2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

The 2019 Kia Sorento is well-known for being a safe and popular vehicle to drive. But what else do we know about it? We are about to find out as we pit this SUV against one of its competitors; the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Hopefully by the end of this comparison, you’ll be a step closer to knowing which SUV is the right fit for you.

To compare these two vehicles, we will be looking at some common specs that SUV shoppers typically look for. This means you’ll be seeing the fuel economy and capacity, engine options, max horsepower, and of course, the starting MRSP. This information is all compiled into the table below. This makes it easier to see how the two vehicles compare to each other as you can see the specs side by side. Now, let’s take a look at what you can expect to see for these SUV vehicles.

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Subaru Ascent

22/29 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 21/27 mpg
18.8 gal Fuel Capacity 19.3 gal
2 Engine Options 1
290 hp Max Horespower Max Horespower
$26,980 Starting MRSP $32,970

Advantages of the 2019 Kia Sorento

As you can see in the table above, the 2019 Kia Sorento can get more miles per gallon than the 2019 Subaru Ascent. However, the 2019 Ascent does even things out a bit as it has a larger fuel tank, so things are pretty even when it comes to fuel efficiency.

Still, the 2019 Sorento does have more engine options than the 2019 Subaru Ascent. You may not think too much of it, but this additional option for an engine pushes the 2019 Sorento ahead of the game. While you are stuck with only the 2.4L H4 engine for the Ascent, which has 260 horsepower, the Sorento’s additional engine option, the 3.3L V6 engine, has 290 hp, which propels the Sorento into the lead when it comes to variety and power.

To top it all off, the Sorento also costs less than the Ascent. The base trim of the Sorento has a starting MRSP of $26,980, while the base trim of the Ascent has a starting MRSP of $32,970.

Interested in learning more about the 2019 Kia Sorento? Feel free to contact us here at Moritz Kia! We will be happy to tell you more about the features and specs of this exciting SUV.