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2022 Kia Sorento vs. 2022 Subaru Outback Review

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2022 Kia

MSRP*: $29,590 to $43,190
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2022 Subaru

MSRP*: $27,645 to $40,645
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MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 MPG 26 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 75.5 ft3 75.7 ft3
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 281 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 189.0 in 191.3 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 73.0 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.7 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in

*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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Subaru Outback. The Subaru Outback 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.

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

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 Outback, it's going to cost you about the same.

Since the Kia Sorento is much wider than the Subaru Outback, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sorento takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Outback.

If you've got something you need to pull, the Kia Sorento will do just as well as the Subaru Outback, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Kia Sorento has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sorento transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Outback.

The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Outback, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Sorento as you will in the Subaru Outback.