Comparison - Kia Sorento EX Hybrid 2021 - vs - BMW X5 xDrive45e 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
36,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
$
65,400
Updated: 
20 Jan 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
18.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Platinum Graphite
#61656A
Steel Gray
#ADB0B3
Snow White Pearl
#FFFFFF
Silky Silver
#D7D7D7
Aurora Black
#141414
Runway Red
#F21A27
Gravity Blue
#273A5B
Color: 
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Jet Black
#000000
Arctic Gray Metallic
#65666D
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Manhattan Green Metallic
#5C614F
Phytonic Blue Metallic
#315D84
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000

Electric

Motors: 
AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
Battery: 
24.0 kWh
Top Speed: 
124mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.50s
5.30s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover SUV strikes out in a new styling direction, and brings hybrid and plug-in models along for the adventure.

PROS
More expressive
Available hybrid powertrains
Bigger interior
More square inches of touchscreen

CONS
What’s with the door tooth?
Third-row seat’s very, very small
More noise
More hard plastic in the cabin

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Sorento is all new for 2021, with a starting price that's $2450 higher than last year. Its boxier proportions and bolder styling mark a stark departure from the curvier and softer appearance of the outgoing Sorento. In addition to riding on an all-new platform that's bigger inside and out, the new Sorento adds a hybrid powertrain as well as an eventual plug-in variant.We like the EX trim level. It's pricier than the bottom two models, but it comes standard with the more powerful 281-hp turbo-four. It also has nicer amenities than the S trim below it that include leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, remote start, and snazzier styling such as 18-inch wheels and black exterior accents.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021, the X5's xDrive50i model has been replaced by the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e. The new plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and an electric motor for a total output of 389 horsepower. A 24.0-kWh battery pack is said to provide up to 30 miles of electric-only driving range. The regular 40i models also receive some light electrification in the form of a 48-volt hybrid system.

Pros
Wide range of available engines,
high-quality cabin materials,
intuitive infotainment interface.

Cons
Somewhat vague steering feel,
tight third-row passenger space,
V-8 performance costs a lot extra.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The xDrive45e plug-in hybrid model debuts.Last year's xDrive50i is discontinued.Android Auto is now standard.Minor feature changes.

Pros
Strong performance from available engines
Luxurious, comfortable cabin lives up to its price tag
Spacious cabin and cargo area

Cons
Small mirrors and wide roof pillars create blind spots
Limited interior storage
Wide doorsills inhibit entry and exit

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
39.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
3.00L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
331ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
177hp
at 5 500rpm
389hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
41.40Feet

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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Handle
Front, Rear And 3rd Row Cupholders
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.40in
194.30in
Width: 
74.80in
78.90in
Height: 
56.90in
68.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
8.30in
Front Track: 
64.80in
66.10in
Rear Track: 
65.10in
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
117.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
39.40in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
37.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
60.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
58.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
71.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
33.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
3999.00lbs
5646.00lbs

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
yes
More Power Features: 
Power Door Locks
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Smart Power Tailgate
Outside Mirrors, Power-Adjustable and Heated
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
2-Way Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat
4-Way Adjustable Passenger Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
12 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
12 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
One-Piece Folding Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, Multi-link
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: 
Rear Air Conditioning Vents
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity 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: 
8.0-inch Touch-Screen
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
6 Speaker
USB Charging Outlet, Front Console (2),2nd Row (3),3rd Row (2)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
205 Watts Stereo Output
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Sport Body Styling
Front Grille, Dark Hyper Silver
Roof Rails, Low Profile Satin Chrome
Outside Mirrors, Body-Color
Mirror-Mounted LED Turn Signal Indicators
Panoramic Sunroof w/ Power Sunshade
Privacy Glass
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0 In
19 X 9.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50

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 disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Rear Ventilated 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: 
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) with Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Forward & Reverse
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist
Rear View Monitor w/ Dynamic Parking Guidance
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist (FCA) w/ Cyclist Detection and Junction Turning
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Auto Delay Off Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Luxury Seating Package
Luxury Seating Package 2
Premium Package
Executive Package
M Sport Package
Parking Assistance Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch
Bumper Applique Texture
20" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Trailer Hitch
21" M Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
21" Y-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Star-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
Aluminum Running Boards
Extended Shadowline Trim
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Cargo Net
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection
Cargo Tray, Folding
Front Massaging Seats
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Front And Rear Heated Seats
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Multi-Contour Seats
Android Auto Compatibility
Heated Front Seats Armrests And Steering Wheel
Leather Dashboard

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#262627
Grey, leatherette
#A19F9D
Color: 
Cognac Vernasca, leather
#9C745B
Tartufo Extended Merino, premium leather
#9D7866
Black Vernasca, leather
#000000
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#000000
Canberra Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#D9D3C7
Canberra Beige Vernasca, leather
#D9D3C7
Ivory White/Night Blue Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Ivory White Vernasca, leather
#E4E1D9
Coffee Vernasca, leather
#675C56
Ivory White Extended Merino, premium leather
#F1F2ED
Black Extended Merino, premium leather
#000000
Coffee Extended Merino, premium leather
#675C56