2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

2019 Kia Sorento Vs. 2019 Nissan Pathfinder split screen image

If you want to go on big adventures and bring everybody along for the ride, a third-row crossover is your ticket. These family-minded vehicles provide you with the extra space to carry more than a typical compact or even midsize crossover would and feature the outgoing and athletic personalities that let you go farther and do more. Beloved for its ability to give families and groups of people experiences, the third-row crossover space has become expectedly competitive.

The 2019 Kia Sorento sees the third-row undergo an evolution from spirited dark horse to pack leader. Imbued with the latest-and-greatest standard infotainment technology, safety features and plenty of style, the Kia Sorento is more poised than ever before to make a claim for the throne. Up against the 2019 Kia Sorento today, is the Nissan Pathfinder. Relatively-unchanged for the new year, can the Pathfinder stop the Sorento’s overpowering push toward the top of the ladder?

2019 Kia Sorento


2019 Nissan Pathfinder

2 Engine options 1
290 horsepower Max power 284 horsepower
Standard on all models Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility Not available on any model
154 cubic feet Passenger space 138 cubic feet
Top Safety Pick + (#1) IIHs safety designation Not recommended
5 years/60,000 miles Bumper-to-bumper warranty 3 years/36,000 miles
$21,135 – Best Friendly KIA VIP pricing* Starts at $31,230

No Contest Between the Surging Sorento and Disappointing Pathfinder

As you can see in the above chart, the 2019 Kia Sorento is a clear winner. Starting at the top, we can see that the 2019 Kia Sorento gives you more options. You get to choose your drive in the Sorento, which allows you to take advantage of either a lean and efficient, 185-horsepower base engine and get up to 25 combined MPG or roar down the freeway with the 290-horsepower V6.

While the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder offers a standard touchscreen experience, the exclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at every trim level is baffling. With the 2019 Kia Sorento, those features are standard from the base model up.

You’ll also get more passenger space and those passengers will be better protected by the award-winning safety of the 2019 Kia Sorento, which took home the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s coveted Top Safety Pick + designation.

At Friendly Kia, we have the 2019 Kia Sorento for over $10,000 less than the base price of a Pathfinder*. By shopping with us, you’re also working with an award-winning dealership. This year, we were welcomed into the Kia Motors America Presidents Club – a high honor given only to 30 Kia dealers nationwide in recognition of customer satisfaction.

Don’t wait up! Enjoy the savings today and see for yourself why the Sorento is a class-leader and how being Friendly makes all the difference.

*Best Friendly Kia VIP pricing is as of the date of this page’s publication and not the date of its access. Though typically lower than competitors, all pricing is at the full discretion of Friendly Kia staff and subject to change without warning or notice. For current pricing, contact Friendly Kia today.