Kia’s push upmarket has seen the brand surprise and delight drivers everywhere by offering striking, beautifully-designed and full-featured models that don’t cost an arm and a leg like similarly-outfitted luxury models would. Surprising the world around with new models like the Kia Stinger and Kia Telluride, Kia has shown that luxury and style don’t belong to a badge, but rather those bold enough to dream of something bigger and better for drivers and their passengers.
As Kia looks toward more expensive badges as competition, models like the third-row crossover Kia Sorento match up against those like the Lexus RX. Today, we’re comparing Kia’s intrepid midsize crossover to the Lexus RX to see which crossover is a better option for drivers who want style, fun, practicality and luxury.
2019 Kia Sorento V6
2019 Lexus RX 350L
|3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower)||Base engine (horsepower)||3.5-liter V6 (290 horsepower)|
|3,500 lbs. – 5,000 lbs.||Towing capacity range||N/A – 3,500 lbs.|
|Standard||Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration||Not available|
|73 cubic feet||Maximum cargo volume||56.3 cubic feet|
|Top Safety Pick +||IIHS safety recommendation||Not recommended by IIHS|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||6 years/70,000 miles|
|5 years/60,000 miles||Bumper-to-bumper warranty||4 years/50,000 miles|
|$31,290||MSRP starts at||$48.020|
Without a doubt, the 2019 Kia Sorento qualifies as a luxury vehicle. Based on the information in the chart above, the 2019 Kia Sorento offers a more composed ride, has more capability, better standard technology and more confidence courtesy of Kia’s industry-best warranty.
From the moment you see the 2019 Kia Sorento, you’ve seen something uncommon and special. Where the 2019 Lexus RX 350L tries to use harsh angles and over-styled contours to get its point across, the 2019 Kia Sorento is content to rely on timeless and elegant design qualities like its large grille, athletic stance, muscular side panels and sporty tail end.
Inside, the 2019 Kia Sorento allows you to take advantage of more cargo space and a superior infotainment experience courtesy of Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration and compatibility.
Finally, the 2019 Kia Sorento provides luxury in the form of confidence. With a Top Safety Pick + award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, you’ll have confidence in the level of safety and security you enjoy in the 2019 Kia Sorento. With superior warranty coverage, you’ll have confidence in your vehicle for years to come (including up to a decade on your engine/powertrain).
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