Beautifully Configured, the 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD just might be your next favorite mid-size SUV.
Following Kia’s upgraded design and technology theory, the 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD is gorgeously outfitted for the modern family and urbanite that desires flexible space and creature comforts. Priced as seen at just over $42,000, and the mid-size SUV is designed to easily fit 6 with mid-row captain’s chairs and a third row, 60/40 folding bench, this one is mom-approved and absolutely envy inducing.
Enhanced Drive Experience
Taking a cue from the cult-favorite Telluride, the Sorento feels luxurious. Marked with the hallmarks of traditionally premier-tier brands, the Sorento feels right at home. Open the doors and take a quick around.
You’ll find quilted leather, heated and ventilated 10-way power seats that contour to your body. Cushioned, tactile additions that enhance the experience of the daily interactions between you and your vehicle. You’ll have the chance to choose from paint colors that echo the natural landmarks of the globe like this X-Line exclusive Aruba Green, and you’ll find discreet cargo storage spaces that make a place for all of your devices, sanitizer, cords and the other things of life.
It becomes instantly clear that that Kia is setting the stage for one of the greatest brand shifts in modern automotive history. The Sorento is a beautiful example of taking a mid-tier vehicle, elevating the experience and creating something that feels premium.
Uncomplicated and fun, I caught myself wanting to be behind the wheel more and more. From terrain sensing drive modes, buttery smooth, dual color leather seating trimmed in neatly applied contrast stitching, wood detailing and a wide moon roof that opened up the interior and a generously appointed 12.3” touchscreen infotainment center, I found that everything that I was looking for was exactly where I needed it to be.
Improved Space Utilization
Thought and additional care has gone into the placement of the features within this vehicle from the ease of folding the third row to the easy-to-find LATCH anchors, I found that the Sorrento is a vehicle designed for families and all the functions of our daily lives. The smart liftgate makes putting things in the trunk easy when your hands are full and second row Captain chairs fold flat to increase the open cargo space to hold whatever you found for your next DIY project or that really fabulous Target run. Whether we were helping to host a community function, like this year’s Juneteenth celebration, or running around completing the errands that ‘must get done’, within a couple of touches, the space within the Sorrento flexes with ease and all my special loves fit in the car without squeezing or kid complaints from the back seat.
Brilliant Tech and Lifestyle Integration
Like it’s big sister in the Kia SUV line-up, the Sorento beautifully integrates technology and lifestyle functions. It is no wonder that these SUVs are selling are hotcakes. The sound system in this is actually fabulous — it made the kids’ playlist and my audiobook — both sound great. Enhanced by Bose, it surrounds the space in clear, brilliant sound that connected easily to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The drive modes let you choose a mode best suited to the terrain of the day. It is worth noting that the Kia Driver Assistance package is one of the best in this category. Standard comes Blind-Spot and Forward Collision Avoidance, Rear Cross Traffic Avoidance, Lane Keeping with Highway Driving Assist meaning more or less, drivers get an extra layer of safety, security and technological support as they make their way down the roads and highways. Rear occupant alert reminds you of the short people that might be still in the backseat. You also have the option of adding rear seat entertainment at the dealership.
So Who Should Buy The 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD
Those that are looking for a mid-size SUV that easily seats 6 will be happy with this one. Fans of the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Ford Escape and those that love the flexible seating options, but don’t want to drift into the minivan or big body SUV category are going to want to give this family-favorite one a try. Available in five trims and numerous configurations, the 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line AWD is a beautiful offer from this modern manufacturer.
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