Is a Compact or Midsize Kia Crossover Right for You?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 6:17 pm
2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Sportage

Drivers looking for a new, quality crossover may be interested in the latest offerings from Kia. These models offer top quality at an affordable price. In this 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Sportage comparison, we are looking at the midsize and compact crossover SUV models from Kia. The vehicle that individuals or families choose will depend on their individual needs.

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2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia Sorento cargo area

2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sportage cargo area

2019 Kia Sportage

The 2019 Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV.  It has a higher starting price than the compact 2019 Kia Sportage, but also offers three rows of seating instead of just two and more cargo space. However, the 2019 Kia Sportage offers respectable dimensions for its class and better gas mileage. One is better for larger families, while the other offers commuting advantages. You can see some of the key comparisons in the chart below.
  2019 Kia Sorento 2019 Kia Sportage
Starting MSRP $25,990 $23,750
Seating Capacity 7 5
Max. Cargo Space 73 cubic feet 60.1 cubic feet
Mileage (City/Highway) 22/29 mpg 23/30 mpg

Engine Options

Both of these crossovers have two engine options. The compact 2019 Kia Sportage has a base 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, and is available with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated for 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The larger 2019 Kia Sorento comes with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated for 185 horsepower or a 3.3-liter V-6 that offers 290 horsepower. Both of these crossovers can offer up to 5,000 pounds of towing when properly equipped.

Kia Safety Features

Both of the crossovers in this 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Sportage comparison are also available with advanced driver assistance features. Advantages that are available on both models include forward collision warnings, blind spot and rear cross traffic collision warnings, and lane departure warnings.

Would you like to learn more about this crossover in the Daphne AL area? Contact Team Gunther Kia today to take a test drive or learn more about these models.

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