Compare 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

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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2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 27 $25,482 $26,545
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 23 29 $24,235 $25,245
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 27 $27,547 $28,695
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 23 29 $26,299 $27,395
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 27 $30,619 $31,895
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 23 29 $29,371 $30,595
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 27 $32,492 $33,845
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 23 29 $31,243 $32,545
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 21 27 $37,531 $39,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,503
$25,482
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,790
$26,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.2
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 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty,
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53 -
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 -
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59 57
Third Leg Room (in)
29.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
42.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 55.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
66.7 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.8 109.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 72.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
38.4 37.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.5 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
12.6 37.6
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 13.4
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 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P215/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60HR18 P215/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4120 3825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 360
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
311 @ 1700 221 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 5800 184 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA VJ
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.43
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.81
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.43 5.59
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 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Sorento Volkswagen Tiguan
Body Style
Sport Utility 4MOTION
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.4
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
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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
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