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2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

Today, we bring you a checklist of the similarities and dissimilarities of the 2020 Kia Sorento and the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander, two three-row SUVs built for distinction.

Comparison: The 2020 Sorento vs the 2020 Outlander

Under the Hood

Under the hood, both SUVs offer you two engine choices. 

The Sorento comes with an engine choice between the 2.4L Inline-4 engine (which produces 185horsepower strength, pulls 178 lb-ft. of torque, and delivers 22 miles per gallon or 29 miles per gallon in the city and highway respectively) and the 3.3L V6 engine (which produces 290horsepower strength, pulls 252 lb-ft. of torque and delivers 19 miles per gallon or 26 miles per gallon in the city and highway respectively).

Under the 2020 Outlander’s hood, we have a similar first-engine choice as is available in the 2020 Sorento but it produces a slightly less horsepower strength of 166, pulls less torque at 162 lb-ft. and delivers more fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon and 30 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway respectively. Its alternative engine choice is a 3.0L V6 engine which produces 224horsepower strength, pulls 215 lb-ft. of torque and delivers 20mpg and 27mpg in the city and highway respectively.

Cargo Space

11.3 cubic feet is the default cargo space in the 2020 Sorento while the 2020 Outlander comes with a default cargo space which is 1 cubic foot less than the Sorento’s, at 10.3 cubic feet. When this space is expanded, the former increases to 73.0 cubic feet while the latter follows closely behind at 63.3 cubic feet; it is this expansion that makes the most difference in cargo availability between these two SUVs.

Seating Capacity

When it comes to occupancy, the Sorento beats the Outlander. Where the former has a precise seating capacity of 7 passengers, the latter always has a capacity decision to make between 5 and 7 passengers.

Placed side by side, the Sorento comes top in seating capacity, standard cargo space, extended cargo space, horsepower across both engine choices, and torque. It is only in fuel economy for the first-engine choice that the Outlander bests the Sorento by a few miles. 

The Sorento wins it!

You can test drive the 2020 Kia Sorento at our Mark Kia dealership before driving it home as the owner. Come visit us at our brand new location, the Scottsdale Autoshow at 3333 89th St Scottsdale, AZ 85251 or call our team today at 480-454-8367; we are open on Monday through Saturday (8 am  -9 pm) and on Sunday (10 am - 6 pm).