2021 Kia Sorento vs 2021 Nissan Rogue

Blue 2021 Kia Sorento and gray 2021 Nissan Rogue

Two of the most highly anticipated vehicles for the 2021 model year have been the 2021 Kia Sorento and 2021 Nissan Rogue. Both of these models have undergone significant redesigns and repackaging for 2021 and are expected to be complete knockouts in their class. Being two of the most buzz-worthy vehicles to join their lineups this year, we’ve had many shoppers here at Friendly Kia wondering how the upcoming Sorento will stack up against the redesigned Rogue.

Not only will the Sorento offer more options and power than the Rogue, but with the addition of the X-Line package and hybrid model option for the new Sorento, we expect this Kia will appeal to a wider audience than ever before. Get a look at how the 2021 Kia Sorento is comparing to the 2021 Nissan Rogue below in this comparison guide from Friendly Kia.

2021 Kia Sorento


2021 Nissan Rogue

2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine
191 horsepower | 182 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 181 horsepower | 181 pound-feet of torque
Available Hybrid Model Not Available
Available Second-Row Captain’s Chairs Not Available
Standard Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ Available
LX, S, EX, SX, SX-Prestige Trim Levels S, SV, SL, Platinum
10 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

All-New 2021 Kia Sorento Set for Success in Tampa Bay

Not only are we seeing a hybrid model in the Kia Sorento lineup for the first time in 2021, but we are seeing an X-Line package option as well. The off-road-ready X-Line package offers exceptional value for Tampa Bay drivers who are looking to ditch the road in favor of the trails. The Sorento X-Line offers an extra inch of ride height, a rugged exterior design, and standard torque-on-demand AWD with center locking differential.

The 2021 Sorento lineup offers four engines to pick from, with a 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine as standard equipment. This base powerplant delivers 191 horsepower and 182 pound-feet of torque on the road, beating out the base engine found beneath the hood of the 2021 Rogue. Drivers looking for exceptional power on the road will be impressed by the 281 horsepower that is capable beneath the hood of Sorento models equipped with the available 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder turbo engine.

Built for adventures and built for families, the 2021 Kia Sorento does it all. This Kia SUV makes room for up to seven passengers when equipped with the standard three-passenger second-row bench seat. Shoppers looking for extra wiggle room in the cabin can opt for the available second-row Captain’s chairs that offer extra comfort for rear passengers.

Get even more information on the arrival of the 2021 Kia Sorento in Tampa Bay by checking out the Friendly Kia blog page. Contact a member of our team to learn about our current lineup of new Kia vehicles.