|2016 Kia Sorento||2016 Volkswagen Touareg||2016 Mazda CX-9|
|MPG||21 city, 29 highway||17 city, 23 highway||22 city, 28 highway|
|Road & Travel International SUV of the Year?||Yes||No||No|
|2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick?||Yes||No||No|
2016 Kia Sorento vs. 2016 VW Touareg vs. 2016 Mazda CX-9
When it comes to midsize SUVs, the 2016 Kia Sorento has won plenty of acclaim and awards, like Road & Travel International SUV of the Year. But the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg and 2016 Mazda CX-9 are stepping up to the plate to see how they compare. We'll take a look at the three side-by-side and see which is the midsize master of the road in the SUV class.
The 2016 Kia Sorento is available in a wide variety of trim options, everything from the economical base models with 185 HP and 73.5 cubic feet of cargo room to V6 models with a peak power output of 290 HP, 73.0 cubic feet for cargo and the ability to drive off-road. Neither the 2016 Volkswagen Touareg or the 2016 Mazda CX-9 can hope to match that performance on the open road, with 280 HP for the 2016 Touareg and a mere 250 HP for the 2016 CX-9.
And although the 2016 Touareg comes relatively close in power to the 2016 Sorento, it has about 15 percent less room for cargo, checking in with 64.0 cubic feet, giving you fewer options for trips. And the 2016 Touareg is a gas-guzzler in comparison, only getting 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, compared to the Sorento's 21 city, 29 highway.
Stay Comfortable, On- or Off-Road, with the Kia Sorento
The 2016 Kia Sorento is superior to the 2016 VW Touareg and 2016 Mazda CX-9 in power, and the Sorento also has an ever-filling trophy case as well, with a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick, which means the SUV responds well to impact. Neither the 2016 Touareg or the 2016 CX-9 can claim they have this.
And besides the safety the 2016 Sorento's sturdy construction and features like Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) bring, you also have a significant amount of room to spread out in seats with available leather trim, with up to 154.2 cubic feet of passenger room in seven-passenger models and 146.4 in standard models. Which means the 2016 Sorento has about 50 percent more room than the 2016 Touareg, which checks in at a crowded 103.6 cubic feet.
After looking at the key characteristics you desire in an SUV, what can't the Sorento do? Power, room, fuel savings – it has the whole package. And we have the Kia Sorento on the lot at Patterson Kia of Wichita Falls, located at 2910 Old Jacksboro Highway in Wichita Falls TX, where we would love for you to visit us on the lot or take a look at our inventory online. Some of the other models we have on the lot are the Kia Optima midsize sedan and the Kia Soul crossover, among others. For more information please call us at (877) 763-7209 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive a model today.
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