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In my dreams, I'd like a 2021 "Kiadai Sorento Fe" with the following features to replace my near perfect 2015 Outback:

  • 2021 Sorento Exterior including rear wiper hidden beneath rear window spoiler
  • 2021 Kia Sedona HVAC dash / vent design w dual heat zones
  • FWD, 1.6T Hybrid drivetrain w rotary knob gear selector; AWD option
  • 10.25 Digital instrument panel w blindspot camera
  • 12.3" Nav screen with separate, manual controls for heat and audio
  • Heated and ventilated leather front seats with 8/4 w leg ext for driver and passenger
  • 2nd row seats: fold flat, leather, heated and ventilated with track fore & aft adjustment
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Rear seat quiet mode
  • Acoustic Glass windshield and front windows
  • 1 touch front windows
  • Integrated, retractable sunscreens in rear windows.
  • Power driver's and passenger seats with adjustable lumbar support
  • Exterior power folding, auto dimming mirrors
  • Power tailgate with foot or auto standby opening
  • Cordless phone charging
  • Full LED lighting including headlights, taillights, interior lights
  • HomeLink mirror
  • Full set of safety features including CC, auto stop, rear cross traffic and pedestrian alert w auto stop, lane departure warning...
  • 1 yr / 10,000 miles oil change interval

AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
  • AWD
  • 7 passenger seating option
  • 18" alloy, aerodynamic wheels with 235/60 AS tires (standard or as option)
  • Factory trailer hitch w wiring
  • Sunroof options: standard or panoramic
  • Remote parking
  • 360 camera
  • Ambient lighting
  • High end stereo

Am I willing to pay extra for these features if they are reasonably priced? You betcha!


 

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Discussion Starter #182 (Edited)
In my dreams, I'd like a 2021 "Kiadai Sorento Fe" with the following features to replace my near perfect 2015 Outback:

  • 2021 Sorento Exterior including rear wiper hidden beneath rear window spoiler
  • 2021 Hyundai SF HVAC vent design w dual heat zones
  • FWD, 1.6T Hybrid drivetrain w rotary knob gear selector; AWD option
  • 10.25 Digital instrument panel w blindspot camera
  • 12.3" Nav screen with separate, manual controls for heat and audio
  • Heated and ventilated leather front seats with 8/4 w leg ext for driver and passenger
  • 2nd row seats: fold flat, leather, heated and ventilated with track fore & aft adjustment
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Rear seat quiet mode
  • Acoustic Glass windshield and front windows
  • 1 touch front windows
  • Integrated, retractable sunscreens in rear windows.
  • Power driver's and passenger seats with adjustable lumbar support
  • Exterior power folding, auto dimming mirrors
  • Power tailgate with foot or auto standby opening
  • Cordless phone charging
  • Full LED lighting including headlights, taillights, interior lights
  • HomeLink mirror
  • Full set of safety features including CC, auto stop, rear warning with auto stop, lane departure warning...
  • 1 yr / 10,000 miles oil change interval

OPTIONS:
  • AWD
  • 7 passenger seating option
-18" alloy, aerodynamic wheels with 235/60 AS tires (standard or as option)
  • Factory trailer hitch w wiring
  • Sunroof options: standard or panoramic
  • Remote parking
  • 360 camera
  • Ambient lighting


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Can't get many of those features even with a $66,000 .Cadillac XT6.

I'd just like a Santa FE Hybrid Calligraphy with captains chairs and a 3rd row......


I'll add my own driving lights...
 

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No USA corporate updates for 6 weeks...........
 

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Salemsan just messaged me that the PHEV will be available in SX and SX Prestige trim....so we'll see.
 
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In the past month I have expressed (Facebook, Youtube, Contact Us) to Kia many times, different variations of the following:

Per your features pdf, where are the following items that are present on the outside USA Sorentos, the 2020 Sorento or the sister 2021 Santa Fe: Power Folding mirrors, Rain Sensing wipers, Heated rear seats, 2nd row sun shades, Homelink Mirror, digital key, remote parking, rear seat quiet mode, heads up display, auto up one touch rear windows, Ambient lighting, perforated steering wheel, trailer sway control, trailer wiring, Memory seats/mirrors, voice recognition of windows/temp, drivers seat leg extensions, rear suspension auto leveling????????? NONE of these are listed as 2021 KIA Sorento Features for ANY trim!!! I'll buy a Santa Fe Hybrid Limited with most of these KIA Sorento missing features!!!!
 

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2021, At the dealers now.................
 
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Would love to hear from anyone who actually lays their own eyeballs on physical '21 Sorentos at dealerships in the US.
 

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Would love to hear from anyone who actually lays their own eyeballs on physical '21 Sorentos at dealerships in the US.
Picture from one dealer in FL.

Many in my area listed on dealer websites with few details so probably not there yet.

Chatted with a clueelss KIA salesman today...he knew NOTHING!!!!

All listed were the stripper trims, S and EX. No SX trims listed yet.
 

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Stripper trim:

 

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Discussion Starter #191 (Edited)
colors available as shown on local dealers websites:

Exterior: Silver, White, Gray. Blue, Beige, Red, Green and Black.
Interior: Gray or Black
 

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Discussion Starter #192 (Edited)
Will it be a feature on ANY USA Sorento???

Std. on 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe with Calligraphy trim....

 

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Finally an X line to be here locally...

2021 Kia Sorento SX Prestige X-Line
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152, SX Prestige X-Line, Automatic, # K19010
VIN: 5XYRKDLF9MG012172
Fuel Economy: 21/28

Our Price
$44,280
Manufacturer conditional offers
- $400
 

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November 19, 2020
The redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento three-row crossover SUV gets a new look, new engines, and a new base model that is $2,450 more expensive than the outgoing model, according to CarsDirect.

