Compare Kia SUVs: Which is Right for You?

December 7th, 2018 by

View of 2019 Kia Sorento cargo space with back hatch open

The Kia SUV lineup at Warrenton Kia offers a wide variety of options to drivers throughout the Longview area, from sporty compact crossovers to versatile mid-size family haulers. Whether you’re looking to compare the Kia Sportage vs. Sorento or the Kia Niro vs. Sportage, we’ll help you find the affordable SUV that’s right for you.

Kia Soul

With its sporty style and fun-to-drive dynamics, the compact 2019 Kia Soul crossover is offered in a variety of trim levels, each with a wide array of standard interior features, tech, and safety systems, including:

  • Standard touch-screen display
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • A maximum 61.3 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seat is folded down
  • A fuel economy rating of 26 mpg city/31 mpg highway (base model with 6-speed automatic transmission)
  • Standard safety features such as a Brake Assist System (BAS) and a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Kia Niro

The 2019 Kia Niro features hybrid performance and a long list of exclusive standard features, as well as many optional advanced active safety systems:

  • Parallel Hybrid System featuring regenerative braking and dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Available safety tech such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • An impressive fuel economy rating of 52 mpg city/49 mpg highway (entry-level FE model)

The Niro and Soul are both compact crossovers that provide similar cargo and passenger capacities, though the Niro is able to deliver more efficient performance due to its sophisticated hybrid engine.

Kia Sportage

The capable 2019 Kia Sportage boasts a wide range of tech features, several engines to choose from, and an optional all-wheel drive system:

  • 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway fuel economy (LX model with front-wheel drive)
  • Maximum interior volume of 129.3 cubic feet
  • Optional Dynamax™ all-wheel drive with a locking center differential
  • Available 2.0L turbocharged 240 hp engine

When comparing the Kia Niro vs. Sportage, you’ll find that you will enjoy better fuel efficiency with the Niro, while the Sportage offers more spirited performance plus the added versatility of an available AWD system. The enhanced traction and control of all-wheel drive can come in handy on slippery road surfaces in and around Astoria

Kia Sorento

At the top of the Kia SUV and crossover lineup is the 2019 Kia Sorento. This three-row midsize SUV offers robust performance, including an available AWD system capable of handling all kinds of rough weather and road conditions. Highlights include:

  • An available V6 engine that generates 290 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Dynamax™ all-wheel drive system with a locking center differential and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC)
  • Maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds with all-wheel drive

With its maximum passenger volume of 154.2 cubic feet, all configurations of the Sorento can comfortably seat up to 7, making it a great choice for growing Seaside area families. In addition, its maximum cargo capacity of 73 cubic feet provides plenty of room for sporting equipment, groceries, or landscaping supplies from Trails End Recovery. It’s also perfect for hauling a small boat or trailer!

Check Out the Kia SUV and Crossover Lineup at Warrenton Kia

Browse our new vehicle inventory to find the Kia SUV that best suits your needs, then contact us to schedule a test drive. You can also continue your Kia SUV research seeing how the Sportage matches up against the Hyundai Tucson or Ford Escape, or how the Sorento compares to the Hyundai Santa Fe. Either way, we hope to serve you at our Kia showroom in Warrenton, OR soon!

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