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2023 Kia Sorento vs. 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid Review

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2023 Kia
Sorento

MSRP*: $30,090 to $43,690
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sorento Hybrid

MSRP*: $36,690 to $42,490
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MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 36 - 39 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 MPG 33 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 75.5 ft3 75.5 ft3
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 281 hp 227 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 1,654 lbs
Exterior Length 189.0 in 189.4 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 40.7 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 39.1 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
The Kia Sorento offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Sorento Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sorento and the Kia Sorento Hybrid.

Convenience
The Kia Sorento Hybrid requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Kia Sorento, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Kia Sorento Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Kia Sorento is about the same width as the Kia Sorento Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Kia Sorento takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Kia Sorento Hybrid.

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Kia Sorento transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sorento Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Kia Sorento and the Kia Sorento Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Kia Sorento as you will in the Kia Sorento Hybrid.