2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Acura MDX

So you're looking for a three-row SUV with power and room for seven passengers? We have two fine examples of this segment, with the 2018 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Acura MDX, both midsize SUVs which are award-winners and versatile models.

Here's a major difference right off the bat: The 2018 Sorento will cost you about $25,000 for a mid-level trim at Friendly Kia with our VIP Price, while the 2017 Acura MDX carries a starting price tag of $44,050 MSRP. Not only is the Sorento more affordable, it also has better fuel savings, with 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway in its base trim, while the 2017 MDX averages 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway in its base trim. The 2018 Sorento also comes with a wider breadth of technology, with available Kia-exclusive UVO eServices that provide access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for compatible smartphones, as well as space for 8 GB of music, while the 2017 MDX does not come with Apple CarPlay, for starters, nor does it have the UVO suite of services.

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2018 Kia Sorento Vs. 2017 Acura MDX
Mid-level trims start at $25,170 (Friendly Kia VIP) Price $44,050 (MSRP)
7 Trim Levels 4
21, 28 Base MPG (city, highway) 19, 27
290 Top Gas Engine HP 290
146.4 to 154.2 Passenger Room (cubic feet) 132.7
Yes Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in the J.D. Power 2017 Initial Quality Study? No
10 years or 100,000 miles / 5 years or 60,000 miles Warranty Coverage: Limited Powertrain / Bumper-to-Bumper 6 years or 70,000 miles / 4 years or 50,000 miles

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We've established the nice fuel savings and affordability of the 2018 Kia Sorento, but it also has more room on the inside for your passengers, with up to 154.2 cubic feet for up to seven passengers, while the 2017 MDX comes with a substantial downgrade at 132.7 cubic feet for friends and family to fit inside. Enjoy greater comfort, and greater peace of mind, with the 2018 Sorento, which also has the industry's longest warranty coverage with 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain, and 5 years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper. The 2017 MDX checks in with inferior coverage with 6 years or 70,000 miles for limited powertrain and 4 years or 50,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper.

If you would like to have a powerful, tech-savvy, and award-winning SUV, then the 2018 Sorento is the choice for you. We carry it 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. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today. 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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