Comparison - Kia Sorento SX 2021 - vs - Chevrolet Traverse High Country 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
42,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
$
53,200
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2019
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
21.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Aruba Stone
#8C9485
Crystal Beige
#C7B7A2
Glacial White Pearl
#E0DEE4
Sparkling Silver
#E3E4E8
Ebony Black
#343434
Everlasting Silver
#7C7C78
Gravity Gray
#61656A
Sapphire blue
#4F5866
Color: 
Silver Ice Metallic
#B5B6BB
Summit White
#EBEBEB
BLACK CURRANT METALLIC
#512F36
SABLE BROWN METALLIC
#6A625E
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#292929
SATIN STEEL METALLIC
#969DA6
Havana Brown Metallic
#503932

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Kia Sorento crossover finds a new look but the same mission: it’s the smaller hauler compared to the Telluride.

PROS
Better style
Available hybrid powertrains
Bigger interior
Telluride’s looks

CONS
What’s with the door tooth?
Is the second row more comfortable?
Not appreciably bigger

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The all-new Sorento is expected to make its debut at the Geneva auto show in March. Disguised and undisguised spy photos and several official images of the Kia have given us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the redesigned mid-size crossover. Its boxier proportions and bolder styling mark a stark departure from the curvier and softer appearance of the current Sorento. The Korean automaker has also said that the next-gen model will ride on an all-new platform that helps make it bigger inside and out. It will also feature a hybrid powertrain as well as an eventual plug-in variant.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse is bigger and more butch, but still every bit as good for a bunch.

Pros
Bold new exterior
Stout V-6
Spacious third row
Built for families like network prime time
Plenty of cargo room

Cons
Active safety is pricey
Turbo-4 further sidelined
No hybrid batteries, at all
Poorly functioning all-wheel-drive system

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2019, the Traverse returns with the same winning formula. Today's lighter Traverse carries over the same V6 engine from the last model, but with an additional 29 horsepower (310 hp). The engine pairs with a nine-speed transmission, a combination that helps achieve up to 21 mpg combined (18 city/27 highway). There's also a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it's only available on the sport-styled RS trim.

Pros
Passenger room is generous in all three rows
Loads of space for any combination of passengers and cargo
Feature-rich infotainment system comes with standard Wi-Fi hotspot

Cons
Some safety features are only available on top trims
Quality of some interior panels and controls seem low-rent for this class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Chevrolet Traverse has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Abundant passenger and cargo space
Intuitive infotainment system
Smooth ride

Cons
Many competitors are more upscale inside
Underwhelming engine power

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
311ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
260ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
281hp
at 5 800rpm
305hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
39.00Feet

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: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Bluetooth for connecting mobile devices
Electric, Column-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (C-MDPS)
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Leather-Wrapped Gear Shift Handle
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Heated Steering Wheel
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Hands-Free Calling
Roadside Assistance
Concierge Service
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.00in
204.30in
Width: 
74.80in
78.60in
Height: 
70.30in
70.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.50in
67.30in
Rear Track: 
64.80in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
120.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
58.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
62.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
56.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
62.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
98.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
23.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4120.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
4.2-inch Trip Computer Display
odometer
Estimated range of remaining fuel

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power Door Locks
Power Windows w/ Driver One-Touch Auto-Up/Down
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leather seats
8-Way Power-Adjustable Driver's Seat
2-Way Power Lumbar Support Driver's Seat
8-Way Power-Adjustable Passenger Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
leather
Bucket front seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
50/50 Split-Folding 2nd-Row Seats
One-Touch Sliding & Folding 2nd-Row Seats
Reclining 3rd-Row Seats w/ 50/50 Split-Folding
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Struts
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independent, Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Stabilizer Bar
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
Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Sun sensor
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
D-Optic LED headlamps

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10.25-inch Touch-Screen
Navigation
Wireless connectivity included with 8.0-inch Touch-Screen.
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology, Hands-Free Phone and Audio Streaming
6 Speaker AM/FM/HD Radio Audio System
USB Data Port, Front Console
USB Charging Outlet, Front Console (2),2nd Row (3),3rd Row (2)
12-Volt Power Outlet, Front Console
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
Element antenna
Bose premium brand speakers
Apple CarPlay
10 total speakers
7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment system
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Radio data system
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Sport Body Styling
Front Grille, Gloss Black
Roof Rails, Low Profile Gloss Black
Outside Mirrors, Power-Adjustable and Heated
Locking Fuel-Filler Door
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Shark Fin Antenna
Sound-Absorbing Front Windshield
Privacy Glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.5 In.
20 in
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Tire Mobility Kit
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated disc
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid 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: 
Hill Start Assist
Descent Assist System
Safe Exit Assist (SEA) w/ Power Rear Child-Safety Door Locks
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
Parking Distance Warning (PDW), Reverse
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision- Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) w/ Parallel Exit Assist
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) with Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Turn signal mirrors
Rear fixed headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
X-Line SX Prestige Rust Color Package
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
"Hit The Road" Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/Out DVD Player
Premium Carpet Mat Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
Floor Liner Package
Exterior Options: 
Cross Bars X-Line
Mud Guards
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Side Step Bars
Transverse Panels, Illuminated
Tow Hitch PnP
Painted Body Color Front And Rear Splash Guards
Keyless Entry Keypad
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front License Plate Bracket Mounting Package
Interior Options: 
Interior Lighting Kit
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
EC Mirror W/HomeLink
Rear Seat Entertainment
Cargo Tray, Folding
Cargo Mat, Carpeted W/Seatback Protection
Protective Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
Horizontal Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#212121
Rust, leather
#B17B52
Color: 
Jet Black/ Loft Brown, leather
#532A0E
Jet Black, leather
#000000