2020 Kia Sportage vs Sorento

2020 Kia Sportage Warrington PA

Over the past months, people searching Google for Kia dealers near Warrington PA also search for Kia Sportage vs Sorento. They want to know the differences between the two models. However, this year, Kia released the 2020 Sportage but not a 2020 Sorento. To help those looking for differences, this article compares the 2020 Sportage with the 2019 Sorento. Our goal here is to provide you with up-to-date details about Kia feature updates and trims. We trust these articles serve Kia consumers as resource tools before their next purchase.

But, before diving into a direct comparison, let’s look at each model’s EX AWD trim. The newly released 2020 Kia Sportage EX AWD is an SUV, and the 2019 Kia Sorento EX AWD is a CUV. The principal difference between an SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) and CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) is how the chassis and body are assembled. Typically, the SUV is assembled by mounting a body on a truck chassis, and the CUV is assembled with unibody construction. Unibody construction is a car chassis and crossover body formed as one piece.

Lately, the newly designed unibodies prove to be more than versatile and offer better performance. One of the reasons why SUVs are beginning to use unibody construction. An SUV using unibody construction has a smoother ride, car-like handling, and less curb weight, thus better fuel economy. If you’re looking for Kia dealers near Warrington PA, and want the best deal on the new Kia 2020 Sportage or 2019 Sorento with unibody construction, then make Gateway Kia of Warrington PA your first and last stop.

2020 Kia Sportage

Kia sells the Sportage CUV as a 5 passenger “modern compact crossover” with an elegant design, sweeping curves, sleek lines, and lots of tech features. Kia insists the 2020 Sportage captivates the eye, and we agree.

2019 Kia Sorento

The Sorento is one of the few midsize SUVs that come standard with a 3rd-row and 7 passenger seating. Its medium size enables it to navigate tight roads, but its size contributes to its limited rear space. The third-row seating is best suited for children than adults.

For more detail about each model, please see the 2020 Kia Sportage and 2019 Kia Sorento model features pages.

2020 Kia Sportage


2019 Kia Sorento

21 / 25 / 23 MPG (city, highway, combined) 19 / 24 / 21
2.0L Inline 4 Engine 3.3L V6
181 hp @ 6000 rpm Horsepower 290 hp @ 6400 rpm
All-wheel drive Drive Type All-wheel drive
5 Seating Capacity 7
30.7 Cargo Capacity (cubic feet) 38.0

Both models have cabins thoughtfully designed and quiet. The seats are pleasantly firm and shaped for comfort on short or extended trips around Philadelphia and Warrington PA. Complementing that comfort is the heated front seats and trims featuring optional cooled and ventilated seats. All trims come with powered driver seats, but a powered passenger seat is optional. Specific to the Sorento because of its size and third-row seating, the second-row seats slide and recline. The third-row seat cushions are a bit low and close to the floor for adult comfort.

With the second-row seats in the upright position, cargo space in the Sportage measures in at 30.7 cubic feet. However, with the second-row seats folded down, that space increases to 60.1 cubic feet. The 2019 Sorento has a larger cargo area measuring 38.0 cubic feet behind the second row, and a whopping 73.0 with the second and third-row seats folded down. As we’ve said in past articles, SUV/CUV owners make cargo area the deal breaker and lean toward the larger spaced vehicle. Even if they don’t need it.

2020 Kia Sportage

2019 Kia Sorento

EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

EX 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 8A)



Exceptionally smooth and quiet ride at any speed

Stylish and quiet interior

Comfortable front and rear seating

Packs with feature and options for an inexpensive price tag

Handsome dashboard configuration with newly configured options

Enough room for the average sized family

 The exterior has sweeping curves, sleek lines, and newly designed wheels

 Front and second-row seating is perfect for long trips



The various engine options could be re-worked for better fuel economy

Sluggish acceleration from the V6 engine

Reasonable cargo space with the second-row seats up

Cargo space is lower than rival three-row SUVs


The third-row seat is for children

Customers looking to lease a fully versatile CUV or SUV will discover the 2020 Kia Sportage and 2019 Kia Sorento are excellent choices. They each have great performance, luxurious comfort, and advanced technologies not offered by most rivals.

If you're searching for Kia dealers near you, visit Gateway Kia Warrington for the perfect deal. Call our customer care department and schedule a test drive with one of our Warrington sales associates. They’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help you find a Kia vehicle that best fits for your needs.

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