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2015 Chevrolet Traverse 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 Chevrolet Traverse, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Chevrolet Traverse, 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). The Chevrolet Traverse is somewhat more expensive 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. Both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Kia Sorento, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Traverse, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Kia Sorento.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a significantly larger turning radius than the Kia Sorento, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Kia Sorento, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Traverse is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.

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2015 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $30,995 - $43,935

2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,300 - $41,700
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 24 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $29,755 - $41,299 $23,474 - $39,233

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