Comparison - Kia Sorento SXL 2019 - vs - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 4motion 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

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Average Price: 
$
46,490
Updated: 
31 Mar 2019
32,390
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Titanium Silver
#9D9EA0
Ebony Black
#121212
Snow White Pearl
#FAFAFA
Platinum Graphite
#626265
Dragon Brown
#504744
Color: 
Habanero Orange Metallic
#FF3B0F
Silk Blue Metallic
#526A90
Dark Moss Green Metallic
#4C5C55
Deep Black Pearl
#060506
Platinum Grey Metallic
#82838B
Pure white
#FFFFFF
Ruby Red
#8B292F
White Silver Metallic
#9A9C9B

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 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace looks to be better aligned with the demands of American buyers than its pricey, cramped predecessor.

Pros
More aligned with buyer tastes?
Clean styling inside and out
High-tech dashboard
Lots of available safety tech

Cons
Will it be underpowered?
Awfully small for a three-row crossover
Third row required for FWD
Looks are too conservative for some

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan ranked #8 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Volkswagen Tiguan has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lots of user-friendly tech features
Good cargo space
Smooth ride
Roomy first- and second-row seats

Cons
Postage-stamp third row
Unimpressive engine
Subpar fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The Volkswagen Tiguan is fully redesigned for 2018. Compared to its predecessor, it offers more legroom, more cargo space and a standard third row.

PROS
Lots of space for passengers and cargo
Third-row seating can be useful in a pinch
Now offers comprehensive driver safety features
Revised tech interface is sharp, intuitive and quick to respond

CONS
Optional larger wheels make for a bumpy ride
Still ranks low in fuel economy, despite revised engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
27.00mpg
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
221ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
184hp
at 4 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.30Feet
37.70Feet

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
no
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 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
Cooled Storage Compartment
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.00in
185.10in
Width: 
74.40in
72.40in
Height: 
66.50in
66.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
109.40in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
40.20in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
58.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.40in
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.00cu.ft
73.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.30cu.ft
37.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
26.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4101.00lbs
3858.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
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
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Cloth
8-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
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
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts

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
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel

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)
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
Android Auto
MirrorLink
Apple CarPlay

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
hands-free power liftgate
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5 In.
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Chrome Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

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 brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
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
Brake drying
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear height adjustable headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights

Options

Packages: 
3rd Row Seat Package
R-Line Package For Sel
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
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Paint Protection
Hood Deflector
Accessory Towing Kit
Bumper Protector
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
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit
Rearview Mirror W/Homelink
Privacy Cover
Luggage Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Terracotta, premium leather
#E2725B
Black Metallic. premium leather
#000000
Color: 
Grey
#8E8E8E
Pure Black
#191919