2018 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder

2018 Kia Sorento in a room with dark and light checkered walls vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder next to a small waterfall in a desert

When it comes to trying to find a new SUV, many drivers can find it difficult to decide which model has all of the options and features that they are looking for. There are many different criteria that can come into play when you're looking at a new vehicle, and since you'll likely have it for a while, you need to make sure that your SUV is the perfect fit. In order to do that, many people will compare two models from different manufacturers, like the 2018 Kia Sorento vs the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. By comparing the two vehicles, you should be able to determine which one has everything you could ever want from a vehicle.

2018 Kia Sorento


2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Three Engine Options One
Yes All-Wheel Drive? Yes
60 months/60,000 miles Basic Warranty 36 months/36,000 miles
Five-Seven Seating Capacity Seven

Features on the 2018 Kia Sorento

If you're looking for a vehicle that is loaded with options, the 2018 Kia Sorento is the right choice for you. When you choose the 2018 Kia Sorento, there are three different engines options to pick from, compared to the one engine that is found on the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. The standard and only engine on the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is a 3.5L V6 that churns out 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. This engine may be more powerful than the 2018 Kia Sorento's standard 2.4L four-cylinder engine the provides 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, and slightly more powerful than the 2.0L four-cylinder engine with turbocharger, which produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. However, it is no match for the 290 horsepower, 3.3L V6 engine with 252 pound-feet of torque, which is standard on four out of seven of the 2018 Kia Sorento trim levels.

In addition to the plethora of options when it comes to performance, like the three different engines, seven trim levels, and a choice between All-Wheel and Front-Wheel Drive, the 2018 Kia Sorento also offers plenty of options in the interior. Depending on which trim level you choose, you can either have seating for five or seven passengers. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder doesn't give you the same options, as the only configuration includes space for seven passengers, without the option of only having five seats, and by extension, more room for cargo behind the second row. While interior space is important, you also need to make sure the vehicle that you choose has all the technology features that you desire. While the base L trim level of the 2018 Kia Sorento doesn't offer as much on the technology front, you'll still be able to connect your phone through the vehicle with Bluetooth® connectivity. Unlike the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2018 Kia Sorento steps it up on the higher trim levels, adding available Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

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