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

General

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Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
36,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
$
40,600
Updated: 
03 Jul 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
17.10gals
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: 
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

Electric

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

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

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
39.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
35.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
132ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
280ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
177hp
at 5 500rpm
272hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
38.90Feet

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: 
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: 
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
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.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.40in
186.80in
Width: 
74.80in
74.80in
Height: 
56.90in
65.70in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
Front Track: 
64.80in
Rear Track: 
65.10in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
55.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
59.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
49.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
56.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
79.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
3999.00lbs
3790.00lbs

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
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows

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
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
One-Piece Folding Third Row Seats
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
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
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: 
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
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

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 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

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 brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated disc
solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
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
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

Options

Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch
Bumper Applique Texture
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leatherette
#262627
Grey, leatherette
#A19F9D
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#191919
Espresso, premium leather
#4F3934
Graystone, premium leather
#8D8A83
Parchment, premium leather
#D4C2A0