The 2018 Kia Sorento is a superior midsize SUV to the competition, and even long-running competitors like the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder know it. The 2018 Sorento has the supreme package of technology, power, room and versatility for a more affordable starting price, which we will detail on this page.
Take, for example, the peak performance of the two SUVs: The 2018 Pathfinder reaches 284 HP, but the 2018 Sorento achieves 290 HP in its four trims with a V6 engine, and also averages better base fuel economy at 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway. The 2018 Pathfinder only goes as high as 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. The 2018 Sorento also comes with more available audio options, with its available UVO eServices, which comes with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus access to streaming audio and up to 8GB of space for music.
|2018 Kia Sorento||Vs.||2018 Nissan Pathfinder|
|21, 28||Top MPG (city, highway)||20, 27|
|Yes||Available Apple CarPlay?||No|
|Yes||"Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in 2017 Initial Quality Study?||No|
|37.3||Curb-to-Curb Turning Circle (feet)||38.7|
|10 years or 100,000 miles limited powertrain; 5 years or 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper||Warranty Coverage||5 years or 60,000 miles limited powertrain; 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper|
So far we've seen that the 2018 Kia Sorento has more potential power and fuel economy than the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder. Now let's look at some of its tech options: The 2018 Sorento comes with available Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, access to streaming audio, space for up to 8GB of music, and much more with Kia's exclusive UVO eServices at the helm. The 2018 Pathfinder simply cannot keep up with these features, as the Nissan SUV does not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to sync compatible smartphones with, for starters.
If you want peace of mind, then the 2018 Sorento gives you more of that, too, with the industry's top warranty coverage: 10 years or 100,000 miles for limited powertrain and 5 years or 60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper coverage. The 2018 Pathfinder has merely average coverage, which amounts to 5 years or 60,000 miles for limited powertrain coverage and 3 years or 36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper. The 2018 Sorento also has a larger trophy haul from the most recent model year, with honors including an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2017, being named "Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality" by J.D. Power in its 2017 Initial Quality Study, as well as being named one of the "Best Cars for the Money" by U.S. News & World Report in 2017. Come see this reliability, quality, performance and fuel savings, with room for up to seven on display on the lot at Boucher Kia of Racine, 9601 Washington Avenue in Racine WI, though we also serve the area which includes Milwaukee, West Allis and Kenosha. For more information regarding the Kia models on our lot, call (262) 725-4041 or come visit us at the dealership so we can set you up with a test drive.