2019 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Ed Voyles Kia in Smyrna, GA

October 16th, 2019 by

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The midsize SUV is loved by many different types of people and wanted for just as many different types of features, making it an all-around jack-of-all-trades vehicle. Because the midsize SUV segment demands so much, the SUV competition is intense and pushes each model to make its mark in its class — cue the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2019 Kia Sorento. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around the market for decades, has it innovated enough to keep up with newer models like the Kia Sorento? Let’s compare these two classic SUVs below and see which one comes out as the clear winner.

The 2019 Kia Sorento is versatile, spacious, and powerful. It offers an available V6 engine with 290 horsepower, an impressive 73 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the front seat, and can seat up to 7 passengers. The 73 cu. ft. of space can be used for all different types of packing needs, from the outdoor enthusiast to the traveling soccer mom, with 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seats and 50/50 split third-row seats.

Compare the 2019 Kia Sorento with the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and choose your favorite with the side-by-side comparison chart below:

2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
$26,690 Price $30,895
22 mpg/city, 29 mpg/hwy Fuel Economy 22 mpg/city, 30 mpg/hwy
7 passengers Passenger Capacity 5 passengers
73 cu. ft. Max Cargo Volume 68.3 cu. ft.
290 Horsepower (V6) 293

The Midsize SUV Value Pick: The 2019 Kia Sorento

While the Jeep Grand Cherokee might beat the Kia Sorento by a few (about 3) horsepower, the $6,000 price differential makes the Kia Sorento the best choice for midsize SUV shoppers out there. Not only is it a dependable and affordable choice, but the Sorento also offers impressive safety features like electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist control, electronic stability control, high-strength steel structure, a full Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children system (LATCH), blind-spot collision avoidance, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance, smart cruise control with stop and go that can maintain a predetermined distance from vehicles in front of you, and a surround view monitoring camera system.

Convenient tech features make the Sorento seamless in its ease, including remote start with climate control, remote lock/unlock from your smartphone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Harman Kardon speaker system, wireless charging, and predictive navigation with voice control.

Whether you choose to fill all 7 seats or keep it to a solo commute, everyone will feel comfortable with a 14-way power adjustable driver’s seat with memory, heated front seats, one-touch slide-and-fold seats in the second row, an available panoramic sunroof, and a smart trunk release that requires no hand or foot waving, only your key fob while standing behind the trunk.

Test Drive The 2019 Kia Sorento at Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna and Marietta, GA

If the Kia Sorento sounds like the car for you, come on in to Ed Voyles Kia of Smyrna off Cobb Parkway and test drive the 2019 Sorento today!