Are you shopping for a versatile mid-size crossover or SUV, one that boasts three-row seating and generous cargo capacity? Kia of Augusta would like to introduce Augusta, GA, area SUV shoppers to the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento for sale. It's an exciting time to be shopping for a Sorento, as Kia completely redesigned this model for 2021. But how does this fresh new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) compare to the competition? Let's find out!
First, let's start with the 2021 Sorento. This reimagined ride from Kia sports a stunning, modern exterior design and upgraded interior, fitted with the latest technologies and driver aids. With standard three-row seating for up to seven passengers and available all-wheel drive (AWD), you'll find this sporty CUV is up for anything. Learn all about the new Sorento and how it stacks up to the competition with our detailed online review, then plan your tour and test drive at our auto dealership near Evans, GA.
First, let's pit the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento against the 2021 Honda Pilot, another mid-size, three-row SUV that's been a popular option among drivers and families for years. Can Honda's latest Pilot overcome the all-new Sorento's fresh features and lengthy list of advantages? Let's see!
|2021 Kia Sorento LX||VS||2021 Honda Pilot LX|
|37.92 Feet||Turning Diameter||39.4 Feet|
|24 / 29 MPG||Fuel Economy City / Highway **||20 / 27 MPG|
|3,794 Pounds||Base Curb Weight||3,982 Pounds|
If you're looking for a sporty and agile three-row mid-size crossover or SUV, the redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento certainly fits the bill. With its tighter turning diameter, lower weight and better fuel economy, the Sorento outperforms Honda's Pilot on many fronts! Feel free to contact our sales staff or visit our local auto dealership in Augusta, Georgia, now. The professionals at Kia of Augusta are eager to assist Evans, GA, area drivers with upgrading to a new Kia like the stunning Sorento.
The mid-size family SUV segment is a competitive one, thanks to options like the 2021 Kia Sorento and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe. These mid-size models share some similarities, including in standard performance. However, the all-new Sorento still comes out on top for many SUV shoppers, thanks to additional seating, greater cargo capacity and fresh new features. Hyundai has recently updated the Santa Fe to help it keep up with fresher faces like the all-new Sorento, yet it still falls behind in some key areas. Let's take a look:
|2021 Kia Sorento LX||VS||2021 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL|
|Standard||Three-Row Seating||Not Available|
|75.5 Cubic Feet||Maximum Cargo Capacity||72.1 Cubic Feet|
|38.4 Cubic Feet||Cargo Volume Behind Second Row||36.4 Cubic Feet|
|105.3 Cubic Feet||Passenger Volume||110.7 Cubic Feet|
|24 / 29 MPG||Fuel Economy City / Highway**||25 / 28 MPG|
|191 @ 6100||Horsepower @ RPM||191 @ 6100|
Large or growing families will appreciate the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento for its inclusion of a third row of seats, something not available on Hyundai's Santa Fe. With the Sorento, it's simple to switch between utilizing the third-row area for seating or extra cargo space, as the split-folding seats fold and unfold with ease. Even if you don't plan on transporting more than five occupants, it's nice to know that you can always flip up the Sorento's two extra seats to carry up to seven passengers in comfort!
Next up in this battle for mid-size crossover SUV supremacy is the 2021 Sorento versus the new Nissan Pathfinder. Nissan decided to skip the 2021 model year for its three-row CUV, with only the 2020 edition available at the time of this comparison; a new 2022 model will be available shortly. Comparing the fresh, all-new Sorento to the aging 2020 Pathfinder isn't quite a fair fight since the Nissan model's design and cabin features are quite dated compared to the stunning new Kia.
|2021 Kia Sorento LX||VS||2020 Nissan Pathfinder S|
|3,794 Pounds||Base Curb Weight||4,293 Pounds|
|24 / 29 MPG||Fuel Economy City / Highway**||20 / 27 MPG|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||Not Available|
Evans, GA, area SUV shoppers may be surprised to learn that the aging 2020 Nissan Pathfinder boasts a higher starting price than the completely redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento. With greater city and highway MPG plus standard smartphone integration and many other technologies and features not available on the Nissan, it's clear that the 2021 Sorento is the better value. After all, why pay more for a Pathfinder when you can get far more with a new Sorento at a lower price from Kia of Augusta?
Just like with the other mid-size crossover SUVs here, the 2021 Toyota Highlander falls short of keeping pace with the all-new Kia Sorento in many areas. First, the Sorento boasts a far more affordable starting MSRP. With its more competitive pricing, the Sorento provides greater city fuel economy and a larger fuel tank, translating to longer trips between fill-ups. From the driver and front passenger to third-row occupants, the Sorento accommodates all with more leg room than Toyota's Highlander.
|2021 Kia Sorento LX||VS||2021 Toyota Highlander L|
|24 / 29 MPG||Fuel Economy City / Highway**||21 / 29 MPG|
|18.8 Gallons||Fuel Tank Capacity||17.9 Gallons|
|3,794 Pounds||Base Curb Weight||4,145 Pounds|
|41.4 Inches||Front Leg Room||40.4 Inches|
|29.6 Inches||Third-Row Leg Room||27.7 Inches|
Nobody tops Kia when it comes to providing a generous warranty package. Kia's 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty is tops in the industry, comparing favorably to the warranty plans of other automakers mentioned here. Kia's also offers its full suite of advanced active safety technologies on the all-new Sorento. The Kia Drive Wise safety suite includes all of the modern driver aids that motorists seek, including adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision braking system, lane assistance and more.
When you're ready to upgrade to a new Sorento with smart safety systems and a class-leading warranty, head to our Augusta, GA, auto dealership!
*MSRP excludes freight charges, tax, title, and license fees. Freight charges and actual dealer prices may vary. Vehicles displayed may contain optional equipment at additional cost.
**Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.