If the Kia Telluride is any harbinger, the 2021 Kia Sorento should be a hit with its new asperous looks. It’s a handsome thing, that’s for sure. But looks aren’t the final decider back it comes to affairs a new car; added generally than not, it’s the amount tag. On Wednesday, Kia appear how abundant the new Sorento will cost: from $30,560 afterwards a $1,170 destination charge. Adding all-wheel drive to the agent increases the final amount by $1,800 afore added options.
You may say yikes to that starting amount because it reveals a $2,400 access from the approachable SUV, but there’s a adjustment to the madness. Unlike today’s Sorento, the new archetypal drops the accepted Sorento L trim, which serves as a $26,990 abject version. Instead, the Sorento LX is the new entry-level vehicle, which has the $30,560 amount tag. Compared to the 2020 Sorento LX, there’s absolutely alone a amount access of $1,300. And the 2021 Sorento packs way added into the car this time around, which on cardboard justifies the increase. We’ll accept to get some bench time to see if it’s account the money in the end, but the SUV looks able — abnormally the interior.
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With the LX as the new “base model,” Kia swapped about the added trim levels. Moving accomplished the LX ushers buyers into a Sorento S for $33,060, and again comes the EX at $36,160. The closing is additionally area a new 2.5-liter, turbo-four agent comes into comedy with 281 application and 311 pound-feet of torque — big increases from the accepted 2.5-liter inline-four with 191 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque.
The SX trim circuit things out at $39,160 afore the range-topping SX Prestige trim enters the picture. It’ll backpack all the tech and exceptional appurtenances starting at $41,760. We can’t balloon about the X-Line, either, which promises a added asperous package. It costs $43,760, but starts activity as an SX Prestige to accreditation the price.
This time around, though, Kia absitively to mix the powertrains up with a new 1.6-liter turbo-four amalgam engine, and it’s appealing affordable in the admirable arrangement of things. For those attractive to alive a greener lifestyle, it promises an estimated 620 afar on a distinct catchbasin of gas while bearing 227 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque starting at $34,760 for the S trim. The adherent EX trim with the amalgam powertrain costs $37,760.
The aboriginal Sorento models are currently prepping to address out to dealers beyond the US, so apprehend to see them at dealers in the actual abreast future.
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