2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

side by side comparison of 2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC

Don’t go lie down for a nap. You read that correctly. Today, we’re comparing the Kia Sorento to the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV. While this may seem like a wild concept, and certainly would have been unimaginable ten years ago, Kia has successfully moved upmarket and now challenges the economy models from luxury manufacturers like the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV.

As we compare the two, it’s important to remember just how big the gap in pricing is between the two. While the Kia Sorento aims to provide a midsize SUV that has plenty of cargo volume, a high towing capacity and an interior that is built around driver and passenger comfort and convenience, it doesn’t directly compete with luxury models. It’s also important to consider the difference in reliability between the two and pay attention to how long each backs their midsize SUV.

2019 Kia Sorento V6


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Up to 7 passengers Seating Up to 5 passengers
3.3-liter V6 (290 horsepower) Engine (horsepower) 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (255 horsepower)
Regular Fuel required Premium
FWD, AWD Drive options RWD, AWD
44.1 inches/39.4 inches Legroom (front row/second row) 40.8 inches/37.3 inches
73.0 cubic feet Maximum cargo space 56.5 cubic feet
10 years/100,000 miles Engine/powertrain warranty 4 years/50,000 miles
Top Safety Pick + IIHS safety rating Top Safety Pick + (2019 model)
$31,290 MSRP starts at $42,500

The 2019 Kia Sorento Proves "Luxury Segment" is Just an Empty Term

As you can see in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Sorento does more than just match the luxury, style and performance of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, it exceeds it significantly. With the 2019 Kia Sorento V6, you get more power that runs on less-expensive fuel, more seating, a larger and more comfortable interior and a long engine and powertrain warranty that offers the greatest luxury of all: confidence.

It goes to show you how far Kia has come as a brand and how the nameplates which used to define the cutting edge of automotive technology and engineering has fallen asleep, relying on its brand power rather than impressive new experiences.

At Friendly Kia, we’re a huge fan of Kia’s desire to challenge and lead the industry by outengineering and out-designing the badges which have been synonymous with design and engineering perfection for decades. The Kia Sorento, especially in its V6 variant, offers a ride that is unlike anything the GLC 300 can deliver. It’s not the flex that comes along with a Mercedes-Benz badge, but ultimately, it’s a much stronger choice for those who actually want to get out and experience the world around them.

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