2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

The Subaru Ascent is one of the newest SUVs in the automotive world, with 2019 being its debut model year. Does it hold up against some of the tried and true models like the Kia Sorento. Well, that's what we are going to help you find out by comparing the 2019 Kia Sorento vs the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

To start with, the Ascent is certainly priced with the assumption that it is leading the pack of midsize SUVs currently available. The question is, is the vehicle really worth the price? Well consider that the 2019 Sorento has a lower starting MSRP but still comes with some standard features that the Ascent does not, such as premium cloth seats, a 40-20-40 split rear seat, seatback storage pockets and more.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Subaru Ascent

$25,990 MSRP $31,995
154 cubic feet Passenger Volume 153 cubic feet
44.1/39.4 inches Legroom (front/rear) 42.2/38.6 inches
60 months/60,000 miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty 36 months/36,000 miles

Differences Between the 2019 Sorento and 2019 Ascent

Plus, talking about value, with the Sorento you can get a significantly better warranty. Not only is the bumper-to-bumper warranty longer and for more miles as you can see up above, but the 2019 Kia Sorento also has a powertrain warranty that lasts for 120 months and/or 100,000 miles. Compare that to the Ascent's 60-month and 60,000-mile powertrain warranty and you can see which brand is really standing behind their vehicle.

Lastly, with an SUV you want space. You'll find not only superior passenger volume in the Sorento, but also more legroom to fit both front and rear seat passengers. So, no matter how old your kids get, the 2019 Sorento will always have plenty of space for them. Take it for a spin here at Mike Murphy Kia.