2023 Buick Envision vs. 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2023 Buick Envision

2023 Buick
Envision

MSRP*: $33,400 to $47,460
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sorento Hybrid

MSRP*: $36,690 to $42,490
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MPG - City 22 - 23 MPG 36 - 39 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 MPG 33 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 52.7 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine
  • 228-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 228 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,654 lbs
Exterior Length 182.5 in 189.4 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 40.7 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in

*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 Hybrid than in the Buick Envision, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento Hybrid will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Envision.

Convenience
With the Kia Sorento Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Buick Envision, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Buick Envision or the Kia Sorento Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
The Buick Envision is about the same width as the Kia Sorento Hybrid. The Buick Envision is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Buick Envision has the same turning radius as the Kia Sorento Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Buick Envision and the Kia Sorento Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Buick Envision does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Sorento Hybrid.

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