2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

If you are searching through all your three row-SUV options, then the new Ascent may seem interesting, but first you’ll have to compare it to the competition, and Kia may just have its biggest competition with the 2019 Sorento. See which one comes out on top with our 2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Subaru Ascent comparison. Both of these models offer all-wheel drive, three rows of seating, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, with similar interior space, but the big differences come down to price, efficiency, power, and warranty.

We’ll discuss all that and more below. If you would like to see a new Kia Sorento inventory in Puyallup, WA, then click the link below to see what Kia of Puyallup has in store for you.

2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Subaru Ascent

$25,990 Base MSRP $31,995
22-City / 29-Highway Max Fuel Efficiency (MPG) 21-City / 27-Highway
290 Max Horsepower 260
10-Years / 100,000-Miles Powertrain Warranty 5-Years / 60,000-Miles

Better three-row SUV: Sorento or Ascent?

If you were stuck between these two models, chances are you’re not now. For starters, the Sorento just has a much lower barrier to entry with a starting MSRP of over $6,000 less than the Ascent. That’s a huge difference. That’s enough to buy the boat that you can haul with the 2,000 pounds of maximum towing capability that the Sorento has.

As if saving you money out the gate wasn’t enough, the Sorento also aims to save you money after you buy it with superior fuel economy. These impressive figures come standard on the Sorento. Whether you spend your commute in the city, on the highway, or both, the Sorento is bound to save you money.

Some people love having power in their SUVs, and though the Sorento still has an impressive standard engine with 185 horsepower, its top four trims all include the 290-horsepower V6 engine option to really get your blood pumping.

More power, more efficiency, less cost, what else can the Sorento provide? How about more peace of mind? With its impressive powertrain warranty, you’ll have nothing to worry about for up to 10 years or 100,000 miles when it comes to the vital components of your Sorento. For 2019, the Sorento also provides an impressive bumper-to-bumper warranty too with 5 years or 60,000 miles of coverage. The Ascent only offers 3 years or 36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage.