What is the Difference Between the 2017 Kia Sorento and 2017 Kia Sportage?

Bring edgy sophistication to the Poconos region behind the wheel of the 2017 Kia Sorento or 2017 Kia Sportage. Both SUVs pack impressive performance, capability, comforts and technologies, but they do vary in key areas. To help you determine which model best suites your needs and lifestyle, we've created a quick guide to point out their differences. Depending on what performance and capabilities you require, you may find that the 2017 Kia Sportage is the better option over the 2017 Kia Sorento, or vice versa. So, once you decide on your favorite model, test-drive it at our Kia dealership in the Poconos, and we'll help you drive away in a bold new Kia!


In terms of appearance, the 2017 Kia Sorento is geared more towards drivers who want a traditional design with a sporty flair. The 2017 Kia Sportage on the other hand sits on the opposite side of the spectrum with a contemporary, futuristic physique. The size of these SUVs varies as well, as the 2017 Kia Sorento stands 187.4 inches in length, and the 2017 Kia Sportage stands 176.4 inches in length. Besides those distinctions, both SUVs come equipped with power heated exterior mirrors, tinted glass and alloy wheels, so you'll cruise in eye-catching style no matter which SUV you choose.


Interior and Technology

The interior design of the 2017 Kia Sportage and 2017 Kia Sorento are almost identical, as they offer many of the same incredible materials, entertainment and convenience technologies. These SUVs do differ with their passenger and cargo capabilities, though. If you want maximum passenger capability, opt for the 2017 Kia Sorento because it boats an ample 146.4 cubic feet of passenger volume. Conversely, the 2017 Kia Sportage only offers 98.6 cubic feet. If you happen to require cargo space instead, the 2017 Kia Sorento wins again with its 38.8 cubic feet of space. The 2017 Kia Sportage offers slightly less with 30.7 cubic feet of cargo space.



If you want a powerful drive you can feel, opt for the 2017 Kia Sorento. This crossover exerts up to 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque with ease, so you'll speed by in style. Despite having the same 2.4-liter I4 powertrain, the 2017 Kia Sportage outputs a slightly lower 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, but still packs a punch on the road. The 2017 Kia Sportage does beat the 2017 Kia Sorento in fuel economy, though, as it boasts a long-lasting 25 combined mpg. In terms of handling, both crossovers deliver agility with an automatic transmission, so you'll always enjoy a powerful, fuel-efficient and responsive drive!



In terms of safety, both the 2017 Kia Sorento and 2017 Kia Sportage received 5 stars on their NHTSA Front Driver and Passenger Crash Test, so you can rest easy knowing you're well protected from harm's way. An advanced airbag system also comes standard on both models, so if a collision were to occur, you and your loved ones would be wrapped in a protective shell. Plus, Hill Assist Control, Electronic Stability Control and a Traction Control System all come standard with both the Sorento and Sportage!

Whichever model you decide to call your own, feel great knowing you opted for a Kia with impeccable style, performance, technology and capability. Visit Abeloff Kia today to test-drive a new Kia!


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