Allentown Kia

2018 Kia Sorento vs Nissan Rogue

2018 Kia Sorento vs Nissan Rogue

Compact crossovers like the 2018 Kia Sorento and the Nissan Rogue are in one of the real sweet spots of the auto industry. So, which one of the two is the better buy? Let's take a closer look to find out.

2018 Kia Sorento vs Nissan Rogue

The Looks: Kia Sorento

Whether we like to admit it or not, most people are in the market for more than just practicality when they buy a vehicle. Even the most practical and capable of crossovers will struggle to sell if buyers don't like the way it looks. The 2018 Kia Sorento isn't an automotive design wonder, making you stand back open-mouthed in awe, but the Sorento is definitely a vehicle you'd be proud to drive. The styling of the Sorento looks and feels like a traditional SUV, with a few unique Kia flourishes, which means that the styling is also widely appealing.

The Rogue's exterior styling certainly won't offend anyone, but like the Murano and even the Juke, Nissan appears to be diluting their styling flair so much that their SUV line is becoming--dare we say it--sort of anonymous. If you're looking for an SUV that combines personality and style along with its practicality, the Sorento is the best option for you.

More Features for the Money: Kia Sorento

Most buyers expect more for their money, not less, so vehicles at this price point have to deliver the goods. Kia embraces that reality with the Sorento, which delivers a lot of bang for the buck. The base model Sorento L comes standard with power features, air conditioning, AM/FM/XM/CD audio, Bluetooth with audio streaming, and a rearview camera.

The Nissan offers a similar level of standard features in the entry level S model, but as we go up the range some of the features that Kia offers as standard costs extra with the Nissan. That reality makes us wonder if the slightly lower price of the Rogue really is a genuine value, if you don't get as much value for each dollar spent.

Practicality and Versatility: Kia Sorento

Especially when they're family vehicles, crossovers like these will be asked to accomplish a myriad of tasks, from hauling people to hauling furniture in any given day. Although crossovers of this size don't offer much room for passengers when they have third-row seats, having the option of that third-row seat is always good if you're likely to have more than five people in your vehicle at any given time--carpool anyone?

We like the Sorento because of its options. Since the crossover is trying to take a minivan's place for families, it's got to have the flexibility and practicality to meet the needs of nearly any situation. The Nissan Rogue no longer offers a third row option, but the Sorento offers both two and three row versions for buyers. Both the Rogue and the Sorento have flexible seating that can be folded to accommodate cargo, but extra seats gives the big win to the Kia.

Performance: Kia Sorento

Top speed and 0 to 60 mph times don't really matter to crossover buyers, but the practical reality of life does. These compact crossovers need enough power to handle what daily life throws at them. With three different engines available, the most powerful of which is a V-6 that can handle nearly anything, the Kia is well-positioned to do just that.

The Nissan Rogue only offers two engine options, and one of them is a hybrid. That translates into an unfortunate lack of power compared to the Sorento. If you're planning on using your vehicle to actually haul people and their stuff, you'll probably want to opt for the Sorento.

Learn More about the Kia Sorento

2018 Kia Sorento vs Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue is a big seller, but up against the Kia Sorento it's almost hard to understand why. In all the ways that really matter--value, style, performance, and practicality--the 2018 Sorento is a far better option.

