Two of the first new Kia models on the lot from the 2018 model year are the 2018 Sorento midsize SUV and 2018 Sportage small SUV / crossover, and for drivers who want versatile power at a low price, this is wonderful news!
Read on for the benefits and spec comparisons of these two 2018 models, and see which one best suits your driving needs!
We can tell you some similarities of each is they come with industry-leading warranty coverage, with 10 years or 100,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage, as well as 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper coverage! They both also have available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible smartphones.
|2018 Kia Sportage||Vs.||2018 Kia Sorento|
|Small SUV||Vehicle Class||Midsize SUV|
|23, 30||Base MPG (city, highway)||21, 28|
|181 to 240||Horsepower Range||185 to 290|
|Expanded driver-assist features for the base LX trim||2018 Upgrades||Expanded standard driver-assist features for mid-line EX trim|
|60.1||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||73.0 to 73.5|
|2,000||Towing Capacity (pounds)||2,000 to 5,000|
If you want a vehicle that is ready at a moment's notice, with the swift handling of a sedan but the power of an SUV, then the 2018 Sportage combines a nimble 34.8-foot turning circle with up to 240 horsepower in its SX Turbo trim. On the other hand, if you want a tough and rugged SUV that can handle the rough stuff off-road or fit a large group, then the 2018 Kia Sorento and its seven-passenger capacity and its available V6 models with 290 horsepower, makes it ideal for you!
The fuel efficiency of Kia models tends to be good to great across the board, and these vehicles are no exception, as the 2018 Sportage averages 26 combined miles per gallon in its base trim, while the 2018 Sorento averages 25 mpg combined in its base trim level. And new for 2018 is a nice expansion of the safety and driver-assist features for both of these SUVs, with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning System, among others, newly-available for the base LX trim of the Sportage. On the other hand, the EX trim of the 2018 Sorento has new standard features like Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Detection, among other benefits.
Both of these models are coming off highly-decorated 2017 model years which included honors like the IIHS Top Safety Pick for each model. We're proud to keep both models in stock, and we would love to show you a Sorento or a Sportage on our lot at Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, though we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information regarding 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.