The Kia Sorento is a PARENTS Magazine Best Family Cars 2021 award winner. PARENTS, the leading source for busy, millennial moms, selected winners based on high-tech performance, safety, and convenience features that meet the needs of families.

“We’re honored to see the best-selling Sorento awarded for its safety technology, smooth ride and stylish exterior,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia Motors North America. “Our diverse lineup appeals to a wide range of buyers, and we’re excited to see one of our three-row vehicles recognized as a best buy for families.”

The Sorento, all-new for 2021, stands out thanks to enhanced safety and Advanced Driver Assistance Features, more power and capability and comfort for the entire family. This is what PARENTS magazine had to say about the Sorento: 

How It Drives - The lowest-priced pick of the bunch got a glow-up with a mod-looking exterior, better gas mileage, and a choice of engines. The turbocharged version on the EX and SX trims ($34,990+ and $37,990+) gives a smoother, swifter ride than previous generations.

Car-Seat Fit - Opt for a model with captain’s chairs rather than bench-style seating if you need room for three car seats. Place high-back boosters and rear-facing seats in the second row, Patterson advises.

Wow Factors - All Sorento models now include safety tech that helps you stay in your lane and turns on your high beams automatically.

PARENTS experts tested over 50 cars from a field of new model vehicles that aced the industry’s safety tests. The 24 winning models that passed test drive standards, car seat compatibility and safety and efficiency standards were selected. The full list of Best Family Cars 2021 can be found in the May issue of PARENTS and online at