At Friendly Kia, we’re always aware of the ever-growing needs of drivers. After all, while Kia is a value and reliability leader, other names in the industry are still more closely tied to the characteristics for which the brand now dominates. We’re talking about features like luxury and performance which now belong to the Kia Stinger or capability which now belongs to the Kia Telluride. One model that can seemingly do it all is the 2019 Kia Sorento.
The 2019 Kia Sorento brings standard third-row seating, a huge focus on driver and passenger comfort and a range of customization options to a class that has historically leaned toward “one size fits all.” One model whose name has been associated with SUVs for decades is the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Today, we’re seeing if the Grand Cherokee or the Sorento makes for a better midsize SUV experience.
2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
|Yes||Fuel-efficient 4-cylinder model?||No|
|44.1 inches/39.4 inches||Legroom (first row/second row)||40.3 inches/38.6 inches|
|73 cubic feet||Maximum cargo volume||68.3 cubic feet|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||5 years/60,000 miles|
|$26,290 ($31,290 for V6)||MSRP starts at||$32,195|
With the 2019 Kia Sorento, you’re getting more than just a high-value SUV. You’re getting an SUV that can go toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in the game including the midsize Jeep Grand Cherokee.
While the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee edges the Sorento by a few horsepower for V6 base models (293 vs. 290), it loses out in terms of utility. The 2019 Kia Sorento is a more comfortable vehicle for passengers, offering better legroom. It’s a more capable vehicle for utility applications, providing almost 10% more cargo volume and it has more confidence courtesy of its double-length warranty.
Although we may never see a 700+-horsepower iteration of the 2019 Kia Sorento, it’s aim is to provide competent and confident transportation to families and individuals who desire a little more than a small SUV can offer. For nearly $6,000 less, that’s a value proposition that the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee just can’t match.
For more information on the 2019 Kia Sorento or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!