2019 KIA Sorento vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

Specs at a Glance

2019 Kia Sorento

2019 Kia Sorento

MSRP *

  $25, 990

MPG **

  22 / 29


2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent

MSRP *

  $31, 995

MPG **

  21 / 27

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

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The 2019 KIA Sorento and the 2019 Subaru Ascent are both well regarded crossover SUVs. But which one is best for you and your family? To help you make an informed decision, Carriage KIA has put together a comparison review of both the 2019 KIA Sorento and the 2019 Subaru Ascent. This review will look at both crossovers in three categories important to the SUV buyer. In the first part of the review, we will look at the overall key features of both vehicles. Afterward, we will take a look at the performance numbers of both SUVs. Finally, we will compare the all-important safety features of both the 2019 KIA Sorento and the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

Features

The 2019 KIA Sorento offers the following standard features: Sportmatic™ Sports Shifter, Solar Control Glass, Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers, Projector Beam Headlights, LED Positioning Lights, UVO play with 7.0 inch Touch-Screen Display, 6 Speakers, Rear-Camera Display and Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Hands-Free Connectivity. The 2019 Subaru Ascent offers the following standard features: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive with X-MODE®, Three rows of flexible seating for 8 passengers, Standard EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, Raised roof rails, SUBARU STARLINK™ Multimedia with Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto and 18-inch alloy wheels. Overall, the 2019 KIA Sorento offers more advanced key features, on all trim models, than the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

Horsepower

The 2019 KIA Sorento comes with a standard 2.4 liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine that outputs up to 185 horsepower and 178 foot-pounds of torque. There is also an optional 3.3 liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 engine that offers up to 290 horsepower and 252 foot-pounds of torque. The 2019 Subaru Ascent comes with a standard Direct-Injection Turbocharged (DIT) SUBARU BOXER® engine that offers up to 260 horsepower and 277 foot-pounds of torque. Overall, the 2019 KIA Sorento offers a more powerful top-of-the-line engine than the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

Safety

At Carriage Kia, we consider safety to be the most parts in any vehicle. That is why we feel it is so important to show you the key safety features of both crossover vehicles. Starting with the 2019 Sorento, this KIA crossover offers the following key safety features: Dual Front Advanced Airbags, Dual Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The 2019 Ascent offers the following key safety features: Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart Rear-View Mirror, and LED Steering Responsive Headlights. Overall, the 2019 Sorento offers more passive and active safety features than the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

Carrige KIA invites you to test drive the 2019 KIA Sorento and see how it compares against the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Our customer sales team places the utmost importance on your long-term satisfaction. And our sales team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the 2019 KIA Sorento


* “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.
** Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.