2021 Kia Sorento roof tents guide

If you are planning to buy a roof tent for Kia Sorento to go camping, then you are in the right place.

Why would you need a roof tent?

A roof tent has many benefits, especially for 2021 Kia Sorento owners.

These benefits will allow you to get more value from your vehicle.

The primary use of a roof box is to provide cover, comfort, and security for its occupants.

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Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 3 Extended Rooftop Tent RTT - Dark Gray Base with Green Rain Fly & Black Travel Cover Universal
Front Runner Roof Top Tent
Thule Tepui Kukenam Rooftop Tent
Smittybilt Overlander Tent
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Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 3 Extended Rooftop Tent RTT - Dark Gray Base with Green Rain Fly & Black Travel Cover Universal
Front Runner Roof Top Tent
Thule Tepui Kukenam Rooftop Tent
Smittybilt Overlander Tent
Price
$1,549.99
$1,344.35
Price not available
$1,107.44
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Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 3 Extended Rooftop Tent RTT - Dark Gray Base with Green Rain Fly & Black Travel Cover Universal
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Overland Vehicle Systems Nomadic 3 Extended Rooftop Tent RTT - Dark Gray Base with Green Rain Fly & Black Travel Cover Universal
Price
$1,549.99
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Front Runner Roof Top Tent
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Front Runner Roof Top Tent
Price
$1,344.35
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Thule Tepui Kukenam Rooftop Tent
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Thule Tepui Kukenam Rooftop Tent
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Price not available
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Smittybilt Overlander Tent
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Smittybilt Overlander Tent
Price
$1,107.44
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For a roof tent to get included here, it must meet the following requirements:

  • Completely waterproof.
  • Must have a heat insulation capability.
  • Enough space to have some camping gear and electronics inside.
  • Does have straps to attach dehumidifiers.
  • Easy to install.

Overland Nomadic 3 roof tent (OUR TOP PICK FOR KIA SORENTO)

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In a previous review that we did about the Nomadic 3 roof tent, we concluded it is an adequate choice to recommend to every Kia Sorento owner, mainly because:

Kia Sorento can benefit from the multiple features that Overland Nomadic 3 can offer.

It can withstand different weather and keep everyone safe inside.

When we got this tent for the first time, it came included with all the tools needed to complete its installation process.

This Kia Sorento roof tent has a rain fly that can protect the tent during heavy rain and snow. This rain fly uses 420D polyester.

Besides waterproofing, The 420D polyester rain fly has also the ability to minimize the noise of raindrops when they hit its surface.

This rain fly is also removable, people with a love for astronomy or stargazing will appreciate this. You can have your binoculars or telescope inside the tent with you and have a pleasant view when the sky is clear.

Overland Nomadic 3’s installation process is basic. And doesn’t require any specialized tooling or experience.

The tent comes with a manual with illustrations that guide the user step by step through the setup process. 

the setup time for Overland Nomadic 3 tent is  30 minutes.

This Kia Sorento roof tent comes with a telescopic ladder that allows for easy access to it.

Front Runner Roof Tent

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The second tent that we recommend using on Kia Sorento is the Front Runner.

This is a spacious tent. It has enough internal space for two adults inside it, besides some space from camping gear and electronics.

The measurements of Front Runner are: 

  • Width: 4.3’
  • Hight: 8.2’

We recommend this roof tent for winter camping. And yes, it can be perfectly fine for the summer thanks to its roof ventilator.

Its fabric (made using the 400D material) is waterproof and has a PVC layer that increases the water resistance level and helps with temperature regulation.

Same as the previous tent, Front Runner has its own rain fly.

This rain fly is light and has its own zipper to attach it to the tent. These zippers are durable (we tested them in different environments and temperature levels).

A cool feature that we really liked is the roof ventilator the ventilates the tent during hot weather.

The main entrance and the windows can open and close quickly, even if it’s completely dark.

This tent is available for most roof racks that are sold today, but we recommend you check if your roof rack bars have enough weight support.

Thule Explorer Kukenam 3

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We previously recommended Thule Explorer Kukenam 3 for other SUVs on tents101.com and the feedback was phenomenal.

We also recommend this roof For Sia Sorento as it has proven times and times again how good it is.

It is the perfect choice for people looking for a comfortable and cool looking place to camp away from insects and small animals.

The Thule Tepui Explorer Kukenam 3 is made from high-grade materials. The poles and internal storage boxes are all durable.

Our readers used it during the entire year in both Europe, North America, and Japan, and they liked its durability.

A mattress (included with the roof tent) makes this tent a good value for the money. And it is enough for two adults without needing to get a separate one.

When we tested this tent for the first time, we found it to be comfortable on the inside and also very good to look at up close.

It is easy to install (same as the other tents on this list) on a Kia Sandero and doesn’t need an expensive professional to install it.

Its roof is double-paneled and can open to ventilate the tent and have a pleasant look at the sky.

Thule Tepui Explorer Ayer 2

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Tepui Explorer Ayer 2 is a four-season roof tent that is known for its compatibility with many roof racks (included the Kia Sorento ones).

Ayer 2 got a smaller internal space, so you must know how many people are going camping before getting one.

What do we like about Tepui Explorer Ayer 2?

  • The ease of installation and setup process.
  • Weather resistance.
  • Nice internal design.
  • High durability zippers.

Smittybilt Overlander

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And finally, we have the Smittybilt Overlander.

A lot of experts recommend it as the best roof tent for Kia Sorento.

These high recommendations result from:

  • High manufacturing quality.
  • A good cost for the features offered.
  • And the great feedback, online and offline from people who got this tent.

Is the Smittybilt Overlander waterproof?

Yes, this tent uses waterproof fabric that keeps water away from its internal space.

Besides that, a provided rain fly will keep water from leaking inside the tent during heavy rain.

It protects its users from insects

The windows have a mesh screen to stop most types of insects from getting inside, especially mosquitoes and spiders.

Smittybilt Overlander key features

  • Waterproof fabric to protect against water.
  • A rain fly for rain and wind.
  • Windows with mesh screens and vent covers.
  • Built-in mattress.
  • Mounting brackets.
  • Telescopic ladder.
  • LED lights.
  • high-quality body.
  • Heavy-duty zippers.
  • 12V cigarette lighter power adapter.
  • storage bags.
  • A roof tent for Kia Sorento that has an XL size can host up to four people.