Why Buy The New Kia Sorento Over The Competition?

Kia Sorento Comparison | Jenkins Kia of Ocala

A Quick Comparison Guide for the 2018 Kia Sorento:

Choosing a family SUV isn't the easiest task-it's not like there's any shortage of options out there, but that doesn't necessarily mean that all your options are good. Here at Jenkins Kia of Ocala, we wanted folks from Ocala, The Villages, Lade Lake, and Leesburg, FL to have this comparison index, pitting the 2018 Kia Sorento against the top competition from Mazda, Honda, Ford, and Toyota. Check out our quick comparisons below to see how the 2018 Kia Sorento fares in the face of its toughest competition: the 2018 Mazda CX-5, Honda Pilot, Ford Escape, & Toyota Highlander. See how it fares here, then check it out up close and personal here at Jenkins Kia of Ocala.

Comparison Showdown: The 2018 Kia Sorento SUV vs. the Competition

One thing the 2018 Kia Sorento has that none of these competitors offer is a 60-month/60,000-mile Basic Warranty and a 120-month/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty. The other competitors top out at 36-month/36,000-mile Basic Warranty and 60-month/60,000-mile Powertrain Warranty. So, if you're looking for the best investment, it's worth considering these warranty differences alongside the comparisons below!

The 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

  • If you're looking to spread out, carry passengers, or bring cargo, you might want to skip the 2017 Mazda CX-5. It offers substandard passenger volume and inadequate cargo volume when compared to the 2018 Kia Sorento. The 2018 Sorento delivers 146.4 cubic-feet of passenger volume, while the 2017 CX-5 pales in comparison, with just 103.6 cubic-feet of passenger volume; the 2018 Sorento again impresses with 38.8 cubic-feet of cargo volume, which bests the 2017 CX-5's 30.9 cubic-feet of cargo room.
  • The 2018 Kia Sorento's standard audio system features six strategically placed speakers for total immersion-compare that to the paltry four speakers found on the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and you'll be missing out on the quality of your favorite music, not to mention the quality of your drive.

The 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Honda Pilot

  • When it comes to cost-to-own, the sticker price isn't always the biggest deciding factor, but it's a pretty good indication! Price can affect insurance rates and registration fees, so when the 2017 Honda Pilot offers a starting MSRP of $33,180 and the 2018 Kia Sorento starts at $25,800, it's worth asking what that extra $7,000 gets you.
  • The answer to that question, however, is: you get worse fuel economy! The 2017 Honda Pilot's base engine/configuration offers 22 mpg city/highway combined, while the 2018 Kia Sorento's base offering achieves 24 mpg city/highway combined.

The 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Ford Escape

  • The 2018 Kia Sorento has a more powerful standard engine than the 2018 Ford Escape. The 2018 Sorento's base 2.5-liter inline-four serves up 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, while the 2018 Escape's base 2.5-liter inline-four only has 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque on offer.
  • When it comes to passenger space, the 2018 Kia Sorento is almost without rival, and it nearly eclipses the 2018 Ford Escape, offering a maximum passenger volume of 146.4 cubic-feet, while the 2018 Escape keeps it cramped with only 98.1 cubic-feet of passenger space.

The 2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Toyota Highlander

  • The 2018 Sorento costs less than the 2018 Toyota Highlander, with a starting MSRP of $25,800 for the Sorento and $31,030 for the Highlander. That's a pretty steep difference just to get behind the wheel.
  • The 2018 Kia Sorento has better fuel economy than the 2018 Toyota Highlander when comparing their respective base engines. The Sorento sees an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city/highway combined, while the Highlander gets 22 mpg city/highway combined. What exactly are you paying more for again?

Like What You See? Come Visit the 2018 Kia Sorento in Person!

Comparing the 2018 Kia Sorento to its competition is a great way to see what an excellent choice it is, but if drivers from Ocala, The Villages, Lady Lake, and Leesburg, FL want some hands-on experience with this stately family SUV, you'll have to come see us at Jenkins Kia of Ocala, centrally located and ready to help you and your family find the perfect Sorento model!


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