Crossover SUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sorento Vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

Crossover SUV Comparison: 2020 Kia Sorento Vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

Drivers and families searching for a new crossover or SUV have plenty of options today. If you're not sure where to start on your search for a new crossover SUV, we don't blame you! Compact and mid-size models from Kia and Nissan continue to be popular choices, though, so we'll review two top options you may have when shopping for a versatile new ride.

In this comparison, we pit the 2020 Kia Sorento against the 2020 Nissan Rogue. These crossover utility vehicles, or CUVs, share some things in common, yet there's plenty that separates them, too. For starters, one glaring difference is that the Sorento is a mid-size model, while the Nissan Rogue is a compact CUV.

Let's go over a few highlights of the Kia's 2020 Sorento before bringing in the Nissan Rogue for a detailed comparison. First, every new Sorento starts with three rows of seating for up to seven occupants. Not every mid-size crossover offers three rows, let alone as standard equipment. You'll be hard-pressed to any smaller vehicles with 7-passenger seating, either.

When you're transporting your crew of up to seven, the Sorento makes it easy and convenient. Even when the time comes to load up your crossover with your gear or other cargo, Sorento is there for you with its split-folding seats and expandable cargo hold. The second- and third-row seats fold and give you a range of configurations for accommodating both cargo and your family and friends.

With that quick overview of the 2020 Sorento out of the way, it's time to see how this Kia crossover compares to Nissan's latest Rogue. If you think of any questions along the way as you're shopping and comparing these two models, don't hesitate to contact Kingdom Kia for assistance!

Comparing Kia's New Sorento with the 2020 Nissan Rogue

It's quite clear that the 2020 Kia Sorento makes for a fine choice for motorists seeking seating for up to seven and a highly versatile interior for moving cargo. But what about Nissan's 2020 Rogue? Well, the Rogue is a compact CUV, so a class below the ultra-roomy Sorento. This new Nissan crossover is currently only offered with 5-passenger seating, so you lose one row and two seats if you opt for a Rogue. Still, let's see how the Rogue compares to the Sorento in overall interior space.

When it comes to cargo volume, the 2020 Nissan Rogue starts with more standard capacity in its cargo hold than the Sorento, but that's due to the Rogue not having a third row of seats. When all seats behind the front row are folded in both of these crossover SUVs, the maximum cargo capacity is nearly identical. If you're after the option of seating up to seven people in comfort as well as impressive cargo-hauling capabilities, the 2020 Kia Sorento is the model for you!

What about power and efficiency? In standard trims, the 2020 Kia Sorento tops the 2020 Nissan Rogue in fuel economy. However, the Nissan's standard engine is more powerful. Many drivers shopping the new Sorento opt for the popular 3.3-liter V6 option, though, which boosts performance to a superb 290 horsepower! That figure compares favorably to the Rogue's standard 250-hp engine.

Both of these mid-size crossovers are modern vehicles that offer some of the latest in-car technologies. Whether you're after a new ride with adaptive cruise control, a premium audio system or advanced all-wheel drive (AWD), you can find it within the 2020 Kia Sorento or 2020 Nissan Rogue lineups.

Let's see how the 2020 Kia Sorento and 2020 Nissan Rogue compare in detail:

2020 Kia Sorento
2020 Nissan Rogue
Kia Sorento L FWD Standard Vehicle Comparison Nissan Rogue S FWD
$26,990 Base Price MSRP* $25,300
185 @ 6,000 rpm Standard Horsepower 170 @ 6,000 rpm
18.8 Fuel Capacity (gallons) 14.5
7 Standard Seating Capacity (passengers) 5
154 Passenger Volume (cu.ft.) 106
73 Maximum Cargo Volume (cu.ft.) 70
Features On The Kia Sorento
Available Features
Features On The Nissan Rogue
  • Leather Seat Trim
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Harman/Kardon® 10-Speaker Surround Sound Audio
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear Camera Display
  • Kia Smart Cruise Control System
  • Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Rear Automatic Braking
  • Motion Activated Liftgate
  • Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control
  • Bose® Premium Audio System
  • Leather-appointed seats

Find Your New Kia at our Rolla, MO, Dealership

Have you decided on which of these crossover SUVs you'd like to explore further? If you're still weighing your options, we encourage you to tour and test drive a new Sorento in the meantime. Our Rolla, Missouri, auto dealership is here for you with a team of friendly Kia sales specialists, in-stock Sorento crossovers, competitive vehicle prices and affordable finance and lease specials.

Contact our Kia pros today and talk about any of the 2020 Sorento editions that have caught your attention. When you visit us for a closer look, you can shop and compare our range of 2020 Sorento SUVs for sale, but first, explore your options through our website.

Are you ready to get your new Kia acquisition underway right now? Then complete our auto loan application online as you shop. We also provide our new car specials and vehicle trade-in appraisal service to you via our online portal. It's time for an upgrade to a competitively-priced new Kia, and Kingdom Kia has you covered!

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*Starting MSRP is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model trim. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.

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