Compare 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Lexus RX

2021 Kia Sorento
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EX AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sorento EX AWD 21 28 $35,503 $36,790
Sorento EX FWD 22 29 $33,766 $34,990
Sorento LX AWD 23 25 $30,099 $31,190
Sorento LX FWD 24 29 $28,362 $29,390
Sorento S AWD 23 25 $32,510 $33,690
Sorento S FWD 24 29 $30,773 $31,890
Sorento SX AWD 21 28 $38,000 $39,790
Sorento SX FWD 22 29 $36,281 $37,990
Sorento SX Prestige FWD 22 29 $38,764 $40,590
Sorento SX Prestige X-Line AWD 21 28 $40,674 $42,590
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RX 350 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RX RX 350 AWD 19 26 $43,588 $46,620
RX RX 350 F SPORT Appearance AWD 19 26 $46,844 $50,100
RX RX 350 F SPORT Appearance FWD 20 27 $45,535 $48,700
RX RX 350 F SPORT Handling AWD 19 26 $49,089 $52,500
RX RX 350 F SPORT Handling FWD 20 27 $47,780 $51,100
RX RX 350 FWD 20 27 $42,279 $45,220
RX RX 350L AWD 18 25 $46,237 $49,450
RX RX 350L FWD 19 26 $44,928 $48,050
RX RX 350L Luxury AWD 18 25 $51,847 $55,450
RX RX 350L Luxury FWD 19 26 $50,538 $54,050
RX RX 450h AWD 31 28 $44,949 $47,820
RX RX 450h F SPORT Appearance AWD 31 28 $48,222 $51,300
RX RX 450h F SPORT Handling AWD 31 28 $50,402 $53,620
RX RX 450hL AWD 29 28 $48,231 $51,310
RX RX 450hL Luxury AWD 29 28 $53,872 $57,310
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,503
$43,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,790
$46,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$777 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover SUV strikes out in a new styling direction, and brings hybrid and plug-in models along for the adventure. The 2021 Lexus RX stays strong in an increasingly crowded class with styling that stands out and powertrains that don’t.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 56.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53 -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 38
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 56.1
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59 57.8
Third Leg Room (in)
29.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Third Hip Room (in)
42.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 44.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 67.7
Wheelbase (in)
110.8 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 74.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 64
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 16
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.5 32.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.6 16
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 45.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/65VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P235/65VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4120 4387
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
311 @ 1700 267 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 5800 295 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.81
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.43 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 1.95
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.03
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Lexus RX
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.1
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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2021 Kia Sorento
  • 2021 Kia Sorento Available; 2022s Arriving
  • Lease: From $259 per month for 36 months
  • Rebate: College grad and military deals
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 66 months
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2021 Lexus RX
  • 2021 Lexus RX available; 2022s expected soon
  • Lease: From $449 for 36 months
  • Rebate: Up to $4,500 cash on 2021s
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR on 2021s
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