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Kia Sorento (2016) vs. Kia Sportage (2015) Features

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Features Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Kia Sportage

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Model Year 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2015
Model Sorento Sorento Sorento Sorento Sorento Sorento Sorento Sorento Sportage Sportage Sportage
Trim L LX LX V6 EX EX V6 SX V6 SX Limited SX Limited V6 LX EX SX
Engines (show)  
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
185 hp@6000
170 lb-ft@4000
                 
3.3L V6
DOHC-4v
290 hp@6400
252 lb-ft@5300
             
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
240 hp@6000
260 lb-ft@1450
                 
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
182 hp@6000
177 lb-ft@4000
                 
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
260 hp@6000
269 lb-ft@1850
                   
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD  
Tires (show)  
235/65R17 tires            
235/60HR18 tires            
235/55HR19 tires                
225/60R17 tires                
235/55R18 tires                  
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers          
Infinity, 630W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)            
Infinity, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)                  
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.            
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.                  
Cruise control    
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper.            
Heated steering wheel                  
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.            
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.        
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Sunshades, second rowGreatly reduce the amount of sunlight entering the rear side windows. Retract into rear doors.            
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.    
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.  
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.                
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Around view camerasSmall external cameras provide a top-down view all around the vehicle, to reduce blind spots while parking.                  
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.            
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Engine immobilizer (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                  
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.                  
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.
Hill descent controlSelectively applies the brakes to maintain a slow, steady descent on off-road downhill slopes.                
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.                  
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.  
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.            
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.      
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.        
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Air-conditioned storage compartment                
Cargo cover
Cargo mat                
Cargo net
Cargo tray
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.    
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.
Roof railsNo crossbars.  
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.          
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.  
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.        
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.        
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.        
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.  
Ionizing air filtrationIonizes air to clean it. Might create high levels of ozone.                  
Media drive, smallBuilt-in flash drive with a small amount of storage for MP3 and other audio files.  
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.        
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.        
Rear air vents with manual controlsFan speed and/or temperature can be manually set for vents in the center console, B-pillars, and/or ceiling. Includes value of rear vents.              
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear HVAC unitA second evaporator provides cool air to rear vents. Does not include the value of these vents. Includes rear heater.              
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.  
Surround sound            
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.        
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for external devicesGenerally works for some devices but not others.  
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.        
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.  
Exterior (show)  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                    
Body color fascias / fenders (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.    
Deep-tinted rear windows
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.            
Metal accent plate, lower front fasciaSometimes referred to as a skid plate, but really an appearance item.                
Metal accent plate, lower rear fasciaSometimes referred to as a skid plate, but really an appearance item.                
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Painted brake calipers (optional)                
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.        
Rear bumper protector                
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.                
Tubular side steps      
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.  
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.  
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.                    
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.    
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.        
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.  
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.      
Interior lights, additionalOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.            
LED tail lightsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.              
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.                
Outside temperature display      
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.            
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Power-folding mirrorsMirrors fold and unfold with the touch of a button inside the vehicle. Good for narrow roads and parking lots.        
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.            
Visor mirror, driver                      
Visor mirror, passenger                      
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.                
Powertrain (show)  
Lockable center differentialThe center differential can be manually locked using a button. Only for use at low speeds on loose surfaces. Engaging low range (where available) usually locks the center differential automatically.  
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench                
Second-row 3-section 3-person split bench      
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench            
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Cooled or ventilated front seats              
Door sill trim plates                    
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Folding third row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.            
Heated front seats    
Heated second row seats                  
Illuminated door sill trim plates      
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.        
Leather-wrapped steering wheel    
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.            
Manual height adjuster, driver seat                  
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.                    
Manual recliner, second row seats
Memory system, driver seat                
Metal pedals                  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seatLower back support power-adjustable vertically as well as in and out.                
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat    
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat            
Power height adjuster, driver seat    
Power height adjuster, passenger seat            
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.          
Power recliner, driver seat    
Power recliner, passenger seat            
Power release, second row seatsSeats tumble forward at the press of a button. Must be returned to upright position manually.                  
Power thigh support adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable cushion length; provides better support for long legs.                
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.        
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.            
Stain-resistant fabricFabric that resists stains, and in many cases odors as well.            
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels  
Chrome-plated alloy wheelsAlloy wheels plated with chrome. Some use a more durable, alternative process (PVD, Superchrome). Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.                    
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.      
Performance steering system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Convenience Package

Features
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Obstacle detection, rear
Obstacle detection, rear

Third-row seating

Features
Folding third row seats
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats
Third-row 2-section 2-person split bench

Convenience Package

Features
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power height adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Obstacle detection, rear
Obstacle detection, rear

Third-row seating

Features
Rear HVAC unit
Rear air vents with manual controls

Touring Package

Features
Navigation system
Universal garage door opener
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
Interior lights, additional
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
HD radio
Infinity, 630W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Package

Features
Sunshades, second row
Power liftgate
Upgraded instruments
AC power outlet
Proximity key
Power-folding mirrors
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Hands-free trunk or liftgate

Touring Package

Features
Navigation system
Universal garage door opener
Surround sound
Panoramic sunroof
Interior lights, additional
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
HD radio
Infinity, 630W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)

Premium Package

Features
Sunshades, second row
Power liftgate
Upgraded instruments
AC power outlet
Proximity key
Power-folding mirrors
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Hands-free trunk or liftgate

Technology Package

Features
Adaptive cruise control
Lane departure warning system
Around view cameras
Forward collision warning

Technology Package

Features
Adaptive cruise control
Lane departure warning system
Around view cameras
Forward collision warning

UVO

Features
SMS text-to-speech reader
911 assist
Media drive, small
App support
Rearview camera
Voice control for external devices

Popular Package

Features
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger
Center armrest(s), second row
Trip computer
Roof rails
Rear spoiler
Obstacle detection, rear
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Air-conditioned storage compartment

UVO Package

Features
Automatic headlights

Luxury Package

Features
Leather seating surfaces
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Universal garage door opener
Compass
Panoramic sunroof

Luxury Package

Features
Leather seating surfaces
Cooled or ventilated front seats
Universal garage door opener
Compass
Panoramic sunroof

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