The 2021 Kia Sorento starts at $30,560, including a mandatory destination charge of $1,170. But the price increase reflects not just the upgraded design and feature set, it also factors in the new powertrains and the elimination of last year's base L model. The entry-level model for 2021 is the LX, which is $1,350 more expensive than the 2020 Kia Sorento LX.
That extra scratch gets Sorento buyers a new look that no longer straddles the difference between minivan and SUV. The 2021 Sorento wears elements of the larger Telluride and smaller Seltos and comes with a longer wheelbase for more leg room inside and more head room for third-row passengers. It seats up to seven. The new 191-horsepower 2.5-liter inline-4 comes with more power and greater efficiency, with an estimated 2 mpg increase to 27 mpg combined, according to Kia.
All 2021 Sorentos come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard on most models, and all-wheel drive costs $1,800 more on all but the top SX Prestige trim.
Standard features include at least six USB ports, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with wireless smartphone compatibility, and driver-assistance features including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and a driver-attention monitor.
Other trims, such as the S model, cost less than last year. At $33,060, the S trim is $1,250 less than last year but its V-6 is replaced by the smaller 2.5-liter inline-4. A V-6 is no longer offered on any Sorento.
The EX trim costs $450 less than last year at $36,160, and instead of the V-6 it gets a 281-hp 2.5-liter turbo-4. For $39,160, the SX is also cheaper than last year, but it is no longer the top of the Sorento lineup.
That spot has been filled by the $41,760 SX Prestige, which comes only with front-wheel drive. To get all-wheel drive, shoppers need to upgrade to the SX Prestige X-Line. At $43,760, the X-Line embraces sportier design elements borrowed from the Kia Telluride.
Kia hasn't announced the standard features for each trim level, and it hasn't disclosed the price of the hybrid model with its estimated 37 mpg combined.
Made in West Point, Georgia, the 2021 Kia Sorento arrives at dealers this month. The hybrid is expected in early 2021, with a plug-in hybrid to follow.
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While I'm not sure what is actually on the lots, I see that all NW WA dealers are now showing some on their websites. Yet Kia doesn't have prices or options available on their website. Nor can I find any US media test drives. Seems like Kia certainly isn't promoting their new Sorento much at this point. I wonder if they are just pokey or waiting till dealers have inventory, or just figure the thing will sell well without promotion. That strategy didn't work very well for the Niro
VIN: 5XYRKDLF9MG012172 I'd love to see the sticker on this one to see what equipment is included at the high end.
 

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Kia is waiting until dealers before the official opening of sales/website/brochures/test drives....

I would guess next week for the release....
 

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While I'm not sure what is actually on the lots, I see that all NW WA dealers are now showing some on their websites. Yet Kia doesn't have prices or options available on their website. Nor can I find any US media test drives. Seems like Kia certainly isn't promoting their new Sorento much at this point. I wonder if they are just pokey or waiting till dealers have inventory, or just figure the thing will sell well without promotion. That strategy didn't work very well for the Niro
VIN: 5XYRKDLF9MG012172 I'd love to see the sticker on this one to see what equipment is included at the high end.
Details, but not the Window Sticker......Doesn't show Heads Up Display

EQUIPMENT DETAIL
Exterior

  • Black Bodyside Insert and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Black Grille w/Metal-Look Accents
  • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Bumper Insert and Chrome Brush Guard
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st And 2nd Row Sunroof w/Power Sunshade
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • LED Brakelights
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Roof rack
  • Smart Power Liftgate Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Tires: 255/45R20
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Wheels: 20" Grey Finish Alloy
Interior
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 50-50 Folding Captain Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • 8-Way Driver Seat
  • Air Filtration
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Digital Display
  • Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Power and Adjustable Head Restraints
  • Fixed Antenna
  • FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest Rear Seat Mounted Armrest
  • Front Cupholder
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power adjustable driver seat w/2-way power lumbar support, pumping device, 8-way power front passenger seat and adjustable headrests
  • Heated Leather Steering Wheel
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather/Piano Black Gear Shifter Material
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Passenger Seat
  • Perforated Genuine Leather Seat Trim -inc: 3D embossed bolsters
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • Radio: AM/FM Premium Bose Audio System w/Nav -inc: 10.25" touch-screen, satellite radio, uvo telematics, Android Auto and CarPlay, VR, 12 speakers, external amp, USB, voice recognition and SXM
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Smart Liftgate Proximity Cargo Access and Power Fuel
  • Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip computer
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
Mechanical
  • 130 Amp Alternator
  • 18.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
  • 54-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel
  • Axle Ratio: TBD
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
  • Engine: 2.5L Turbo GDI
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • GVWR: 5,467 lbs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Transmission: 8-Speed DCT
Safety
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist-Rear (BCA-R) Blind Spot
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist-Ped & Cyclist
  • Front Camera
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) Lane Keeping Assist
  • Left Side Camera
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Parking Distance Warning Front And Rear Parking Sensors

  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Right Side Camera
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Surround View Monitor Back-Up Camera
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • UVO Link
 
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The only major disappointments for me are apparently no lumbar adjustment on front passenger seat & no niffy blind spot camera in instrument cluster. .
Once one of these is on the lot of a nearby dealer, I'll eventually mosey on over to compare the cargo space dimensions to my Outback. If they are as large or larger, this will still be in the running for me. If there are much smaller it will be 👎

Next question for me will be how "decontented" will the HEV & PHEV be? We may have to wait a few months for that.
 

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Even the top trim X Line is missing Hyundai features....

 
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