2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia Sorento exterior driver side profile going fast on blurred road with dead grass

Find your future Kia SUV at Kia of Mankato here in Mankato, MN. But should you go with the 2020 Kia Sorento or Sportage? Let’s take a look at both of these models to see which one will best suit your purposes. Let’s begin.

We’re going to compare the base trims of both models. That means the specifications you’re seeing below are of the 2020 Kia Sorento L and the 2020 Kia Sportage LX. As you can see, the 2020 Kia Sorento gives you fairly similar horsepower, torque, and fuel economy throughout the trims. However, this is where the similarities stop. The Sorento is a 7-seater while the Sportage is only a 5 seater. Since the Sorento is a larger model, it isn’t surprising to see it has a higher ground clearance than the Sportage does. Even so, if you’re looking for more technology features you may want to go with the Sportage, which has tech, such as cooled/ventilated seats, that you may not see in the Sorento.

2020 Kia Sorento


2020 Kia Sportage

185 hp & 178 lb.-ft. Horsepower & Torque 181 hp & 175 lb.-ft.
N/A Cooled/Ventilated Seats Available on other trims
22 mpg / 29 mpg Fuel Economy 23 mpg / 30 mpg
18.8 gal. Fuel Capacity 16.4 gal.
7.3 in. Ground Clearance 6.4 in.
7 people Seating Capacity 5 people

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Still, both models have are similar in other aspects, namely the reliability and durability that the Kia brand is known for. So, if you’re planning on keeping your vehicle for a longer amount of time, both models are good choices, as they will last for an admirable amount of time. Since both have similar engine specifications, it really boils down to how much seating space you want, and what technology features you’re interested in having.

If you’re interested in buying or leasing your next Kia model, we encourage you to talk to our expert team here at Kia of Mankato. They will be able to help you find the vehicle that best fits what you’re looking for, whether you are searching for a sedan or SUV. We look forward to hearing from you.

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