The midsize SUV segment is an ever-popular one, thanks to all the cool things these vehicles can do. Not only can they typically go off-road in AWD versions and tow a couple thousand pounds or more, they also can fit a large group and provide horsepower that makes lane changes and acceleration a snap. You also get cargo room to fit large objects, or stow enough bags for a family trip or a move to a new house, for starters.
And few midsize SUVs come more prepared than the 2018 Kia Sorento. Armed with a furious engine and plenty of room on the inside, this is one value-packed SUV. The 2018 Sorento starts out with 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway which bests the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport's base of 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. The Sorento also can tow a lot more weight in its highest trim levels, with a 5,000-pound capacity, superior to the 2018 Santa Fe Sport's maximum of 3,500 pounds.
|2018 Kia Sorento||Vs.||2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport|
|21, 28||Base MPG (city, highway)||21, 27|
|5,000||Max. Towing Capacity (pounds)||3,500|
|73.5||Cargo Room (cubic feet)||71.5|
|146.4 to 154.2||Passenger Room (cubic feet)||108.0|
|Yes||U.S. News & 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 Initial Quality Study?||No|
The Kia Sorento model has become a monster on the awards circuit, as well, with recent honors including being "“Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality” by J.D. Power in its 2017 Initial Quality Study, as well as making U.S. News & World Report's "Best Cars for the Money" list for 2017. The Hyundai Santa Fe didn't make the list in either of these cases. Nor can the Santa Fe Sport compete with the top-line power of the 2018 Sorento, with 240 its maximum horsepower to the 2018 Sorento's 290 ponies.
We have a lot more we'd like to share with you about the advantages of the 2018 Sorento, besides its more-spacious interior, better performance and edge in features, but we'll wait for you to visit us 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.
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