2018 Kia SUV Comparison: Sorento vs. Sportage vs. Soul

2018 Kia SUV class Soul Sportage and Sorento models

We are going to do a deeper dive into the benefits and features of the 2018 Kia SUV and crossover class, with specs regarding these three Kia models, along with links for further model research:

  • 2018 Kia Sorento: The MVP of SUVs, with nice performance, versatility and cargo room.
  • 2018 Kia Sportage: A peerless crossover, with towing/engine power that is supreme.
  • 2018 Kia Soul: A fun-sized and fun-loving multi-purpose vehicle with newfound power and plenty of color options.

Test Drive a 2018 Kia Sorento

Test Drive a 2018 Kia Sportage

Test Drive a 2018 Kia Soul

Kia Model (class)

Top MPG (city, hwy)


Cargo Room (cu.-ft.)

2018 Sorento (midsize SUV) 21, 28 185 to 290 73.0 or 73.5
2018 Sportage (small SUV) 23, 30 181 to 240 60.1
2018 Soul (crossover) 26, 31 130 to 201 61.3

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If you prefer off-road vehicles, the 2018 Sorento gives you the most power with a peak of 290 HP and six trims with an AWD model option, with the 2018 Sportage also available in AWD versions. If you like unique design elements, then the 2018 Soul and its boxy, iconic flair might be more your speed, plus it has the best fuel economy of this trio. The 2018 Sorento can tow the most weight (up to 5,000 pounds). The 2018 Sportage is a powerful vehicle for its class, with 2,000-pound towing power and up to 240 HP, and is a versatile vehicle for urban adventures.

All of these models come with UVO eServices in most trims, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as access to streaming music, up to 8GB of music storage, and available voice-command navigation. All new Kia models come with the best warranty coverage in the business, with 10 years or 100,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage and 5 years or 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage.

We have models in stock of the Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage and Kia Soul 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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