While the Chevy Equinox and the Kia Sorento have long been comparable mid-size SUVs, the 2018 model of the Sorento is bringing more to the table than the Equinox. In terms of comfort, the upcoming Kia Sorento offers the same 5 passenger seating capacity as the Chevy Equinox, however; the Sorento LX model also offers 7 passenger seating. Both mid-size SUVs will offer much the same audio and infotainment features, which include: Android Auto™, Apply CarPlay™ and Bluetooth. However, the forthcoming Kia Sorento steps up the audio and entertainment game by offering SiriusXM® Satellite Radio as a standard feature. This is only offered in the LT and Premier 2018 Chevy Equinox models. When comparing comfort of the upcoming Chevy Equinox to the 2018 Kia Sorento, that extra space in the Sorento matters. Overall interior dimensions of the 2018 Sorento are larger than the Equinox, including those all-important areas such as legroom and luggage compartment volume.
In terms of features, the new 2018 Kia Sorento, when compared to the upcoming Chevy Equinox, offers more top notch features. Both mid-size SUVs compared side-by-side offer many features, such as: standard and dual zone air conditioning, power windows, steering wheel mounted controls and cruise control. However, the 2018 Kia Sorento will offer features that the 2018 Chevy Equinox does not or is only available in more expensive models. These features include:
When it comes to safety, Chevy and Kia have always maintained comparable safety standards and the 2018 Equinox and Sorento are no different. With both SUVs offering, among other safety features: traction control systems, electronic stability control, hill start assist and full-length side curtain airbags. Some added safety features available on the 2018 Kia Sorento LX, EX, SX and SX Limited models are Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Detection and the Lane departure Warning System. These same safety features are only found on the LT, LTZ and Premier models of the 2018 Chevy Equinox.
The Kia Sorento New Vehicle Limited Basic Warranty outshines the Chevy Equinox warranty by a long shot. Drivers of the 2018 Kia Sorento will appreciate the 5-year/60,000 mile warranty compared to the 3-year/36,000 mile waranty of the Equinox. The Chevy Equinox Limited Powertrain Warranty of 5-year/60,000 miles comes in at almost half the value of the Sorento Limited Powertrain Warranty of 10-year/100,000 miles. Both the 2018 Chevy Equinox and the Kia Sorento have 5-year/60,000 mile Roadside Assistance.
If you're interested in getting more details on the 2018 Kia Sorento in the Dubuque, Iowa area, we encourage you to contact your local Kia specialists at Finnin Kia! As Dubuque's favorite Kia dealership, we look forward to helping you make an informed decision on your new 2018 Kia Sorento purchase.