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2020 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 Jeep Cherokee

2020 Jeep
Cherokee

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*
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$25,840 to $34,845
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $25,651 to $34,043 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City 18 - 22 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 24 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 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 Jeep Cherokee 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 Jeep Cherokee.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Cherokee as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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
The Jeep Cherokee is a little narrower than the Kia Sorento, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Jeep Cherokee is slightly shorter than the Kia Sorento, which may make it easier to park.

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

Handling
The Jeep Cherokee has the same turning radius as the Kia Sorento, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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.

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.