2021 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: What's the Difference?

2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia Sorento LX


2021 Kia Sorento EX

$29,390 MSRP

Starting Price

$34,990 MSRP
2.5L 4-Cylinder


2.5L 4-Cylinder
191 hp


281 hp
2,000 lbs

Max Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs
24 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy (FWD)

EPA-Estimated MPG

22 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy (FWD)

The Kia Sorento trim levels each offer their own unique sets of features and capabilities to bring your Marion drives to stunning new heights. To give you an idea of the range of the Kia Sorento configurations, Kia of Muncie is comparing the 2021 Kia Sorento LX and EX, two of the most popular Sorento trim levels. After you’ve seen the differences, you can visit our dealership to choose your very own Kia Sorento from our inventory at a price that you’ll love. Which will it be: the 2021 Kia Sorento LX or EX?

2021 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: Price

The Kia Sorento LX, being the base trim will naturally cost less than the higher-level EX trim. The 2021 Kia Sorento LX has a starting price of $29,390 MSRP while the 2021 Kia Sorento EX has a starting price of $34,990 MSRP. No matter which of these Kia Sorento configurations you choose, you can buy or lease with confidence when you visit the finance center at Kia of Muncie.

2021 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: Performance

When it comes to determining whether the 2021 Kia Sorento LX or EX will be better for your Anderson drives, vehicle performance is an obvious factor to consider. The Kia Sorento LX offers slightly better fuel economy while the Kia Sorento EX offers more power. Here are the performance specs for the two Kia Sorento trim levels:

2021 Kia Sorento LX Engine Specs

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 191 hp
  • 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 2,000-pound max towing capacity
  • 24 city/29 hwy mpg (FWD)

2021 Kia Sorento EX Engine Specs

2021 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: Interior Features

Both of these vehicles are well-equipped to perform on the outside, but how do they feel on the inside? To make your Fishers cruises even more enjoyable, the 2021 Kia Sorento LX offers the following interior features:

2021 Kia Sorento LX Interior

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® wireless connectivity
  • 6 USB Chargers

When you upgrade to the 2021 Kia Sorento EX, you can add these additional interior features:

2021 Kia Sorento EX Interior

  • UVO link
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Smart key with push button/remote start

2021 Kia Sorento LX vs. EX: Safety Features

When you get behind the wheel, safety should always be a concern. However, the 2021 Kia Sorento trim levels are standardly equipped with the most advanced safety features available, so you can drive with peace of mind. Here are some of the safety features of the 2021 Kia Sorento LX and EX:

2021 Kia Sorento LX Safety

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keep assistance
  • High beam assistance
  • Driver attention warning

2021 Kia Sorento EX Safety

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Safe exit assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keeping and lane following technology

Drive with confidence and comfort wherever you go no matter which of these 2021 Kia Sorento configurations you choose. Visit Kia of Muncie in Muncie or online to explore our inventory and set up a test drive.

Find Your Preferred New Kia Sorento Trim Level in Muncie

Which will you choose: the Kia Sorento LX or EX? The choice is yours. Contact us to explore our inventory and apply for financing online!

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