2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Kia Sorento | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 BMW X1 vs. 2021 Kia Sorento Review

Picture of the 2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW
X1

MSRP*: $35,400 to $37,400
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Picture of the 2021 Kia Sorento

2021 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $29,390 to $42,590
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $28,362 to $40,674
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 58.7 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 228 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 175.5 in 188.9 in
Exterior Width 71.7 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 41.9 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the BMW X1 and the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X1 as you will with the Kia Sorento, 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). Whether you pick the BMW X1 or the Kia Sorento, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge 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. If you go with the BMW X1, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sorento.

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the BMW X1 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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.