2018 Kia Sportage vs 2018 Kia Sorento

Copper-colored 2018 Kia Sportage set against silver-colored 2018 Kia Sorento

If you are looking for a new crossover, then you have come to the right place! The Kia brand offers several different crossovers in various shapes and sizes to match your style preferences and needs. Now the question is, which one is right for you? Here at Lehighton Kia, two of our top-selling crossovers are the 2018 Kia Sportage and the 2018 Kia Sorento. We love both models equally, but we want you to be certain that you are driving away happy in the right vehicle. To help you understand some key differences between the Sportage and Sorento, we have created a special comparison. 

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2018 Kia Sportage VS 2018 Kia Sorento
Compact  Size Classification Midsize
5  Passenger Capacity 5 to 7
30.7 / 60.1 cubic feet  Cargo Space

38.8 / 73.5 cubic feet (2-row models)

11.3 / 38.0 / 73.0 (3-row models)

2,000 pounds  Towing Capacity 2,000 to 5,000 pounds

How Do the Size Classifications Affect the Seating Capacity and Cargo Space of the 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Kia Sorento?

The major difference between the two Kia crossovers is their size. The compact 2018 Kia Sportage is the smaller of the two models and boasts seating accommodations for five passengers and a 30.7 / 60.1-cubic foot cargo space. It is a great choice for Lehighton singles, couples, and small families who commute and enjoy occasional road trips. 

The 2018 Kia Sorento is classified as a midsize crossover and comes available with 2-row (five passengers) or 3-row (seven passengers) seating configurations. Cargo space dimensions are 38.8 / 73.5 cubic feet for 2-row models and 11.3 / 38.0 / 73.0 for 3-row modelsThe larger size and additional seating make the 2018 Kia Sorento ideal for growing families who are always up for an adventure and are busy with after-school activities. 

Like we said, we love the 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Kia Sorento equally – and we recommend test driving both models before making your decision. Come visit us here at Lehighton Kia to check out the 2018 Kia Sportage and 2018 Kia Sorento today! 


Copper-colored 2018 Kia Sportage cruising down a rural highway
White 2018 Kia Sorento driving on a snow-covered road
2018 Kia Sportage driving along ocean-side highway and utilizing adaptive cruise control
Rear/side profile of white 2018 Kia Sorento

Blue 2018 Kia Rio in an urban setting
Red 2018 Kia Stinger cruising on a highway