2021 Kia Sorento Base Model Hit With A $2,450 Price Hike In The U.S.


The 2021 Kia Sorento promises to be a significant upgrade over the outgoing model and the improvements made to the SUV are reflected in its price.

In the United States, Kia’s latest price guide reveals the 2021 Sorento LX will kick off from $30,560 with the destination charge. That represents a $2,450 jump over the previous-generation, 2020 Sorento that started at $28,110.

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However, as Cars Direct notes, this difference in price can be partly contributed to the fact that the entry-level 2020 Sorento L variant has been dropped. Compare the new Sorento LX to the old Sorento LX and the price difference drops to $1,350.

Elsewhere across the range, the 2021 Sorento S starts at $33,060. That is $1,250 less than the old Sorento S but rather than featuring a 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 with 290 hp, the new Sorento S comes exclusively with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder producing 191 hp. One step up in the 2021 range brings customers to the EX, priced from $36,160 and sold standard with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 281 hp.

Topping out the range is the Sorento SX, priced from $39,160, representing a significant saving of $2,050 over the 2020 Sorento SX. Those after something more high-end can opt for the SX with the Prestige Package, bringing its price tag up to $41,760, or the Prestige X-Line package that tops out at $43,760 and comes standard with all-wheel drive.

The 2021 Kia Sorento is available now from dealerships across the United States and has launched with a $2,100 lease incentive and discounted financing.

Updated: November 19, 2020 — 5:10 pm

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