2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Dodge Durango

You know when you've stumbled upon a fresh-looking vehicle: The design is familiar, yet takes you someplace new. That's what the 2017 Kia Sorento is all about, with the power and space you expect from a midsize SUV, but with a design that is sleek and up to date. The 2017 Sorento only weighs between 3,704 and 4,343 pounds depending on trim option while the 2017 Dodge Durango tips the scales at a significantly larger 4,756 to 5,397 pounds. Plus, the 2017 Durango SUV has more of an outdated classic look, with a bulky, broad front fascia that isn't from 2008 so much as it's from – to borrow from The Black Eyed Peas – "Two thousand and late."

While the 2017 Durango has a little more available HP in its top-line trim levels, the 2017 Sorento has a very-formidable 290 HP in its V6 models, with six of its seven trim levels available in model versions with all-wheel drive for off-road excellence. This comes at no sacrifice to the 2017 Sorento's safety features, either, as it was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the second consecutive model year, while the 2017 Durango has not been named a Top Safety Pick in recent years. That means the 2017 Sorento is among the most impact-resistant midsize SUVs on the market.

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2017 Kia Sorento Vs. 2017 Dodge Durango
$20,425 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $32,375 (The Competition)
21, 28 MPG (city, highway) 19, 26
3,704 to 4,343 Curb Weight (pounds) 4,756 to 5,397
Yes IIHS Top Safety Pick? No
10 years or 100,000 miles Limited Powertrain Warranty Coverage 5 years or 60,000 miles
5 years or 60,000 miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty Coverage 3 years or 36,000 miles

Conquer the Road - and Competition - with a Sorento in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

So far, so good for the 2017 Kia Sorento. But we haven’t even gotten to price yet, which shows the 2017 Sorento has a massive advantage, with prices starting at $20,425 for the base trim level at Friendly Kia while the competition is asking for more than $32,000 to start for a 2017 Dodge Durango. When you also factor in the 2017 Kia Sorento's fuel economy, which is several notches above the 2017 Durango's at 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway to the Durango's plodding 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, you are going to save well in excess of $10,000 to start, with many more dollars of savings to follow once you drive off the lot!

The 2017 Kia Sorento has it all – more than 545 gallons of cargo room, great fuel economy, a durable construction and a great warranty that extends years beyond the 2017 Durango's. The choice is clear, and we proudly carry the all-new Kia Sorento SUV at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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