2019 Kia Sorento copy

2019 Kia Sorento

2018 Outback copy

2019 Subaru Outback*

2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Subaru Outback

When you match up the 2019 Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Outback, you’ll find that the Sorento offers more towing capability and a larger interior that holds more passengers. While there are some similarities like an available V6 engine, the three-row 2019 Kia Sorento configurations offer more SUV versatility on the streets of Springfield. Find out more at Balise Kia.

Subaru Outback vs. Kia Sorento Towing Capacity

When you measure an SUV’s capabilities, towing capacity is high on the list. It’s a good way to judge overall performance, and a model with a higher max trailer weight is better suited to carrying boats and campers throughout Chicopee. See how both models compare when equipped with a V6 engine and all-wheel drive:

That extra towing capability is thanks to a more powerful engine. The Sorento’s available 3.3L V6 puts out 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, while the Outback lags behind with 250 hp and 247 lb-ft.

More Room for More Passengers

The Kia Sorento interior has enough room to carry passengers and cargo on weekend excursions to Westfield and beyond, but how does the 2019 Outback compare? Let’s see how they match up in passenger room:

2019 Kia Sorento

  • Passenger Capacity: 7
  • Passenger Volume: 154 cubic feet
  • Front Legroom: 44.1 inches
  • Second Row Legroom: 39.4 inches
2019 Subaru Outback

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Passenger Volume: 104 cubic feet
  • Front Legroom: 42.9 inches
  • Second Row Legroom: 38.1 inches

The Sorento’s larger interior provides more room in the first and second row, and its third-row seating makes it a better choice for large families. It’s rare that a three-row SUV doesn’t sacrifice room for the driver and second-row passengers, but the Sorento delivers.

Drive the Sorento at Balise Kia

For more information about the Sorento, turn to Balise Kia in West Springfield. Our new Kia Sorento inventory offers a range of trims and configurations, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have about our lineup of Kia SUVs. If you’re looking to compare other leading models, check out our 2019 Kia Sportage vs. Honda CR-V matchup.

*2018 model shown


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