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Kia Sorento
2021 Kia Sorento
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$28,000
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Subaru Ascent
2021 Subaru Ascent
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$32,295
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Volkswagen Atlas
2021 Volkswagen Atlas
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$31,545
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Other
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
8 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Turbo 4 Cylinder Gas
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
277 hp
260 hp @ 5600 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft
277 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Other
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
N/A
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
38 ft
38.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
N/A
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
N/A
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
N/A
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
N/A
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
N/A
P245/60HR18
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
N/A
P245/60HR18
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
N/A
23 MPG
22 MPG
City
N/A
21 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
N/A
27 MPG
24 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
7.8 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
19.3 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
405.3 miles
390.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
521.1 miles
446.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
N/A
196.8 in
198.3 in
Height
N/A
71.6 in
70 in
Max Width
N/A
76 in
78.3 in
Front Width
N/A
64.4 in
67.2 in
Rear Width
N/A
64.2 in
67.8 in
Wheelbase
N/A
113.8 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
8.7 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
N/A
8 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
N/A
42.2 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
N/A
41.3 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
N/A
61.1 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
57.7 in
58.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
N/A
38.6 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
N/A
40 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
N/A
60.3 in
60.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
57.5 in
58 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
31.7 in
33.7 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
36.3 in
38.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
57.2 in
54.9 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
45.9 in
45.1 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
N/A
4,430 lbs
4,222 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
2,000 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
N/A
86.5 ft³
96.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
N/A
47.5 ft³
55.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A
17.8 ft³
20.6 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
N/A
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
N/A
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles