Kia and Nissan have a rivalry that stretches back through the decades, a rivalry which has forced each to innovate year after year and produce models that are better than ever with each passing iteration. Of course, that only means good things for us in the consumer market, as the end result is models like the new 2019 Kia Sorento and Nissan Murano. Both of these SUVs are renowned for their efficiency and versatility, not to mention stunning demeanors that are sure to make a positive first impression.
Still, since the Sorento and Murano are so evenly matched, it can be hard to figure out which one is best suited for your desires. That's where we come in – join us below as we show you what each of these industry favorites can do!
3.3-liter V6 / up to 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque
Largest Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output
3.5-liter V6 / 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque
Up to seven passengers / 73 cubic feet with seat area
Interior Seating Capacity / Maximum Cargo Volume
Five Passengers / 67 cubic feet with seat area
Up to 22 miles per gallon city / 29 miles per gallon highway
City and Highway Fuel Economy Rating
20 miles per gallon city / 28 miles per gallon highway
Test drive a new Kia Sorento at Frank Boucher Kia in Racine WI
Not only is the 2019 Sorento more powerful and roomier than the 2019 Murano, but it also offers better features to help you keep control over the oncoming terrain. It does this thanks to an 8-speed automatic transmission and Dynamax™ All-Wheel Drive System (complete with Torque Vectoring Control), neither of which are available on the Murano. Plus, the 2019 Sorento offers a wide array of safety technologies not present on the Murano, all of which have helped it earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick award. Some of these include:
Blind Spot Detection
Smart Cruise Control
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Keeping Assist
Don’t hesitate to give our Boucher Kia sales team a call if you’d like to schedule a test drive of the 2019 Kia Sorento today – we'd be happy to tell you all that we know about the model and its best specs!