Comparison - Kia Sorento SX 2018 - vs - Lexus RX 450h F SPORT 2018

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

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Make: 
Average Price: 
41,000
Updated: 
03 Jan 2018
51,055
Updated: 
11 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
17.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony Black
#070506
Platinum Graphite
#646464
Snow White Pearl
#DFDFDF
Titanium Silver
#666465
Remington Red
#9E050D
Sangria
#765F62
Polished Walnut
#49403E
Color: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#720D14
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Obsidian
#090909
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Kia Sorento ranked #2 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Kia Sorento has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious interior with high-quality materials
User-friendly infotainment system and controls
Above-average fuel economy from four-cylinder engines
Quiet, comfortable ride

Cons
Less cargo space than most

By: 
usnews.com

If you’re looking for a capable, convenient, and comfortable two- or three-row-crossover conveyance, the Kia Sorento is a solid choice. Once you’ve settled on the Sorento, however, the choices don’t end there. Seating for either five or seven, three engines, and both front- and all-wheel-drive variants mean there’s a Sorento for every taste.

Pros
Competent road manners,
Competent road manners,
attractive packaging.

Cons
Limited third-row access,
lifeless steering, pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Kia Sorento ticks all the crossover-SUV boxes, especially in turbo-4 form.

Pros
Upscale feel
Cabin is solid, quiet
Turbo-4’s responsive tune
Well-controlled ride

Cons
Second-row seats need more support
Turbo-4? No third row
Third-row seat has slim space

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Lexus RX Hybrid ranked #3 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Lexus RX Hybrid has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 30 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Roomy, comfortable seats

Cons
Frustrating infotainment system
Subpar cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lexus RX 450h is less expensive than last year, but some features that were standard are now optional. These include the sunroof, roof rails, heated and ventilated front seats, driver-seat memory settings, navigation system and blind-spot monitoring. The new Premium package adds some of these features back in, while others are sold as stand-alone options.

PROS
Impeccably crafted and attractively designed cabin
Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Supremely quiet
Appealing ride and handling balance with F Sport package

CONS
Relatively slow acceleration
Below-average cargo capacity
Optional tech interface is distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

RX 450hL hybrids have a lower-output V-6, batteries, and motors that power the rear wheels for a through-the-road, all-wheel-drive powertrain. The continuously variable transmission saps the life out of its delivery, but it’s smooth.

Pros
Bracing design
Swift acceleration
Broad range of road manners
Hybrid's high gas mileage
High-tech safety standard

Cons
That polarizing sheet metal
Gets expensive in a hurry
Firm F Sport ride
Gas-only mileage just average

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
31.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
23.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
3.50L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
247ft-lbs
at 4 600rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
308hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
38.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Keyless Ignition
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
187.40in
192.50in
Width: 
74.40in
74.60in
Height: 
66.50in
67.70in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
8.20in
Front Track: 
63.80in
64.20in
Rear Track: 
63.70in
63.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.40in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
39.40
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
56.60in
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
44.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
57.80in
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
38.20
Rear Hip Room: 
56.40in
56.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
38.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
57.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.00cu.ft
55.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.30cu.ft
18.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
24.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4101.00lbs
4740.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
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
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 one-touch power windows

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
leather
Bucket front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest

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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Mast antenna
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
12 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear defogger
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.5 in
20 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
Steel spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc
Front ventilated disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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*
2 Front Headrests
Pre-Collision System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency braking preparation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
Rear center 3-point belt
3 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Sx Advanced Technology Package
Cold Weather Package
Towing Prep Package
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Cross Bars (Panoramic Sunroof)
Mud Guards
Tow Hitch (2.0T/3.3L)
Puddle Lights
Washer Heater
20" Aluminum Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Door Edge Film By 3M
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof W/Aluminum Roof Rails
Roof Rack Cross Bars
LED Headlamps
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Paint Protection Film
Bi-LED Headlamps w/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Panoramic Moonroof
Running Boards
Mudguards
Tow Hitch Receiver
Body-Side Moldings
Ball Mount
Triple Beam LED Headlamps
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray (7 Seat)
Interior Light Kit
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
SX Merlot Leather Seat
12.3" Navigation System W/Multimedia Display
Cargo Net - Envelope
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net - Spider
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
12.3" Navigation System w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Universal Tablet Holder
Key Gloves
Key Gloves (F SPORT)
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Metallic, premium leather
#000000
Ivory, premium leather
#D8D5C4
Color: 
Black, leather
#393939
Black, premium leather
#434343
Noble Brown, leather
#977C67
Noble Brown, premium leather
#9E836E
Parchment, leather
#D2CCBF
Parchment, premium leather
#B7B1A4
Stratus Gray, leather
#828080
Stratus Gray, premium leather
#7C7A7A