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2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Kia Sportage Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Kia Sorento offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Sportage. The Kia Sorento will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sportage.

Convenience
The Kia Sorento requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sportage, making it more convenient to drive.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Kia Sportage, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Kia Sorento and the Kia Sportage have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Sorento is a little wider than the Kia Sportage, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Kia Sportage.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Kia Sorento does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Sportage.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a larger turning radius than the Kia Sportage, 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 Kia Sportage for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sorento greatly out-muscles the Kia Sportage.

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the Kia Sportage, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Kia Sorento has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sportage.

Warranty
The Kia Sorento comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Sportage.

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2016 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*: $25,100 - $43,300

2017 Kia
Sportage

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MSRP*: $22,990 - $34,000
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 17 - 21 20 - 22
Highway MPG: 23 - 29 23 - 29
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 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*: $24,232 - $40,680 $22,101 - $32,188

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.