2018 Kia Sorento vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner

2018 Kia Sorento driving on an icy road vs 2018 Toyota 4Runner on a country road with a mountain in the background

If you are looking for a new SUV, it is likely that you've been inundated with a wide variety of options. When you begin car shopping, it is important that you know exactly what you want from your vehicle. If you go in only knowing that you want an SUV, you're going to be blown away by the different options that exist in the class. While most SUVs are able to hold their own in the wilderness, the model you're looking at might also be better suited for a life in the city. For example, the 2018 Kia Sorento vs the 2018 Toyota 4Runner pits two SUVs against one another that have slightly different focuses. They share many of the same characteristics, like All-Wheel Drive, but there are also quite a few differences. You can experience some of those differences when you test drive the 2018 Kia Sorento in Schaumburg, IL, at Schaumburg Kia.

2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Toyota 4Runner

Three Engine Options One
290 hp Maximum Horsepower 270 hp
146.4/154.2 cu.ft. Interior Passenger Volume 97.3 cu.ft.
Available Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ Not Available

2018 Kia Sorento Advantages

When you're looking a purchasing a new vehicle, you'll want to be sure that there are options that will fit all of your needs. The 2018 Kia Sorento offers plenty of options, including three available engines across the seven trim levels. While the 2018 Toyota 4Runner has six trim options, there is only one choice when it comes to the engine, a 270 horsepower, 4.0L V6 that produces 278 pound-feet of torque. While this is more powerful than two of the engines on the Kia Sorento, the 3.3L V6 option on four of the seven trims has a lot more horsepower, clocking in at 290 horsepower. The other two engines, a 2.4L four-cylinder and a 2.0L four-cylinder are able to hold their own, with 185 and 240 horsepower, respectively.

In any vehicle, you're going to want to be sure that you'll be comfortable. The aspect of new vehicle that impacts you most directly is going to be the interior space and features. In the 2018 Kia Sorento, you get both plenty of interior space and exciting technology features. There are two options for interior configuration in the 2018 Kia Sorento. You can choose between a five or seven seat Sorento, which does change the interior passenger volume a little. If you opt for the five-seat Sorento, you'll have 146.4 cubic feet of interior space, and if you choose the seven-seat option, that increases to 154.2 cubic feet. The 2018 Toyota 4Runner also has room for up to seven people, but the interior passenger volume is less spacious than that of the 2018 Kia Sorento. The 2018 Toyota 4Runner provides only 97.3 cubic feet of passenger volume, a 49.1 cubic feet difference between the five-person Sorento.

Front driver side profile of the 2018 Kia Sorento

Passenger Space in the 2018 Kia Sorento

No matter how many people you need to have in the 2018 Kia Sorento, the SUV is able to handle it. The base trim level offers seating for five people, while the upper trims have room for up to seven with an additional third row. The trim levels that seat five have a total passenger volume of 146.4 cubic feet. In the vehicles with three rows, the passenger volume expands to 154.2 cubic feet.

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