Comparison - Jeep Wrangler 2017 Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Convertible - vs - Kia Sorento EX 2017

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Jeep J8,Jeep TJL-J8

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

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Make: 
Average Price: 
32,179
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
35,100
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
#808488
Black Clear Coat
#000000
Bright White Clear Coat
#FFFFFF
Firecracker Red Clear Coat
#B11726
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
#484848
Hypergreen Clear Coat
#BFCF49
Rhino Clear Coat
#636569
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 Jeep Wrangler is a unique off-roader bolstered by the freedom of open air driving. Its aging design is a throwback to the past, but it offers just enough contemporary features and modern amenities.
The Jeep Wrangler is a throwback to the brand's earliest days as a military supplier. Whether by chance or by design, the purpose-built off-roader has endured decades and has become one of Jeep's best-selling vehicles. Offered in Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and extreme off-road Rubicon models, the Wrangler combines an throwback design with a smattering of modern amenities.

Pros
It's the off-road champ
Unique style, unique everything
Strong, smooth V-6
Carlike touches in cabin

Cons
Rough ride
Poor handling on pavement
Steep prices for top editions
Very poor safety ratings
Fussy soft tops

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler ranks 14 out of 18 Compact SUVs. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler finishes near the bottom of our compact SUV rankings. The Wrangler is one of the most capable off-road SUVs out there, but class rivals are superior in pretty much every other area (fuel efficiency, interior comfort, available technology, and cargo space, to name a few).

Pros
Outstanding off-road capability
Standard part-time four-wheel drive
Powerful V6 engine

Cons
Uncomfortable ride and subpar handling on pavement
Cramped rear seats and few standard features
Poor fuel economy
More expensive than many rivals

By: 
usnews.com

For the 2017 Wrangler, Jeep has added new optional LED headlights and foglights, as well as a Cold Weather package that includes remote start, heated seats and all-weather floor mats.
Although it's behind the times as far as tech goes, the 2017 Jeep Wrangler is still one of the best go-anywhere, do-anything vehicles that money can buy. From the stripped-out Sport model all the way up to the hardcore Rubicon, there's a Jeep for every off-road scenario.

Pros
All but unstoppable on the trail
Unique rugged character
There's a Wrangler for a variety of tastes
Extensive factory and aftermarket parts support
Fun to drive in its own special way.

Cons
Crash test scores don't match more conventional vehicles
Long braking distances
On-road handling and overall comfort are lacking
Soft top is difficult to operate and offers little security
The latest safety and technology features are absent
Subpar fuel economy compared to most modern crossovers.

By: 
edmunds.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: 
16.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
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: 
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
Horsepower: 
285hp
at 6 400rpm
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.80Feet
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: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
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: 
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.90in
187.40in
Width: 
73.90in
74.40in
Height: 
74.40in
66.50in
Ground Clearance: 
10.00in
7.30in
Front Track: 
63.80in
Rear Track: 
63.70in
Wheel Base: 
116.00in
109.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.30
39.20
Rear Head Room: 
41.70
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.30in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.20in
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.80in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.10in
56.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
58.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.60cu.ft
73.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.50cu.ft
11.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
42.20degrees
16.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
32.50degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4315.00lbs
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: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
1one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -way manuel passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
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: 
Split-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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Air conditioning
Dual vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Leather steering wheel
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: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Alpine premium brand speakers
552 watts stero output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 Months of provided satellite radio service
9 total speakers
USB connection
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: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Manual convertible roof
Privacy glass
Removable soft top
Variable intermittent wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear defogger
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.5
19 x 7.5 in
Wheels more: 
Fullsize matching spare tire
Polished alloy wheels
Outside rear mounted spare tire
All terrain tires
Null spare wheel
Steel spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
57
Diameter: 
R17
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: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
MOPAR Electronic Vehicle Tracking System
Supplemental Front Seat Side Airbags
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: 
Smoker's Group
Max Tow Package
Rubicon Hard Rock Quick Order Package 23J
Dual Top Group
Rubicon Hard Rock Quick Order Package 24J
Premium Package (V6)
EX Advanced Touring Package
Exterior Options: 
Oversize Spare Tire Carrier
Body Color Fender Flares
Body Color 3-Piece Hard Top
Swing Gate Reinforcement
3-Piece Black Hard Top
Cross Bars (Standard Roof)
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Tow Hitch (V6)
Mudguards
Cross Bars (Panoramic Sunroof)
Washer Heater
Interior Options: 
Freedom Top Hard Top Headliner
Air Conditioning w/Automatic Temperature Control
Radio 430N
Leather Trimmed Bucket Seats
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
Interior Lighting Kit
Cargo Tray (7 seat)
Illuminated Scuff Plates
EC Mirror W/Homelink & Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#1D1D1D
Black/Dark Saddle, leather
#8A6F5A
Color: 
Black Metallic, premium leather
#000000
Ivory, premium leather
#D8D5C4