This hardly seems like a fair fight, but we'll lay it out for you and let you decide: When you look at two competing midsize SUVs, the 2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 Volkswagen Touareg, you have two very unique vehicles, and if you're trying to decide between them, we'll break it down for you. But it will soon be clear the 2016 Sorento has a sizable advantage in nearly every category.
Let's lead off with the price: The 2016 Kia Sorento is available for about $20,000 at Friendly Kia with available VIP Pricing, while the the 2016 VW Touareg will run you nearly $50,000 at competing lots. For such a price discrepancy, you think the Sorento would be lacking somehow, but no matter what you look at, you'll find a superior vehicle. Let's take the fuel economy: In base models, the 2016 Sorento gets 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, which tops the 2016 Touareg's 17 city and 23 highway. Underneath the hood, the 2016 Touareg has a throaty 280 HP but the Sorento beats that as well, with a power output of 290 ponies. And if you're looking for a guarantee for parts to be replaced with normal wear and tear, the 2016 Sorento has an industry-leading warranty which goes up to 10 years and 100,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage. [Click here to read more about the features and benefits of the Kia Sorento]
|2016 Kia Sorento||Vs.||2016 Volkswagen Touareg|
|$20,025 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$48,500 (The Competition)|
|21 city, 29 highway||Base MPG||17 city, 23 highway|
|73.5||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||64.0|
|146.4 or 154.2||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||103.6|
|Yes||2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
|10-yr/100k-mile powertrain||Warranty Coverage||10-yr/100k-mile powertrain|
How else can the 2016 Kia Sorento distinguish itself? Well, if you have passengers or a large family, the 2016 Sorento has plenty of room with 146.4 cubic feet in base models, nearly 50 percent more than the 2016 Touareg's cramped 103.6 cubic feet, which is what you'd expect in a sedan, not a crossover vehicle. And you can bump up to seven-passenger models with the 2016 Sorento, which was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2016, meaning it scored well in several crashworthiness categories. The 2016 Touareg does not share this distinction. So when you take a ride in the 2016 Sorento, you'll not only save a substantial amount of money, you'll have a higher-performing and safer vehicle that also has 14 percent more room for cargo than the Touareg.
The 2016 Kia Sorento is a leaner, meaner, more versatile vehicle for a nicer price, and it's a clear winner over the 2016 Touareg. We stock the Kia Sorento with pride at Friendly Kia, located at 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the nearby Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, including Spring Hill, Trinity and Tarpon Springs. 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.