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How Does the Sorento Compare Against Other SUVs?

Sport utility vehicles are the modern age family automobiles. They are aesthetically pleasing, equipped with all the latest tech features that you’d find in your newest sedan and can accommodate your entire family when taking a trek through the city or a long commute. The Kia Sorento is no different. In fact, JD Power has named it the “highest ranked SUV in initial quality” for the past two years. So how does it rank against other quality SUVs on the market? Well let’s take a look.

Kia Sorento L VS Toyota Highlander IE

When comparing the 2019 Sorento L FWD with the 2018 Toyota Highlander IE FWD, the Sorento comes in at almost $5,000 less with a base MSRP of $25,990 to that of $31,230 for the Highlander. When it comes to fuel economy, the Sorento L bests the Highlander in the city with 22 mpg to 20 mpg. On the highway, the Sorento L gets even better mpg to the Highlander with 29 mpg to 24 mpg, respectively. In terms of safety, the Sorento L scores five stars on NHTSA front driver crash test to the Highlander’s four. Kia also has a basic warranty of 60 months to that of just 36 for the Toyota Highlander.

Kia Sorento L VS Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

Against the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2, the Sorento L base price MSRP of $25,990 is considerably lower than the $30,895 of the Grand Cherokee Laredo. In terms of fuel economy, the Sorento L gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, while the Grand Cherokee Laredo does 19 mpg and 26 mpg. The Grand Cherokee Laredo has yet to be rated by NHTSA and has a basic warranty of 36 months to the Sorento’s 60.

Kia Sorento L VS Ford Edge SE

The 2018 Ford Edge SE also has a higher base MSRP, starting off at $29,315. It’s fuel economy numbers are on par with the Sorento with 21 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway. The Edge SE also has a five star NHTSA front driver crash test score, but doesn’t match the Sorento L’s basic warranty of 60 months as they only provide 36 months of basic coverage.


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