Comparison - Kia Sorento EX 2017 - vs - Acura RDX Technology 2018

General

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Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
35,100
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
41,000
Updated: 
03 Mar 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
16.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Basque Red Pearl II
#582129
Crystal Black Pearl
#080808
Kona Coffee Metallic
#3B342E
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E7E7E
Modern Steel Metallic
#47484D
White Diamond Pearl
#D3D3D3

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

For many reasons, the Acura RDX is one of our top picks in the luxury compact SUV segment. It's a well-made and well-equipped SUV that is a clear, premium step up from mainstream compact SUVs such as the Honda CR-V. Its value is undeniable and a must-drive for buyers who value smart engineering and style equally.

PROS
Strong acceleration and fuel economy from standard V6 engine
Elevated rear seat provides generous legroom and a commanding view
More features than competitors at a similar or much lower price
Generous cargo capacity for the segment

CONS
Cabin lacks overtly luxurious look and feel
High-tech safety features and adaptive cruise control don't work as well as some rival systems
Technology interface can be distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Acura RDX ranked #1 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 53 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, adult-friendly seats in both rows
Convenient cargo area
Refined, competent V6 engine

Cons
Complicated, confusing infotainment systems
Fewer available amenities than some rivals
No engine or performance upgrades available

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
3.50L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
252ft-lbs
at 4 900rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
279hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
38.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
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)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.40in
184.40in
Width: 
74.40in
73.70in
Height: 
66.50in
65.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
8.10in
Front Track: 
63.80in
63.10in
Rear Track: 
63.70in
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
109.40in
105.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.20
38.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
42.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
38.30in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
55.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
58.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.40in
53.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.00cu.ft
76.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.30cu.ft
26.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
17.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4101.00lbs
3931.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Hands-free entry
1one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
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
Ventilated passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding with storage center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

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: 
Simulated wood trim on doors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Sun sensor
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
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
yes
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
10 total speakers
410 watts stero output
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Els studio Premium Audi System with 10 speakers
MP3/auxiliary input jack
Pandora compatibility
Aha™ compatibility
SMS text message function
HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic
Traffic Rerouting
Maintenance Minder system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear defogger
Intermittent rear wiper
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.5 in
18 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Steel spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear 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
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*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system (front)
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Multi-View rearview camera
Blind spot information (BSI) system
Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with SmartVent technology
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Side-impact door beams

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package (V6)
EX Advanced Touring Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars (Standard Roof)
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Tow Hitch (V6)
Mudguards
Cross Bars (Panoramic Sunroof)
Washer Heater
Interior Options: 
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
Interior Lighting Kit
Cargo Tray (7 seat)
Illuminated Scuff Plates
EC Mirror W/Homelink & Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Metallic, premium leather
#000000
Ivory, premium leather
#D8D5C4
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette
#151515
Graystone, leatherette
#78756F
Parchment, leatherette
#C7B89B