Compare 2015 Kia Sorento vs 2014 Toyota Venza

2015 Kia Sorento
2014 Toyota Venza
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2WD 4-Door I4 LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 LX 20 27 $23,474 $24,300
AWD 4-Door I4 LX 19 25 $25,217 $26,100
2WD 4-Door V6 LX 18 25 $25,787 $26,700
AWD 4-Door V6 LX 18 24 $27,529 $28,500
2WD 4-Door V6 EX 18 25 $30,084 $31,700
AWD 4-Door V6 EX 18 24 $31,792 $33,500
2WD 4-Door V6 SX 18 25 $34,520 $36,700
AWD 4-Door V6 SX 18 24 $36,213 $38,500
2WD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 25 $37,540 $39,900
AWD 4-Door V6 SX Limited 18 24 $39,233 $41,700
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4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (GS)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE 20 26 $25,575 $27,950
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD LE 20 26 $26,901 $29,400
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD LE 19 26 $27,090 $29,770
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD LE 18 25 $28,409 $31,220
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD XLE 20 26 $28,947 $31,810
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD XLE 20 26 $30,266 $33,260
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $30,603 $33,630
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $31,923 $35,080
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $34,688 $38,120
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $36,008 $39,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,474
$25,575
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,300
$27,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$466 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Kia Sorento gets a little better each year, and its combination of elegance, versatility, and value makes it a great pick for families. If you don't need a rugged SUV, the 2014 Toyota Venza is a practical, even stylish alternative with some strong wagon and hatchback leanings.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.2
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 56
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 56.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
107.2 108
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 60
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.4 189
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 63.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 64.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 75
Track Width, Front (in)
64 64.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 28
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.9 36.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.5 70.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.9 36.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 11.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65TR17 P245/55SR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR17 P245/55SR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
247 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1650 1000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1650 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3594 3760
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4250 182 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.7 L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 @ 6300 181 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.64 3.30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Toyota Venza
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (Est) 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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