2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Kia Sorento vs. 2021 Hyundai Palisade Review

New 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Kia
Sorento

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New 2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Hyundai
Palisade

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MSRP*
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$26,990 to $41,890
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$32,525 to $47,750
Invoice* $25,952 to $39,512 $31,238 to $45,138
MPG - City 18 - 22 19
MPG - Hwy 24 - 29 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Palisade than in the Kia Sorento, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Palisade offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Kia Sorento, 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 Kia Sorento as you will with the Hyundai Palisade, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Kia Sorento will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Palisade. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Palisade have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much slimmer than the Hyundai Palisade, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Kia Sorento is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Palisade, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Kia Sorento doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Palisade.

Handling
The Kia Sorento has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Palisade, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Palisade is clearly the choice over the Kia Sorento for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Kia Sorento and the Hyundai Palisade.

Utility
The Kia Sorento has less seating than the Hyundai Palisade, making the Hyundai Palisade the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Kia Sorento has less cargo space than the Hyundai Palisade, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Kia Sorento comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Palisade.