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Kia Sorento Mid-Size Crossover (MQ4)

NEX score 70%

Product Overview

The 4th-gen Kia Sorento is a three-row mid-size crossover with modern design and a high-tech cabin. It is the first vehicle to be based on Kia's new mid-size SUV platform with a larger body for increased cargo space.
Inspired by the Kia Telluride, the Sorento adopts many design elements such as the vertical tail lamps, sharper lines, and trim on the sporty lower rear bumper.
It is also the first time that a Sorento features Kia's new Smartstream electrified hybrid powertrains.
Available in Europe with a choice of 10 paint finishes, and the option of 17-, 18-, 19- and, for the first time in the line-up, 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels, the 4th-gen Kia Sorento comes with a 7-year, 150000 km warranty.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Comfortable seven-seat family SUV
  • Plenty of tech to choose from
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Good range-topper
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of cargo space
  • Lack of refinement
  • No automatic transmission
  • Not the prettiest cabin
  • No electric-only option
  • Pricier than standard PHEV
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Specifications

Variants:
Diesel
Hybrid
Petrol NA
Petrol Turbo
Plug-in hybrid

Chassis

Suspension | Front
MacPherson
Suspension | Rear
Double wishbone

Construction

HybridBattery | Capacity
1.5 kWh
Plug-in hybridBattery | Capacity
13.8 kWh

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
176 mm (diesel) / 174 mm (hybrid)
Size | Height
1695 mm
Size | Length
4810 mm
Size | Width
1900 mm
Wheelbase
2815 mm

Performance

Plug-in hybridElectric Range
30 mi

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
FWD standard, AWD optional
HybridEngine | Displacement
1.6 L
Plug-in hybridEngine | Displacement
1.6 L
DieselEngine | Displacement
2.2 L
Petrol NAEngine | Displacement
2.5 L
Petrol TurboEngine | Displacement
2.5 L
HybridEngine | Power
227 hp (180 PS @ 5500 rpm + 60.1 PS @ 1600-2000 rpm)
Plug-in hybridEngine | Power
261 hp combined
DieselEngine | Power
202 PS @ 3800 rpm
Petrol NAEngine | Power
191 hp
Petrol TurboEngine | Power
281 hp
HybridEngine | Torque
350 Nm (265 Nm @ 1500-4500 rpm + 264 Nm @ 0-1600 rpm)
DieselEngine | Torque
440 Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm
Petrol NAEngine | Torque
182 lb-ft
Petrol TurboEngine | Torque
311 lb-ft
HybridEngine | Type
Inline 4 Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi
Plug-in hybridEngine | Type
Inline 4 Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi
DieselEngine | Type
Inline 4 Smartstream D2.2 CRDi
Petrol NAEngine | Type
Inline 4 Smartstream G2.5 GDi
Petrol TurboEngine | Type
Inline 4 Smartstream G2.5 T-GDi
Transmission | Gears
8-speed / 8-speed / 6-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic / DCT / automatic

Production

Availability
2020 Q3
Plug-in hybridAvailability
2021
Debut
2020-03-18

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The all-new Kia Sorento goes on sale in the UK from £38,845. The seven-seat Korean SUV has long been one of the best-value, most family-friendly SUVs around. It's now packed with tech you won't find anywhere else. It also looks better than ever and, although its price is creeping into genuine premium territory, it's a difficult package to fault.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic looks
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Lots of tech
Cons
  • Not the prettiest cabin
  • No automatic gearbox or four-wheel drive

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 62%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The Sorento is Kia's fourth-generation family SUV. Powered by an all-new 1.6-litre hybrid powertrain. Prices start at £38,845 for the entry-level '2' trim. Most buyers are likely to step up to mid-spec '3' trim, which adds £3,900.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good range of hybrid powertrains
Cons
  • Too firm for a seven-seat SUV

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
nto PHEV can do up to 35 miles on electric power alone. The result is a fleet-pleasing 38g/km of CO2 emissions – and a Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax rating of 11 per cent. Kia is currently offering the PHEV with a £2,500 ‘Kia plug-in hybrid' discount.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good range-topper
Cons
  • Pricier than standard PHEV

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The Kia Sorento offers three rows of seats, in both six- and seven-passenger configurations. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with that 2.5-liter turbocharged engine. The steering is smooth but unremarkable, like just about any other crossover available these days.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of refinement
  • No automatic transmission

pcmag[5]

Sentiment Score 74%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Sorento Hybrid seats seven, with third-row seating that places the passenger low to the floor with knees tucked up. With all three rows occupied, there's limited cargo space behind the third row and in underfloor storage. Kia's infotainment system is intuitive and responsive, allowing you to easily access details beyond the home menu.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of cargo space
  • No electric-only option

User Reviews

References

1. ^ New Kia Sorento 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/sorento/353029/new-kia-sorento-2020-review. 2020-08-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ New Kia Sorento HEV 2020 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/sorento/353233/new-kia-sorento-hev-2020-review. 2020-09-23. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ New Kia Sorento PHEV 2021 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/sorento/354580/new-kia-sorento-phev-2021-review. 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
4. ^ 2021 Kia Sorento first drive review: Another home run. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-kia-sorento-preview/. 2020-12-14. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/2021-kia-sorento-hybrid. 2021-02-17. Retrieved 2021-03-24.

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