Kia SUV smackdown: Sorento vs. Stonic

Kia SUV smackdown: Sorento vs. Stonic

The Kia Sorento is an impressive ride that delivers consistently excellent performance in whatever road condition, whether you are a city dweller or an adventure seeker.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much is the Kia Sorento?

    Pricing ranges from P2.398 million to P2.598 million.
  • How much is the Kia Stonic?

    Pricing ranges from P765,000 to P955,000.
  • This seven-seater SUV's modern and stylish design will surely instill confidence on the road.

    Thanks to the Sorento's high-quality infotainment system, which is controlled via its eight-inch touchscreen audio display, you can stream your favorite songs from your smartphone via Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, or Android Auto. Four speakers with two tweeters have also been added to the vehicle's audio system.

    The Sorento is powered by a Smartstream 2.2-liter common rail direct injection (CRDI) diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 202ps at 3,800rpm and maximum torque of 441Nm at 1,750 to 2,750rpm. The engine is mated to a Smartstream eight-speed dual clutch transmission.

    The Sorento's driver assistance features, which include cruise control, blind spot detection (BSD), lane keeping assist, forward collision avoidance assist, rear cross traffic alert, 360-degree surround view monitor, and parking distance warning with front and rear sensors, make driving more convenient.

    To ensure that every occupant is protected on any road condition, the Sorento is equipped with cutting-edge safety features such as downhill brake control (DBC) and trailer stability assist (TSA).

    If you are looking for a more affordable alternative under the same brand, you can go for the Stonic, which is a popular choice among young professionals.

    The "tiger nose" grille, projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, and a rear spoiler garnish distinguish the Stonic. The vehicle also comes in two-tone body colors, which add to the fun and youthful appeal.

    Aside from its “style that’s iconic,” the five-seater subcompact crossover also has a roomy cabin that ensures a pleasant ride for all passengers. The rear seats may be folded down to create 325 liters of cargo space. An eight-inch touchscreen audio display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is also included.

    Under the Stonic’s hood is a 1.4-liter dual CVVT petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 100 ps at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 132 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle has a rear-view camera and rear sensors for easier driving and safer parking.

    Check out the spec chart below to see which Kia better suits your lifestyle and needs — not to mention budget.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Kia Sorento 2.2 SX AT

    Kia Stonic 1.4 EX AT

    Overall Length (mm)

    4,810

    4,100

    Overall Width (mm)

    1,900

    1,735

    Overall Height (mm)

    1,700

    1,533

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2,815

    2,570

    Minimum Ground Clearance (mm)

    176

    185

    Minimum Turning Radius (m)

    5.8

    5.5

    Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

    67

    43

    Curb Weight (kg)

    1,811

    1,117

    Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)

    2,550

    1,530

    Engine

    Smartstream Diesel 2.2-liter In-Line Four Cylinders CRDI VGT

    1.4-liter In-Line Four Cylinders, DOHC, D-CVVT Petrol

    Displacement (cc)

    2,151

    1,368

    Maximum Power Output (ps/rpm)

