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2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review

New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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New 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2020 Subaru
Crosstrek Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$26,990 to $41,890
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$35,145
Invoice* $25,952 to $39,512 $33,016
MPG - City 18 - 22 N/A
MPG - Hwy 24 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Kia Sorento than in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sorento and the Subaru Crosstrek 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 Kia Sorento will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Kia Sorento will cost more in terms of transportation costs than 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.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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.