If it's time to upgrade to a new crossover, the best place to begin your search is Kia's distinct lineup of models. Two impressive SUVs - the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Kia Sportage - are versatile enough to fit into many different lifestyles. The team at Youngblood Kia has highlighted what makes both vehicles unique in the following 2019 Sorento vs. 2019 Sportage head-to-head guide.

The 2019 Kia Sorento starts at $26,290 MSRP, while the 2019 Kia Sportage starts at $23,750 MSRP. After reading about the Sorento and Sportage differences, you can learn more about both Kia SUVs with our Sorento overview and Sportage overview pages. To see what's available at our dealership near Nixa, MO, check out our Sorento and Sportage inventories. If you have any questions or are ready to schedule a test drive, call (866) 825-9532 or send us a message online.

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Key Features Table


The Sorento and Sportage give drivers the option between several powertrains to find the one that best matches their performance and efficiency needs. As you'll see in the following chart, both crossovers are standardly equipped with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, and offer an upgraded engine to boost performance.

2.4L 4-cylinder

Sorento


HORSEPOWER
185 HP
TORQUE
178 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs.
CITY MPG
22
HWY MPG
29

3.3L V6

Sorento


HORSEPOWER
290 HP
TORQUE
252 lb.-ft.
Max. Payload Capacity
5,000 lbs.
CITY MPG
19
HWY MPG
26

2.4L 4-cylinder

Sportage


HORSEPOWER
181 HP
TORQUE
175 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity
2,000 lbs.
CITY MPG
23
HWY MPG
30

2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder

Sportage


HORSEPOWER
237 HP
TORQUE
260 lb.-ft.
Max. Payload Capacity
2,000 lbs.
CITY MPG
21
HWY MPG
26


Technology


The Sorento and Sportage provide a contemporary driving environment thanks to numerous technological advancements. You'll find UVO infotainment systems, voice-command navigation systems, and more in both crossovers. We've highlighted some tech differences between Sorento and Sportage below:

  • The 2019 Sorento is available with a 7- or 8-in. touchscreen display, while the Sportage is equipped with either a 5-, 7-, or 8-in. display.
  • The Sorento is standardly equipped with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, while the base Sportage model doesn't include that functionality.
  • For premium audio, the 2019 Sorento offers a 10-speaker Harman Kardon® surround sound system. Alternatively, the Sportage offers a 8-speaker configuration.
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Interior


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In addition to sculpted, crafted cabins, the Sorento and Sportage interiors are appointed with available features like a panoramic sunroof, a Smart Power Liftgate™, and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Further details include:

  • The 2019 Sorento seats seven and offers up to 73 cu.-ft. of cargo volume, while the smaller Sportage seats five and maxes out at 60.1 cu.-ft.
  • The Sportage is available with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, a feature absent from the 2019 Sorento trim lineup.
  • Those who demand only the best luxury features will be intrigued by the premium Nappa leather seating, only available in the 2019 Sorento


Safety


With features like autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, and forward and reverse park distance warning, the 2019 Sorento and 2019 Sportage go far beyond the basic safety considerations. While initial Sorento and Sportage trim configurations offer similar safety features, higher Sorento models take it a step further by offering the following advanced tech:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Driver attention warning
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Smart cruise control with stop & go
  • Surround view monitor
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