A New SUV Comparison: 2019 Kia Sorento vs. 2019 Nissan Pathfinder

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If you are shopping for a new SUV, you are probably looking at the new Kia Sorento. The available Dynamax™ all-wheel-drive, standard 3-row, 7-passenger seating, and an available wireless charging set the new Sorento apart from the competition. To further highlight how the 2019 Sorento stands out from other mid-size SUVs, let's compare it to the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. After you read our review of the Kia Sorento, we're confident you'll stop by Premier Kia of Kenner for a test drive.

To help you choose which new mid-size SUV is best for your drive through New Orleans, we're wanted to know how the 2019 Kia Sorento compares to the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder.

Our team has tried to highlight many of the exciting features that Kia drivers are excited about. For instance, the base model Kia L is motivated by a 2.4L I4 engine that produces 181-horsepower and an EPA-estimated 22/29 MPG (City/Highway). The entry-level mid-size SUV comes standard with projector-beam headlights, heated outside mirrors, 50/50 split-folding 3rd-row seats, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™. Step up to the Sorento LX and gain blind-spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic collision warning, and USB charger ports.

In the Sorento LX V6, the powerplant changes to a 3.3L V6 engine that mates to an 8-speed automatic transmission and produces 290-horsepower. Notable features on this model include an available all-wheel-drive system as well as sound-absorbing front window glass for a quiet cabin. With eight trim configurations and a choice of engines, the 2019 Kia Sorento gives you the freedom to tailor your drive to your needs.

Where the Sorento Outperforms the Competition

A new car is an investment. For many of our customers, after a home, a new car is the biggest purchase they will make. When you are deciding on your next SUV lease, you want to feel like you made a smart decision. Educating yourself and learning about the current marketplace is an easy way to do that very thing. This is why we've put together this comparison of the 2019 Kia Sorento and 2019 Nissan Pathfinder.

Many car buyers in the New Orleans, Louisiana, area care about MSRP and fuel economy. These are two areas where the Sorento shines. The starting MSRP of the Sorento is over $5,000 less than the Pathfinder. The Sorento also gets an EPA-estimated 29 highway MPG while the Pathfinder comes up short here as well with an EPA-estimated 27 highway MPG.

While the Sorento and Pathfinder are both quality vehicles, there are little details that create a big difference in the overall user experience. For instance, the Sorento comes standard with driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors. You don't find this attention to detail on the new Pathfinder. Which cabin experience do you prefer?

2019 Kia Sorento
2019 Nissan Pathfinder
Kia Sorento L Standard Vehicle Comparison Nissan Pathfinder S 2WD
$26,290 Estimated Base Price $31,530
29 EPA-estimated highway MPG 27
Standard Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ Not Available
Standard Rear-Camera Display Not Available
Standard Navigational System Standard
Standard Dual Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors Not Available
Available Features On The Sorento
Optional Features
Features On The Nissan Pathfinder
  • LED Headlights
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • 19" Alloy Wheels, Chrome
  • Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  • Heated 2nd-Row Seats
  • 3.3L V6, 290hp
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Available All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Rearview Monitor
  • Push Button Ignition
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Bluetooth®
  • In-Cabin Microfilter
  • Rear Door Alert
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Windows

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As you can see, both vehicles offer many desirable features, but when it comes down to value for your money, it's clear how the Sorento outperforms the Pathfinder. When you are ready to make your purchase, our finance associates are standing by to tell you more about the benefits of buying and leasing.

To get started on your next auto loan, submit our free credit application and see if you are pre-approved for lease deals and finance offers on new Kia models.

Now that you've read about how the new Sorento performs, you'll want to get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself. Take the short drive to our nearby Kia dealership in Kenner, Louisiana.

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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.