2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | NewCars.com

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2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

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2021 Kia
Sorento

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2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

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MSRP*
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$29,390 to $42,590
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$36,295 to $41,695
Invoice* $28,362 to $40,674 $35,087 to $40,307
MPG - City 21 - 24 N/A
MPG - Hwy 25 - 29 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Sorento than in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Kia Sorento and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. 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 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Kia Sorento is much wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, 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 Kia Sorento, which is slightly longer than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Kia Sorento does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Kia Sorento is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Sorento greatly out-muscles the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Utility
The Kia Sorento offers greater seating capacity than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Kia Sorento has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

Warranty
The Kia Sorento comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.