Kia Sorento GT Line 3.5L Petrol SUV 2021 Review

KIA Sorento 3.5L Platinum Road Test Review

Is the KIA Sorento any good for a Family, Stick around for a minute and find out. Kia’s fourth generation Sorento is by far the best model yet. And the previous ones were excellent.

2021 Kia Sorento GT Line 3.5L Petrol front qtr

Designed for a large family, the new modern and elegant design hides a comfortable interior.

This is like a lounge room on wheels for the family. The front seats are extremely comfortable with heaters, electric adjustments as well as a heated steering wheel.

2021 Kia Sorento GT Line 3.5L Petrol front interior

The middle seats are spacious and would certainly be comfortable for transporting the family and the third row are ok for shorter distances for shorter passengers and as a five seat SUV there is excellent luggage room.

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2021 Kia Sorento GT Line 3.5L Petrol boot

The GT-Line is packed with standard features both for comfort and safety and some highlights are an in dash turn camera, interior LED mood lighting and a large user friendly infotainment screen.

The 3.5L petrol engine is responsive enough, but a little heavy on fuel so my pick would be the diesel engine with better economy and relaxed driving.

Its hard to describe just how comfortable the Sorento is, and how easy it is to live with every day.

Kia s 3.5L GT-Line Sorento is priced from just over $64,000 drive away.

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2021 Kia Sorento GT Line 3.5L Petrol front driving

What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Excellent value for money
  • Comfortable ride and handling
  • Interior comfort and ambience

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2021 Kia Sorento GT Line 3.5L Petrol profile

Model   

Kia Sorento GT-Line 

Model Price From $64,290 RDAP*
Engine 3.5L V6  Petrol
Drivetrain 8 speed Sports AT 2WD
Power 200W at 6,300 rpm
Torque 332 Nm @ 5,000 rpm
Safety Five Star  ANCAP (tested 2020)
CO2 Emissions 222 g/km
0-100kmh / top speed 8.6 sec / 216 kmh
Economy ADR / Tank 9.7 L/100km 11.9 L/100km over our test / 67L
Servicing 12 months / 15,000 km Capped Price service available
Warranty 7yr/ Unlimited km with 8 Yr. conditional roadside assist

 *MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means recommended drive away price including all dealer costs.

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Overall Rating    

87/100

Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 8
Performance 8
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Design / Style 9
Technology / connectivity 9
Value for Money 9

2021 Kia Sorento GT Line 3.5L Petrol rear

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 4810mm
Wheelbase 2815mm
Width / Height 1900mm / 1700mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 176mm / TBC
Approach / Rampover / Departure (degrees) N/A
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 67 Litres / 11.6mts KTK
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM 1835kg / 2560kg / 4560KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 2000kg / 200kg

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Summary

Its hard to describe just how comfortable the Sorento is, and how easy it is to live with every day.

Kia s 3.5L GT-Line Sorento is priced from just over $64,000 drive away

About Brianna Fraser 19 Articles
Brianna has been driving a different car every week since she got her learners permit. Now writing and doing videos for us she is also qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.