Kia Crossover SUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sorento Vs. 2020 Kia Sportage

Kia SUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sorento Versus 2020 Kia Sportage

Kia continues to offer some of the most compelling crossovers around, including in the compact and mid-size space. The latest editions of the Kia Sorento and Sportage models are now available at Kingdom Kia, your Rolla, MO, auto dealer. Here, we'd like to take some time to compare and contrast these Kia crossovers to one another in hopes of helping shoppers determine which one fits their lifestyle, preferences, and budget better.

First, a little background. The Sorento is Kia's mid-size crossover utility vehicle, or CUV, that boasts standard three-row seating. While many mid-sizers only offer five seats in two rows, the 2020 Sorento goes well beyond with seating for up to seven.

The Sportage is part of Kia's growing stable of compact crossover SUV models. It remains a favorite with many drivers due to its agile handling, fuel-efficient powertrain and excellent use of cabin space. This 5-passenger model competes in the ultra-competitive compact CUV segment but impresses with its powertrain options and advanced features, just like the Sorento!

Now that we've covered the basics of the 2020 Sportage and Sorento models, let's dig deeper, comparing specifications, pricing, features and more. Remember that the Kingdom Kia team is here to answer your questions should you have any by the end of this comparison review.

Comparing Kia's Sorento & Sportage Models

The 2020 Sorento and Sportage share many characteristics, technologies and features. After all, they're both modern new Kia automobiles. They both offer the automaker's latest driver-assist and safety systems, come standard with smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and boast available all-wheel drive (AWD).

There are many more similarities -- such as their 8-inch touchscreen displays with UVO infotainment system, available 19-inch alloy wheels and choice of multiple powertrains -- but let's look closer at where they differ.

The larger and heavier 2020 Sorento three-row crossover is available with Kia's 3.3-liter V6, developing a healthy 290 hp. A retuned version of the automaker's 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder is available in the smaller Sportage and generates a robust 240 horses.

Both Kia CUV models start with front-wheel drive (FWD) for maximum efficiency. Still, Dynamax ™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with a locking center differential is available for added all-weather and all-terrain traction.

See below for additional similarities and differences between Kia's compact and mid-size crossover SUVs:

2020 Kia Sorento
2020 Kia Sportage
Kia Sorento LX Standard Vehicle Comparison Kia Sportage LX
$28,090 Base Price MSRP* $23,990
185 @ 6000 Standard Horsepower @ RPM 181 @ 6000
22 / 29 Fuel Economy (city / highway) 23 / 30
18.8 Fuel Capacity (gallons) 16.4
290-hp 3.3-Liter V6 Available Engine 240-hp 2.0-Liter Turbo I4
7 Standard Seating (passengers) 5
154.2 Passenger Volume (cu.ft.) 98.6
73 Maximum Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.) 60.1
Features On The Kia Sorento
Available Features
Features On The Kia Sportage
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • 14-Way Power Driver's Seat
  • Smart Power Liftgate
  • SOFINO Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Auto Emergency Braking
  • Rearview Camera
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Multi-Way Power Driver's Seat
  • Smart Power Liftgate

As you can see by these two models and their available amenities, the 2020 Sorento offers a few more premium options than the smaller Sportage, but it also comes with a higher price. Whether you're after a low-priced or fully-loaded compact crossover or mid-size CUV, Kia has you covered with the new Sportage and Sorento models!

Choose Your New Kia Model at Our Rolla, MO, Dealership

Are you eager to explore Kia's mid-size and compact crossovers further? See our dealership's extensive online inventory of new Kia vehicles for sale before heading over to our location for a closer look.

As you shop and compare the 2020 Sportage and Sorento models, be sure to consider the array of trim levels each offer. Highly affordable options like the LX trims deliver exceptional value for your money, along with the efficiency of Kia's 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine.

Range-topping editions like the 2020 Sorento SX and Sportage SX Turbo deliver even more capability and premium amenities, including greater performance! Top-trim editions are also fitted with a full array of Kia Drive Wise technologies like Auto Emergency Braking and Lane Keeping Assist systems.

No matter which model, trim and particular vehicle you select from our inventory, know that the Kingdom Kia team is here for you with competitive prices and lease and finance offers. You can also rely on our auto dealership for routine maintenance and any repair needs as part of your new Kia's stellar factory warranty.

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*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

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