2021 Kia Sorento X-Line Exceeding expectaions

New prominent styling ready to impress.

Sorento prices start at $29,390.00.

Is the KIA sorento the new for 2021?

Yes, as a matter of fact, it is. The Sorento has a whole new redesign for 2021. This new body marks the fourth generation. In my option it’s also the most attractive of them all with very prominent styling and refinement throughout.

Tested kia Sorento X-Line: suggested retail price of $$41,765, NOt including destination charge

Kia k5 Trim levels

The Kia Sorento is offered in a series of trim levels beginning with the:

  • EX AWD
  • EX FWD
  • LX AWD
  • LX FWD
  • S AWD
  • S FWD
  • SX AWD
  • SX FWD
  • SX Prestige FWD
  • SX Prestige X-Line AWD (As Tested)

The SX Prestige X-Line offers so much incredible technology and comfort features, it genuinely feels like a luxury SUV. My test vehicle was finished in a stunning Aruba Green exclusive to the X-Line.

What is the Kia Sorento warranty?

  • 10 year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
  • 5 year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty
  • 5-year/100,000 mile limited anti-perforation warranty
  • 5-year/60,000 mile roadside assistance plan

What engine comes with the kia Sorento?

2.5L Four-Cylinder

The 2.5L four-cylinder produces 191 horsepower. It is mated to an 8-Speed Automatic Transmission.

2.5L Turbo Four-Cylinder

The 2.5L Turbo four-cylinder with 311 lb.- ft torque producing 281 horsepower. It’s mated to an 8- Speed Automatic Transmission.

1.6L Turbo-Hybrid Four-Cylinder

The 1.6L Turbo four-cylinder with 258 lb.- ft torque producing 227 horsepower. It’s mated to an 8- Speed Automatic Transmission.

The 2.5L Turbo provided a very nice smooth and seamless power delivery.

What are the interior features of the Kia Sorento x-Line?

High-end fit and finish. Striking interior Kia calls it ‘3D-embossed genuine leather seat trim’ The diamond pattern gives the interior all the aspects of a top their luxury SUV. The captain chairs allow easy rear access to the third row. The Sorento can seat up to seven passengers.

It is hard to ignore the technology here. There is eight USB ports, two 12-volt outlets, and a wireless charger. The kids are loving life right now. The 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster was joined by a 10.3-inch touchscreen running Kia’s intuitive user interface. The 360-degree-view camera system made it easy to park even in the toughest of parking spaces. One of my personal favorite features was the voice amplifier to help rear passengers hear those in the front seats.

How does the Kia Sorento Drive?

I have two perspectives to answer this question:

As a fairly tall, family man, As a 6’3 driver my comfort level is always the 1st thing I notice. I fit extremely well, more so my child in the child seat behind me did as well. As I spent more time with the car I began to notice how well thought out the ergonomics and functions really are for the driver, passengers, and especially for those with kids. Plenty of seating and easy access to the rear.

As a car enthusiast, As much as the car is well designed for a busy family, Kia did not forget about the adult. For starters the car is well powered and delivery of that power comes smooth and sufficient. Second the styling, it is sophisticated and rich. I enjoyed spending time in the vehicle during my commute.

Final thoughts

The Sorrento X-Line is designed around all the users. It gives the passengers (generally kids), what they want and it gives the adults what they need. It is a vehicle you can have a sense of pride owning. It checks off in styling, comfort, performance and pricing.

Kia Sorento x-Line features


  • 2.5 L Turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine
  • All-Wheel Drive (AWD) w/ X-Line Package
  • 8-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission
  • 281 Horsepower
  • 21/28/24 EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway/Combined)


  • Outside Mirrors, Power-Folding
  • 12 Speaker Bose Premium Audio System
  • 12.3-inch Supervision Meter Cluster LCD Display
  • Power Windows w/ One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Genuine Leather Seat Trim, Embossed & Perforated
  • Ventilated Front Seats
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Forward & Reverse


  • Dual Front Airbags
  • Driver’s Knee Airbag
  • Front and Rear Seat Mounted Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Forward Collision Avoidance
  • Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • High Beam Assist

*Features available with SX Prestige X-Line model.

For more information about the Kia Sorento, please visit www.kia.com.