Comparison - Kia Sorento Limited 2016 - vs - Tesla Model Y Performance 2021

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Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

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Make: 
Average Price: 
26,149
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
$
60,990
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2016
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony Black
#070506
Platinum Graphite
#646464
Snow White Pearl
#DFDFDF
Titanium Silver
#666465
Color: 
Midnight Silver Metallic
#6d6f76
Deep Blue Metallic
#1d51bd
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#f0f0f0
Red Multi-Coat
#a21b09
Solid Black
#292927

Electric

Motors: 
1 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 1 AC induction, 272 and 212 hp
Battery: 
80.5-kWh lithium-ion battery
Full Charge Range: 
315mi
Full Charge Time: 
Charge Battery (At 240V) in 10.0 hr
Top Speed: 
155mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
3.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2016 Kia Sorento grows a little bit larger, and grows up a lot.Though the Kia Sorento has been completely redesigned and re-engineered for 2016, it looks like the exterior only modestly evolved. The 2016 model is both significantly roomier and more refined in nearly every way.
There’s some meaningful change all around the 2016 Kia Sorento actually, with every bit of sheet metal and every piece of trim changed. A new body structure, an available turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and redesigned seating—plus some new active-safety features—add up to tremendously meaningful change once you take it all in.

Pros
Composed, quiet ride
Responsive, economical new 2.0T
Impressive interior trims
Tight, "vault-like" feel

Cons
Short, bench-like second-row seats
Third row not available with turbo four
Limited availability of active safety features

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Kia Sorento is fully redesigned for 2016 and ranks in the middle among midsize SUVs based on the professional reviews and data that drive our rankings. Professional automotive critics generally agree that the Sorento has an appealing mix of interior comfort and technology, but its base engine is underpowered. It also gets excellent safety ratings within its class.

Pros
Accurate steering and composed handling
Premium cabin materials
Zippy engine options
Lots of available safety features

Cons
Weak base engine
Price can climb quickly

By: 
usnews.com

The Kia Sorento is bigger, more sophisticated and better to drive for 2016, making it an appealing alternative to five- and seven-passenger SUVs that were previously a class above it. Kia's midsize crossover is definitely worth a long look.

pros
User-friendly controls
Well-made and attractive cabin
Versatile second-row seat
Ample features for the money
Long warranty
Excellent crash test scores.

cons
Turbo engine isn't as punchy and efficient as expected
Less spacious than most seven-passenger competitors.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Tesla Model Y's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Hybrid and Electric SUVs category. Currently the Tesla Model Y has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quick and agile
Spacious, comfortable seats
Good cargo capacity

Cons
No physical controls for vehicle functions
Poor cabin assembly quality
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto not available

By: 
usnews.com

Introduced, and then discontinued, Standard Range version.Seven-seat configuration now available.

Pros
Plenty of range
Stunning acceleration, especially from the Performance model
Convenient Supercharger network for long-distance driving
Roomy seating front and rear

Cons
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration
Performance model's overly stiff ride
Optional third row of seats is barely usable

By: 
edmunds.com

Other than the introduction of an optional pair of pop-up third-row jump seats, we aren't forecasting any major design or technology upgrades for the Model Y this year.

Pros
Peppy electric powertrain,
spacious cargo hold,
cutting-edge technology features.

Cons
Chassis isn't as taut as the four-door Model 3,
fit-and-finish needs polish,
too reliant on the touchscreen for simple vehicle settings.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.80Feet
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
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: 
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
12V and 115V rear power outlet(s)
Roadside Assistance*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.60in
187.00in
Width: 
74.20in
75.60in
Height: 
67.50in
63.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
6.60in
Front Track: 
63.80in
64.80in
Rear Track: 
63.70in
65.20in
Wheel Base: 
109.30in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.20
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.20
39.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
40.50in
Front Hip Room: 
56.30in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.30in
56.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.40in
50.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.70in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.00cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4101.00lbs
4416.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-free entry
4 one-touch power windows
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
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
10-way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
leatherette
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding with storage center armrest
Manual folding bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating
rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut front suspension
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension, Front and rear stabilizer bar
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Simulated wood trim on doors
Leather and wood steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
Infinity premium brand speakers
10 total speakers
550 watts stereo output
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
15 total speakers
USB with external media control
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
immersive sound 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
Roof rack
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
Front Fog/Driving Lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.5 in
21 X 10.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Steel spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21

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
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
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*
Rear center 3-point belt
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
pre-collision safety system
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Brake Drying
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars (Black-Panoramic Sunroof)
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Tow Hitch (V6)
Mudguards
Rear Bumper Protector (Polished)
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
Interior Lighting Kit
Cargo Tray (7 seat)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Metallic, premium leather
#000000
Ivory, premium leather
#D8D5C4
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2d2d2d
Black and White, leatherette
#e2e6e7