It’s hard to believe, but for a similar price as a Kia Sorento you can get behind the wheel of a beautifully appointed BMW X1 instead! This Bavarian masterpiece is svelte, sleek, and packed with luxury trim and technological wonders the Kia doesn’t have at any price.
And of course, it’s a BMW, which means it’s both prestigious and wonderful to drive on a curvy piece of road. Read on to learn more about the X1’s advantages over the Sorento, or visit our New Vehicle Inventory as discover them in person!
|2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i||2019 Kia Sorento EX Premium|
|Engine||2.0L Turbocharged I-4||3.3L V6|
|0-100km/h||~6.4 seconds||~7.1 seconds|
|Combined Fuel Economy||9.2L/100km||11.2L/100km|
|Car & Driver Editor’s Choice||Yes||No|
You’d think that considering that Kia Sorento has a third row that it would automatically be more spacious, but you’d be wrong. The reality is that the BMW X1, thanks to its clever packaging, is more spacious with 41.9 inches of front headroom to the Sorento’s 39.5. There’s more room in the back too, with the X1 just pipping the Sorento’s 39.3 inches of headroom with 39.4 inches. And of course, the BMW’s interior is swathed in beautiful high-quality materials that the Sorento can only dream of.
Perfectly City Sized
Even in a city as large and spread-out as Edmonton, space can often be at premium— just ask anyone who’s tried to park at West Edmonton Mall on a weekend. That’s why the BMW X1 is perfectly proportioned at 175.4 inches long and 71.7 inches wide. The Kia Sorento on the other hand is rather bulbous and bloated at 187.4 inches long and 74.4 inches wide. That extra size will make the Sorento more difficult to park, as well as less entertaining on the road.
Junk in the Trunk
Despite being an overall smaller vehicle, you’d be shocked at how much cargo the BMW X1 can carry! A total of 27 cubic feet of cargo space resides behind the BMW’s rear seats, and a whopping 59 cubic feet when the seats are folded. Thanks to its superfluous third row, the Sorento can only fit 11 cubic feet of cargo and 39 cubic feet with the seats folded. Thanks to clever engineering, the Bavarian walks away the winner once again!
Those were just a few advantages that the 2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i has over its rival, the 2019 Kia Sorento EX Premium. To discover everything the BMW has to offer for yourself, get in Contact with Us and book a test drive today! Our Edmonton-based dealership is conveniently located at 7450 Roper Road, making us an easy drive to from anywhere in the city. We hope to see you soon!