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2015 Kia Sorento vs. 2014 Jeep Wrangler Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Sorento as you will with the Jeep Wrangler, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Kia Sorento is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Wrangler. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Sorento carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Wrangler.

Dimensions
The Kia Sorento is about the same width as the Jeep Wrangler. If you go with the Kia Sorento, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Wrangler.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sorento doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Wrangler.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Jeep Wrangler for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sorento and the Jeep Wrangler.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Kia Sorento more than the Jeep Wrangler, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Kia Sorento, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Wrangler.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Jeep Wrangler.

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2015 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $24,100 - $41,700

2014 Jeep
Wrangler

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MSRP*: $22,395 - $31,195
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.84%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.39%
City MPG: 18 - 20 17
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $23,285 - $39,233 $21,838 - $29,398

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