    202/3,800

    100/6,000

    Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

    441/1,750-2,750

    132/4,000

    Transmission

    Smartstream Eight-speed Dual Clutch Transmission

    Six-speed Automatic Transmission

    Steering

    Motor Driven Power Steering

    Motor Driven Power Steering

    Drivetrain

    Front Wheel Drive

    Front Wheel Drive

    Drive Mode Select

    Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Smart

    Without

    Brakes

    Front: Disc

    Rear: Disc

    Front: Disc

    Rear: Disc

    Suspension

    Front: McPherson Strut and Stabilizer

    Rear: Multi-link

    Front: McPherson Strut and Stabilizer

    Rear: Coupled Torsion Beam Axle

    Wheel Type

    19-inch Alloy

    16-inch Alloy

    Tire Size

    235/55R19

    195/60R16

    Spare Tire

    Temporary Steel

    Temporary Steel

    Headlamps

    LED Multi-Reflector

    Projection Type Halogen

    Auto Light Control

    With

    Without

    Daytime Running Lights

    LED

    LED

    Front Fog Lamps

    LED

    Without

    Exterior Rear View Mirrors

    Body Color, Electric Adjustable and Folding

    Body Color, Electric Adjustable

    Turn Signal Indicators

    LED, Integrated on Exterior Rear View Mirror

    Integrated on Exterior Rear View Mirror

    Antenna

    Pole Type

    Fin Type

    Front Windshield Wipers

    Rain Sensing

    Intermittent

    Radiator Grille

    With Chrome Trim

    Black and Silver Molding

    Beltline Molding

    Chrome

    Chrome

    Outside Door Handles

    Chrome

    Chrome

    Rear Window Defogger

    With

    With

    Rear Spoiler

    With

    With

    Rear Combination Lamps

    LED

    Standard

    Power Tailgate

    With

    Without

    Instrument Panel

    Speedometer, Tachometer, Rheostat, Trip Computer, and Multi-Function Display

    Speedometer, Tachometer, Rheostat, and Multi-Function Display

    Sunvisor

    Driver: Sliding with Vanity Mirror, Illumination, and Ticket Holder

    Front Passenger: With Vanity Mirror and Illumination 

    Driver: With

    Front Passenger: With Vanity Mirror 

    Interior Rear View Mirror

    Electrochromic

    Day and Night

    Map Lamp

    With

    Without

    Room Lamp

    With

    With

    Dashboard Trim

    Metallic and Wood Trims

    Black with Silver Accent

    Inside Door Handles

    Satin Silver

    Standard

    Steering Wheel

    Four-Spoke Leather

    Three-Spoke Polyurethane

    Steering Wheel Column

    Tilt and Telescopic

    Manual Tilt

    Steering Wheel Controls

    Audio, Bluetooth, Multi-Function Display,

    Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist

    Audio and Bluetooth Hands-Free

    Gear Shift Knob

    Leather

    Polyurethane

    Parking Brake

    Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold

    Hand Brake

    Power Windows

    With Auto Up/Down and Safety Function

    With

    Power Door Locks

    Central Door Lock with Auto Locking Function

    With

    Remote Keyless Entry

    Smart Entry with Remote Start

    Smart Entry

    Push Start

    Illuminated Push Start Button

    Illuminated Push Start Button

    Glove Box

    With Illumination

    With

    Power Outlet

    Rear Console and Luggage

    Console

    USB Port

    Front Center Console, Front

    Seat Back Panel, and Rear Center Console

    Without

    Cupholders

    Front Console, Second Row Armrest, Rear Doors, and Third Row Side Trim

    Front Console

    Bottle Holder

    Doors

    Doors

    Seat Material

    Leather

    Cloth

    Seats

    Driver: Eight-way Power and Four-way Lumbar Support

    with Memory and Cooling

    Front Passenger: Eight-way Power with Cooling

    Second Row: Button-Type Remote Backrest Folding, Walk-in and Slide, 60:40 Split, Reclining, Sliding with Armrest

    Third Row: 50:50 Full Flat Folding

    Driver: Height Adjust, Recline and Slide

    Front Passenger: Recline and Slide

    Second Row: 60:40 Full Flat Folding

    Head Restraints

    Up, Down (Front, Second Row, and Third Row)

    Up, Down (Front)

    Rear Seat Back Pockets

    Driver and Passenger

    Without

    Seating Capacity

    Seven

    Five

    Air-Conditioning

    Dual Zone Automatic

    Single Zone Automatic

    Luggage Compartment Lamp

    With

    With

    Luggage Tonneau Cover

    With

    Without

    Luggage Capacity (L)

    357

    325

    Audio System

    Eight-inch Touchscreen, AM/FM Radio, MP3 with USB Ports

    Eight-inch Touchscreen, AM/FM Radio, MP3 with USB Ports

    Connectivity

    Bluetooth Handsfree with Voice Control, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto

    Bluetooth Handsfree, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto

    Speakers

    Four with Two Tweeters

    Four with Two Tweeters

    Mobile Phone Wireless Charging

    With

    Without

    Cruise Control

    With

    Without

    Blind Spot Detection (BSD)

    Blind Spot View Monitor

    Without

    Lane Keeping Assist

    With

    Without

    Forward Collision Avoidance Assist

    With

    Without

    Rear Cross Traffic Alert

    With

    Without

    Camera Display

    360-Degree Surround View Monitor

    Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines

    Parking Distance Warning

    Front and Rear Sensors

    Rear Sensors

    Airbags

    Driver, Front Passenger, Side, and Curtain

    Driver and Front Passenger

    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

    With

    With

    Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

    With

    With

    Downhill Brake Control (DBC)

    With

    Without

    Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

    With

    With

    Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)

    With

    Without

    Anti-theft System

    With

    With

    Seatbelt

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner (x2)

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

    Third Row: Three-point ELR (x2)

    Front: Three-point ELR with Dual Pretensioner (x2)

    Second Row: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner (x2); Two-point Static (x1)

    Isofix Child Anchor

    With

    With

    Child Lock

    With

    With

    Available Body Colors

    Silky Silver, Snow White Pearl, and Aurora Black Pearl

    Prime Red, Extreme Blue, Clear White, Black/Flame Orange, Black/Flash Yellow, and Black/Clear White

    Price

    P2,588,000 (+P10,000 for Pearl Color Variants)

    P955,000

     

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