The 2021 Kia Sorento SUV comes in only 1 body type: SUV. The Sorento SUV is available in 6 different trim level options: LX, S, EX, SX, SX Prestige, and SX Prestige X-Line. The LX is the base trim level option, while the SX Prestige X-Line is the highest, most expensive configuration.

Which Kia Sorento Trim Level Should I Buy?

The base 2021 Kia Sorento LX comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with eight-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include forward collision mitigation, driver attention warning, and lane departure mitigation. Some technology features include an 8-inch infotainment screen and smartphone integration.

The highest trim level available for the 2021 Kia Sorento is the SX Prestige X-Line. Besides a few styling changes, it is the all-wheel drive version of the SX Prestige trim level. These two trim levels add features like a digital gauge cluster, a Bose audio system, front parking sensors, a 360-degree camera system, and a blind-spot camera.

Our pick for the best 2021 Kia Sorento trim level is the EX model. It’s worth upgrading for the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It also adds driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control and a forward collision mitigation system.

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In this guide, we will breakdown the differences between each Kia Sorento SUV configuration and help you determine which trim level to purchase.

What's the Difference Between 2021 Kia Sorento Trim Levels?

Below is a table comparing some of the major features for the most popular Kia Sorento SUV trim levels.

Kia Sorento Invoice and Market Prices by Trim

LXSEXSXSX PrestigeSX Prestige X-Line
Market Price$31,880$35,462$39,399$41,212Not Available$47,028

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best Kia Sorento trim?

Our pick for the best 2021 Kia Sorento trim level is the EX model. It’s worth upgrading for the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It also adds driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control and a forward collision mitigation system.

What are the different trim levels for a Kia Sorento?

The Kia Sorento SUV is available in 6 different trim level options: LX, S, EX, SX, SX Prestige, and SX Prestige X-Line.

What is the most basic Kia Sorento model?

The Kia Sorento SUV Type starts at $29,390. The LX is the base trim level option, while the SX Prestige X-Line is the highest, most expensive configuration.

What are similar models to the Kia Sorento Trim?

Some similar models include the Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, and Hyundai Santa Fe.