2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. 2023 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2024 Jeep
Grand Cherokee

MSRP*: $38,035 to $62,560
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sorento Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $49,990
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MPG - City 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 70.8 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine
  • 293-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 261-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 293 hp 261 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 193.5 in 189.4 in
Exterior Width 77.5 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.3 in
Rear 38.2 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 40.7 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.4 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 in

*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 Plug-In Hybrid than in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Grand Cherokee will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Grand Cherokee is much wider than the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is slightly longer than the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has the same turning radius as the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has a little more horsepower than the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Jeep Grand Cherokee does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has less seating than the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid, making the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Grand Cherokee has less cargo space than the Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.