Comparison - Acura RDX Technology 2019 - vs - Kia Sorento SX 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
40,600
Updated: 
03 Jul 2018
$
42,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.10gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Lunar Silver Metallic
#8D919A
Fathom Blue Pearl
#3C486E
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247
White Diamond Pearl
#E3E2DE
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Modern Steel Metallic
#494A4C
Color: 
Aruba Stone
#8C9485
Crystal Beige
#C7B7A2
Glacial White Pearl
#E0DEE4
Sparkling Silver
#E3E4E8
Ebony Black
#343434
Everlasting Silver
#7C7C78
Gravity Gray
#61656A
Sapphire blue
#4F5866

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Acura RDX is redesigned for 2019.The Technology package is the sweet spot for the 2019 RDX. In addition to this package's leather upholstery and premium audio, it adds navigation, parking sensors and additional driver assistance features. We recommend the all-wheel-drive variant for those drivers looking for improved handling and enhanced traction.

Pros
Sharp steering and handling
Roomy cabin and cargo area
Well-trimmed cabin

Cons
Options are bundled solely into packages
No choice of powertrain

By: 
edmunds.com

The first RDX to be entirely designed and constructed in the United States, the third-generation 2019 model is larger than the outgoing car in nearly every respect.

Pros
Content rich,
torque-vectoring agility of AWD model,
quiet interior.

Cons
Tight rear headroom,
10-speed needs a moment to think,
touchpad infotainment controls require familiarization.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Acura RDX ranked #2 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Adept handling
Posh, spacious interior
Supportive, roomy seats
Lots of tech features

Cons
Infotainment system has learning curve

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover finds a new look but the same mission: it’s the smaller hauler compared to the Telluride.

PROS
Better style
Available hybrid powertrains
Bigger interior
Telluride’s looks

CONS
What’s with the door tooth?
Is the second row more comfortable?
Not appreciably bigger

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The all-new Sorento is expected to make its debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Disguised and undisguised spy photos and several official images of the Kia have given us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the redesigned mid-size crossover. Its boxier proportions and bolder styling mark a stark departure from the curvier and softer appearance of the current Sorento. The Korean automaker has also said that the next-gen model will ride on an all-new platform that helps make it bigger inside and out. It will also feature a hybrid powertrain as well as an eventual plug-in variant.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
311ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
272hp
at 6 500rpm
281hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.90Feet
37.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Destination Download
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Bluetooth for connecting mobile devices
Electric, Column-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Handle
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.80in
189.00in
Width: 
74.80in
74.80in
Height: 
65.70in
70.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.50in
Rear Track: 
64.80in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
110.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
40.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.60in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
41.70in
Front Hip Room: 
55.00in
55.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.70in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.90in
55.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.60in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
79.80cu.ft
75.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.10cu.ft
12.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
3790.00lbs
4120.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
4.2-inch Trip Computer Display
odometer
Estimated range of remaining fuel

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Power Windows w/ Driver One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Premium Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather seats
8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
2-Way Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat
8-Way Power-Adjustable Passenger Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
50/50 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats
One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
Reclining 3rd-Row Seats w/ 50/50 Split-Folding
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
MacPherson Struts
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Independent, Multi-link
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Stabilizer Bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Rear Air Conditioning Vents
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
550 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
12 Total Speakers
10.25-inch Touch-Screen
Navigation
Wireless connectivity included with 8.0-inch Touch-Screen.
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Hands-Free Phone and Audio Streaming
6 Speaker AM/FM/HD Radio Audio System
USB Data Port, Front Console
USB Charging Outlet, Front Console (2),2nd Row (3),3rd Row (2)
12-Volt Power Outlet, Front Console
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Sport Body Styling
Front Grille, Gloss Black
Roof Rails, Low Profile Gloss Black
Outside Mirrors, Power-Adjustable and Heated
Locking Fuel-Filler Door
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Shark Fin Antenna
Sound-Absorbing Front Windshield
Privacy Glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
20 X 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Tire Mobility Kit
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid Rear Disc Brakes
Solid Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Hill Start Assist
Descent Assist System
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) w/ Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Reverse
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
X-Line SX Prestige Rust Color Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars X-Line
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch PnP
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cargo Tray, Folding
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#191919
Espresso, premium leather
#4F3934
Graystone, premium leather
#8D8A83
Parchment, premium leather
#D4C2A0
Color: 
Black, leather
#212121
Rust, leather
#B17B52