2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox

2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox

Experts have seen the writing on the wall for the last few years. Now, it's time for car buyers to get the message that Kia is more than just humble value brand. The automaker has several models that are capable of toppling the class structure in a number of segments, most notably the crossover SUV class. A comparison of the 2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Chevy Equinox shows how the far the manufacturer has come in recent years. Just on the surface, the new Sorento is able to overshadow the very popular Equinox in almost every commonly used metric. The 2017 Kia Sorento is available at Team Gunther Kia and ready to take on test drives today.

Today's most popular crossover SUVs have a few things in common. To meet the needs of buyers, the every member of the class has to be spacious, flexible, efficient and capable. Certain both of the 2017 Sorento and 2017 Equinox fit these criteria. It's just that shoppers visiting Team Gunther Kia will be getting more of all of those elements with the 2017 Sorento. Aside from offering the same five-passenger capacity, the 2017 Kia Sorento has 10-cubic-foot advantage over the 2017 Chevy Equinox and when properly outfitted has a higher towing capacity. The 2017 model of the Kia Sorento closes with integration options for Apple and Android smartphones with Uvo eServices.

2017 Kia Sorento 2017 Chevy Equinox
2.4-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.4-L, 4-Cyl.
185/178 Horsepower/Torque 182/172
5,000 lbs. Max. Towing 3,500 lbs.
73.5 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Space 63.7 cu.-ft.

Performance of the 2017 Sorento

From a performance standpoint, the 2017 Kia Sorento has a marked advantage over the 2017 Chevy Equinox. Kia engineers have made three power plants available for its customers. Base levels of the Sorento use a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine making 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. This is more power than what is available with the similar base-level engine found with the Equinox. Higher trims of the Sorento use a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine boosting output to 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.  

The V-6 engine upgrade for the 2017 Equinox makes a bit more power than the correlating V-6 on the Sorento. This is more than mitigated by the fact that both engines get pretty similar fuel economy scores, within one mile per gallon. Additionally, a 2017 Sorento with this engine has a 5,000-pound max towing capacity compared to 3,500 pounds for the Equinox.

2017 Sorento offers athletic and muscular stance on the road
2017 Kia Sorento picks up several upgrade for new model year

Team Gunther Kia 2017 Kia Sorento has more cargo space than 2017 Chevy Equinox
Some versions of the 2017 Equinox can have three rows of seats