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2015 BMW X1 vs. 2015 Kia Sorento Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the BMW X1, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW X1 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the BMW X1, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Kia Sorento.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X1 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X1 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Kia Sorento.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X1 is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW X1 is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the BMW X1 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sorento.

Handling
The BMW X1 has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X1 has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The BMW X1 has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X1 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the BMW X1 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.

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2015 BMW
X1

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MSRP*: $30,900 - $38,800

2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.12% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 18 - 23 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 34 24 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,430 - $35,695 $23,474 - $39,233

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