Comparison - Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet R-Line 2020 - vs - Kia Sorento SX 2021

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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Kia Sorento R,Naza Sorento

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Model: 
Average Price: 
£
31,920
Updated: 
11 Mar 2020
$
Updated: 
18 Feb 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
2
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ivy Green Black
#394A4E
Pure White Black
#C1C3C2
Turmeric Yellow Metallic Black
#D6BD41
Smokey Grey Metallic Black
#60616A
Ravenna Blue Metallic Black
#274075
Kings Red Metallic Black
#8C212A
Ivory Silver Metallic Black
#9E9A92
Deep Black Pearl Black
#111111

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet is a drop-top version of the company’s subcompact crossover. Launches two years after the coupe regular version, the 2020 T-Roc Cabriolet isn’t just a T-Roc with a soft-top, it also features only two doors instead of four. What’s more, the soft-top has a sleeker design, so the Cabriolet looks sportier than its standard sibling. Inspired by the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the 2020 T-Roc Cabriolet is Volkswagen’s only small convertible to date after the discontinuation of the Beetle.

By: 
topspeed.com

Volkswagen has unveiled its drop-top T-Roc Cabriolet, which it's billing as the only mainstream crossover with a proper convertible roof.
Based on the T-Roc SUV, the company's drop-top crossover follows in the footsteps of the soft-top Range Rover Evoque and Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet by blending wind-in-your-hair thrills with the taller ride popular with buyers at the moment.
Although it bears the T-Roc name, the Cabriolet isn't just a normal T-Roc SUV with the roof prised off. It's actually 34mm longer than the hardtop with a 37mm longer wheelbase, while front seat occupants sit 599mm above the road – which Volkswagen says ensures they "enjoy a great view".

By: 
caradvice.com.au

PROS
Traditional SUV attributes with wind-in-the-hair fun
Marks a return of convertibles to VW’s line-up
Trims start with well-equipped Design
It certainly makes a statement...

CONS
Less practical than the five-door T-Roc SUV
Cabriolet quite a bit pricier, too
Reduced engine range with no diesel
Handling becomes a bit wobbly

By: 
parkers.co.uk

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - mpg / 39.8
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.50L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
147hp
at 5 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
no
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
no
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
no
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Steering wheel, multifunction (audio, bluetooth, cruise controls)
More in Convenience: 
Progressive power assisted steering
Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel
Storage compartments in driver and front passenger doors
12V socket in centre console storage area

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.00in
Width: 
78.60in
Height: 
59.90in
Wheel Base: 
103.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.00

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
9.80cu.ft

Instruments

Clock: 
no
no
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Service interval indicator
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Brake pad wear indicator
Warning sound and light for front and rear seat belts if unfastened

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Power operated canvas convertible top
Electrically power adjustable, heated, folding, auto dimming, front passenger exterior door mirror lowering function

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Power adjustable lumbar support in front
Front sports comfort seats with manual height adjustment
Front seat back storage pocket
Front centre armrest
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
50/50 rear seat bench split folding rear seat backrests
Folding center armrest

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors with air bag label on sun visor and b-pillar
Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB type C Interface 2X and USB charging socket
WeConnect plus
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
Bluetooth - Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
Title and cover art display
6 speakers
Navigation system discover media including streaming and internet
Active Info display 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display with customisable menu and information
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
8" colour touch screen

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Black door handles
Rain sensor
Body colour rear roof spoiler
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
LED rear number plate lights
High level 3rd brake light
Chrome trim on upper and lower radiator grille
Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe light
Body coloured comfort bumpers
Darkened LED tail lamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
18 in
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
no
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
ventilated discs
Rear brakes: 
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Stability control: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
2 x 3-point rear seat belts
Volkswagen roadside assistance
Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensioners
Electronic stability control (ESC) includes ASR, EDL, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Driver alert system with fatigue detection
Lane assist
Warning sound and light for doors and tailgate open
Driver alert system with fatigue detection
Warning sound and light for front and rear seat belts if unfastened