Compare Kia Sorento vs Nissan Rogueat Cooper Kia in Yorkville, NY


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Watch Kia Sorento Take on Its Nissan Rogue Rival Here in Yorkville, NY

Both new SUVs may near mid-size by segment, but each goes big on the capabilities, safety features, interior accommodations, and technologies to make any everyday trip an adventure. What's more, here in the Yorkville area, the competition between them is as heated as ever. Eager to see how the new Sorento does against the latest Rogue by the numbers? The experts here at Cooper Kia have made comparing them easy! Check out the head-to-head.

How Does the New Sorento Stack Up?

As each squares up, you'll likely see first that it offers far more trim levels from which to choose. Sorento appears in a wide range, from base L and LX to the luxuriously equipped SX and SX Limited, with powerful V6-equipped LX and EX trims and a charged-up EX 2.0T trim to boot. Nissan Rogue offers but three main trims, S, SV and SL, with a special Midnight Edition variant. Look into the details, however, and you'll see where Sorento excels.

Power, Performance, and Towing Capacity

  • Three engine options appear, depending on trim. One is a 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter I4 that puts out 178 pound-feet of torque. The second is a 290-horsepower 3.3 V6 workhorse shelling 252 pound-feet. The last is a 240-horsepower, 2.0 four-cylinder capable of 260 pound-feet and turbocharged for a spirited feel. Nissan Rogue offers only one engine, a lower-energy 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and it delivers only 175 pound-feet of turning and pulling power.
  • Dynamax full-time all-wheel drive is available, with a driver-activated locking center differential for low-speed traction and Torque Vectoring Cornering Control for precise turns. Rogue offers Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, but it's optional, and lacks these extras.
  • Count on excellent EPA-estimated fuel economy up to 21 MPG in a city like New Hartford, NY, 28 MPG down the highway to Utica, and 24 MPG combined between Rome, NY and the upstate countryside in select trims. Nissan's SUV may offer 26 MPG, 33 MPG, and 29 MPG respectively, but Sorento is built for capability to boot.
  • It shows in its hauling power. Sorento can tow up to 2,000 pounds in its base trim, up to 3,500 pounds in higher FWD trims, and up to 5,000 pounds with AWD. Rogue's maximum towing capacity is only 1,102 pounds.

Safety and Driver-Assist Features

  • Sorento incorporates options galore to help you stay safe from your driveway to the highway and back home again. They include advanced smart cruise control, blind-spot detection and forward collision and lane departure warning systems, rear cross-traffic alert, autonomous emergency brakes, and even a rear parking assist system and surround view monitor to make easing into a spot or backing up a snap. Rogue offers its own auto emergency braking system, pedestrian detection, blind spot and rear cross-traffic monitors, a lane departure warning with intelligent lane intervention, intelligent cruise control, and a ProPILOT Assist feature to help manage much of it.

Interior Features and Technologies

  • As accommodations go, Sorento offerings border on premium. Cloth seating with YES Essentials fabric treatment comes standard in lower trims, with leather and premium Nappa leather trim available. Plus, seat heating is optional both up front and in the second row, front seats are available ventilated, and dual-zone automatic temperature control with an auto de-fog system and a cluster is optional. Bring available third-row air conditioning with dedicated controls into the mix, and the ride becomes a pleasure cruise. Rogue, on the other hand, only offers a choice between cloth and leather seating, the latter available with quilted leather inserts, only heating is optional, and it's only in front.
  • The Sorento cabin is more flexible and configurable than that of Rogue, ready to take on up to 73.0 cubic feet of cargo thanks to a 40/20/40 split-folding second row, an available sliding and auto-folding second-row seating, and an optional 50/50-split third row. You can even get a bump up to 73.5 cubic feet in five-passenger, two-row models. Rogue offers only an EZ FLEX Seating System with second-row split, sliding, and reclining seats and a pass-through, and folding them yields only up to 70.0 cubic feet.
  • Sorento has more infotainment options -- three, to be exact. One, at the base, is a six-speaker, 4.3-inch touchscreen display with SiriusXM support. The second, a 7-inch UVO system, appears at the midrange. The third is an 8-inch UVO variant with voice-command navigation, SiriusXM Traffic update abilities, and an HD Radio. Plus, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come available starting with a step up to LX, becoming a standard in EX 2.0T and later. Rogue may be similarly equipped, but offers only one system, a 7.0-inch model.
  • A 10-speaker Infinity surround-sound audio with Clari-Fi technology at the top of the line makes Sorento the right choice for the audiophile. Rogue builds in only a nine-speaker Bose system.

See the New Kia Sorento in Action Here at Cooper Kia

Give our 5056 Commercial Drive showroom a call at 888-463-6413 or stop by to visit, and we'll be delighted to introduce you to the many other ways the new Kia Sorento pulls ahead of the mid-size SUV competition here in Yorkville. We look forward to taking you for a test drive to remember!