2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

2020 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander

Not every small crossover SUV dares to include three rows of seats, but the Kia Sorento and Mitsubishi Outlander do. These vehicles are obviously made for families with young children or anyone looking to regularly be able to carry a handful of people. If you find either of these situations describes you, you must be wondering which of these two you would choose, so read on.

The 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Mitsubishi may look like similar vehicles on the outside and even inside, but when you get into the details, the differences between them couldn’t be more real. Each one has certain specialties that give each an edge over the other, but which one is the best overall? The following chart will help you decide which makes for a better three-row compact crossover SUV.



2020 Kia Sorento 

Versus

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander 

2.4L Inline 4-Cylinder/ 

3.3L V6

Engine (Base/Premium) 

2.4L Inline 4Cylinder/ 

3.0 V6 

290/252  Maximum Horsepower/Torque (lb-ft)  224/215 
73.0  Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)  63.3 
10-Speaker Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Sound System  Sound System  8-Speaker Mitsubishi Power Sound System 

Front Roominess Comparison

In the front of the cabin of the Kia Sorento, there is slightly less headroom than the Outlander offers, but the Sorento more than makes up for it. Especially in the front leg and hip areas, the Mitsubishi has far more space for comfortable seating. All figures are in Inches.


2020 Kia Sorento 

Versus

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander 

39.5  Front Head Room  40.6 
59.1  Front Shoulder Room  56.4 
44.1  Front Leg Room  40.9 
56.7  Front Hip Room  52.6 

Rear Roominess Comparison

Where the two vehicles really diverge is in interior space in the back. In every category, as you can see below, the 2020 Kia Sorento reveals itself as the roomier three-row compact SUV. All figures are in Inches.


2020 Kia Sorento 

Versus

2020 Mitsubishi Outlander 

39.3  Rear Head Room  38.4 
58.0  Rear Shoulder Room  56.0 
39.4  Rear Leg Room  37.3 
56.4  Rear Hip Room  51.9