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2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid: Swanky and stylish

Kia's fourth-generation Sorento gets a major makeover for 2021.

Emme Hall
I love two-seater, RWD convertibles and own a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata for pavement fun and a lifted 2001 Miata for pre-running. I race air-cooled Volkswagens in desert races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000. I have won the Rebelle Rally, seven-day navigational challenge, twice and I am the only driver to compete in an EV, the Rivian R1T.
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The Kia Sorento is now in its fourth generation and hot damn if the company didn't do a bang-up job with this 2021 model.

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Pictured here is the Sorento Hybrid, which is just as snazzy-looking as the standard model.

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It's not exactly a baby Telluride, the larger crossover that we adore so much, but the Sorento's family resemblance is clear.

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The Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a 44-kilowatt electric motor. 

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Together they produce 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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The Sorento Hybrid gets 39 miles per gallon in the city, 35 mpg on the highway and 37 mpg combined according to the EPA.

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The Sorento can detect and mitigate forward collisions with cars, pedestrians and cyclists. Further, it can even mitigate head-on or t-bone collisions with the Junction Assist technology.

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The hybrid comes in S or EX trims.

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The S trim goes for $34,760 including $1,170 for destination, while this EX tester is at $37,760 with destination.

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