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How does the 2018 Kia Sportage compare to the Sorento?

If you’ve been researching Kia SUVs, it’s likely you’ve come across the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Kia Sorento. At this point, you may be wondering what the differences are between these two SUVs. Wonder no more! To help you move along the research process, the team of automotive specialists at our Kia dealership in Matteson, IL has done the hard work for you by highlighting what makes each one unique.

If you have any questions before you continue, take a moment to give us a call at (708) 298-5350 and we’ll happily provide answers.

2018 Kia Sportage vs. 2018 Kia Sorento

Is the Kia Sportage or Sorento Bigger?

If you are looking for a little more passenger and cargo volume from your vehicle, the new Kia Sorento is a little bit larger than the new Kia Sportage. Take a look at the table below for details on each model’s interior measurements.


Kia Sportage

Kia Sorento

Passenger Volume

98.6 cu.-ft.

146.4 cu.-ft.

Cargo Volume

30.7 cu.-ft.

38.8 cu.-ft.

Engine Performance & Towing Capacity

Even though the Kia Sorento and Sportage both come with a 2.4L I4 engine, they produce slightly different numbers in terms of performance. If you would like a more spirited performance from your next vehicle, the Kia Sorento offers more horsepower and torque than the Kia Sportage. Since it can also tow several hundred more pounds than the Sportage, the Sorento is a little better for those looking to transport their trailer. Peruse the table below for specifications on each model’s standard engines.


Kia Sportage

Kia Sorento


181 HP @ 6,000 RPM

185 lb.-ft. @ 6,000 RPM


175 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

178 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

MPG City/Highway

23/30 MPG

21/28 MPG

Max. Towing

1,650 lbs.

2,000 lbs.

Interior Comfort & Technology Features

When it comes to interior and tech features, the 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Kia Sorento are both comfortable and entertaining. Since they both offer the same impressive interior features, you’ll love the in-cabin experience whether you purchase the Sportage or the Sorento. Interior tech and comfort features available with the new Kia Sportage and new Kia Sorento include:

  • Standard seating for five
  • Multi-adjustable heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Satellite radio
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Auxiliary jack
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat comes standard with the Sportage only
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • Lower console storage
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Tachometer

2018 Kia Sportage & Kia Sorento Interior

Kia Sportage & Sorento Special Offers

If you’ve decided that you want to purchase either the Kia Sportage or the Kia Sorento, but aren’t thrilled about paying full price, we have several special offers for you to take advantage of. Stop by our Kia specials page for more information on how you can save on your next Kia SUV.

If you have any questions for our team of automotive specialists, don’t hesitate to contact Hawkinson Kia using our online form. If you would like to speak with us directly, you can do so anytime during our scheduled business hours by calling (708) 298-5350.