Comparison - Kia Sorento SXL 2019 - vs - Infiniti QX50 Essential AWD 2019

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

Infiniti EX

Model: 
Average Price: 
$
46,490
Updated: 
31 Mar 2019
$
45,150
Updated: 
07 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
16.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Titanium Silver
#9D9EA0
Ebony Black
#121212
Snow White Pearl
#FAFAFA
Platinum Graphite
#626265
Dragon Brown
#504744
Color: 
Majestic White
#E6E6E6
Liquid Platinum
#97A0AF
Lunar White
#FFFFFF
Hermosa Blue
#3348AB
Graphite Shadow
#4B4A52
Eclipse Black
#2D2D2D
Dynamic Sunstone
#B40202
Black Obsidian
#000000
Chestnut Bronze
#5E4C42

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

There are a few changes under the Sorento's hood for 2019.The SX trims top the range with more luxury-oriented features. All Sorentos seat up to seven passengers.

PROS
Convenient size should fit many families
Ample feature content for the money
Stylish and high-class interior
Extra-long warranty coverage

CONS
Base four-cylinder engine is underpowered
Third-row seat is strictly for kids
Less cargo space than other three-row models

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Kia Sorento is a right-sized, well-priced three-row crossover SUV for those who can skimp a little on third-row space.

Pros
Upmarket feel inside and out
Terrific ride quality
Responsive, natural steering
High value
Solid, quiet feel

Cons
Second row sits too low
Turbo-4 engine bites the dust for 2019
Don’t bother with the base engine

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Seating comfort
UVO multimedia system
Cargo room
Wireless phone charging added
Wide array of available convenience features
Quiet cabin

Cons
Steering feel
Eco mode
Sport mode is very harsh
Turbo four-cylinder discontinued; diesel engine as-yet unavailable

By: 
cars.com

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is a beautiful package of technological innovations—in places visible and not visible.

Pros
Beautiful, inside and out
Good standard safety tech
Remarkably advanced engine
Good value in top trims
Whisper-quiet interior

Cons
Dual-screen infotainment system
Option packages are walled off in some trim levels
Getting top safety packages requires top trims
Finicky throttle in early, pre-production models

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Infiniti QX50 ranked #9 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Infiniti QX50 has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 13 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of cargo space
Great gas mileage
Spacious, supportive seats

Cons
Uninspiring handling
Disappointing infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

Infiniti’s slinky QX50 is more than just a pretty face—its creased sheetmetal is hiding a revolutionary new powertrain. A quest for increased fuel efficiency led Infiniti to develop a first-of-its-kind variable-compression-ratio turbocharged engine, good for 268 hp and, by Infiniti's estimate, 30 to 31 mpg on the highway.

Pros
Invisible and novel tech;
spacious, refined,
quiet,
and comfortable.

Cons
We anticipated better fuel economy;
the usual CVT complaints.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
2.00L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
280ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
268hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.30Feet
36.40Feet
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
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: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.00in
184.70in
Width: 
74.40in
74.90in
Height: 
66.50in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
8.60in
Front Track: 
60.40in
Rear Track: 
61.00in
Wheel Base: 
109.40in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
40.00
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
55.60in
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
39.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
57.90in
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
38.40
Rear Hip Room: 
56.40in
53.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
38.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
57.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.00cu.ft
64.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.30cu.ft
31.10cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
17.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
23.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4101.00lbs
3857.00lbs

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
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity 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: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5 In.
19 In.
Wheels more: 
Chrome Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Run Flat Tires
Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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 brakes
Ventilated front 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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Sensory Package
ProACTIVE Package
ProASSIST Package
Appearance Package
Premium Heat Package
Tow Package
Autograph Package
Cargo Package
Exterior Options: 
Mud Guards (Front And Rear)
Washer Heater
Puddle Lights
Wheel Locks
Side Step Bars
Tow Hitch (3.3L)
Snow White Pearl
Cross Bars - Pano Roof
Paint Protection Package
Exclusive Paint
Welcome Lighting
Premium Paint
Lifestyle Hitch
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
SXL Terracotta Nappa Leather Seat
Cargo Mat (7 Seat)
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net Envelope
Interior Light Kit
SXL Black Metallic Nappa Leather Seat
Cargo Net Floor
Premium Audio
Illuminated Kick Plates

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Terracotta, premium leather
#E2725B
Black Metallic. premium leather
#000000
Color: 
Graphite, premium leather
#141414
Graphite, leather
#141414
Wheat/Black, leather
#A8987E
Wheat/Brown, premium leather
#C8D3D7
Wheat/Brown/Blue, premium leather
#D9E4E8