2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Buick Enclave

We don't know about you, but when we think of the 2016 Buick Enclave nameplate it sounds like a hiding spot – and that is exactly what the 2017 Kia Sorento does not do, as it openly boasts of its road-chewing power as easily as it fits up to seven for the next road trip. And why should we hide? The 2017 Kia Sorento has the ability to get up to 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway while also heading off-road or changing lanes with ease thanks to 290 HP in V6 models. In comparison, the 2016 Buick Enclave, the Sorento's midsize SUV competition, tops out at 288 HP with a fuel-efficiency that makes your wallet sad in a best-case scenario, due to its 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway.

So the 2017 Sorento has about 20 percent superior fuel-efficiency in its base trims, while also leaving more room for passengers in seven-passenger models, at 154.2 cubic feet, to the 2016 Enclave's 151.1 cubic feet. And you can get all of these benefits of the 2017 Sorento with prices that start at around $22,000 for the LX trim and less than $27,000 for the mid-line EX trim with Friendly Kia's available VIP pricing, while the 2016 Enclave is nearly $40,000 at the competition's lot. Yipes.

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2017 Kia Sorento Vs. 2016 Buick Enclave
$26,915 (mid-level EX trim; Friendly Kia VIP) Price $39,925 (mid-level Leather trim option)
290 Top HP 288
21, 28 Base MPG (city, highway) 17, 24
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
Yes Highest Ranked Midsize SUV - 2016 J.D. Power APEAL Study? No
37.2 Turning Circle (feet) 40.4
146.4 to 154.2 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 151.1
5,000 Towing Capacity (pounds) 4,500

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Better price, more room, better fuel economy, that's a nice resume the 2017 Sorento has put together – now let's seal the deal. The 2017 Sorento also has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, meaning it is more crash-resistant than the 2016 Enclave, which did not receive this honor from IIHS. And if you'd like even more comfort, the 2017 Sorento also comes with the industry's finest warranty coverage, 10 years and 100,000 miles for limited powertrain and five years/60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper. In comparison, Buick's coverage of 6 years/70,000 miles and four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper is a letdown, knowing you would be on the hook for parts replacement much earlier in the Enclave's lifespan.

If you would like a vehicle with the fuel economy of a sedan and the performance of an SUV, here's our solution: Get a new Sorento, enjoy the superior benefits, and go on that trip to Europe you've always wanted to make with the money you save from avoiding an Enclave. We carry the new 2017 Kia Sorento at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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