Comparison - Kia Sorento Hybrid 2021 - vs - Subaru Forester Limited 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
36,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
$
31,395
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
16.60gals
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: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Horizon blue pearl
#475472
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite grey metallic
#505666
Jasper Green Metallic
#858473
Crimson Red pearl
#8D1111
Sepia Bronze Metallic
#877D5F

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

Subaru has made adaptive LED headlamps and automatic high beams standard across the Forester lineup for 2021 while the Limited model now comes with a seven-speed manual mode for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A new rear center-console storage tray has been added to all but the base model.

Pros
Thoroughly practical,
roomy interior,
comfortable cruiser.

Cons
Slow acceleration times,
boring exterior styling,
base model is quite basic.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Automatic high beams and turn-swiveling headlights are now standard.Other minor revisions to standard feature availability.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assist features are standard
Enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Engine is underpowered
Modest tow rating limits maximum utility

By: 
edmunds.com

A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.

Pros
Remarkable value
Remarkable efficiency
Remarkable space
Remarkable capability

Cons
Not especially powerful
Looks haven’t changed much
It’s not free...
...and one’s not in our driveway now.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
39.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.50L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
177hp
at 5 500rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
35.40Feet

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
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio 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
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.40in
182.10in
Width: 
74.80in
71.50in
Height: 
56.90in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.70in
Front Track: 
64.80in
61.60in
Rear Track: 
65.10in
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
40.20
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
37.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
43.30in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
54.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
58.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
53.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
70.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
28.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.80degrees
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.10degrees
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3999.00lbs
3541.00lbs

Instruments

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

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
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

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
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
One-Piece Folding Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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
Turn Signal In Mirrors

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
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

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
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

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
Front ventilated 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
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Optional Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch
Bumper Applique Texture
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Sport Grille - Chrome
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Jasper Green Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Scuff Protector
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding - Jasper Green Metallic
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
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Separator
Sunshade - Windshield

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#262627
Grey, leatherette
#A19F9D
Color: 
Gray, leather
#B1ADAA
Black, leather
#313133