2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

2017 Kia Sorento


2017 Chevrolet Traverse

$22,474 at Yonkers Kia Price Starts at $29,912 (The Competition)
21, 28 MPG (City, Highway) 15, 22
290 HP 281
7 Trim Options 4
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
Yes / 14 Power Driver’s Seat? / # of Adjustments Available Yes / 8
154.2 Max. Passenger Volume (Cubic Feet) 150.8
10 Years or 100,000 Miles Warranty Coverage – Limited Powertrain 5 Years or 60,000 Miles

When you are looking for affordable cars in the SUV category, the Kia Sorento and the Chevrolet Traverse are good options. The Traverse can carry more passengers, but the Sorento comes with a lower price tag and high performing engine. Both cars have plenty of features to offer.


Those looking for a lower priced car will have a better deal with the Kia Sorento. Kia has made a reputation for combining affordability with the best features. Add to that the long warranty, and you have a winner all the way. It is easy to see why the Kia Sorento is a popular buy.


The Kia Sorento comes with a 2.4-liter engine as opposed to the Traverse that has a 3.6-liter engine. Both cars have front wheel drives. The Sorento offers more mileage, around 28 mpg against the 22 mpg offered by the Traverse. So if you are looking for fuel savings, the Sorento is the better vehicle. The Kia Sorento comes with more range, and if you are looking to travel more and refuel less, this is the right car for you. The Traverse does better in terms of torque and engine output. It offers 281 HP output, in contrast to the Sorento, which comes with 185 HP engine. The Chevrolet Traverse also offers more towing ability, with more than 5,000 lbs against the 2,000 lbs that the Sorento offers. The Sorento has a smaller turn radius, and this might make it the easier car to drive on narrower roads.


The Sorento comes with black interiors while the Traverse has a lighter shade for the interiors. The Kia Sorento has more features such as remote ignition. The Sorento offer more leg room in the front row, so drivers might find this car more comfortable. It also offers more legroom for the second-row passengers. If you are looking for a spacious car that can accommodate people with ease, the Sorento is the better choice.


The Sorento has more color options than the Traverse, for exterior colors. The Traverse has a powerful build and looks rugged and capable on the roads. The Sorento, with its streamlined design, has a contemporary, stylish look. Being smaller in size, the Kia Sorento is less likely to cause parking issues.

At Yonkers Kia, you can test drive the Sorento and find new and pre-owned Kia cars to buy. You can schedule a test drive by calling the dealership.


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