Do you need the versatility that a three-row SUV offers you, with room for seven passengers, power for easy lane changes or off-road driving, and the power to tow a couple tons worth of freight in a pinch? Then you are probably looking at vehicles like the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, both midsize SUVs that come with plenty of features that make the drive as smooth as you need it to be.
The 2018 Sorento comes with a fuel-efficient base trim with 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and ramps up all the way to 290 horsepower for its four trims with a V6 engine, all the while giving you access to UVO eServices, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2018 Traverse takes a step down in base fuel economy with 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway and also has a higher starting price, with more than $36,000 for a mid-line trim. On the other hand, the 2018 Sorento can be yours in a mid-line trim for a little more than $30,000 thanks to our Friendly Kia VIP Price.
2018 Kia Sorento
2018 Chevy Traverse
|$30,195 for mid-line trim (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||$36,540 for mid-line trim (The Competition)|
|21, 28||Base MPG (city, highway)||18, 27|
|5,000||Towing Capacity (pounds)||5,000|
|Yes||IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2018?||No|
|Yes||U.S. News and World Report's "Best Cars for the Money" list for 2017?||No|
|Yes||"Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in 2017 IQS?||No|
The 2018 Kia Sorento is available for lower prices than the 2018 Chevy Traverse at Friendly Kia, and it also comes with a better awards pedigree, with recent praise including three straight IIHS Top Safety Picks for the 2016 to 2018 model years, and being named “Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power in its 2017 Initial Quality Study, which surveyed more than 77,000 new vehicle owners to see which vehicles had the fewest issues in the first three months of ownership. The 2018 Traverse does not share in either this safety designation or quality designation that the Sorento does.
The 2018 Kia Sorento is a versatile, powerful, off-road ready SUV with a lower price, better MPG and more praise from automotive experts in recent months than the 2018 Chevy Traverse. We hope this makes the choice easier for you – and we look forward to your visit on the lot 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.