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Which 2021 Kia Sorento is Right for You?

Find out which trim level of Kia’s all-new Sorento SUV checks off your new-vehicle wish list.


The Sorento has been a steady seller, and Kia hopes this all-new-for-2021 4th-generation model will capture some of the magic of its super-successful and slightly larger sibling, the Telluride mid-size 3-row SUV. At first glance, the new Sorento looks poised to do so, thanks to bold contemporary sharp-edged styling that hides its 6- or 7-passenger capability. 

To complement the new Sorento exterior, Kia designers kept the theme of “Refined Boldness” in mind while crafting the all-new interior of this compact/mid-size 3-row SUV. To help that effort, they gave the Sorento cabin distinctive touches such as bright satin finishes, open-pore wood inlays, vertical air vents, and even embossed diamond-quilted leather in the upmarket models, all backed by a 5-year/100,000-kilometre factory warranty.

Starting with the $33,995 LX+ trim (all Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices are in Canadian dollars), all Sorentos get all-wheel-drive (AWD). The first of a pair of all-new 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engines is rated at 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque and hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Starting with the $39,495 X-Line trim (the only Sorento that offers 6-passenger seating with captain chairs in the 2nd-row) to the top-line $47,495 SX trim, power comes from a 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque turbocharged 2.5 unit. It uses an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

All 2021 Sorentos come standard with a generous amount of safety equipment. Included on all trims are Forward Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), and FCA-Pedestrian avoidance.

Somewhat larger than a compact SUV, the 2021 Kia Sorento competes with smaller 3-row SUVs like the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan ($32,745) and all-new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ($31,998).

To help you decide which 2021 Sorento is right for you, here's a breakdown of the Kia SUV's trim levels:

2021 Kia Sorento LX+ - Starting MSRP $33,995 

With the non-turbo 2.5-litre engine, 8-speed automatic transmission, AWD and 7-passenger seating standard, even the base model of the Sorento, the LX+, comes well equipped. 

Key LX+ features include:

  • 8-inch multimedia screen 
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Heated front seats


2021 Kia Sorento LX Premium - Starting MSRP $36,495 

Includes or replaces LX+ features plus:

  •  Smart key with push button ignition
  •  Wireless cell phone charger
  • Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Power adjustable driver seat


2021 Kia Sorento X-Line - Starting MSRP $39,495 

Includes or replaces LX Premium features plus:

  • Turbocharged 2.5-litre engine /8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • 6-passenger captain chairs
  • X-Line exterior package
  • Bridge-type roof rails


2021 Kia Sorento EX - Starting MSRP $40,995 

Includes or replaces X-Line features plus:

  • 7-passenger seating
  • Leather seats (synthetic)
  • UVO Intelligence
  • Power adjustable passenger seat
  • Smart power liftgate


2021 Kia Sorento EX+ - Starting MSRP $43,995 

Includes or replaces EX features plus:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Advanced Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with junction turning function
  • 10.25-inch multimedia screen with navigation
  • Safe Exit Assist


2021 Kia Sorento SX - Starting MSRP $47,495 

Includes or replaces EX+ features plus:

  • Leather seats
  • BOSE premium sound system
  • Heads-up display
  • Air-cooled front seats
  • Remote folding 2nd row seats

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