2021 Kia Sorento Puts Focus on Fuel Economy with Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Engine Options

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Models, Kia Sorento on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 10:07 pm
Red, Green and Blue 2021 Kia Sorento Models Next to a Lake

What Are the 2021 Kia Sorento Engine Options and Specs? 

Are you a fan of the 2020 Kia Sorento crossover? The debut of the 2021 Kia Sorento promises Concord-area drivers an unrivaled experience with a quartet of engine options to choose from and many car shoppers want to know – what are the 2021 Kia Sorento engine options and specs? Find out with this powertrain guide provided by Concord Kia! 


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2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine and Specs 

Base 2021 Kia Sorento entries will be powered by a fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient 191-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that will make 182 pound-feet of torque. Married to a standard eight-speed automatic transmission, the front-wheel drive Kia Sorento is expected to earn 27 mpg combined – a two mpg increase over its predecessor. Torque-On-Demand AWD is available to upgrade performance. 

2.5-Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine and Specs 

Do you want an upgrade to power and performance? Select 2021 Kia Sorento models can be equipped with a 281-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that manufactures 311 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a class-exclusive eight-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission, the turbocharged Kia Sorento is expected to make 25 mpg combined and tow up to 3,500 pounds of cargo. 

2021 Kia Sorento NX Line Turbocharged Engine
2021 Kia Sorento SX Turbocharged Engine

1.6-Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Hybrid Engine and Specs 

Power and fuel economy get an upgrade with the addition of the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid powertrain. Armed with a high-output 44-kW electric motor and a 1.5-kWh battery, the turbocharged hybrid will make 227 horsepower. The 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid employs a six-speed automatic transmission to make 39 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive.  

1.6-Liter Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Plug-In Hybrid Engine and Specs 

Add plug-in hybrid power and fuel economy to your day-to-day commute with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid powertrain that makes 261 total horsepower with a 66.9-kW electric motor and a 13.8-kWh battery pack. With standard all-wheel drive and the six-speed automatic transmission, the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid is expected to have a 30-mile electric driving range. 


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What are the 2021 Kia Sorento engine options and specs? Find out how much power the 2021 Kia Sorento will provide with this guide to power and fuel economy. Visit the Concord Kia online inventory today to find the right Kia car or crossover for your lifestyle and budget! 

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