2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Kia Sorento: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Kia Sorento Review

New 2020 BMW X1

2020 BMW
X1

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New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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MSRP*
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$35,200 to $37,200
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$26,990 to $41,890
Invoice* $33,235 to $35,095 $25,952 to $39,512
MPG - City 23 - 24 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 24 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the BMW X1, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Sorento offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X1, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X1 as you will with the Kia Sorento, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW X1 is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Sorento. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X1 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Kia Sorento.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X1 is much slimmer than the Kia Sorento, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X1, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sorento.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X1 and the Kia Sorento are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The BMW X1 has the same turning radius as the Kia Sorento, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW X1 has a lot less horsepower than the Kia Sorento.

Utility
The BMW X1 has less seating than the Kia Sorento, making the Kia Sorento the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW X1 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Sorento.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the BMW X1 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Sorento.