2023 Hyundai Kona EV vs. 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Kona EV

2023 Hyundai
Kona EV

MSRP*: $33,550 to $41,550
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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 Info not available 36 - 39 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 33 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 45.8 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 227-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 1,654 lbs
Exterior Length 165.6 in 189.4 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 40.7 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

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento Hybrid 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 Hybrid.

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 Hyundai Kona EV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Kona EV is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Handling
The Hyundai Kona EV has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Sorento Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Kona EV has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sorento Hybrid.

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

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