So you're ready to take on the road with a midsize SUV. You've seen the space they have in back and you've heard the purr of the motor. They're calling to you, like a siren song, offering promises of fuel savings but also the power to jump off-road and splash around the dirt and muck with nary a worry in the world. Then you're ready for our comparison of the 2017 Kia Sorento and the 2017 GMC Acadia, two fine examples of the midsize SUV boom we are experiencing right now.
The 2017 Acadia is a rugged, spacious SUV that gets 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, while also offering an eight-speaker Bose sound system and cargo room that stretches for miles. But before you go any further, note the 2017 Acadia will run you around $29,000 for a base trim level right off the bat, while the 2017 Kia Sorento is available for prices starting around $19,475 with Friendly Kia's VIP Price and it will save you even more money in gas. The 2017 Kia Sorento averages 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway in its base trim, which will provide even more value than the 2017 Acadia.
Read more about the Kia Sorento: Ads, Specs, Features
|2017 Kia Sorento||Vs.||2017 GMC Acadia|
|$19,475 (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||Starts at $29,070 MSRP|
|21, 28||MPG (city, highway)||21, 26|
|10||Max # of Speakers||8|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick?||No|
|5 years or 60,000 miles||Bumper-to-Bumper Basic Warranty Coverage||3 years or 36,000 miles|
With the 2017 Kia Sorento, you can ramp up to an available 10-speaker audio system, 25% more speakers than the 2017 Acadia's maximum of eight. And with the 2017 Sorento you also have award-winning safety, with its IIHS Top Safety Pick as proof it stands up well to impacts – the 2017 Acadia does not share this distinction. In addition, the 2017 Sorento also has intuitive features like an available Lane Departure Warning System and Rear-Camera Display, to cut down on surprises you might encounter while on the road.
Put simply, the 2017 Kia Sorento is a more affordable, more fuel-efficient vehicle than the 2017 GMC Acadia, and it is recognized as a more impact-resistant vehicle than the 2017 Acadia as well. So we look forward to setting you up with a test drive of a Kia Sorento at the Friendly Kia lot, 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.