars - Pano Roof
Paint Protection Package
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Cargo Net
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection
Cargo Tray, Folding
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Cargo Mat
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net Envelope
Interior Light Kit
SX Mahogany Leather Seat
Cargo Net Floor

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#262627
Grey, leatherette
#A19F9D
Color: 
Mahogany, premium leather
#C04000
Black, premium leather
#2E3133
Light Gray, premium leather
#6F777A