Comparison - Buick Enclave 2017 - vs - Kia Sorento EX 2017

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Make: 
Average Price: 
45,765
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
35,100
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.00gals
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crimson Red Tintcoat
#802F38
Dark Chocolate Metallic
#7B726B
Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
#26313D
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#090909
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Sparkling Silver Metallic
#B6B3A4
Quicksilver Metallic
#DADEDD
Iridium Metallic
#393339
White Frost Tricoat
#DDE0DB
Color: 
Ebony Black
#070506
Platinum Graphite
#646464
Snow White Pearl
#DFDFDF
Titanium Silver
#666465
Remington Red
#9E050D
Blaze Blue
#364856
Sparkling Silver
#CBCBCD
Sangria
#765F62
Polished Walnut
#49403E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Buick Enclave is a good-looking SUV for families and one of the better-aging GM cars in recent memory.The Buick Enclave has lived longer than many thought it would. Crossover SUVs are hot properties these days, and aging models typically don't perform as well in the showroom as newer models.
But the Enclave has been killing it, remaining one of Buick's best sellers almost a decade down the road. It's our favorite of GM's big front-drive-based utility vehicles, which also includes its siblings, the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia.

Pros
Classy exterior
Spacious second row captain's chairs
Quality materials
Smooth ride

Cons
Nosedive in braking
Can add up in options
Lagging behind in fuel economy

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Do you need a big three-row crossover SUV that can shuttle lots of people and cargo? The 2017 Buick Enclave could be for you. Besides its utilitarian abilities, it's also pleasant to drive. But read more to learn why some rival models might serve you better.
The 2017 Buick Enclave gets a new Sport Touring edition with a satin black grille and distinctive 20-inch chromed alloy wheels with satin black detailing.

Pros
Smooth ride even when the road isn't
Seating for up to eight and cargo space to match
Peace of mind that comes with top safety scores.

Cons
It's a big crossover and drives like one
Disappointing acceleration and fuel economy
Infotainment and climate controls are behind the times
Interior quality could leave some wanting more.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Buick Enclave ranks 10 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. In spite of segment-leading cargo space, a handsome interior, and a rich offering of standard equipment, the Buick Enclave sits in the middle of the midsize SUV segment because its V6 can struggle under a full load.

Pros
Composed, comfortable ride
Spacious seating for up to eight
Lots of room for cargo

Cons
Fuel economy is below average

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Kia Sorento stays true to its high-value roots, but it's grown up in refinement and comfort.
Kia Sorento received a full redesign, with completely new sheet metal, a new body structure, a newly available turbocharged inline-4 engine, plus modest gains in interior space and major gains in general cabin comfort and ride quality.

Pros
Tight, "vault-like" feel
Generous feature set
Responsive, economical 2.0T
Quiet cabin

Cons
Short, bench-like second-row seats
Can't get a third-row seat and turbo-4 engine together
Active-safety features not widely available

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Kia Sorento ranks 1 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Kia Sorento is a versatile crossover that rates highly in a competitive class thanks to a powerful V6 engine, many user-friendly tech features, and the availability of third-row seats. It also has excellent safety and reliability ratings, and its low starting price makes it a great value.

Pros
Easy to use infotainment system
Potent V6 engine
Stable handling
Quality interior

Cons
Weak standard engine
Limited options for base model

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Sorento can now be had with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, along with a couple of new safety features (adaptive headlights and automatic emergency braking). Also, the EX 2.0T gets standard shift paddles, but the SX Limited is no longer offered with the 2.0T engine.

Pros
Controls are easy to operate
Cabin is well-made and attractive
Second-row seats are versatile and comfortable
Strong value proposition
Excellent warranty
Top crash-test scores.

Cons
Turbo engine isn't as punchy or efficient as expected
Most seven-passenger competitors offer more interior space.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
v
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.30L
Torque: 
270ft-lbs
at 3 400rpm
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
Horsepower: 
288hp
at 6 300rpm
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.40Feet
36.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter for garage door, security system, etc
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Hands-Free Calling
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Roadside Assistance
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
201.90in
187.40in
Width: 
79.00in
74.40in
Height: 
71.70in
66.50in
Ground Clearance: 
7.60in
7.30in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
63.70in
Wheel Base: 
118.90in
109.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.40
39.20
Rear Head Room: 
39.40
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.80in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.60in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.00in
56.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.30in
58.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
115.20cu.ft
73.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.30cu.ft
11.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4922.00lbs
4101.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-free entry
1one-touch power windows
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
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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8-way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
leather
Bucket front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather and wood steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Simulated wood trim on doors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 subwoofer
10 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Separate rear audio
Speed sensitive volume control
Mast antenna
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear defogger
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.5
19 x 7.5 in
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Null spare wheel
Steel spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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 front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
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: 
Rear fixed headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Turn signal mirrors
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*

Options

Packages: 
Experience Buick Package
Experience Buick Package Savings
Hit the Road Accessory Package
Buick Interior Protection Package
Enclave Sport Touring Edition
Enclave Tuscan Edition
Cargo Convenience Package
Trailering Provision Package
Premium Package (V6)
EX Advanced Touring Package
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locks
20" Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels w/Blade Silver Pockets
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Body-Color Front and Rear Molded Splash Guards
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Dual Skyscape Sunroof
Cross Bars (Standard Roof)
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Tow Hitch (V6)
Mudguards
Cross Bars (Panoramic Sunroof)
Washer Heater
Interior Options: 
Integrated Cargo Liner
Universal Tablet Holders
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
All-Weather Cargo Mat
Color Touch Navigation AM/FM/SiriusXM Radio w/CD/DVD Player
Third Row All-Weather Floor Mats
8-Passenger Seating
First and Second Row All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
Interior Lighting Kit
Cargo Tray (7 seat)
Illuminated Scuff Plates
EC Mirror W/Homelink & Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Light Titanium Seats w/Dark Titanium Interior Accents, cloth
#A59F99
Color: 
Black Metallic, premium leather
#000000
Ivory, premium leather
#D8D5C4