Comparison - Kia Sorento SX 2021 - vs - Tesla Model Y Performance 2020

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
42,590
Updated: 
07 Dec 2020
$
51,190
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
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: 
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 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 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover is the next big thing from the automaker, until the next thing.

Pros
Another electric crossover
Another Tesla
Another tech spectacle
Another car for non-car people

Cons
Another deadline for Tesla to miss
Another wait for mainstream buyers
Another distraction
Another promise of self-driving

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Tesla Model Y is an all-new model.Part of the first Model Y generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
300-mile projected maximum range
Stunning acceleration from the Performance model
Convenient Supercharger network
Cutting-edge technology

Cons
Unreliable delivery and pricing expectations
Reputation for poor build quality
Tiny third-row seats
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support

By: 
edmunds.com

The newest ambitious project from Tesla is the all-electric Model Y compact crossover. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk touted a driving range of up to 300 miles and a zero-to-60-mph time of as little as 3.5 seconds when he unveiled the Model Y during a livestreamed event in March. The 2020 Tesla Model Y looks very similar to the compact Model 3 sedan but can be outfitted with a third row of seats for a total seating capacity of seven.

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: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
Torque: 
311ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
281hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.90Feet
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
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.)
Electric Power Steering
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Rear, side and forward-facing cameras provide maximum visibility

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.00in
187.00in
Width: 
74.80in
75.60in
Height: 
70.30in
63.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
6.60in
Front Track: 
64.50in
64.80in
Rear Track: 
64.80in
65.20in
Wheel Base: 
110.80in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
40.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
56.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.10in
50.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.50cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4120.00lbs
4416.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
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
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: 
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
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: 
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
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating
rear ventilation ducts

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

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)
15 total speakers
USB with external media control
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
15-inch touch screen
immersive sound system

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
Front Fog/Driving Lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.5 In.
19 X 9.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Tire Mobility Kit
Null Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance tires
alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

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
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: 
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
Rear center 3-point belt
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
pre-collision safety system
Rear Fixed Headrests
Brake Drying
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
X-Line SX Prestige Rust Color 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
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
Seven Seat Interior

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#212121
Rust, leather
#B17B52
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2d2d2d
Black and White, leatherette
#e2e6e7