My son's 2018 Sorento EX has the power lift gate, but my Tellluride S trim does not. However, I bought it knowing his Sorento would have a few features that my Telluride doesn't have: power lift gate, Homelink, dual climate control, power adjustable passenger seat, panaramic sunroof, and auto power folding mirrors come to mind. I even think the grade of "leather" is better.
However, my Telluride is bigger, has lane keep assist, will stop if if it detects a collision while backing up, 2nd row captains chairs that fold with a touch of a button (I consider this an upgrade over bench seating), a more user friendly infotainment system (knobs for climate control instead of push button), and has a very smooth V6.
So, I guess I would prefer a power lift gate, I know my wife does, but I have other features that I much prefer. I guess it's about give and take at this trim level.
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