The all-new 2021 Sorento X-Line AWD features a range of powerful new entities, from new engine, a bold looks, and plenty of grit to let drivers have as much fun as needed. 

The rugged X-Line features standard adaptive all-wheel drive with Center Locking Differential and increased ground clearance for bring-it-on capability in all kinds of weather — plus there’s 20” Dark Hyper Silver wheels and matte black trim to match its commanding nature.

Sorento is engineered for confident, dynamic performances, whether on the city streets or the open highways. There’s a  2.5L turbocharged engine that unleashes 281 hp and 311 lb.-ft. of torque to power drivers through the city or the highway. Additional drive-enhancing features include a 8-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission for smooth acceleration and quick shifting. Plus, a standard Drive Mode Select system that lets you adjust the drive characteristics, such as throttle response, steering weight, and shift points.

Sorento has the capability to tackle a range of conditions. There’s an Adaptive All-Wheel Drive with center locking differential. It’s designed to help monitor road conditions, then distribute power to the appropriate wheels to enhance traction and control; for more challenging conditions, the Center Locking Differential can be engaged at the push of a button. The Drive Mode Select with Snow Mode feature lets you choose from up to five modes, including Snow Mode— plus Eco, Smart, Comfort, and Sport. 

The new ECO DYNAMICS feature is part of Kia’s dedication to reducing environmental impact and increasing social responsibility. EcoDynamics is behind Kia’s impressive line of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and fully electric vehicles.  

Sorento has a sleek and beautiful crafted interior, that offers both space and flexibility.  With so much abundant space, premium materials, customizable seating, and a panoramic sunroof, its stylish cabin offers comfort for all—even for those 3rd-Row passengers.  Those lucky third row passengers can enjoy comfy seating that provides generous room for up to seven passengers, or six passengers if you choose the available captain’s chairs.  There’s also the Driver’s 10-way and Front-Passenger 8-way Power Adjustable seats. These customizable comforting seats allow both driver and the front-seat passenger a chance to get their seating position just right. The Captain’s Chair is covered in soft, high-quality leather or SynTex seat trim let 2nd-row passengers lean back, stretch out, and experience a luxurious, spacious journey HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS4* have multiple settings to help keep you warm or cool for added comfort.  Other premium cabin materials include  3D-embossed genuine leather seat trim and interior accents in a brushed metal look or simulated, natural wood trim, with a matte finish. 

The spacious, versatile cargo area is designed for multiple configurations, and easy access.  The dual-level cargo floor aligns with the rear seats when folded down, or can be lowered to stow taller items — beneath it all, there’s a covered, concealed storage tray keeps lesser-used items from view.

THE NUMBERS: MSRP /about $44,285  —  MPG:  City/21    Hwy/28