Kia Sedona
Sedona Inventory
Kia Sorento
Sorento Inventory

Every parent faces the day when they need to buy a new car to fit their growing family. Most of our customers tell us they want something affordable with lots of space and plenty of bells and whistles to keep everyone safe and happy. Two models in our inventory fit that description perfectly. With features like stain-proof seats, multiple outlets to charge devices, and cup holders for everyone, the 2018 Kia Sedona or Kia Sorento are excellent choices for Springfield, MO area families. After reading our comparison, head over to our new vehicle inventory to pick out the model you like best.

2018 Kia SedonaModel2018 Kia Sorento
MinivanSegmentThree-Row Crossover
$26,900Starting MSRP$25,800
5Number of Trims7

2018 Kia Sedona vs. 2018 Kia Sorento: Carrying Capacity

The base model Kia Sorento is a five-passenger crossover, but it has a huge advantage over much of its competition because of the third row that comes standard on all V6 models as well as the all-wheel-drive LX trim package. The Sedona, although it can't be had with all-wheel drive, has nearly twice the cargo space of the Sorento, and is perfect for large families who need to pack strollers and supplies with them whenever they go out and still have room left over.

2018 Kia SedonaModel2018 Kia Sorento
  • 39.8 in (headroom) 
  • 38.7 in. (headroom with sunroof) 
  • 40.9 in. (legroom)
Front Passenger Space
  • 39.5 in (headroom) 
  • 44.1 in. (legroom)
33.9 cu. ft.Rear Cargo Space
  • 38.8 cu. ft. (5-passenger) 
  • 11.3 cu. ft. (7-passenger)
142.0 cu. ft.Max. Cargo Space
  • 73.5 cu. ft. (5-passenger)
  • 73.0 cu. ft. (7-passenger)
3,500 lbs.Towing Capacity
  • 2,000 lbs. (2.4L I4) 
  • 3,500 lbs. (2.0 Turbo I4, V6 FWD) 
  • 5,000 lbs. (V6 AWD)

2018 Kia Sedona vs. 2018 Kia Sorento Interior Comparison in Springfield, MO

2018 Kia Sedona vs. 2018 Kia Sorento: Engine Specs

The 2018 Kia Sedona keeps it simple with a single powertrain across all trims. Its six-cylinder engine is powerful, and gets comparable fuel economy to the six-cylinder engine on the Sorento. If you are looking for more options, the Sorento can suit a variety of needs with three different engines.

2018 Kia SedonaModel2018 Kia Sorento
276 HP 3.3L V6 with 248 lb.-ft. of torqueEngine and Engine Output185 HP 2.4L I4 with 178 lb.-ft. of torque
240 HP 2.0L Turbo I4 with 260 lb.-ft. of torque
290 HP 3.3L V6 with 252 lb.-ft. of torque
Front-Wheel DriveDrive TypeFront-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel Drive
6-Speed AutomaticTransmission6-Speed Automatic
20 MPGCombined Fuel Economy19 MPG up to 24 MPG, depending on trim and powertrain

2018 Kia Sedona vs. 2018 Kia Sorento: Technology and Safety

Both the new 2018 Kia Sedona and Kia Sorento come with several features designed to make every drive you take, whether 15 minutes or five hours, easy and carefree. LATCH child seat anchors and rear child safety door locks keep your kids secure, while side curtain airbags - protecting the first two rows in the Sorento and all three rows in the Sedona - protect them in a collision. Advanced driver assistance and entertainment options are plentiful as well.

  • The Sedona has a larger standard touchscreen, while the Sorento has a CD player
  • Both models are Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatible, depending on the trim package
  • Both come with a standard rearview camera and have an optional surround view camera
  • The Sedona is available with an 8-speaker premium Infinity® sound system, while the top trim levels of the Sorento have a 10-speaker Infinity® sound system
  • Both are available with blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and smart cruise control

Kia Sorento Safety Features in Springfield, MO

Test Drive a Family Friendly Kia Model Today

Whether your family loves the stylish Sorento or fits better into the cavernous Sedona, you can get an excellent deal on your new family vehicle when you come to Youngblood Kia in Springfield, MO. Schedule a test drive online, then bring the family along to see how they like it in person. If you have questions our review didn't answer, don't hesitate to call (866) 825-9532 to be connected with one of our Kia experts.