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2021 Kia Sorento

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2021 Kia Sorento

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RepairPal reliability rating**

4 out of 5


  • Impressive assortment of standard features
  • Spacious third row
  • Intuitive infotainment
  • Optional engine provides quick acceleration


  • Wind and tire noise
  • Jittery ride on models with larger wheels

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 29 highway, 26 combined

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2021 Kia Sorento is an SUV with lots of character

The 2021 Kia Sorento is a three-row SUV that's bigger than most compact crossovers but not quite as large as a midsize. The Sorento comes standard with many useful features, with upper trims adding items that are hard to find on rivals. Redesigned for 2021, this year's Sorento has a more spacious interior, upgraded materials, and a newly available hybrid powertrain.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Kia Sorento an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Kia Sorento 9th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.

RepairPal reliability rating**

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Kia Sorento is $422, compared to an average of $454 for Compact SUVs and $556 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Kia Sorento owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Compact SUVs and 1.4 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 10% for the Kia Sorento, compared to an average of 10% for Compact SUVs and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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LX 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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