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What’s the Best SUV on the Market? Compare Sorento vs. Competition

2019 SUVs Kia Sorento vs. Pathfinder, Pilot, Santa Fe and Highlander

We don’t need to tell you that SUVs are the cat’s pajamas. They go off-road, they hold a lot of cargo in back, they can fit a large group for a road trip, and so much more. SUVs have never been more popular than they are right now, so let’s look at five popular models and see which one fits your needs the best.

We have a comparison of the 2019 Kia Sorento, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL, 2019 Honda Pilot, 2019 Toyota Highlander and 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. See which one carries the most cargo, gets the best fuel economy, and more!

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2019 Sorento vs. 2019 Highlander vs. 2019 Santa Fe vs. 2019 Pathfinder: SUV Specs

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From the table above, you can see the 2019 Sorento wins two of the four categories, with the lowest starting MSRP, and the best peak fuel economy of the quintet here. 

While the 2019 Highlander has ample cargo room, as do the 2019 Santa Fe XL, 2019 Pathfinder, and 2019 Pilot, based on MSRP they all will cost at least a few thousand dollars more than the 2019 Sorento for a base model. And while you save big on the Sorento as a whole, you also save more at the pump. The 2019 Sorento has a base fuel economy which is very economical, with a peak MPG of 22 city, 29 highway, better than the other four SUVs! 

In addition, the Sorento has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick four straight years (2016 to 2019 model years), which means it is among the most impact-resistant vehicles in its class. While the other models are popular, only the Highlander has as many consecutive years as an IIHS Top Safety Pick. 

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And while the peak horsepower is comparable for the four models – with the Sorento tied for second among this group – the 2019 Sorento comes with tech like standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a feature for syncing up with your music and apps that only the 2019 Santa Fe XL also comes with as a standard feature. The 2019 Pilot comes with them in all but its base trim, but that base trim is already around $5,000 more than a Sorento base trim.

We could go on and also tell you about the Sorento’s 10-year or 100,000-mile limited warranty coverage, which is excellent, or its six available trim options, which are a few more than you have with the other SUVs, but we think the choice is clear. For affordable performance, safety, and tech, the 2019 Sorento beats its competition. 

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Test Drive a Kia Sorento at Family Kia!

The 2019 Kia Sorento is priced to own today at Family Kia, with model specials on the lot that make this SUV very affordable! Come visit us on the lot and we’ll answer any questions you have or set you up with a test drive of a Sorento or any of your favorite models at Family Kia, located at 2665 U.S. Highway 1 South, St. Augustine FL.

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