What’s the Difference Between the 2018 Kia Sportage and Sorento?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at 10:30 am
2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Kia Sorento

2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Kia Sorento 

It’s easy to see the changes between vehicles that are radically different from one another. For example, comparing a sedan against a truck is a bit of a pointless comparison. Both of those vehicles have completely different strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, they appeal to very different types of drivers. Good comparisons dissect the details of similar vehicles. We examine that idea closely today with the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Kia Sorento.

The build of the 2018 Kia Sorento is a bit larger than that of the 2018 Kia Sportage. Other than that, they are quite similar. At least on the surface. For a potential buyer who wants a compact or midsize SUV, they need more information before making their choice. So, let’s take a look and find the big differences between these two seemingly similar 2018 Kia SUVs. 

2018 Kia SUV Comparison 

2018 Kia Sportage parked outside a luxury home's garage

2018 Kia Sorento driving in snowy wilderness

Model 2018 Kia Sportage 2018 Kia Sorento
MSRP $23,600 $25,900
Classification Small SUV Midsize SUV
Baseline Engine 2.4L inline 4 2.4L inline 4
Horsepower 181 185
Torque (lb-ft) 175 178
City Fuel Economy (mpg) 23 21
Highway Fuel Economy (mpg) 30 28
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal) 16.4 18.8
Seating Capacity 5 7
Cargo Capacity (ft3) 60.1 73.5

Now, that gives us a much clearer matchup! This goes to show the obvious strengths of each 2018 Kia SUV model. The 2018 Kia Sportage, being the smaller sized vehicle, is the more affordable model. It also comes with a better fuel economy and very close horsepower and torque ratings due to sharing the same engine as the 2018 Sorento. 

The 2018 Kia Sorento does cost more than the 2018 Sportage, but it’s clear why. You get a third-row of seating in the 2018 Kia Sorento and a good deal more cargo space. In comparison to other models that offer 3-row seating, the 2018 Sorento’s price is very appealing and affordable.

Which 2018 Kia SUV works better for your lifestyle? Do you like the SUV build but want a more compact, maneuverable, and less costly model? Take the 2018 Kia Sportage. Do you carpool, travel, transport a lot of equipment, or have a family? You might want the more spacious 2018 Kia Sorento instead.


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Find More 2018 Kia Models in Schenectady, NY 

You can find more information on both the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Kia Sorento right here at Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady. Simply give us a call or visit our dealership located in Schenectady County to learn more. Additionally, you can view our online inventory and blog for more Kia vehicle model information. Our sales team is on hand to assist and help you find the perfect Kia model to fit your lifestyle! 

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