2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid Lehighton PA

2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

For the first time ever, the Kia Sorento is available with a hybrid powertrain this year. As the industry as a whole turns more and more towards electrification, many brands are continuing to introduce a larger number of hybrid vehicles, and Kia is no different. While the brand lost one hybrid model with the discontinuation of the Optima nameplate this year, it gained another with the introduction of the 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid, available now right here in Lehighton PA and the surrounding area.

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Currently, the Sorento Hybrid is only available with one powertrain option, but soon a Plug-in Hybrid variant will even be introduced. Until then, the Sorento Hybrid is a great start, and it’s powered by a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine tethered to a 44-kW electric motor that’s capable of generating 227 horsepower total. It’s tethered to a 6-speed automatic transmission, a front-wheel drive system and a 1.5 kWh battery to complete the powertrain.

Altogether, it enables the Sorento Hybrid to achieve 39 miles per gallon through the city or 35 mpg on the highway, for a combined fuel economy rating of 37 mpg. That’s an increase of 12 mpg combined over the turbocharged gas-only powertrain, or an increase of 10 mpg over the standard gas-only powertrain. That makes quite the different when it comes to fuel efficiency and will certainly lessen your impact on the environment as well as your bank account.

While the powertrain is the only real difference between the gas-only Sorento models and the brand-new 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid, it still introduces an exciting alternative for shoppers in the area, and there is plenty else to get excited about regardless of whether it’s different or not.

If you think you might be interested in bringing home the most powerful hybrid-electric vehicle in its class, be sure to get in touch with us right here at Lehighton Kia today!