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2018 Toyota 4Runner vs 2018 Kia Sorento

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Kia Sorento

While pricing is a huge consideration when purchasing your next vehicle, it's also equally important to consider your lifestyle so the money you do spend can be used wisely. For example, consider the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Kia Sorento. While the 2018 Sorento was created as a well-rounded people mover, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner was created with specialty features that aid in off-road travel making the higher price tag worth it for drivers who need that added capability.

Learn more about what both the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Kia Sorento have to offer in terms of passenger space, cargo space, and feature content below.

2018 Toyota 4Runner


2018 Kia Sorento

$34,810 Starting MSRP $25,900
4.0-liter V6 Base Engine 2.4-liter four-cylinder
5/7 Seating Capacity 5/7
89.7 cubic feet Base Cargo Space 73.5 cubic feet

How much space is available for passengers and cargo?

Both the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Kia Sorento have versatility when it comes to seating space. Base models of both vehicles offer seating for up to five total passengers and each model is also available in a seven-passenger seating variant depending on trim levels and available add-on options. Drivers can expect to have roughly the same passenger room in either vehicle.

However, cargo space is a different story. On its base model, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner offers 89.7 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the 73.5 cubic feet of space available on base 2018 Kia Sorento models. Drivers looking for enough space to haul all of the gear that comes with a full set of passengers or added supplies for a weekend trip will be really happy with the extra space offered in the back of the 2018 4Runner.

Overall, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner and the 2018 Kia Sorento share some similarities but are made for vastly different lifestyles. If you are looking for something that can do daily transport duties for the family on smooth pavement, the 2018 Kia Sorento may be more of what you are looking for. If you are looking for a larger go-anywhere model that can confidently handle rough or uneven terrain, the 2018 Toyota 4Runner is the best choice here.

The 2018 Toyota 4Runner is available in Birmingham, Alabama at the Serra Toyota dealership. Stop by the dealership to set up a test drive or fill out the form on this page to set up an appointment so the 2018 4Runner is ready and waiting when you arrive.

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