2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento

Green 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line on a Highway vs Blue 2020 Kia Sorento in a Field

A fresh redesign has made the Kia Sorento midsize crossover more attractive, more athletic and more advanced than ever. Families in the Concord area who are interested in the brand-new 2021 Kia Sorento want to know – what are the differences? Learn more about the updates and changes to the Kia Sorento spec sheet with this 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento comparison created by Concord Kia.

Families who opt for the 2021 Kia Sorento at Concord Kia will have five standard trim levels to choose from – LX, S, EX, SX and SX-Prestige – that are made even more impressive with the addition of the trail-rated X-Line Appearance Package. The 2021 Kia Sorento will start at $29,390 and will make room for seven passengers in standard trim levels with available second-row Captain’s Chairs that make room for six passengers. The 2020 Kia Sorento is available in five grades – L, LX, S, EX Sport and SX.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Kia Sorento

191-Horsepower 2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 185-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
4 Number of Engine Options 2
Yes Available Hybrid No
12.6 - 75.5 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 11.3 - 73 Cubic Feet

Differences Between the 2021 Kia Sorento and 2020 Kia Sorento

Power and performance are highlights of the next-generation 2021 Kia Sorento with a quartet of powertrains that will set it apart from its predecessor in this 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sorento comparison. The brand-new 2021 Kia Sorento sets the bar high with a standard 191-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission to earn 24 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. The 2020 Kia Sorento is powered by a standard 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine married to a standard six-speed automatic gearbox.

Performance gets an upgrade in the 2020 Kia Sorento with a 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6 engine. Drivers who opt for the 2021 Kia Sorento will have an additional three engine options to choose from with a 281-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, a 227-horsepower 1.6-liter Turbo Hybrid that makes 39 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway and a power-packed 261-horsepower 1.6-liter Turbo Plug-In Hybrid with a 30-mile electric driving range. All-wheel drive will take performance to the next level.

Armed with a larger wheelbase, the 2021 Kia Sorento provides families with a larger interior that possesses 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row that will expand to 75.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats laid flat. Entertainment is provided by an 8-inch Kia UVO® touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilities. Kia Drive Wise safety systems will promote family safety with an array of driver-assistance technology.

Find a Kia Sorento that will fit your lifestyle and budget today at Concord Kia!