Mitsubishi has been running an ad campaign with "find your own lane" as the theme. It stresses the independent spirit of vehicles like the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV. Well, this SUV has taken a stand, all right, and it's to offer inferior towing, performance and cargo room to the 2017 Kia Sorento. We're tempted to hop into a 2017 Sorento and find a lane right out of this vehicle comparison already.
The 2017 Kia Sorento, on the other hand, has been dubbed "MVP of SUVs" in recent ads, and that is hard to dispute, with its three available powertrains offering between 185 horsepower for the base trim all the way up to trim options with a V6 engine. 2017 Sorento models with the V6 engine come loaded with 290 HP and the ability to tow 2.5 tons, or 5,000 pounds. This is a far cry from the 2017 Outlander's top towing of 3,500 pounds and its maximum power output of 224 HP, which can barely compare with a standard midsize sedan. So while the 2017 Sorento moves larger loads and changes highway lanes with greater ease, the 2017 Outlander will lag behind with lighter loads in tow. Read more about the Kia Sorento: Ads, Specs, Features
|2017 Kia Sorento||Vs.||2017 Mitsubishi Outlander|
|$20,425 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||MSRP $23,495|
|185 to 290||Horsepower||166 to 224|
|73.5||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||63.3|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||Yes|
|5,000||Towing Capacity (pounds)||3,500|
Just as important as power and towing is the price of a vehicle. The 2017 Kia Sorento is available for prices less than $21,000 with Friendly Kia VIP Pricing, while the 2017 Outlander has an MSRP of about $3,000 more. For that $3,000 discount you have in the 2017 Sorento an SUV with about 16 percent more room for cargo – 73.5 cubic feet to the 2017 Outlander's 63.3 - so you achieve maximum value. And the 2017 Sorento also comes with the latest audio tech, as this new model has UVO3 (Kia's latest eServices) available, with up to 8GB for music storage and voice-command navigation.
So you can have an SUV with less power, less room for your bags, and at a higher price, or you can opt for the 2017 Kia Sorento, which packs in plenty of power, next-gen tech and spaciousness to satisfty any driver. We hope to see you at the Friendly Kia lot, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL so we can set you up with a test ride of this SUV. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.