Some cars are obvious compromises. To get one thing you want, you need to give up something else. Sometimes, though, you may not have to give up very much to get a lot of desirable advantages.
Take the all-new 2021 Kia Sorento Hybrid. This mid-size crossover SUV has three rows of seats, gas mileage that can top 40 miles per gallon, a long list of standard features, and a base price in the low $30,000s. It retains the Sorento’s polished driving experience and solid value for the money — it costs just $1,700 more than a comparable gas-only Sorento — while adding a seamlessly fuel-sipping powertrain. True, the Sorento Hybrid is missing some features you can get on the gas-only Sorento and other mid-size crossovers; all-wheel drive is a particularly glaring omission. But as long as you don’t mind front-wheel drive, join us as we discuss the pros and cons of the new Sorento Hybrid.