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2017 Kia Sorento vs Nissan Murano

2017 Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Tucson

Whether you're headed to work or speeding off to sunnier destinations, you need the versatility and family-friendly space that comes with crossover SUVs like the 2017 Kia Sorento and Nissan Murano. These models are designed to suit your sporty lifestyle - with comfort and style as well. To figure out which model speaks to your unique needs, check out our comparison.

2017 Kia Sorento vs Nissan Murano

Tech Gear

We like the modern smartphone gear on the 2017 Nissan Murano, which includes Apple CarPlay. If you have an iPhone, you can use this technology to read or send text messages via voice control - and all without looking away from the road. We love the uniqueness of Nissan's driver drowsy warning system, which conveniently tells you when you need to pull into a rest stop to avoid making a careless mistake.

Similarly, the 2017 Kia Sorento offers optional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for total smartphone integration. This technology even projects apps like Google Maps onto the Sorento's central touchscreen to make your driving life easier. The Sorento won't tell you when you need to pull into a rest stop, but it aims to keep you connected in a safe way with smartphone-centric voice controls.

Style & Comfort

If your commute involves traffic, you can alleviate the pain with the 2017 Kia Sorento's plush, spacious cushioning and up the luxury quotient with optional leather upholstery. We love comfort of giving buyers multiple options, like an optional third-row seat which brings the Sorento's passenger capacity to seven.

Up front, the Murano supplies serious comfort, with the kind of support that lasts for days. Unfortunately, the Murano only offers space for five, so this isn't the right crossover SUV for big families or for people who want seating options.

Performance & Fuel Economy

Your Sorento doesn't just make the most of what you spend at the pump - it supplies the towing power you need to lug your new boat to your favorite fishing spot. The Kia Sorento earns up to 21 city/28 highway mpg. With all-wheel-drive, the Sorento maintains an impressive grip on rainy pavement. All-wheel-drive models also tow up to 5,000 pounds, making the perfect pick for water skiing enthusiasts.

The 2017 Nissan Murano doesn't shirk away from utility either. With towing capabilities that reach 1,500 pounds, it's easy to get your Jet Skis across town. Though the Murano isn't quite as powerful as the Sorento, it does earn the same max EPA ratings: 21/28 mpg.

Passenger Protection

When you slide into the 2017 Kia Sorento, you'll do so with serious peace of mind. In government crash tests, the Sorento earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. As you make your way across the city, driver aids like lane departure warning help you get there without any trouble. The Sorento's excellent forward collision mitigation system automatically hits the brakes when it senses an oncoming crash, effectively keeping you from harm and saving you money on damages.

We like the 2017 Nissan Murano's voice controls, which give you the power to access your phone book or navigation system without ever taking your hands off the wheel. Still, the Sorento outpaces the Murano in terms of high-tech driver aids, because the Murano doesn't offer lane departure warning at all and front collision warning is only available as part of an expensive features package.

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2017 Kia Sorento vs Hyundai Tucson

Both of these sporty crossover SUVs are all about utility, but the 2017 Kia Sorento surges ahead in terms of family-friendly comfort and tech gear. Roomy accommodations for up to seven passengers set the Sorento apart from the rest, and state-of-the-art tech features and a maneuverable performance kick the already exceptional Sorento into a whole other league.