2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Kia Sorento

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Kia Sorento

From two distant parts of the world come two distantly related vehicles. The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan comes from Germany and exemplifies many of the values German engineering often champions. The 2020 Kia Sorento comes from Korea and is one of the best examples of a modern mid-size crossover SUV in the 2020 model year.

Each of these vehicles can seat up to seven people and both belong to the same automotive class. But their seats are not arranged the same way, and that affects how effectively that vehicle is at seating larger groups of people. Not only that, but the values each vehicle represents are on almost opposite ends of the same spectrum. Refer to the chart below to see some of the ways these two crossovers differ.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan


2020 Kia Sorento

Multiple Arrangements Including Second Row Captain’s Chairs Second and Third Row Seating Arrangement Second Row 3-Seat Bench, Third Row 2-Seat Bench
4MOTION® AWD Available on All Trims All-Wheel Drive Dynamax™ AWD Available on LX, S V6, EX, SX Trims Only
Fender® Premium Audio System Premium Audio System Harman/Kardon® Premium Audio System
221 lb-ft Torque 178 lb-ft

Model Comparison Analysis

As great as the 2020 Kia Sorento is, there are so many ways that the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan surpasses it. The universal availability of 4MOTION™ All-Wheel Drive is what shows the dedication Volkswagen has to drive functionality. Consider also the significantly higher torque with the turbocharged Tiguan engine and its role in the driving experience.

The Volkswagen Tiguan also has multiple seating arrangements, including a shorter wheelbase for five seats. The unusual seating arrangement in the Kia Sorento is restrictive compared to the variety available with the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Other Features Available on the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning Systems
  • Cornering Lights
  • Fog Lights
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 9-Speaker, 1-Subwoofer, 480-Watt Sound System
  • USB and Auxiliary Audio Inputs
  • Front, Side and Rearview Cameras
  • Adaptive Cruise Controls
  • Climate Control
  • And More!