2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Sportage

The Kia lineup is packed full of appealing options, which can make for a difficult decision when you’re trying to determine which one is best for you. That is especially true when it comes to the Sportage and the Sorento, two SUVs that offer comparable features and capabilities. Here at Serra Gardendale Kia, many of our customers find themselves torn between these options, and if you have found yourself in a similar boat, we hope that our comparison of the 2019 Sorento and Sportage models serves you well.

Continue scrolling to learn more about how these two vehicles match up when it comes to seating, fuel efficiency, cargo capacity and price, or click one of the two buttons below to head straight to our complete inventory of new Sorento and Sportage models available here in Gardendale, Alabama.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Kia Sportage

Seven Seating Capacity Five
22 City / 29 Highway Fuel Economy (MPG) 23 City / 30 Highway
73 Cubic Feet Cargo Capacity 60.1 Cubic Feet
$25,990 Base MSRP $23,750

Differences Between the Sorento and Sportage

One of the most obvious differences between these two exceptional Kia sport utility vehicles is their seating capacity. As you can see in the chart above, the Sportage is slightly smaller than the Sorento, and therefore offers two less seats, for a maximum capacity of five passengers. The Sorento has the ability to take up to seven for the ride, so if it’s seating that you’re looking for, the Sorento is the one for you.

Not surprisingly, the added space in the Sorento also makes for a larger cargo capacity. It manages to fit up to 73 cubic feet of whatever you can fit inside of it. This is about four times the size of the average midsize sedan trunk, which gives you a good idea of exactly how much this SUV is able to haul. Though it is smaller, the 60.1 cubic-foot cargo capacity of the Sportage is far from unimpressive. It should provide more than enough space for backpacks, gym bags, art projects and anything else that you need to fit.

Once again, given the size difference, the fuel economy ratings of these two Kia vehicles differs slightly. It is not significant by any means, but if efficiency is at the top of your most-wanted list, then you will be sure to appreciate that the Sorento adds an extra mile per gallon in both the city and highway cycles. It gets 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which are just over the 22 and 29 mpg ratings that the Sportage achieves in the city and highway cycles respectively.

To learn more about the Sorento and the Sportage, we encourage you to visit us here at Serra Gardendale Kia, where you can experience both of these amazing SUVs, get behind the wheel and determine for yourself which of the two is the best for your needs. If you have any questions before you stop in to see us, you can always give us a call to speak with one of our Kia product specialists.