When it comes to choosing between a crossover and a midsize SUV, the third row is often a deciding factor. While a third row is certainly a big plus, not everyone wants the bigger size or additional cost. With the 2021 Kia Sorento, Kia offers a compromise. The Sorento achieves a balance between a crossover and a midsize three-row SUV, and while there are other options like it on the market, none of them do it better—and the sales support that claim. At our Kia dealership near Greensburg Murrysville Irwin Pittsburgh, we currently have the new Sorento available to test-drive, buy and lease, and if you would like to ask Jim Shorkey Kia any questions, we encourage to call or contact us online today.
All 2021 Kia Sorento models measure 189.0 inches in total length and are built on a 109.4-inch wheelbase. The width, height and minimum ground clearance are 74.4, 66.3 and 7.3 inches, respectively. The five available trims are the L, LX, S, EX Sport and SX. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are standard, and trims above the LX feature 19-inch wheels. Roof rails and rear parking sensors are optional with the LX and standard on upper trims. The S adds keyless entry and black trim. The EX Sport has body-colored accents, and the SX has power-folding side mirrors and front parking sensors.
The 2021 Kia Sorento near Pittsburgh provides seating for up to seven in a 2-3-2 configuration. Front row legroom and headroom are 44.1 and 39.5 inches, respectively. The second row affords 39.4 inches of legroom and 39.3 inches of headroom, and the third row 31.7 inches of legroom and 36.3 inches of legroom. To accommodate the seating, the dedicated cargo area is on the smallish side at 11.3 cubic feet. However, you can fold the third row for access to 38 cubes and both rear rows for access to 73 cubes, both of which are quite good for the class. Standard equipment includes a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 40/20/40-split folding second row and a 50/50-split folding third row.
At our location near Greensburg Murrysville Irwin Pittsburgh, you have the choice of either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional on the LX and up. Mechanical features include rack-pinion steering, a strut-based front suspension, a multilink rear suspension and four-wheel disc brakes with an antilock braking system.
Two powertrains are available for the 2021 Kia Sorento near Pittsburgh, and both are tied to particular trims. The L and LX feature a 2.4L four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine makes 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. All other trims have a 3.3L V6 under the hood. It makes 290 hp and 252 lb.-ft., and Kia pairs it with an eight-speed automatic. Trailering equipment is available regardless of powertrain. The 2.4L four-cylinder can tow up to 2,000 pounds with proper equipment, and this is true of both FWD and AWD vehicles. The V6, on the other hand, can tow up to 3,500 pounds with FWD and 5,000 pounds with AWD.
Every Sorento includes Kia’s Uvo infotainment system. An 8.0-inch color touchscreen is standard. A 10.3-inch color touchscreen with or without integrated navigation is optional. Features include voice recognition, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a USB port. The LX adds two more USB ports. Forward collision mitigation and lane keeping systems are standard equipment. The LX adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-path detection. The LX Convenience option—which becomes standard with the S trim and up—adds rear parking sensors. The EX Sport adds adaptive cruise control and drowsy driver monitoring, and the SX adds front parking sensors and a surround-view camera system.
There is no better way to appreciate the 2021 Kia Sorento near Pittsburgh than to see it firsthand and test-drive it. You can do that at our location near Greensburg Murrysville Irwin Pittsburgh at your earliest convenience. Have questions you would like to ask Jim Shorkey Kia? Give us a call! You can also contact us via email or text, and we have assistance available via live chat on our site. Shop with us online, and then, click the live chat button to speak with a real person who can discuss the latest specials with you, provide you personalized quotes and even help you get preapproved for a loan.
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