2020 Kia Sorento vs. Its Competition

2020 Kia Sorento
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 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.

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.

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

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

The latest model brings excellent road manners and interior space to the fore, as well as a hybrid model for the first time.

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Quick Specs
6.5
The 2020 Kia Sorento skimps on third-row seating, but in all other respects it’s a more than respectable crossover SUV.
5.2
The 2020 Dodge Durango takes on family crossover SUVs with brute strength, and some old-school compromises.
6.8
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
6.5
The 2020 Honda Pilot is a three-row family crossover at the top of its class.
6.3
The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover steers into the middle lane among rivals with just-enough for most families.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s impressive fuel economy may win us over.
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N/AN/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4N/AN/AN/A
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N/AN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/AN/AN/A
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N/AN/AXLT FWDN/AN/AN/A
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N/AN/ARear Wheel DriveN/AN/AN/A
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N/AN/A6N/AN/AN/A
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N/AN/ASport UtilityN/AN/AN/A
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N/AN/AAutomatic w/ODN/AN/AN/A
Detailed Spec Comparison
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