Current Inventory

2019 Kia Sorento AWD LX V6 4dr SUV for Sale

Compare Selected Vehicles
View More
Send to Mobile
Email
Print
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 1
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 2
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 3
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 4
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 5
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 6
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 7
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 8
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 9
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 10
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 11
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 12
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 13
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 14
  • New 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 15
Previous Vehicle PhotoNext Vehicle Photo
More Information + Less Information -
37 miles, Regular Unleaded V-6 3.3 L/204, MPG City: 19 MPG Hwy: 24***, 4DR, Passion Red Exterior, Stone Beige Interior, 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC W/OD
Mileage37
TrimLX V6
Stock #KG543004
VIN5XYPGDA52KG543004
Exterior ColorPassion Red
Interior ColorStone Beige
DrivetrainAWD
MSRP
$36,835
Savings
MY19 Sorento Retail Bonus Cash ProgramExp: 03/02/2020
$1000
Kia Customer CashExp: 03/02/2020
$5000
Pricing Disclaimer
- $6,000
Dealer Discount
- $1,500
YES! PRICE
"Allentown Kia” pricing is valid BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through our Internet Department and cannot be combined with any other offers. Advertised price assumes primary lender approval 720+ score, includes all factory to dealer rebates and all fees due from the customer except for state, local and/or county sales tax, motor vehicle, documentary fees and Certification fees when and where applicable. 'Buy it Today' price includes all available offers, incentives, and factory rebates; must qualify for all rebates to receive Buy it Today pricing. Prior sales are excluded.
Pricing Disclaimer
$29,335
View Details
Compare Selected Vehicles
View More
Send to Mobile
Email
Print
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 1
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 2
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 3
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 4
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 5
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 6
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 7
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 8
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 9
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 10
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 11
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 12
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 13
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 14
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 15
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 16
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 17
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 18
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 19
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 20
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 21
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 22
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 23
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 24
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 25
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 26
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 27
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 28
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 29
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 30
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 31
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 32
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 33
Previous Vehicle PhotoNext Vehicle Photo
More Information + Less Information -
29,853 miles, Regular Unleaded V-6 3.3 L/204, MPG City: 19 MPG Hwy: 24***, 4DR, Snow White Pearl Exterior, Satin Black Interior, 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC…29,853 miles, Regular Unleaded V-6 3.3 L/204, MPG City: 19 MPG Hwy: 24***, 4DR, Snow White Pearl Exterior, Satin Black Interior, 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC W/OD(more)
Mileage29,853
TrimLX V6
Stock #P41337
VIN5XYPGDA51KG441337
Exterior ColorSnow White Pearl
Interior ColorSatin Black
DrivetrainAWD
Carfax Vehicle Report
Kia Certified
YES! PRICE
$21,500
View Details
PureCars Value Report
Compare Selected Vehicles
View More
Send to Mobile
Email
Print
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 1
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 2
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 3
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 4
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 5
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 6
  • Used 2019 Kia Sorento LX V6 7
Previous Vehicle PhotoNext Vehicle Photo
More Information + Less Information -
32,769 miles, Regular Unleaded V-6 3.3 L/204, MPG City: 19 MPG Hwy: 24***, 4DR, Titanium Silver Exterior, Satin Black Interior, 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC…32,769 miles, Regular Unleaded V-6 3.3 L/204, MPG City: 19 MPG Hwy: 24***, 4DR, Titanium Silver Exterior, Satin Black Interior, 8-SPEED AUTOMATIC W/OD(more)
Mileage32,769
TrimLX V6
Stock #P49230
VIN5XYPGDA51KG449230
Exterior ColorTitanium Silver
Interior ColorSatin Black
DrivetrainAWD
Carfax Vehicle Report
Kia Certified
YES! PRICE
$21,400
View Details
PureCars Value Report

Disclaimer

"Allentown Kia” pricing is valid BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through our Internet Department and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Additional fees may apply to located vehicles not in dealer's stock.

Advertised price assumes primary lender approval 720+ score, includes all factory to dealer rebates and all fees due from the customer except for state, local and/or county sales tax, motor vehicle, documentary fees and Certification fees when and where applicable.

'Buy it Today' price includes all available offers, incentives, and factory rebates; must qualify for all rebates to receive Buy it Today pricing. Prior sales are excluded.

All radio advertisements are based off of Lot Pricing and are not to be combined with Internet pricing.

*Allentown Kia installs a protection pack on all Pre Owned Vehicles which is $1295.00

*All prices are including dealer financing only

*All third party web pricing is pulled from dealer website and restrictions apply

*Kia Certification is additional fee, not included in price of vehicle

*Doc Fee $389.00

Please verify any information in question with Allentown KIA. Call (610) 628-3831 to make your test drive reservation.

JD Power award winner