2023 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2023 Kia Sorento | NewCars.com

2023 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2023 Kia Sorento Review

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2023 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $33,550 to $41,550
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2023 Kia

MSRP*: $30,090 to $43,690
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MPG - City Info not available 22 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 25 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 75.5 ft3
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 165.6 in 189.0 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.7 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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Hyundai Kona EV, 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 Hyundai Kona EV and the Kia Sorento.

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 Hyundai Kona EV is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sorento.

Since the Hyundai Kona EV 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 Hyundai Kona EV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sorento.

When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Kona EV has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

The Hyundai Kona EV has much lower torque than the Kia Sorento, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

The Hyundai Kona EV has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Kona EV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sorento.