Kia is on quite the winning streak, and you, the car shopper, are the beneficiary. While the 2016 Kia Sportage, Sorento and Sedona were already at the head of their respective classes, the advent of the 2017 model year has brought improvements and new tech features to all of these vehicles.
In addition, all three have been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the 2017 model year, so all are among the most impact-resistant in their class, keeping you and your passengers safe on the road. But we'll break down the benefits and strengths of each of these vehicles so you can find the one that suits your driving needs.
If it's fuel economy and easy get-up-and-go you desire, then the ideal vehicle would be the 2017 Kia Sportage, a small SUV that gets a sedan-like 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway but offers plenty of cargo room for shopping trips or moves at 60.1 cubic feet, or about 450 gallons of room. The 2017 Sportage also has cool features like autonomous emergency braking and the ability to tow up to 2,000 pounds, a superior figure for a small SUV.
|Model||2017 Kia Sportage||2017 Kia Sorento||2017 Kia Sedona|
|Vehicle Class||Small SUV||Midsize SUV||Minivan|
|MPG (city, highway)||23, 30||21, 28||18, 24|
|Horsepower||181 to 240||185 to 290||276|
|Cargo Room (cubic feet)||60.1||73.5||142|
|Towing Capacity (pounds)||2,000||5,000||3,500|
|IIHS Top Safety Pick?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
If you would like an SUV with versatility and off-road options, then the 2017 Kia Sorento is what you're looking for, with seven trim levels in all, six of which have all-wheel drive models so you can tackle off-road terrain. But the 2017 Sorento also gets a power-packed 290 HP in models with a V6 engine and can fit a lot of cargo (up to 73.5 cubic feet) and passengers (up to 7).
The 2017 Kia Sedona is a minivan that is coming off an outstanding awards season for 2016, after being named to Autotrader.com's "10 Must Test Drive Vehicles for 2016" list, among several awards. The 2017 model year comes with available UVO eServices, with up to 8GB for music and other audio tracks. That's plenty of space to keep you entertained during even the longest of drives. But you also have space in back and plenty of seating options, with three rows total, available First-Class Lounge Seating and an available first-row Front-Passenger Chauffeur Seat Switch.
When it comes to Kia vehicles, there's one for every need, and at a nice price, too! Come see for yourself at Frank Boucher Kia of Racine, 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.