Kia SUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sportage Versus 2020 Kia Sorento

Kia SUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sportage Versus 2020 Kia Sorento

If you're ready for your next SUV to be a value-packed and high-tech Kia -- but you're having trouble deciding which model is best for you and your family -- let the team here at Premier Kia of Kenner help you decide. Our Kenner, LA, dealership carries the entire lineup of new Kia SUVs, including popular models like the 2020 Sportage and 2020 Sorento.

The Sorento and Sportage models are both highly versatile crossover SUVs from Kia and come with name recognition thanks to the advantages they hold over their competition. Before you visit us near Metairie, LA, for a full vehicle tour and test drive, why not learn more about these two models here on our website?

The most striking difference between the new 2020 Kia Sportage and its big brother, the new Sorento, is the seating capacity. The Sportage is a compact SUV that features the classic two-row, 5-passenger seating capacity that started the SUV craze. The Sorento, on the other hand, now comes standard-equipped with a third row, with a standard seating capacity of seven.

While some drivers and families will require the longer, roomier Sorento for carrying the entire team to practice, many will still prefer the sportier nature and more agile handling of the two-row Sportage. Not to mention, easier to park. Eighter way, these compact and mid-size SUVs from Kia both offer nimble handling and generous interior room for their respective vehicle segments, so you can't go wrong with either choice.

Premier Kia of Kenner and our helpful sales team is here to assist New Orleans area drivers with finding their ideal Kia at a competitive price, so let us tell you more about the Kia SUV lineup here on our website before you contact or visit us for a closer look.

Comparing Kia's Sportage & Sorento SUVs

As you may have already guessed, the 2020 Sportage compact SUV offers slightly better EPA-estimated city and highway fuel economy ratings than the larger, three-row Sorento, but the difference isn't too significant. While the Sportage boasts a standard inline four-cylinder engine, with an optional turbo-four, the 2020 Sorento is offered with an available V6 engine for greater towing capacity.

Both Kia SUVs start with front-wheel drive to provide a smart balance between grip and fuel efficiency, while both can be optioned with Kia's advanced Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system for added traction in wet or slick conditions. With smooth-shifting automatic transmissions and Sportmatic® features of these SUVs, allow you to enjoy efficient performance along with shifting on-demand.

The LX trim is an affordable and popular variant of both Kia models we're comparing, so we've taken the Sportage LX and Sorento LX for a test spin to see how their features compare. As the Sorento LX boasts a higher starting MSRP than the Sportage, it also comes with more standard features, many of which are still available on the comparable Sportage trim.

The 2020 Sportage LX boasts a starting MSRP that is thousands less than the Sorento, which may explain why its optional Power Heated Exterior Mirrors and Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors come standard on the 2020 Sorento LX.

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

2020 Kia Sportage
2020 Kia Sorento
Kia Sportage LX Standard Vehicle Comparison Kia Sorento LX
$23,990 Base Price MSRP* $28,090
16.4 Fuel Capacity (gallons) 18.8
5 Standard Seating (passengers) 7
181 @ 6000 Standard Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000
237-HP 2.0-Liter Turbo I4 Available Engine 290-HP 3.3-Liter V6
98.6 Passenger Volume (cu.ft.) 154.2
Available Features On The Sportage
Optional Features
Features On The Kia Sorento
  • Iso-Structure Unibody Construction
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission with Sportmatic®
  • 8-Inch Touchscreen Display
  • 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat
  • Multi-Adjustable Driver's Seat
  • 6-Speaker Sound System
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Surround Sound Audio
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear Camera Display
  • Kia Smart Cruise Control System

Secure Your Kia at our Kenner, LA, Dealership

Luckily for Kia SUV shoppers around New Orleans and beyond, both the 2020 Kia Sportage and Sorento models come standard-equipped with advanced Kia safety technologies, as well as Kia's industry-leading powertrain warranty. Enjoy a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty as well as a 5-year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection package with any new Kia you select.

While we hope this information helped you make a decision on which Kia SUV is right for you or your family, you can always stop into Premier Kia of Kenner for a test drive of both the Sportage and the Sorento. Or, contact our sales staff for more details before your visit!

Here on our website, local SUV shoppers can get pre-approved for Kia financing, thanks to our online auto loan application. We also offer competitive finance offers and lease specials on top of our low prices on every new Kia vehicle we have in stock!

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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.