2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Silver 2019 Kia Sorento, VS Icon, and Red 2019 Chevrolet Traverse

Are you thinking about buying a three-row SUV? The 2019 Kia Sorento is an excellent choice, with its upscale and spacious cabin, favorable handling, good fuel economy, and high-level safety. Another popular choice for the three-row crossover SUV segment is the Chevrolet Traverse. Let's see how the two SUVs stack up in this 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Chevrolet Traverse comparison.

The 2019 Sorento is the more affordable choice, with a base MSRP of $25,990, compared to $29,930 for the 2019 Traverse. And with its plethora of premium features, the Sorento offers incredible value. Even for the base Sorento L trim, you'll get standard alloy wheels, chrome door handles, a rear spoiler, a trip computer, Apply CarPlay, Android Auto, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Hill-start Assist Control, and a rearview camera.

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2019 Kia Sorento VS 2019 Chevrolet Traverse
$25,990 Base MSRP $29,930
5 stars NHTSA Rollover Crash Test Rating 4 stars
22 city/29 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 18 city/27 hwy mpg
44.1/39.4/31.7 inches Legroom (Front/2nd-row/3rd-row) 41/38.4/33.5 inches

Advantages and Benefits of 2019 Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is the more efficient vehicle, with an estimated fuel economy of 22 city/29 hwy mpg, compared to 18 city/27 hwy mpg for the Traverse. And with its Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering and smooth-riding suspension, the Sorento provides excellent handling.

If you place a premium on safety, then the Sorento is the better choice. It achieved 5-star ratings for all of the crash tests conducted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Traverse received only 4-star ratings for the frontal barrier crash (passenger) test and rollover test.

The Sorento has a very roomy interior. While the Traverse has more 3rd-row legroom (33.5" vs 31.7"), the Sorento has more front legroom (44.1" vs 41") and 2nd-row legroom (39.4" vs 38.4").

Do you live in Marin County or elsewhere in the Bay Area? Test drive the 2019 Kia Sorento at Kia Marin!


Dark Grey 2019 Kia Sorento with a Sunset in the Background
Dark Grey 2019 Kia Sorento Parked in a Snowy Area
Dashboard and Brown Front Seats of 2019 Kia Sorento
Brown Seats and Moonroof of 2019 Kia Sorento