2019 KIA Sorento vs Chevy Traverse

Specs at a Glance

2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento

MSRP*

  $25,990

Basic Warranty

  5 yr. / 60,000 mi.


2019 Chevy Traverse

2019 Chevy Traverse

MSRP*

  $29,930

Basic Warranty

  3 yr. / 36,000 mi.

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Chevy Traverse

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If you’re having a hard time deciding which SUV to buy, a comparison of your top two choices is a great place to start. The 2019 Kia Sorento and the Chevy Traverse are two of the most popular SUVs on the market. Because of their popularity, we’re pitting them against one another in this brief guide. Take a look at this comparison to see which of these two vehicles may be the right choice for you.

Pricing and Warranty Coverage

Pricing for the 2019 KIA Sorento comes in slightly lower based on their respective estimated MSRPs. Kia’s warranty coverage is also much better than that offered by Chevrolet; with the Sorento, you’ll get a five-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, while the Traverse only comes with three years or 36,000 miles of coverage. If pricing and warranty coverage are primary concerns for you, the Kia Sorento is the way to go.

Base Model Features

We know that most of our buyers are on a budget, which means that some of you will be looking at base models. You’ll find more standard features on the Sorento’s base model; for instance, it comes with a satellite radio as standard equipment, where you’ll have to step up to a higher trim level to get it on the Traverse. Especially for those planning long road trips, the base model of the Sorento offers a better value.

Performance and Fuel Economy

While the Chevy Traverse has the more powerful engine of the two, it comes at the expense of fuel economy. The 2019 Kia Sorento has significantly better fuel mileage than the new Traverse. It gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which beats the 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway found on the Chevy model.

If you’ve got any questions about the 2019 Sorento, feel free to contact us by phone or email. Our sales experts are waiting to tell you all about the features and specifications of the Sorento, as well as all the other vehicles in the Kia lineup.


* “Starting at” price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See “Build and Price” section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Vehicles shown with optional equipment. Actual price set by dealer and may vary. The applicable destination and handling charge per model are provided in the “Build and Price” section. See dealer for details. Some features only available as part of packages. See “Features & Specifications” and “Options” pages for details. Kia Motors reserves the right to make changes at any time as to vehicle availability, destination, and handling fees, colors, materials, specifications, features, accessories, packages, and models. Not responsible for typographical or computer errors. 2016 and 2017 Soul EV starting MSRP is for the EV-e trim which will be a limited production model sold initially only in CA.