2018 Kia Sorento Vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue

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Whether you’re interested in bringing along family members or cargo, crossovers give you the versatility of an SUV with the smooth handling and efficiency of an agile sedan. These vehicles allow you to do more than a car would, remaining nimble and smooth in the crowded city and capable when your adventure takes you beyond the line where the road ends and the trails begin. With superior cargo space to a station wagon, hatchback or sedan, you can also bring along all the gear your adventure requires without anything having to ride on somebody’s lap.

The Kia Sorento is a standout model in the crowded scape of crossovers. Renowned for its reliability, available configurations (including three engine options) and high-value price point, the Kia Sorento gives you more technology and peace of mind than other vehicles in its class. Today, we’re going to show how the Kia Sorento is an alternative to a compact crossover – giving you more space and capability at a superior value.

2018 Kia Sorento


2018 Nissan Rogue

Mid-size crossover Vehicle class Compact crossover
7 passengers Maximum seating 5 passengers
185 horsepower (2.4L L) Standard horsepower 170 horsepower (2.5L S)
6-speed automatic Standard transmission 2-speed CVT
109.4 inches Wheelbase (longer = smoother ride) 106.5 inches
44.1 inches / 39.4 inches Legroom (front / second) 43 inches / 37.9 inches
73.5 cubic feet Maximum cargo space 70 cubic feet
17-inch alloy Standard wheels 17-inch steel with hubcaps
5 stars NHTSA Frontal Crash Rating 3 stars
5 years / 60,000 miles Limited bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years / 36,000 miles
$20,875 – Best Friendly Kia VIP Pricing* (LX Model!) Starts at $24,800 (Base S Model)

Upgrade Your Ride – Inside and Out

Confident and attractive, the 2018 Kia Sorento empowers you to do more than the sea of compact crossovers on the market are capable of. For starters, you’ll be able to make your adventures more inclusive – by bringing along up to 7 passengers over the Rogue’s 5.

Each of those passengers will enjoy superior interior space with the Sorento’s 40 additional cubic feet of passenger room. Bringing things along is easy also. With the larger 2018 Kia Sorento, you’ll get to take advantage of more cargo space with the seats folded or up and in use.

A larger standard engine gives you more towing capacity, while the 6-speed transmission is a delight to use, providing rewarding upward shifts and intelligent downward shifts that never make gear-hunting a chore. With the 2018 Nissan Rogue, you’ll be able to experience the “rubber-band” feeling which has been a primary critique for the CVT transmission.

Although the standard alloy wheels give you an attractive edge over hubcaps, what’s inside your crossover is what matters. Luckily, it’s protected. The 2018 Kia Sorento enjoys a 5-star frontal crash rating from the NHTSA handily beating the 3-star frontal crash rating for the 2018 Rogue.

Since peace of mind is more than just safety, you’ll also love the fact that the Sorento has a higher warranty than the Rogue, beating its bumper-to-bumper warranty by 67% and doubling its powertrain warranty.

For a lower price, you get a bigger vehicle that can do more, transport more passengers and has a stronger safety and reliability rating. Seems like an easy decision to us. For more information on the 2018 Kia Sorento or to schedule a test drive, contact us today!

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