Kia Sorento vs Acura MDX

2025 Acura MDX
2025 Acura MDX
$50,900MSRP
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2024 Kia Sorento
2024 Kia Sorento
$31,990MSRP
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2025 Acura MDX
$50,900MSRP
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2024 Kia Sorento
$31,990MSRP
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MSRP

$50,900

MSRP

$31,990

Average price

$29,644

Average price

$19,534

Listings

8898

Listings

9259
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.7 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • No hybrid or plug-in hybrid option
  • Cramped third row
Pros
  • Practical and family-friendly
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Stylish design
Cons
  • Larger Telluride doesn’t cost much more
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Cramped third row

Reviews Summary

People want stylish, reliable, and safe vehicles equipped with simple controls, intuitive technology, and enjoyable driving dynamics. Of course, value is a part of that equation, particularly when it comes to fuel economy. We’re happy to report the refreshed 2025 Acura MDX meets nearly all of those requirements. Furthermore, Acura has apparently gotten the user-experience and user-interface message loud and clear, as the changes to the 2025 MDX reflect a shift to simplicity, sophistication, and refinement.

Verdict: This year’s updates make the 2025 Acura MDX more appealing than ever. However, this is not a fuel-efficient choice and the standard V6 engine is somewhat underwhelming. Acura needs to install a hybrid or plug-in hybrid in the MDX as soon as possible if it wants to woo customers shopping in this segment.

Reviews Summary

On the small end of the midsize SUV spectrum, the Sorento is a classic in-betweener. It’s big enough to get a standard third row and has more room than compact crossovers like the Toyota RAV4, but it’s smaller and cheaper than most three-row midsizes, including Kia’s Telluride and the Ford Explorer. Gas-powered 2024 Sorentos get a visual glow-up as well as major infotainment and safety system updates, and a new X-Pro trim. Hybrid and PHEV Sorentos, which we review separately, won’t get these changes until 2025.

Verdict: The 2024 Kia Sorento’s new looks make it seem bigger and fancier, and the X-Pro adds capability. There are more safety features and the Sorento’s tech is even easier to use. Demerits remain, namely the diminutive third row and pricey top trims, but the 2024 Sorento has lots to offer family buyers.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

Engine

2.5L 191 hp I4

Drive Train

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

Horsepower

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

MPG City

MPG City

23

MPG Highway

MPG Highway

31
2025 Acura MDX
2025 Acura MDX
$50,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2024 Kia Sorento
2024 Kia Sorento
$31,990MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2025 Acura MDX
$50,900MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Kia Sorento
$31,990MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$50,900
$31,990
Average price
$29,644
$19,534
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.4
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Read full review

8.7 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Comfortable
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • No hybrid or plug-in hybrid option
  • Cramped third row
Pros
  • Practical and family-friendly
  • Standard advanced safety features
  • Stylish design
Cons
  • Larger Telluride doesn’t cost much more
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Cramped third row
Summary

People want stylish, reliable, and safe vehicles equipped with simple controls, intuitive technology, and enjoyable driving dynamics. Of course, value is a part of that equation, particularly when it comes to fuel economy. We’re happy to report the refreshed 2025 Acura MDX meets nearly all of those requirements. Furthermore, Acura has apparently gotten the user-experience and user-interface message loud and clear, as the changes to the 2025 MDX reflect a shift to simplicity, sophistication, and refinement.

Verdict: This year’s updates make the 2025 Acura MDX more appealing than ever. However, this is not a fuel-efficient choice and the standard V6 engine is somewhat underwhelming. Acura needs to install a hybrid or plug-in hybrid in the MDX as soon as possible if it wants to woo customers shopping in this segment.

On the small end of the midsize SUV spectrum, the Sorento is a classic in-betweener. It’s big enough to get a standard third row and has more room than compact crossovers like the Toyota RAV4, but it’s smaller and cheaper than most three-row midsizes, including Kia’s Telluride and the Ford Explorer. Gas-powered 2024 Sorentos get a visual glow-up as well as major infotainment and safety system updates, and a new X-Pro trim. Hybrid and PHEV Sorentos, which we review separately, won’t get these changes until 2025.

Verdict: The 2024 Kia Sorento’s new looks make it seem bigger and fancier, and the X-Pro adds capability. There are more safety features and the Sorento’s tech is even easier to use. Demerits remain, namely the diminutive third row and pricey top trims, but the 2024 Sorento has lots to offer family buyers.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.5L 191 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
Seating Capacity
7
7
Horsepower
191 hp @ 6100 rpm
MPG City
23
MPG Highway
31
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