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2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Kia Sorento Review

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2021 Hyundai
Palisade

MSRP*: $32,675 to $47,900
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2021 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $29,390 to $42,590
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Invoice* $31,382 to $45,280 $28,362 to $40,674
MPG - City 19 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 86.4 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 291 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.1 in 188.9 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 42.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 39.3 - 40.7 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.1 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Palisade than in the Kia Sorento. The Hyundai Palisade will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento.

Convenience
The Kia Sorento requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Palisade, 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). The Hyundai Palisade is somewhat more expensive 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. Both the Hyundai Palisade and the Kia Sorento have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Palisade is much wider than the Kia Sorento, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Palisade, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sorento.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Palisade is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. The Hyundai Palisade has a little more horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Hyundai Palisade doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The Hyundai Palisade offers greater seating capacity than the Kia Sorento, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Hyundai Palisade has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The Hyundai Palisade comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Kia Sorento.