There might not have ever been an automotive industry segment as densely-packed as the crossover SUV class. Just about every automaker operating in the United States makes at least one such model, and there is a lot of commonality among them. However, a comparison of the 2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue shows while each of these vehicles is pretty, some have clearly more to offer than others. The 2019 Sorento is just a few years removed from a pretty radical redesign, but still offers a new transmission for its top-end engine option as well as a standard third-row seat. All of these improvements culminate in a Kia crossover SUV that is able to overwhelm its Nissan Rogue competitor. Customers can schedule a test drive with the new Sorento today by calling, 866-559-8140.
Interior flexibility is one of the strongest and most important elements of any successful crossover SUV. Buyers trying to make the choice between the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Nissan Rogue will find more cargo and seating capacity in former versus the latter. Of the two popular models, only the 2019 Sorento makes three rows of seating standard equipment, which will accommodate up to seven passengers. The 2019 Nissan Rogue only has two rows of seats and can only hold up to five riders. Additionally, that same interior space in the 2019 Sorento can be easily transformed into one of the largest cargo bays in this corner of the crossover SUV segment. When the two rear rows of seats are properly stowed, Sorento owners will have 73 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use. The 2019 Rogue comes up short of that mark.
2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Nissan Rogue
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Customers looking at the 2019 Kia Sorento at Classic Kia will have two engine options to consider. The base powertrain setup consists of a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain will make up to 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. For more performance and capability, the 2019 Sorento can also be outfitted with a 3.3-liter, V-6 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic, producing 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Nissan buyers will have a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine as the only available option for the Rogue. It makes about 170 horsepower and has a severe towing deficit to the 2019 Kia Sorento.