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Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Outback Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Outback Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $39,250

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $5,380

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,204

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $5,657

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelSorentoSorentoOutbackOutback
TrimSX V6SX Limited V63.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $38,800 $44,100 $34,995 $38,195
Base Invoice $36,470 $41,385 $32,696 $35,635
Advanced Technology Package 2,000      
AWD 1,800 1,800    
Class II trailer hitch 395 395 550 550
Cargo cover 150 150    
Cargo tray 115 115    
Cargo net 50 50 70 70
Remote start 425 425 450 450
EyeSight and Navigation Package     1,595  
Rear bumper protector     95 95
Metal pedals     170 170
Wheel-lip moldings     450 450
Advanced Technology Package 1,868      
AWD 1,693 1,693    
Class II trailer hitch 327 327 412 412
Cargo cover 120 120    
Cargo tray 93 93    
Cargo net 42 42 45 45
Remote start 353 353 337 337
EyeSight and Navigation Package     1,331  
Rear bumper protector     61 61
Metal pedals     110 110
Wheel-lip moldings     337 337
Options (change) 4,935 2,935 3,380 1,785
Options (change) 4,496 2,628 2,633 1,302
Destination 895 895 875 875
Total Price $44,630 $47,930 $39,250 $40,855
Total Invoice $41,861 $44,908 $36,204 $37,812

The configured Kia Sorento 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Kia Sorento and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Kia Sorento SX V6 trim is $38,800. The features would cost an additional $4,935. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $44,630.

The base sticker price of the Kia Sorento SX Limited V6 trim is $44,100. The features would cost an additional $2,935. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $47,930.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $3,380. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,250.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $1,785. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $40,855.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Sorento trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Kia Sorento 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Kia Sorento and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Kia Sorento SX V6 trim is $36,470. The features would cost an additional $4,496. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $41,861.

The invoice of the Kia Sorento SX Limited V6 trim is $41,385. The features would cost an additional $2,628. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $44,908.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $2,633. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,204.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $1,302. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,812.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Kia Sorento trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,390
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,790
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelSorentoSorentoOutbackOutback
TrimSX V6SX Limited V63.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine290hp V6290hp V6256hp H6256hp H6
TransmissionT6T6CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/25 MPG18/25 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)630, 12630, 12576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-19235/55-19225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$44,630$47,930$39,250$40,855
Adjustments for Features-1,990-3,1650-350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$42,640$44,765$39,250$40,505
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,125$0$1,255
Total Invoice$41,861$44,908$36,204$37,812
Adjustments for Features-1,867-2,9650-324
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$39,994$41,943$36,204$37,488
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,949$0$1,284

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Features Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelSorentoSorentoOutbackOutback
TrimSX V6SX Limited V63.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100$100  
Heated steering wheel$100$100 $100
Lead vehicle start alert  $25$25
PIN Code Access  $10$10
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125$125  
Sunshades, second row$125$125  
Universal garage door opener $100$100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25  
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0  
Around view cameras $500  
Backup collision intervention  $150$150
Hill descent control  $250$250
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based  $200$200
Lane sway warning system  $25$25
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100$100
Rearview camera$200 $200$200
Seat cushion airbag, driver  $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger  $75$75
Cargo Management 
Roof rails$250$250 $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0$0  
Apple CarPlay support$0$0  
Ionizing air filtration$50$50  
Navigation map updates, three years  $0$0
Rear air vents  $100$100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150  
Rear HVAC unit$400$400  
Siri Eyes Free support  $0$0
Surround sound$250$250  
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300$300
Traffic + travel information  $25$25
Traffic information$25$25  
Voice control for external devices$0$0  
Exterior 
Active grille shutters  $0$0
Bodyside cladding$350$350  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)  $250$250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50  
Laminated front side windows$200$200  
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia$0$0  
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia$0$0  
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0$0  
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200  
Sunroof  $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection$25$25  
Auto-dimming headlights  $200$200
Compass  $0$0
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25  
Power-folding mirrors$50$50  
Steering-linked fog lights  $75$75
Steering-linked headlights$150$150  
Powertrain 
Lockable center differential$150$150  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300  
Door sill trim plates  $100$100
Folding third row seats$600$600  
Heated second row seats $200$200$200
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200$200  
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75  
Metal pedals $75$75$75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150  
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$100$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100  
Upgraded headliner (optional)$0$0  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350   
Chrome-plated alloy wheels $850  
Machined alloy wheels  $350$350
Performance steering system (optional)$0$0  
Raised heavy-duty suspension  $0$0
Total Value of Features$8,775$9,950$6,785$7,135
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,990$3,165$0$350
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,867-2,9650-324

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Sorento vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20172017
ModelSorentoOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase109.4 in108.1 in
Length187.4 in189.6 in
Width74.4 in72.4 in
Height66.3 in66.1 in
Curb Weight4,101 lb.3,810 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.8 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.5 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.1 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.7 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.3 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.0 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.4 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.4 in38.1 in
Row 3 Headroom36.3 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room52.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room41.4 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom31.7 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
11.3 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
38.0 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.0 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Sorento SX V6

Advanced Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Steering-linked headlights150No
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested220083%
Total Not Requested45017%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested257576%
Total Not Requested80024%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%

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