Kia Sorento vs. Nissan Rogue

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Comparing SUVs: How the Kia Sorento Fares Against the Nissan Rogue

Have your eyes on a new Kia Sorento? Delta, CO drivers doing their due diligence ought to consider competing SUVs like the Nissan Rogue. This way they’ll be making an informed decision, knowing what makes the Kia Sorento a superior SUV on several fronts.

Kia Sorento vs. Nissan Rogue Powertrain & Performance Comparison

The Kia Sorento, getting 24/29 (city/highway) miles per gallon, has more available powertrains for Palisade, CO motorists to choose from. Its base engine, a 2.5-liter inline-4 outputs 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-4 produces 281 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The Kia Sorento’s hybrid model is equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder and a 44-kW electric motor, teaming up to give the SUV 227 horsepower and 39/35 (city/highway) miles per gallon. There are no hybrid powertrains for the Nissan Rogue, whose main engine is a 2.5-liter inline-4 producing lower horsepower and torque values at 181 apiece. It’s rated for 27/35 miles per gallon.


The Nissan Rogue can only seat five, where a new Kia Sorento can seat six to seven passengers, with optional second-row captain’s chairs. The Kia Sorento has 12.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, 38.4 cubic feet with the 50/50 split third-row folded, and 75.5 cubic feet for total seat area. The Nissan Rogue offers less, with 36.5 cubic feet of storage and 74.1 cubic feet for total seat area.

Technology, Trims & Additional Features

Both SUVs have 8-inch infotainment touchscreens with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Fruita CO shoppers will find the Kia Sorento available in three trims, the LX, S and EX. The S trim adds a 10.25-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation and Kia UVO telematics. The Nissan Rogue comes in S, SV, SL and Platinum trim levels.


The Kia Sorento’s safety technology includes a blind-spot view monitor, a forward-collision warning system, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, a driver-attention monitor, and Rear Occupant Alert. The Nissan Rogue had received a low crash test rating for its front-passenger side, but the SUV does include similar standard features with the Nissan Safety Shield® 360.

How the Kia Sorento Stands Above the Nissan Rogue

With better safety ratings and equally useful safety features, combined with more space, the Kia Sorento is a better family SUV. Higher performance and an available hybrid powertrain give it an extra boost. Montrose, CO drivers can test drive a new Kia Sorento at Red Rock Kia. Our sales experts are eager to tell you more about this new SUV sold at our Kia dealership in Grand Junction, CO.

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