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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Kia Sorento Review

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2021 Jeep
Cherokee

MSRP*: $27,210 to $36,285
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2021 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $29,390 to $42,590
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Invoice* $27,056 to $35,407 $28,362 to $40,674
MPG - City 18 - 22 MPG 21 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 MPG 25 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 54.7 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 271 hp 191 - 281 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.0 in 188.9 in
Exterior Width 73.2 - 74.9 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 40.3 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 37.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Jeep Cherokee, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Cherokee, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Kia Sorento, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Cherokee, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Cherokee 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 Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Kia Sorento.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Jeep Cherokee for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Cherokee has a little less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

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

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Cherokee is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.