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2020 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Equinox

2020 Chevrolet
Equinox

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $35,700
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $23,776 to $34,058 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City 22 - 28 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 28 - 39 24 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
The Chevrolet Equinox offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Kia Sorento, with comparable head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Convenience
The Kia Sorento requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Equinox, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Equinox will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. The Chevrolet Equinox will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Kia Sorento.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Equinox is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Chevrolet Equinox will do just as well as the Kia Sorento, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Chevrolet Equinox has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Chevrolet Equinox has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Chevrolet Equinox has less cargo space than the Kia Sorento, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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