2021 Porsche Macan vs. 2021 Kia Sorento

The 2021 Porsche Macan is distinctive for its impressive styling and handling which is comparable to a sedan. But what happens when it goes up against the 2021 Kia Sorento, an SUV which offers an array of powertrains, a handsome appearance and enjoyable handling?

Design & Style

The Kia Sorento is a moderately sized crossover that has a square silhouette with a cabin that has been upgraded. It offers three row seating in the interior while the outside has boxier proportions with the option of a hybrid based powertrain. It’s EX trim is the most popular and the vehicle sits on stylish eighteen inch wheels with accents that are black in color. The seats are comfortable and covered in leather upholstery.

The latest Porsche Macan has a chassis which has been refined, with a turbocharged engine and cabin that is comfortable in every respect. The vehicle’s handling is so impressive that it received the coveted Editor’s Choice Award and drivers get the option of all wheel drive, as well as Apple CarPlay, which has been standardized.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Macan is one of the safest sport utility vehicles in the world, and this is because it is equipped with the newest safety gear. Aside from emergency automatic brakes, drivers will also be protected by lane departure notifications, cruise control which is adaptive, blind area monitoring and multiple airbags. Luxuries within the cabin consist of wireless charging for electronic devices, USB ports, a twelve volt outlet, Wi-Fi and seats that can be heated or cooled.

The Kia Sorento is equipped with most of the safety features found in the Macan, including frontal impact alerts, lane management and departure notifications, as well as blind area monitoring. Its cabin perks include eight inch touch displays, a Bose sound system with twelve speakers and a charging pad which is wireless.


The Kia Sorento comes with a wide range of engine choices. The most powerful is a turbocharged, four cylinder engine that is 2.5 liter and capable of generating 281 horsepower, which is wedded to an automatic eight speed transmission. It can tow a maximum of 3500 pounds and can accelerate from zero to sixty in 6.5 seconds. Those who purchase the Porsche Macan GTS will get a V6, twin turbo engine that can generate 375 horsepower, which enables it to accelerate from zero to sixty in just 3.9 seconds.

The Bottom Line

While both of these SUVs are impressive, the Kia Sorento is hampered by a third row that lacks sufficient space for adults, it still doesn’t have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for the larger touch display and the cargo area is too small, which makes the Porsche Macan the winner.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2021 Porsche Macan offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche Macan test drive appointment.


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