To make sure you get all the features you need in your next vehicle, it's important you pick the right class. The crossover SUV category, home to all-stars like the Subaru Outback and the Kia Sorento, is one of the most diverse on the market and a great class to explore for active, on-the-go families.

Here are a few tips to help you choose between the 2019 Subaru Outback and the 2019 Kia Sorento, so you can drive through Bloomfield, Montclair, and Clifton in your perfect SUV.

Subaru Outback Interior vs Kia Sorento Interior

The first thing you should consider when searching for a new compact SUV is how accommodating the vehicle's interior will be. Lucky for you, room abounds throughout the Outback and the Sorento. There's over 42 inches of front seat legroom and over 38 inches of rear seat legroom in each vehicle, so all passengers will have the space they need for a comfortable ride.

When it comes to the standard technology that will be at the driver's fingertips, these manufacturers have a different approach. While both models are smartphone-friendly (featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™), Outback navigators will enjoy a full suite of STARLINK™ cloud-based apps including SiriusXM® All Access Radio and Travel Link®.

These features work with the SUV's central touchscreen to serve up your choice of thousands of music channels, daily fuel prices, movie times, and much more. Unfortunately, SiriusXM® All Access Radio and Travel Link® do not come equipped on the base Kia Sorento L.

2019 Outback Safety vs 2019 Sorento Safety

The 2019 Outback and 2019 Sorento deliver the safety features needed to fulfill the promise of complete safety on the road.

When it comes to the Outback, you'll be able to take advantage of its comprehensive EyeSight® technology, which keeps you safe with Pre-Collision Braking, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and much, much more. The Sorento offers both active and passive safety features like the Outback, but similar smart safety features aren't available in the Sorento L. Many of its comparable radar-based safety technology is not offered in its starting trim levels.

The Subaru Outback's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive delivers dependable traction to all four tires in all types of weather. To compare, Kia Sorento drivers can choose all-wheel drive in trims above the entry-level model.

2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Kia Sorento: Utility

If you've ever had to leave any equipment behind due to a lack of cargo space, then you know how important it is to get the storage options you need. Both the 2019 Outback and the Sorento offer great utility, so there's always room for your next family journey.

The Outback provides 73.3 cubic feet of cargo space with five seats in use, just edging out the Kia Sorento's 73.0 ft3 capacity. In addition to airy interior space, the Outback provides roof racks for almost unlimited options, allowing you to securely haul bulky equipment such as bikes, canoes, and camping gear to your destination.  

Hit the Road in the 2019 Subaru Outback

The crossover SUV class is home to some truly incredible rides! We hope this comparison helped you ID which SUV is the right choice for your drives in Bloomfield, Montclair, and Clifton, NJ. With innovative in-car tech, cutting-edge safety features, and a flexible interior, the 2019 Subaru Outback is well-rounded and ready for adventure.

Test drive the 2019 Subaru Outback today at Lynnes Subaru to experience this high-quality vehicle for yourself.

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