The 2018 Kia Sorento is back and ready to take on all comers in the midsize SUV class. Next up is the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, another popular nameplate in this segment. The 2018 Sorento is a carryover from the 2017 model year that was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and won awards like U.S. News & World Report's "Best 3-Row SUV for the Money," among other praise. We're expecting a nice tally of awards for the 2018 Kia Sorento as well, but it's new to lots as of mid-2017, so the praise and trophies are likely coming soon.
The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder not only didn't receive the aforementioned U.S. News & World Report award, it wasn't the "Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality" in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, a result of a study of more than 77,000 new car owners which measured how many issues a vehicle has in the first 90 days of ownership. The 2017 Sorento, however, received that distinction.
|2018 Kia Sorento||Vs.||2017 Nissan Pathfinder|
|Starts at $23,870 for mid-line trim (Friendly Kia VIP)||Price||Starts at $31,630 (The Competition)|
|21, 28||Base MPG (city, highway)||20, 27|
|Yes||Available Apple CarPlay?||No|
|Yes||U.S. News & World Report "Best 3-Row SUV for the Money" in 2017?||No|
|Yes||"Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in 2017 IQS?||No|
Not only is the Kia Sorento nameplate a decorated one, the 2018 model also comes with a significant discount compared to the 2017 Pathfinder at Friendly Kia, with mid-trim levels of the 2018 Kia Sorento available starting at around $24,000 with our Friendly Kia VIP Price, with discounts off MSRP of at least $6,000 for all trims on our New Port Richey FL lot as of July 2017. The 2018 Sorento also has these advantages over the 2017 Pathfinder: More performance at a peak of 290 horsepower to the Pathfinder's 284 HP, plus superior base fuel economy with 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. And on the tech side, the 2018 Sorento has available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to go along with the feature-filled Kia-exclusive UVO eServices, a package of tech which the Pathfinder cannot match.
We have models in stock of the Kia Sorento at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill. Please call us at (877) 544-6706 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive today.
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