2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Kia Sportage vs. 2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Kia Niro

The Kia crossover and SUV family just grew by one for the 2017 model year, with the introduction of the eco-friendly 2017 Kia Niro hybrid crossover, which was released in February 2017 and has been climbing the sales charts ever since! While there are plenty of amazing features of the 2017 Niro (we have a link with a more in-depth look at the Niro below), we are devoting the space here to a comparison of features of all members of Kia's SUV and crossover class, as we look at the fuel economy, HP and more for the 2017 Kia Soul, 2017 Kia Sportage, 2017 Kia Sorento and 2017 Kia Niro.

The 2017 Kia Niro has a stunning base 50 combined miles per gallon in its FE trim – 52 mpg city, 49 mpg highway – which is the best in the hybrid crossover class, thanks to an eco-friendly gas engine/electric motor hybrid powertrain. However, the 2017 Kia Soul multi-purpose vehicle also gets nice fuel economy with a base mpg of 25 city and 30 highway, while the 2017 Sportage (small SUV) has a solid 23 mpg city, 30 highway and the 2017 Sorento (midsize SUV) gets a nice 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. The Niro, Soul and Sportage come with the Kia Active Eco System, which will help you achieve maximum fuel efficiency, while the Sorento has the EcoMinder which also notifies you when you're at peak fuel economy.

Plus, just think of all the cargo room these vehicles provide for shopping bags, band equipment, or boxes for a move, as the 2017 Niro has a sizable 54.5 cubic feet available, and you can work your way up to the largest, the 2017 Sorento, which has ample room with 73.5 cubic feet. The 2017 Sportage and 2017 Soul both have more than 60 cubic feet for your stuff, which comes in handy with versatile urban vehicles like those two.

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2017 Model Base MPG (city, hwy) Horsepower Cargo Room (cu.-ft.)
Kia Soul 25, 30 130 to 201 61.3
Kia Sportage 23, 30 181 to 240 60.1
Kia Sorento 21, 28 185 to 290 73.5
Kia Niro 52, 49 139 54.5

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If it's power you desire, then it's power you get with the 2017 Kia Sorento, which begins with 185 HP in base trims and ramps up to 290 in its four trims with a V6 engine. That's plenty of power to make lane changes and merging onto the highway easy. Then there's the 2017 Sportage, which uses its turbocharged engine to achieve 240 HP in its SX Turbo trim. The 2017 Soul boasts an all-new engine option, a turbocharged 4-cylinder that moves its peak performance up about 25% from 2016 to 201 HP. The 2017 Niro, as a hybrid crossover, is not necessarily reliant on a huge performance figure, but its 139 HP is solid, and it comes with plenty of torque to compensate, at 195 lb.-ft.

If you're looking for technology, all of these Kia crossovers and SUVs have available UVO3 eServices, which give you access to features like voice-command navigation, streaming audio abilities, and up to 8GB to store music, among the other tech goodies. Plus, you have the security and comfort that comes with the IIHS Top Safety Pick the 2017 Soul, Sportage and Sorento achieved, making them among the most impact-resistant vehicles in their class. The 2017 Niro has another honor up its eco-friendly sleeve, as it achieved a Guinness World Record for fuel economy for a cross-country trip in December 2016.

Take your pick: If you want the best crossover for MPG, it's the 2017 Niro; if it's fun style and versatility you desire, then you'll love the 2017 Soul; for mid-range power and MPG it's the Sportage; and for the maximum in power and cargo space it's the 2017 Sorento. Lucky for you we typically carry all of these models at Serra Kia, located at 12304 30 Mile Road, Washington, MI, and a short drive from Detroit and Pontiac. We also serve area cities like Sarnia, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Sterling Heights, Waterford, Shelby, Port Huron, St. Clair, Macomb and Oakland! For more information please call us at (866) 937-1610 or come see us in person to see our inventory and test drive the model of your choice today.

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