Comparing Kia Sorento and Kia Niro


Shopping for a car in the crossover pool? Stuck between a Kia Sorento vs Niro dilemma? To help guide your decision, we’ve drawn up a comparison between both models below

2020 Kia Sorento

This variant is a worthy competitor against rivals like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and Nissan Pathfinder. The base Sorento features a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder engine with 185 hp and 178 lbs/ft of torque and a six-speed transmission. Front-wheel-drive is a standard feature, but all-wheel-drive (AWD) is an option.

In higher trim levels, the engine capacity increases to a V6, 3.3 liters with 290 hp and 252 lb/ft of torque, along with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Kia Sorento is available in the following trim levels:

- L

- LX

- S

- EX

- SX

The L is equipped with 17-inch alloy tires, three rows of seating, 50/50 split-folding third-row seats, 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seats, LED running lights, a seven-inch infotainment system with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay connectivity, six speakers, and access lighting. Other available options in the 2020 Kia Sorrento include:

- shift knob

- leather-wrapped steering

- USB charging ports

- premium audio

- LED exterior lighting

- panoramic sunroof

- keyless start and access

2020 Kia Niro

The Kia Niro is an efficient, compact crossover with a manageable footprint. For this model year, Kia has mildly refreshed the Niro’s capabilities for its plug-in and hybrid range, but not for the electric version.

Changes to the exterior include new headlights, new LED running lights, a diamond-patterned grille, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen.

Niro’s base models feature fuss-free interiors. The EX model is equipped with partial-leather seats. All models have two-zone automatic climate control that proves useful during the summer when hybrids typically forfeit efficiency because of the extra load from the cooling unit.

In terms of cargo space, the Niro has sufficient room to fit 6 carry-on suitcases behind its rear seats. When the rear seats are folded down, you can squeeze in up to 18 carry-ons!

For entertainment and connectivity, the 2020 Kia Niro offers a touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM, and smartphone connectivity. Further, both the 2020 and 2019 Niro models have earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

If you would like to know more about the Kia Sorento vs Niro game or test drive both vehicles, head over to Sansone Kia.

Source: Kia