2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 GMC Acadia

split screen image contrasting 2019 kia sorento and 2019 gmc acadia

Like anybody, you probably want a vehicle that has a ton of space, excellent capability and doesn’t cost a fortune to buy or own. If you’re shopping for a family vehicle, you’re also thinking about things like safety and comfort for second- and third-row passengers. Mid-size crossovers allow you to experience the best modern automotive design and engineering have to offer families. With this class, you’ll find vehicles that can go places others can’t, are filled with comfort and convenience features and balance their performance with fuel efficiency.

Entering 2019 with sleek and alluring design upgrades and standard third-row seating, the Kia Sorento has quickly become a favorite in this class. With two engine options, high safety ratings and plenty of standard and available tech, the Sorento is a model that proves that luxury SUV experiences don’t have to cost luxury SUV prices. Going up against the 2019 Kia Sorento is the 2019 GMC Acadia. Let’s see how they compare!

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 GMC Acadia

154 cubic feet Passenger space 144 cubic feet
22 city/29 highway/25 combined MPG Base fuel efficiency 21 city/26 highway/23 combined MPG
2,000 – 5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity 1,000 – 4,000 lbs.
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Standard
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain warranty 5 years/60,000 miles
Top Safety Pick + (highest) IIHS safety designation Not recommended by IIHS
Kia – Yes. Four years running J.D. Power Initial Quality Study mass-market winners? GMC – No.
$21,735 – Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing* Starts at $29,000

No Contest Between the Sorento and a Fancy Chevy

When you look at everything the 2019 Kia Sorento can do and compare it to what the Acadia brings to the table, it looks like an effortless victory for the Sorento. Not only does the 2019 Kia Sorento give you more passenger space, a higher towing capacity and better fuel economy, but it also has caught the attention of reputable quality- and safety-testing agencies with wins from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and J.D. Power.

It would be forgivable if the Sorento was more expensive than the Acadia or even the same price. For the 2019 Kia Sorento to be over $8,000 less than the 2019 GMC Acadia at Friendly Kia, however, feels like it should be illegal.

After all, when you choose the 2019 Kia Sorento, you’re getting more space for your passengers. You’re also getting more stuff you can bring along in tow and the peace of mind that comes from an IIHS-recommended vehicle with a 10-year engine warranty.

When you buy or lease from Friendly Kia, we give you even more peace of mind. You’re buying from Tampa Bay’s low-price and high-inventory leaders, meaning you’re more likely to get the Sorento you want and pay less for it here. We’re also proud to have been selected by Kia as a Presidents Club member for 2018. Offered to only 30 dealerships in the United States, the 2019 Kia Presidents Club signifies the highest focus on customer satisfaction.

Don’t just take our word for any of this, however. Stop by today and test-drive the robust and secure 2019 Kia Sorento. You’ll see why it’s the leader of its class and how being Friendly makes all the difference!

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. Pricing is at the discretion of Friendly Kia staff and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing on new Kia models, contact Friendly Kia today!