2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Kia Sportage

Split screen images of the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Kia Sportage

Two Kia crossovers that have been getting a lot of attention on our lot since their arrival this summer are the 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Kia Sportage. It's no surprise, each model offers industry-leading warranty coverage, a generous list of standard and available features, and plenty of room for the whole family all for a price tag that won't break the bank.

We like to think of the 2018 Kia Sorento as the big brother to the 2018 Kia Sportage. The 2018 Sportage offers seating for five and cargo space specs that are on par with other crossovers in the category. The 2018 Sorento fits between the 2018 Sportage and a traditional three-row SUV. It offers seating for five to seven depending on configurations and an ample cargo space that aids in its hauling power. The right Kia crossover for you depends a lot on how many people and how much cargo you plan on hauling. Check out additional specs and info below.

2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Kia Sportage

$25,900 Starting MSRP $23,600
21/28 Fuel Economy 23/30
185 Base Horsepower 181
73.5 cubic feet  Cargo Space 60.1 cubic feet

Standard Features in the 2018 Sorento and 2018 Sportage

The 2018 Kia Sorento and the 2018 Kia Sportage offer a very similar feature set on their base models. Each vehicle is equipped with Kia drive modes, a height-adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, a USB port, and Bluetooth connectivity. While these features should be plenty to keep the average driver comfortable and connected, drivers looking for a little something extra can find features like active safety and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on additional trim levels for a small price increase.

The LX trim on the 2018 Sorento, the next step up from the base trim, offers a Convenience Package that we think is perfect for car shoppers looking to manage a budget and long feature wish list. The Convenience Package adds parking sensors, Apple CarPlay and Android auto, heated seats, and the Kia Uvo infotainment system.

Similarly, the LX trim on the 2018 Sportage offers a Popular Package that gives car shoppers additional features like dual-zone climate control, heated seats, and the Uvo infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Car shoppers can find both Kia crossover models at the Paul Cerame Kia dealership in St. Louis. Stop by the dealership during normal business hours to discuss which model is right for you or take both for a test drive for a more in-depth comparison.