2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee near Youngstown OH

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2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee near Youngstown OH

2021 Kia Sorento Overview

Taylor Auto Group is a premier Kia dealer, and you can shop Drive Taylor online or here locally at our location serving Youngstown Akron. Our team is thrilled to announce the arrival of the 2021 Kia Sorento, which gets a light makeover and a revised trim lineup. The Sorento continues to be one of the more popular family-friendly SUVs because it strikes a balance between compact crossovers and three-row midsize SUVs, which is a choice many buyers have to make. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is an interesting comparison. It is at the larger end of the midsize spectrum, but Jeep has opted not to offer a third row. With that mind, let us compare the 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Kia Sorento's Overview

Exterior – Kia Dealer serving Youngstown OH

Kia has built the Sorento on a 110.8-inch wheelbase and with a 6.9-inch minimum ground clearance. The Sorento measures 188.9 inches long, 74.8 inches wide and 66.7 inches tall. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, on the other hand, has a 114.8-inch wheelbase and an 8.6-inch minimum ground clearance. It measures 189.8 inches long, 76.5 inches wide and 69.3 inches tall. The Sorento has standard 17-inch alloy wheels. The Grand Cherokee has standard 18-inch alloy wheels, and both automakers offer wheel sizes up to 20 inches in various finishes and designs. Both automakers also offer a power liftgate for more convenient cargo access. Each liftgate can be activate from the fob or via the dashboard.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Kia Sorento's Exterior

Interior – 2021 Kia Sorento near Youngstown OH

Seating capacity is often a focal point when our customers compare the 2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Kia used to offer the third row as an option, but it proved so popular that it became the emphasis and the five-passenger configuration was dropped. The Sorento offers 41.4 inches of front legroom, which is more than the 40.3 inches the Grand Cherokee provides. It also offers significantly more second-row legroom at 41.7 vs 38.6 inches. In addition, it affords 29.6 inches of third-row legroom, and the Jeep model not have a third row. What the Grand Cherokee lacks in legroom, it makes up for in cargo space. The dedicated area measures 36.3 cubic feet. The Sorento’s dedicated area measures just 12.6 cubic feet, but you can fold the third row flat and actually have more room than the Grand Cherokee provides at 38.4 cubes. The Sorento also has more overall cargo space at 75.5 cubes.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Kia Sorento's Interior

Kia Sorento Mechanical specs

The Sorento base model has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. It makes 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, and Kia marries it to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional at most trim levels. An optional turbocharged 2.5-liter four replaces the outgoing V6. It makes 281 hp and 311 lb.-ft., and Kia marries it to a more advanced eight-speed. Jeep offers four powertrains, but the SRT and Trackhawk are niche trims that are not really relevant to a consumer considering the Sorento. Those that are relevant include a standard 3.6-liter V6 that makes 295 hp and 260 lb.-ft. and an optional 5.7-liter V8 that makes 360 hp and 390 lb.-ft.

Youngstown OH - 2021 Kia Sorento's Mechanical

Technology – Kia Dealership near Youngstown OH

All Sorento models available at our Kia dealership serving Youngstown Akron have the latest Uvo infotainment software. Similarly, Uconnect 4 comes with every 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Sorento, however, has a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen whereas the Grand Cherokee comes with a smaller 7.0-inch touch-display. Kia offers a 10.25-inch touchscreen and navigation. Jeep only offers an 8.4-inch touch-display with navigation. Another way that Kia distinguishes the Sorento is standard driver assistance technologies. Jeep offers similar equipment but as options. The base Sorento has forward collision detection, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking and much more.

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If you would like to test-drive the 2021 Kia Sorento, you can do so at our location serving Youngstown Akron at your convenience, and while appointments are never required, you can schedule online. You can call us for quotes and other details. We can also provide that information to you via text and email and even keep you updated as new specials arrive. Customers who prefer to shop Drive Taylor online, will love our redesigned website. We offer a wide range of tools that make it easier to compare models and trims, pick out your perfect vehicle, get financing and much more. You can also get whatever assistance you may need through the live chat feature.


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