Comparison - Lexus RX 450h 2017 - vs - Kia Sorento EX 2017

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Make: 
Average Price: 
57,215
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
35,100
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.20gals
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Autumn Shimmer
#5C3223
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Matador Red Mica
#720D14
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Obsidian
#090909
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA
Color: 
Ebony Black
#070506
Platinum Graphite
#646464
Snow White Pearl
#DFDFDF
Titanium Silver
#666465
Remington Red
#9E050D
Blaze Blue
#364856
Sparkling Silver
#CBCBCD
Sangria
#765F62
Polished Walnut
#49403E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2017, every RX 450h comes standard with forward collision warning and mitigation, lane keeping assistance, automatic high beams and adaptive cruise control. You can also now get a front-wheel-drive F Sport model.

Pros
Impeccably crafted and attractively designed cabin
Excellent fuel economy for a luxury crossover
Supremely quiet
Appealing ride and handling balance with F Sport

Cons
Gas savings unlikely to ever pay back the price premium
Below-average cargo capacity
Optional tech interface is distracting to use
Relatively slow acceleration

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Lexus RX Hybrid ranks 4 out of 22 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Lexus RX 450h is a midsize SUV that delivers the luxury you expect from Lexus while also providing solid performance and excellent fuel economy. However, its small cargo area detracts from its utility.

Pros
Excellent fuel economy
Comfortable, spacious seats

Cons
Frustrating upgraded infotainment system
Small cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Kia Sorento stays true to its high-value roots, but it's grown up in refinement and comfort.
Kia Sorento received a full redesign, with completely new sheet metal, a new body structure, a newly available turbocharged inline-4 engine, plus modest gains in interior space and major gains in general cabin comfort and ride quality.

Pros
Tight, "vault-like" feel
Generous feature set
Responsive, economical 2.0T
Quiet cabin

Cons
Short, bench-like second-row seats
Can't get a third-row seat and turbo-4 engine together
Active-safety features not widely available

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Kia Sorento ranks 1 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The 2017 Kia Sorento is a versatile crossover that rates highly in a competitive class thanks to a powerful V6 engine, many user-friendly tech features, and the availability of third-row seats. It also has excellent safety and reliability ratings, and its low starting price makes it a great value.

Pros
Easy to use infotainment system
Potent V6 engine
Stable handling
Quality interior

Cons
Weak standard engine
Limited options for base model

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Sorento can now be had with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, along with a couple of new safety features (adaptive headlights and automatic emergency braking). Also, the EX 2.0T gets standard shift paddles, but the SX Limited is no longer offered with the 2.0T engine.

Pros
Controls are easy to operate
Cabin is well-made and attractive
Second-row seats are versatile and comfortable
Strong value proposition
Excellent warranty
Top crash-test scores.

Cons
Turbo engine isn't as punchy or efficient as expected
Most seven-passenger competitors offer more interior space.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
31.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.30L
Torque: 
247ft-lbs
at 4 600rpm
252ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
Horsepower: 
308hp
at 6 000rpm
290hp
at 6 400rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.80Feet
36.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.50in
187.40in
Width: 
74.20in
74.40in
Height: 
67.70in
66.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
7.30in
Front Track: 
64.20in
63.80in
Rear Track: 
63.80in
63.70in
Wheel Base: 
109.90in
109.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.40
39.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.20
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
44.10in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.80in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.50in
56.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
58.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
55.90cu.ft
73.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.00cu.ft
11.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
16.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.90degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4740.00lbs
4101.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Remote window operation
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-free entry
1one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Cloth
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8-way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
leather
Bucket front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding with storage center armrest
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
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Simulated wood trim on doors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Diversity antenna
12 total speakers
Mast antenna
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 total speakers
USB Connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear defogger
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.5
19 x 7.5 in
Wheels more: 
Steel spare wheel
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Steel spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
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
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Intuitive Parking Assist
Pre-Collision System w/Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Glass Breakage Sensor
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency braking preparation
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Front and rear seatbelt pretensioners
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Turn signal mirrors
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package
Luxury Package
Towing Prep Package
Premium Package (V6)
EX Advanced Touring Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Aluminum Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Door Edge Guards
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamps
Roof Rack Cross Bars
LED Headlamps
Touch-Free Power Rear Door
Paint Protection Film
Bi-LED Headlamps w/Adaptive Front Lighting System
Panoramic Moonroof
Cross Bars (Standard Roof)
Side Steps
Wheel Locks
Tow Hitch (V6)
Mudguards
Cross Bars (Panoramic Sunroof)
Washer Heater
Interior Options: 
Heads Up Display
Accessory Connector
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Mat
Cargo Net - Spider
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Ashtray Cup
Wood and Leather-trimmed Steering Wheel and Shift Knob
Heated Matte Linear Dark Mocha Wood Steering Wheel
12.3" Navigation System w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio Package
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
Interior Lighting Kit
Cargo Tray (7 seat)
Illuminated Scuff Plates
EC Mirror W/Homelink & Compass

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#393939
Black, premium leather
#434343
Noble Brown, leather
#977C67
Noble Brown, premium leather
#9E836E
Parchment, leather
#D2CCBF
Parchment, premium leather
#B7B1A4
Stratus Gray, leather
#828080
Stratus Gray, premium leather
#7C7A7A
Color: 
Black Metallic, premium leather
#000000
Ivory, premium leather
#D8D5C4