|2015 Chevy Traverse||2015 Kia Sorento|
|281 HP||Horsepower||191 HP|
|266 lb-ft.||Torque||181 lb-ft.|
|116.3 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Capacity||72.4 cu. ft.|
|150 cu. ft.||Passenger Volume||107.1 cu. ft.|
2015 Chevy Traverse vs 2015 Kia Sorento
The Traverse is the biggest vehicle on the Chevy lineup without venturing into full-blown sport utility vehicle territory. With the ability to hold up to 8 passengers, its main claim to fame is having plenty of room on the interior for both people and cargo. So whether you want it to hold your things or family and friends, the Traverse can certainly get the job done for you. We decided we wanted to pit it against the biggest vehicle in another manufacturers lineup, so we took a closer look at the 2015 Chevy Traverse vs 2015 Kia Sorento. The Traverse just so happens to blow the Sorento out of the water in many different areas, much as we suspected.
Advantages of the Chevy Traverse
Just one glance at the table above shows just how big of an advantage the Chevy Traverse has over the Kia Sorento, in both power ratings and dimensions. Nearly 100 more horsepower and 85 foot-pounds more torque means that the Equinox will give you much more pick up, offering a more enjoyable driving experience. But it gets great fuel efficiency for a vehicle of its size to boot, with 14.2 l/100km city and 9.9 l/100km highway.
But the even bigger advantage is in terms of size and dimensions. The whole interior of the Equinox is much more spacious than the Sorento, offering more than 40 cubic feet of extra space for your passengers to move about and be comfortable in. And if you drop all of the seats down in either vehicle, the Equinox once again has over 40 cubic feet of extra space, this time for anything you can possibly imagine carrying with you.
So if space and power are important to you, the 2015 Chevy Traverse is the obvious choice. But then again, the Sorento does have its advantages as well, like slightly better fuel efficiency and easier maneuverability. Ultimately, the decision is yours, but if you decide on the Traverse, you know who to call.