2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sportage vs. 2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sportage


2021 Kia Sorento

$23,990 MSRP

Starting Price

$29,390 MSRP
Compact SUV


Midsize SUV

Seating Capacity

2.4L Inline-4

Base Engine

2.5L Inline-4
30.7 cubic feet

Cargo Volume (With Seats Up)

12.6 cubic feet
60.1 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

75.5 cubic feet

Are you dreaming of a new SUV? The 2021 Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento have many advantages over their competitors in their respective segments, but how do they stack up against each other? Kia Delray is happy to help you compare the 2021 Kia Sportage vs. Sorento in depth! Learn about their main differences when you compare these two Kia SUVs, and then explore them in person at our dealership in Delray Beach.

  • The 2021 Kia Sportage is a compact SUV with only two rows of seating, while the 2021 Sorento is a midsize SUV with a standard third row.
  • When you compare these Kia SUVs, you’ll see they have nearly identical engine specs, but they offer unique performance upgrades.
  • Both Kia SUV models provide advanced safety features, but some amenities are available only on the Kia Sorento and not the Kia Sportage.

2021 Kia Sportage vs. Sorento: Dimensions and Capacities

One of the key differences between the 2021 Kia Sportage and the Kia Sorento is that they belong to different vehicle segments. So, it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that their dimensions are quite different. Compare the two Kia SUVs in terms of interior dimensions:

2021 Kia Sportage Interior Dimensions

2021 Kia Sorento Interior Dimensions

  • Three rows of seating
  • 7-passenger capacity
  • Passenger volume – 121.3 cubic feet
  • Legroom (1st/2nd/3rd) – 41.4 in. / 41.7 in. / 29.6 in.
  • Cargo volume behind 3rd row – 12.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind 2nd row – 45 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind 1st row – 75.5 cubic feet

Obviously, if you require more space for passengers or want room for more luggage, groceries, and the like when driving around Boca Raton, the 2021 Kia Sorento is a good fit. But, if you don’t need a third row, you should look closer to the versatile and comfortable 2021 Kia Sportage.

2021 Kia Sportage vs. Sorento: Performance Specs

When you compare Kia SUVs, you’ll see that the 2021 Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento both come equipped with a similar base engine with some small differences in their specs, such as:

2021 Kia Sportage Base Engine Specs

  • 2.4-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
  • 181 hp / 175 lb-ft of torque
  • 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway
  • Pair with FWD or AWD

2021 Kia Sorento Base Engine Specs

  • 2.5-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
  • 191 hp / 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 24 mpg city, 29 mpg highway
  • Pair with FWD or AWD

What can you expect if you decide to pursue upgrades for those long drives out to Boynton Beach? Each vehicle offers a unique engine upgrade option:

2021 Kia Sportage Upgraded Engine Specs

  • 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
  • 240 hp / 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway
  • Pair with FWD or AWD
  • Maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds

2021 Kia Sorento Upgraded Engine Specs

  • 2.5-Liter Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
  • 281 hp / 311 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway
  • Pair with FWD or AWD
  • Maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds

2021 Kia Sportage vs. Sorento: Safety Features

The baseline 2021 Kia Sportage and 2021 Kia Sorento configurations come standard with many safety features to give you additional peace of mind on West Palm Beach roads. They both include Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Driver Attention Monitor. For 2021, the Kia Sportage provides Blind Spot Collision Warning as a standard feature in the base trim. However, the 2021 Sorento S is the only trim that offers Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist as standard.

Compare New Kia SUVs in Delray Beach Today

Now that you’ve had the chance to compare the 2021 Kia Sorento vs. Kia Sportage, if you’re interested in test-driving the new Kia Sportage or new Sorento, simply contact us! Check out our extensive inventory of new Kia SUVs for sale in Delray Beach, browse our new vehicle specials, and then visit Kia Delray to get behind the wheel of your favorite. While you’re here, be sure to check out our selection of used Kia Sportage SUVs as well!

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