Is the 2019 Kia Sorento or 2019 Kia Stinger the More Powerful Model?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Sorento, Kia Stinger on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 4:14 pm
2019 Kia Sorento vs 2019 Kia Stinger

2019 Kia Sorento SUV vs 2019 Kia Stinger Sports Sedan

The largest and most powerful Kia SUV is that of the 2019 Kia Sorento. Meanwhile, you might think that the new 2019 Kia K900 would be the most powerful sedan model.  Technically it is, but it shares its robust powertrain with the more affordable 2019 Kia Stinger. Therefore, we wanted to see which Kia model is the most powerful. Is it the 2019 Kia Sorento SUV or the 2019 Kia Stinger sports sedan?

2019 Kia Sorento Engine Specs

Across its 6 trim levels, the 2019 Kia Sorento has 2 engine options. Those are a 2.4L inline 4 engine and a 3.3L V6 engine.

The 2.4L inline 4 engine produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque within the 2019 Sorento. This engine also brings with it a combined fuel economy of 25 mpg.

The 3.3L V6 engine produces 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque within the 2019 Sorento. This engine also brings with it a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg.

2019 Kia Sorento wide exterior shot parked on a drained beach with sand stained pink

2019 Kia Stinger exterior shot with red paint color parked on a busy city street with taxis and cross walkers

2019 Kia Stinger Engine Specs

Like the 2019 Kia Sorento, the 2019 Kia Stinger also has 2 engine options. Here, they are a 2L inline 4 engine and a 3.3L V6 engine.

The 2L inline 4 engine produces 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque within the 2019 Stinger. This engine also brings with it a combined fuel economy of 24 mpg.

The 3.3L V6 engine produces 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque within the 2019 Stinger. This engine also brings with it a combined fuel economy of 21 mpg.

2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Kia Stinger Performance Features

So, as we have seen, both incarnations of the 2019 Kia Stinger outclass the respective 2019 Kia Sorento models. The 2019 Stingers with inline 4 engines have more power than 2019 Sorentos with inline 4 engines and 2019 Stingers with V6 engines have more power than 2019 Sorentos with V6 engines.

However, do take into account the vast differences that the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Kia Stinger have in terms of build. In terms of handling and performance, the 2019 Kia Stinger will obviously outclass the 2019 Kia Sorento with its lean, lighter build and an excess of power. However, the 2019 Kia Sorento has the distinct advantage of cargo and seating capacity that the 2019 Kia Stinger can’t compete against.


2019 Kia Sorento Safety Features


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