Height, space, versatility. These are just some of the words that come to mind when you’re thinking about crossover SUV’s. There are many on the market in this ever growing segment but Kia builds 2 of the best. The Kia Sorento in fact is the best. It has just been awarded Australia’s Best cars – 2018 AWD SUV $50,000 – $65,000 beating out some tough competition.
Alongside the award winning Sorento, Kia also produces the popular Kia Sportage with it’s stand out looks it’s hard not to notice. So which one is right for you? Let’s look at them individually.
Kia Sorento – Australia’s best AWD SUV 2018
The Kia Sorento is no doubt one of the most popular family SUV’s on the market today. Boasting 7 seats, crowd-pleasing comfort and a flexible interior setup it’s easy to see why. The Sorento has been around the Kia line up for a while now and the upgrades that Kia has made to this family SUV have done nothing but improve the feel, comfort and space of this vehicle.
The Sorento has everything you’d be looking for in a family car. It has power tailgate for hands free lifting, a large panoramic sunroof and up to 3 power outlets and 3 USB charging ports for all the technology you can travel with. There’ll be no more crying when the Ipad runs out of charge halfway through Frozen, or their travel game freezes on the phone when you’ve still got 2 hours to travel.
The driver will be happy with the choice of a 2.2L turbocharged diesel or a thumping 3.5L V6 petrol engine on offer. They also get a 360* camera and front and rear parking cameras making their life on the road just that little bit easier. From a styling perspective, the Sorento is the more mature match for any family with understated lines and a smooth finish.
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Kia Sportage – Striking from any angle
The Sportage is an edgier, funkier car with 5 seats and all the tech a young couple needs to get on the road and stay connected with friends. With plenty of room for every adventure and a style to match this SUV is a go anywhere, explore anything kind of SUV.
This 5 seater SUV brings the power to you with your choice of a 2.0L or 2.4L Petrol engine, or a 2.0L Turbo-Diesel all coupled with Kia’s All-wheel drive system and 8 speed auto transmission. WIth luxury finishes, chrome exhaust and alloy wheels, the Kia Sportage really is a driver’s car.
An SUV for every occasion the Sportage is just as comfortable on the road as off. It’s compact design makes it easy for your weekly commute and in built safety features such as Lane keep assist, intelligent parking and cross lane traffic alerts keep you and your family safe ready for your weekend off road adventure.
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So which ones for you?
The easiest way to make a decision is to visit your Kia car dealer and take a look at both cars side by side. But for a wrap up of the two cars keep reading.
The Kia Sportage is the smaller of the two and built for luxury, play and a growing family. It delivers space on usability, city parking and funky design. It’s full of modern tech and offers a young person or couple a car that is larger than a sedan, more fun than a wagon and more nimble than a large four-wheel drive. It does however lack the space for a large family and may not be the best choice for picking up the soccer team after practice. If you’re starting your family and need a car to grow with you the Sportage would be out picked.
The Sorento, on the other hand, is a true family car. It comes equipped with seven seats and plenty of luggage room for the netball team or the kids sleepovers. It’s refined, understated and flexible giving you the choice of adventure or transport in a luxury cabin. Everyone will have their own space and individual comfort. If you’ve got a family and looking at that much needed upgrade then the Sorento is a must have on your shopping list.
With this in mind the basics of it tell you if you’re needing the extra space and 7 seats then the Sorento is for you. If you’re starting out and would like the car to grow with the family, but in the meantime you want fun, adventure and head turning looks then the Sportage is the way to go.