2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 black kia sorento

2017 Kia Sorento

white 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2017 Kia Sorento and the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee both offer families in the Methuen and Andover area the utility, safety, and versatility they need for daily adventures. Either one could be a good choice, buy they’re not equals. If you’re looking to make the better buy, then you need to take a closer look at how they compare side by side.


The Sorento costs a whole lot less than the Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee starts at $30,395 MSRP. That’s more than $5,000 more than the Kia Sorento, which will set you back only $25,600 MSRP in the base configuration. If you’re searching for fully-featured, budget friendly SUV, then the Kia Sorento is clearly the better choice.

Fuel Economy

However, it’s not just about up-front costs for your family. There are also fuel costs to consider. The Kia Sorento is capable of up to 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway based on EPA estimates in the base configuration. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is rated at only 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway. That’s going to add up to a serious difference in fuel costs in the long run.

Warranty Coverage

Another thing you want with a family SUV is a long, comprehensive warranty so you don’t have to worry about repair costs. The Sorento has the Jeep beat there with its best-in-class 120-month/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 60-month/60,000-mile limited basic warranty. The Jeep only gets a 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 36-month/36,000-mile basic warranty.

Seating and Space

The Kia has the Jeep beat when it comes to both seating area and cargo space. The Kia will fit up to 38.8 cubic feet of space with all seats in place and up to 73.5 cubic feet with the seats folded down. The Jeep will fit only 36.3 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and up to 68.3 cubic feet overall. The Kia has a whopping 154.2 cubic feet of passenger space in the seven-passenger configuration, which is almost 50 percent more than the Jeep with 105 cubic feet.

Drive the Sorento

Drive the Kia Sorento now at Commonwealth Kia. We’re located at 1 Commonwealth Drive in Lawrence, MA, and we’re directly off of I-495. Reach us by phone at (978) 685-3400 or contact us online now. Go ahead, shop us last. You’ll love us and the deals you find here. We constantly check the competitions prices to guarantee you OUR best price possible. We’re right off highway I-495, and we think you’ll agree that the Kia Sorento is the better choice!