2019 Kia Sorento vs. Its Competition

2019 Kia Sorento
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2019 Kia Sorento competes against some heavy hitters.

Chief among its rivals are the Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot, which both do almost everything well.

The Toyota’s biggest asset is its compact car-rivaling hybrid fuel economy, while the Pilot delivers unmatched interior space and flexibility.

The Nissan Pathfinder comes loaded with safety gear and is available at big discounts, but it lacks the precise driving feel of the Kia.

For enthusiastic drivers, the Dodge Durango is the first and last stop to make.

Its optional V-8 is unmatched, but this big SUV comes up short in interior space and refinement.

Of course the Ford Explorer is on your shopping list—your parents probably had one in 1992.

The latest model is graying around its temples but offers a fine ride quality and is usually discounted.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2019 Kia Sorento is a right-sized, well-priced three-row crossover SUV for those who can skimp a little on third-row space.
5.7
The muscle-SUV 2019 Dodge Durango offers engaging handling and powerful engines, but it's falling behind in terms of safety.
4.8
The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough.
7.0
Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
6.2
The 2019 Nissan Pathfinder has value and interior flexibility as its assets, but this crossover SUV is ripe for a redesign.
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The 2019 Toyota Highlander delivers safety, features, comfort, and efficiency in a family-friendly package.
MSRP From     
$26,290$30,195$32,365$31,450$31,530$31,680
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
L FWDSXT RWDBase FWDLX 2WDFWD SLE I4 FWD (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
757878
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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