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2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review

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2021 Kia
Sorento

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2020 Subaru
Crosstrek Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$29,390 to $42,590
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$35,145
Invoice* $28,362 to $40,674 $33,016
MPG - City 21 - 24 N/A
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 Kia Sorento than in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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). Whether you pick the Kia Sorento or the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Kia Sorento is much higher than that for the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much wider than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Kia Sorento, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Kia Sorento does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sorento greatly out-muscles the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Kia Sorento, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Kia Sorento than that of the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.