Find Out How the Subaru Outback Outperforms the Kia Sorento

If you want a vehicle that can get around in all kinds of weather while also having enough space to put all your stuff, the new Subaru Outback is a smart choice. Although its classified as a wagon, the Outback has more cargo space than many SUVs. Its high ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive make it a great vehicle for going off the beaten path. The new Kia Sorento is a midsize SUV, so it also has a fair amount of cargo and passenger room. But here at Jim Keras Subaru, we think the new Outback is more capable of getting places Memphis, TN drivers want to go than the Sorento. Read on to find out why.


Compare the New Subaru Outback with the New Kia Sorento

  • The Outback Has Higher Ground Clearance: If you want to go off-road, you need good ground clearance. The Kia Sorento has 7.3 inches of ground clearance. But drivers in Germantown who want a vehicle that can climb steep hills and ford streams will prefer the Subaru Outback, which has 8.7 inches of ground clearance.
  • The Outback Has Standard All-Wheel Drive: If you want to get through winter weather safely and soundly, its best to have the road grip and traction that comes with all-wheel drive. People in Bartlett who want to be able to drive through the snow or mud in Tennessee will want the Outback, which comes standard with all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available in the Sorento, but you have to pay more to add it.
  • The Outback Gets Better Fuel Economy: The Kia Sorento gets decent gas mileage for a midsize SUV - at 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway with its base engine. However, people in West Memphis can go further on less gas in the Subaru Outback, which gets 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Test Drive the New Subaru Outback at Jim Keras Subaru

Surprisingly, the much larger Kia Sorento even has slightly less cargo space than the Subaru Outback wagon. The Sorento has 73 cubic feet of room with the second and third rows folded down, while the Outback gives you up to 73.3 cubic feet of storage space with its back seats down. So, unless you need seating for seven people, the Outback is a much better option for Memphis drivers than the Sorento. Jim Keras Subaru has a full line of Outback trims available. Our finance team can help you drive one with easy-to-handle car loan or lease payments. Contact us if you have questions about the Outback or come see us and take it for a spin today.