Is the 2021 Kia Sorento good for going off-road?
The Kia Sorento was among the first midsize crossover SUVs produced by the automaker. In the several years that the Sorento has been in production, it has become one of the manufacturer’s most popular vehicles. For the new model year, the 2021 version has gone through a complete redesign that introduces new powertrains, best-in-class overall passenger volume (per Kia) as well as one most flexible interiors in the global automotive industry. However, the question that brings us here today is, ‘Is the 2021 Kia Sorento good for going off-road?’ If you plan on getting off the pavement and don’t mind getting your new Sorento a little dirty, we’d like to point you to the X-Line trim grade. Let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer.
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How is the 2021 Sorento X-Line different?
When it comes to off-road driving capability, ground clearance is really the name of the game. The X-Line trim offered for the 2021 Kia Sorento offers 8.22 inches of ground clearance, which represents an additional 1.32 inches more ride height than what is found with the rest of the 2021 Sorento lineup. As important as ground clearance is to an off-road-ready vehicle, approach, departure and ramp break-over angle measurements also play a pivotal role in how it handles off-road obstacles and/or uneven terrain. The 2021 Sorento X-Line has larger angles to work with, in all three categories than the rest of the crossover SUV’s lineup.
Does it have all-wheel drive?
Just about every version of the 2021 Kia Sorento coming to the Team Gunther Kia showroom can be outfitted with all-wheel-drive. However, the all-wheel-drive system that is employed by the 2021 Sorento X-Line is different from what is found on other models. It is more advanced and offers more driver-selectable traction management modes, per the latest information from the automaker.
2021 Sorento X-Line Performance Specs
Owners of the 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line will never be at a loss for available power. A turbocharged 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine will be under the hood of the top of the line Sorento model. It will make 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. It will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Make an appointment with a Team Gunther Kia product expert today if you would like to start the pre-ordering process for the 2021 Kia Sorento.