You're stuck on the side of the road after a skid-out, with your tires sinking in mud. The more you hit the gas, the deeper in the muck you seem to get. There's probably no way out, unless you have an off-road ready vehicle like a midsize SUV. It's fortunate we got here when we did, since we have three popular SUVs for you to consider: the 2017 Kia Sorento, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2017 Toyota Highlander.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander has the best fuel economy of the three SUVs at 25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, but that is just about the only edge it has in performance, MPG or cargo room, among other defeats. The 2017 Toyota Highlander tops out at 295 HP in V6 models and can tow up to 5,000 pounds, but it is not among the safest vehicles in its class in a crash and the 2017 Highlander comes with the shortest warranty for limited powertrain at 5 years or 60,000 miles. Enter the 2017 Kia Sorento, which gets better fuel economy than the 2017 Highlander with 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, has significantly more power than the 2017 Outlander with 290 HP that easily out-performs the 2017 Outlander's 224 HP and is just a small notch below the 2017 Highlander's 295 HP. The 2017 Sorento has additional advantages compared to the others, as well.
|2017 Kia Sorento||Vs.||2017 Toyota Highlander||2017 Mitsubishi Outlander|
|185 to 290||Horsepower||185 to 295||166 to 224|
|21, 28||MPG (city, highway)||21, 27||25, 30|
|5,000||Towing Capacity (pounds)||5,000||3,500|
|10 years or 100,000 miles||Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain||5 years or 60,000 miles||10 years or 100,000 miles|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No||Yes|
The 2017 Kia Sorento ties the 2017 Highlander's towing power with a maximum ability to haul 5,000 pounds, but the 2017 Outlander has a towing maximum of 3,500 pounds, making it difficult for it to help in a jam when a friend's car is stuck or when you're helping your friends move and you want to stow items in a trailer. While the 2017 Sorento has so far shown a better overall blend of fuel economy, HP and towing than the other two models, the 2017 Sorento also shines with its available technology, like available second-generation UVO3 eServices, which sync you up with music streaming apps, voice-command navigation, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto for compatible phones, and gives you 8GB for music storage.
When you add all of these benefits up, the 2017 Kia Sorento is the ultimate midsize SUV that has the fuel economy to save you money, the durable construction to keep you safe (it was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick), and the power to go off-road or escape off-road pitfalls like a muddy roadside. For these reasons and more, we're happy to stock the 2017 Kia Sorento at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine. We're located at 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, and we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information about the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive for the model of your choice.