Comparison - Kia Sorento SXL 2019 - vs - Volvo XC90 Hybrid T8 R-Design 2017

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Other Names:

Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

Also called:

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
46,490
Updated: 
31 Mar 2019
71,800
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2017
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-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
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Titanium Silver
#9D9EA0
Ebony Black
#121212
Snow White Pearl
#FAFAFA
Platinum Graphite
#626265
Dragon Brown
#504744
Color: 
Bright Silver Metallic
#ABABB6
Bursting Blue Metallic
#315785
Ice White
#DEDEDE
Luminous Sand Metallic
#7B706F
Passion Red
#971715
Onyx Black Metallic
#010101
Savile Grey Metallic
#494850

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 XC90 is a handsome, square-jawed Swede striving to offer more efficiency and safety than its rivals, while adding a dose of Scandinavian flair. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder uses turbocharging and supercharging to create 316 hp and drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic. An 80-hp electric motor joins the party in plug-in hybrid models. There’s room for seven in the elegantly appointed interior, with deeply comfortable seats as well as Sensus, Volvo’s new infotainment system.

After extended product doldrums due to changing overlords, Volvo has emerged as strong as ever with the launch of the XC90 SUV for 2016, the impressive start of an all-new lineup developed under Chinese owner Geely. With an upright and bold countenance, the XC90 exudes confidence, and its nearly Range Rover–rivaling presence, along with a full complement of features and technology, comfortably earns its way further upmarket than previous XC90s

A gorgeously compelling new entry that is upending the luxury-SUV oligarchy.

Pros
The decadently detailed and gorgeous interior including open-pore walnut wood trim, which also adorns the sliding cupholder cover, in the elevated Inscription-trim T6 and test cars we evaluated

Cons
We’re not convinced that four-cylinder-only power is the way to go, not so much for performance reasons—although, by a narrow margin, the XC90 was the slowest in its last comparison-test appearance—but mostly because the engine sounds gravelly in its upper reaches, which is discordant with the luxury mission

By: 
caranddriver.com

Among three-row luxury SUVs, the 2017 Volvo XC90 has outstanding cargo capacity, style and safety features. The cabin is particularly elegant and offers many options for personalization. Its engine power and ride quality aren’t segment-leading, but this is still a midsize SUV that deserves consideration

The 2017 Volvo XC90 receives updates to its driver assistance system and more apps for its infotainment system, plus the addition of a range-topping new trim level.

lthough Volvo's latest four-cylinder engine has considerable power, the heavy weight of the XC90 makes it feel unimpressive. Its numbers are promising, but in real-world, day-to-day use, acceleration and refinement are lacking. Other rival crossovers feel notably snappier and more responsive when accelerating up to freeway speeds or passing a slow-moving vehicle. We haven't driven the XC90 with the base turbocharged engine, but we expect to find its 250 hp a bit meager for a vehicle of this size.

Pros
Elegant styling inside and out; spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV; many standard safety technology features; precise handling that inspires confidence; available plug-in hybrid model.

Cons
Overly busy ride quality for a vehicle in its class; comes up short on performance and real-world fuel economy; some of its standard touchscreen controls can be hard to use.

By: 
www.edmunds.com

It’s the greatest continuity travesty since Sully’s Porsche Targa repair in Commando. A flip-flop more obvious than Bond’s flop flipping Mustang in Diamonds Are Forever. Jump on the internet. Get those hashtags burning!

And while you would be correct, there is a good reason why our Crystal White 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design is not the Bursting Blue XC90 T6 of previous updates

Volvo noted that upwards of 70 per cent of XC90 buyers wanted this technology, so it makes sense to include it as baseline equipment

What is cool, is with the air package, you can raise the car for an off-road setting, but also lower the rear to make loading luggage easier

That excellent interior, those lovely materials and of course, the amazing stereo, make the XC90 a classy and so far, dependable option in the luxury SUV space.

Pros
Very clever driveline which works smoothly within its range
Punchy when charged
No loss of space or interior packaging due to hybrid platform

Cons
T8 is an expensive option and comes with compromised driving range
Fuel economy claims are impossible to meet
Cheeky option price increases

By: 
caradvice.com.au

As a technological, efficiency and style tour-de-force, the Volvo XC90 takes some beating as a premium 4x4

The Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV that rivals models such as the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Range Rover Sport. Volvo has created a refreshing SUV by using Scandinavian design influences, and it feels like a premium product that delivers design-led looks and a raft of advanced safety kit.

The XC90 boasts a distinctive exterior and plenty of equipment, and delivers a far more upmarket package than its practical but ageing predecessor. Add the advanced fuel efficiency and safety technologies, and you have a class-leading SUV on your hands.

The XC90 is a great performer on the road, and with seven proper seats as standard plus a big boot, it's a strong candidate for family car buyers. Underpinning the Volvo XC90’s fresh-thinking approach is a bold strategy to offer only 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines, a compromise that will inspire some drivers, but may deter the those attracted to the lazy grunt of a traditional six or eight-cylinder SUV.

Pros
Quality interior, safety and luxury kit, comfy ride

Cons
Busy touchscreen, noisy petrol engine, hybrid efficiency

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
2.00L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
472ft-lbs
at 2 200rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
400hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.30Feet
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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
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
Manual rear seat easy entry
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Alloy Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.00in
194.90in
Width: 
74.40in
79.10in
Height: 
66.50in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
10.50in
Front Track: 
65.70in
Rear Track: 
65.80in
Wheel Base: 
109.40in
117.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
57.70in
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
38.50
Rear Hip Room: 
56.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
37.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.00in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.00cu.ft
85.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
11.30cu.ft
15.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.90degrees
23.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
23.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4101.00lbs
5059.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

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
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

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
8-way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Premium Leather/Sueded Microfiber
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
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front independent suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
rear independent suspenstion
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
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather and alloy 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)
USB connection
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
330 watts stereo output
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Speed sensitive wipers
Power glass sunroof
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Speed sensitive wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5 In.
20 X 9.0 In
Wheels more: 
Chrome Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
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 brakes
Rear 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
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
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
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Emergency braking preparation
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Vision Package
Climate Package
Convenience Package
Momentum Plus 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
22" X 9.0" 5-Double Spoke Alloy Wheels In Matte Black Diamond Cut
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
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System
Graphical Head Up Display
Integrated Center Booster Cushion 2nd Row

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Terracotta, premium leather
#E2725B
Black Metallic. premium leather
#000000
Color: 
Amber/Charcoal, leather
#84634D
Blond/Charcoal, leather
#C1C0BE
Charcoal, leather
#464648