2021 Kia Sorento vs 2020 Nissan Murano

Rear view of blue 2021 Kia Sorento and orange 2020 Nissan Murano

Families in the Tampa Bay area looking to get behind the wheel of a new luxury-inspired family-friendly vehicle may be interested in the next-generation 2021 Kia Sorento from Friendly Kia. This Kia is set to arrive at our dealership any day now and shoppers everywhere have been anxiously awaiting its arrival. The 2021 Sorento has already changed the game for the SUV segment and its official release is sure to draw the attention of shoppers everywhere.

Those considering buying or leasing a new Sorento in New Port Richey may be curious how this vehicle stacks up against the competition and if it will be worth the wait. This 2021 Kia Sorento vs. 2020 Nissan Murano comparison guide from the Friendly Kia team is here to help.

2021 Kia Sorento


2020 Nissan Murano

2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 3.5-liter V6 engine
191 horsepower | 182 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 260 horsepower | 240 pound-feet of torque
281 horsepower Maximum Horsepower 260 horsepower
Available Hybrid Model Option N/A
Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ N/A
Available Second-Row Captain’s Chairs N/A
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

2021 Kia Sorento Skyrockets to Success in Tampa Bay

The 2021 Kia Sorento has hit every mark on shoppers’ wish lists. The powerhouse SUV doesn’t just offer unique style on the road and the latest features, but its two hybrid powertrain options will appeal to the masses. The Kia Sorento can now be powered by one of two traditional gasoline powerplants, a traditional hybrid powertrain, or a plug-in hybrid powertrain (set to arrive in early 2021.)

When looking at the base 2021 Sorento in comparison to the 2020 Nissan Murano lineup, the competing Nissan offers an extra boost of power. The entire Murano lineup is fitted with a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, limiting the choices of Tampa Bay shoppers. The 2021 Kia Sorento, on the other hand, is powered by a standard 2.5-liter engine with 191 horsepower on tap. The base power of the Sorento falls short of the Murano, but the Sorento can also be fitted with a 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder turbo engine mated to a segment-exclusive 8-speed wet dual-clutch transmission, delivering 281 horsepower and blowing away the Murano lineup.

The 2021 Kia Sorento lineup is checking every box for local shoppers. Not only does the Sorento offer an impressive array of powertrain options, but its lineup of features is set to impress. Here are just a handful of the various features that are offered in the 2021 Sorento lineup:

  • Bose® Premium Audio
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Up to 8 USB ports
  • Six alloy wheel design options
  • Leather embossed quilt pattern interior
  • 12.3-inch full digital meter cluster
  • 8-inch or 10.25-inch color touchscreen display
  • Multi-connection Bluetooth® connectivity

For more information on how you can buy or lease a new 2021 Kia Sorento near Tampa Bay, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.