The base engine on the 2016 Kia Sorento is a 2.4-liter I-4, getting 180 horsepower and up to 29 mpg on the highway. The base engine for the Buick Enclave is a 3.6-liter V6 that gets 288 horsepower and up to 24 mpg on the highway. The Sorento offers a 3.3-liter V6 engine at a higher trim that gets 290 horsepower.
The 2016 Buick Enclave and 2016 Kia Sorento come with a standard six-speaker audio system, speed-sensitive volume, and a first-row LCD screen. Bluetooth compatibility on both vehicles makes it easy to enjoy your favorite tunes without the hassle of cords. The 2016 Buick Enclave comes with voice-recognition, making hands-free controls simple and convenient.
The 2016 Kia Sorento only has space for five passengers, while the 2016 Buick Enclave has a seven passenger capacity. Room for the whole family makes the 2016 Buick Enclave the more versatile option for those looking to add luxury and comfort to their driving experience.
When it comes to the exterior, it's easy to tell these vehicles apart. Sharp and modern, the exterior of the 2016 Kia Sorento offers a clean look and details, however, the sleek comfort and luxurious details of the 2016 Buick Enclave are more eye-catching. Smooth lines and the classic waterfall grille make the Buick Enclave a truly impressive option for drivers who are willing to spend the extra for a more comfortable experience. Under the hood, the Enclave offers a more powerful engine for its larger interior, while the Sorento focuses on fuel economy for its smaller body.
The interior really shows the difference between the two vehicles. The truly decadent interior of the 2016 Buick Enclave offers smooth lines and a gorgeous control center. A bright and colorful LCD screen meets the sweeping center console leading towards the spacious rear seats. Space for up to seven passengers makes this full-size SUV a perfect option as a family vehicle. The interior of the 2016 Kia Sorento is also very comfortable, but comes with a more conservative appearance. Less luxury covers the interior, but high-tech options are still available. Space for five passengers, and a smaller base engine gives the 2016 Sorento a disadvantage in capability.