When you want a slightly elevated experience to the one provided by the compact SUV segment, you want a midsize SUV. Full of ample space for passengers and cargo alike, the midsize SUV class offers more legroom, a larger hatch and, frequently, upgraded performance specs for quick acceleration and confident passing. As a model that’s come to define the midsize SUV class, the Kia Sorento has had some time in the game to refine itself and bridge the gap between the popular compact crossover class and the family-friendly third-row SUV segment.
As a model that offers more for less, the Kia Sorento has a few notable challengers in the game. One of the less popular ones is the Volkswagen Tiguan – a model that spent many years as a compact crossover and has now transitioned to a midsize one. Let’s see how the two models measure up:
2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
|2.4-liter 4-cylinder (185 horsepower)||Standard engine (horsepower)||2.0-liter turbo (184 horsepower)|
|3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower)||Available engine (horsepower)||N/A|
|25 combined MPG||Standard MPG||25 combined MPG|
|7-inch touchscreen||Standard infotainment||6.5-inch touchscreen|
|10 years/100,000 miles||Engine/powertrain warranty||6 years/72,000 miles|
|44.1 inches/39.4 inches/31.7 inches||Legroom (first/second/third)||40.2 inches/36.5 inches/27.9 inches|
|73.0 cubic feet||Maximum cargo volume||65.7 cubic feet|
|5,000 lbs.||Maximum Towing Capacity||1,500 lbs.|
|$20,490 – Best Friendly Kia VIP price*||Starts at||$24,295|
Wow. It’s not even close. As you’ll see in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Sorento does everything better than the 2019 VW Tiguan and does it at a significantly lower cost than the Tiguan.
Starting with the engine, we see a divergence in engineering. Rather than relying on turbocharged power, which can have lag and introduces complication to the powertrain, the Kia Sorento offers either a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder or 3.3-liter V6 naturally aspirated engine. This provides higher base-model horsepower without flinching on combined fuel economy.
Also providing better technology features, the 2019 Kia Sorento is all about making your drive as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Speaking of comfort, you’ll find the extra legroom to be a benefit in all three rows. You’ll also be comfortable knowing that your 2019 Kia Sorento can easily tow large items, making your adventures bigger than ever before.
Finally, the 2019 Kia Sorento includes Kia’s industry-best 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. At Friendly Kia, you’ll save thousands over the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. Shop today!
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