When it comes to finding the perfect family SUV, several factors should be considered. How well the vehicle balances its capability with its daily-drivability, for instance. Also, drivers who opt for third-row crossovers and SUVs are typically interested in finding vehicles that provide high-quality interiors with plenty of infotainment tech and a robust set of safety features to ensure that the passengers are kept safe.
In its current generation, the Kia Sorento has been a stand-out model in this class. Offering more than just competent and capable family transportation, the 2019 Kia Sorento is a mainstay of value. For 2019, The Sorento gives you standard 7-passenger seating, standard Apple CarPlay/Android auto functionality and active safety features. It’s new styling, which sees re-designed front and rear fasciae, prove that Kia can do luxury. Up against the 2019 Kia Sorento today is GM’s luxury-badged Buick Enclave. Let’s see how they fare:
2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Buick Enclave
|25 combined MPG||Standard fuel economy||21 combined MPG|
|2,000 lbs.||Base towing capacity||1,500 lbs.|
|44.1 inches/39.4 inches||Legroom (front/second-row)||41.2 inches/38.9 inches|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||Standard|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||6 years/72,000 miles|
|$20,635 – Best Friendly Kia VIP price*||Starts at||$40,000|
While Buick has, for decades, carried GM’s most comfort-minded, luxurious ambitions, it’s reign over the third-row SUV class seems to be over. Looking at the chart, it’s easy to see just how much better of a value the 2019 Kia Sorento is over the large SUV. Even in its base configuration, which features a 4-cylinder engine, the 2019 Kia Sorento can tow more than the large V6 of the 2019 Buick Enclave. It also gives you significantly better fuel mileage, ensuring less stops to fill up on long road trips. Step inside, and you’ll likewise see a disparity between the Enclave and the 2019 Kia Sorento, which gives both front- and second-row passengers significantly more legroom.
Both models feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment, ensuring comfortable and convenient rides with easy-to-access navigation and entertainment apps. The biggest difference, however, is the price. While the 2019 Buick Enclave exists outside the realm of affordability for many drivers, the objectively-superior Sorento comes in at just over half the price. That’s right, by choosing the 2019 Kia Sorento’s base model over that of the 2019 Buick Enclave, you can put a down payment on a nice house with the difference. Wow. For more information on the 2019 Kia Sorento or to schedule a test drive at Tampa Bay’s highest-inventory and lowest-priced dealership, contact us today!