Kia Sorento vs Kia Sportage

2024 Kia Sorento
2024 Kia Sorento
$31,990MSRP
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2023 Kia Sportage
2023 Kia Sportage
$26,290MSRP
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2024 Kia Sorento
$31,990MSRP
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2023 Kia Sportage
$26,290MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$31,990

MSRP

$26,290

Average price

$20,472

Average price

$19,690

Listings

9314

Listings

9151
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.2 out of 10
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
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Spacious
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance

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.

Reviews Summary

At this point, Kia’s story is less one of an ugly duckling turning into a beautiful swan, and more one of an underappreciated boxer who begins raining haymakers as soon as they’re put into the ring. After impressive debuts by the big Telluride and the just-right Sorento, the smaller 2023 Kia Sportage proves that the once-unloved Korean automaker can make a compelling car for every shopper. Compact-crossover shoppers whose default choices have always been Toyota, Honda, and Nissan can now add Kia to their list of worthy brands.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.5L 191 hp I4

Engine

2.5L 187 hp I4

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

7

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

Horsepower

187 hp @ 6100 rpm

MPG City

23

MPG City

25

MPG Highway

31

MPG Highway

32
2024 Kia Sorento
2024 Kia Sorento
$31,990MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2023 Kia Sportage
2023 Kia Sportage
$26,290MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Kia Sorento
$31,990MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Kia Sportage
$26,290MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$31,990
$26,290
Average price
$20,472
$19,690
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.3
Expert reviews

8.7 out of 10

Read full review

7.2 out of 10

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Pros & cons
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
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Spacious
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
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.

At this point, Kia’s story is less one of an ugly duckling turning into a beautiful swan, and more one of an underappreciated boxer who begins raining haymakers as soon as they’re put into the ring. After impressive debuts by the big Telluride and the just-right Sorento, the smaller 2023 Kia Sportage proves that the once-unloved Korean automaker can make a compelling car for every shopper. Compact-crossover shoppers whose default choices have always been Toyota, Honda, and Nissan can now add Kia to their list of worthy brands.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.5L 191 hp I4
2.5L 187 hp I4
Drive Train
FWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
7
5
Horsepower
191 hp @ 6100 rpm
187 hp @ 6100 rpm
MPG City
23
25
MPG Highway
31
32
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